Snow Buddies

I’ve been wanting to do a snow scene for a while and figured I really didn’t have to wait until winter to do so… so I colored one. This uses Snow Buddies and I masked the images to add them all and create this scene. This was colored on Neenah Desert Storm card stock.

Other than adding white at the end with a gel pen, I wanted to work on shadows. Drop shadows on an image seems to be intuitive by now but the ones on the ground are ones that I still struggle with. It seems like such a permanent contrast to work with so that is my hesitation to lay down the colors. I’m working on it.
Adding the aspen trees in the background was fun and easy to do. I started with a light gray to put the trunks in then just added some lines on the truck for details.

Supplies Used:
Neenah Desert Storm 80# Cardstock
Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen

My Favorite Things Stamp:
Snow Buddies

Copic Markers:
E41, 43, 44
YG21, 23, 17
W3, 5, 7
E000, 21, 23, 25, 35, 49
E70, 71, 74, 77
T1, 3, 5, 7
C2, 3, B12
BV23, 25
E30, 32, 35, 37
Y11, 21, 26
BG11, 13, 49
YR30, 04, 09, 27

What’s Cooking

Where has the time gone?  Just last week school was starting, or so it seemed, and now there’s only one week of left before December is upon us.  Time to get the holiday shopping done and break out the baking supplies!  LOL. 

This card uses the A La Modes What’s Cooking stamp from My Favorite Things.  This seemed like a fun stamp to use.  Of course, I couldn’t rest adding some details.  This is a wee bitty one but I was still able to add on some face details. 

Thanks for dropping by this weekend and hope you’ve been inspired.  By the way, what’s cookin’ at your house?

Elephant Story

There’s always something that can be added through creative color placement that it’s hard to resist.  The image I used on this card was Elephant Story by My Favorite Things.  At least I think that’s what it’s called as I can’t find it online anywhere now days.  I colored in glasses and gave the elephant larger eyes. 

After I colored the image, I also colored the frame.  I started with the darkest color and added grain lines.  Then I added some more with a medium tone brown and finally colored it with a light brown. 

The dream sentiment is a portion of the Over the Rainbow chipboard sentiment from Make it Crafty.  I’ll be using the top half on another project.  For this piece, I colored it pink with a Copic marker then glued on some pink and red micro beads.

Book in Hand

Here’s the girl that I previewed in the FB group and she’s all finished on a card.  It’s been a while since I’ve done paper piecing and I like how it turned out on her clothes.  This is Book in Hand by My Favorite Things and Puppy Additions from Little Miss Muffet Stamps. 

I’m a sucker for almost any stamp that features a girl and a book so this one was no exception.  I used Creative Color Placement to give her some bright eyes.  The placement of the original eyes would have been funny so I used those dots as a marker for the outside of the eye.  They blinded in nicely with the eyelashes so it worked out. 

Hope you enjoyed and thanks for stopping by my blog this weekend.