Love Machine from SugarPea Designs

Here’s a valentine I made which features an out of season theme. I think valentines can be given throughout the year and it’s nice to be able to make some that aren’t all pink and red. This one features two robots from SugarPea Designs and assembled in a Peekaboo Window frame.

SugarPea Designs Love Machine
Whimsy Stamps Peekaboo Window 3 Die

For the wheat field, I used the same technique that I use for grass but used golden colors instead. I then added some booting heads to make it more distinct as wheat instead of just golden grass. This was done with the tip of the marker at an angle for that natural teardrop shape. The lighter ones show that the best.
The balloons were a puzzle to work out on what color they should be. With the gear shaped edges, it was hard to imagine them being standard latex. Then I remembered what Amy Young‘s fantastic Mylar balloons and knew that would be perfect! Check our her post as she has some great tips and even a video. I just needed to translate those tips to this shape. I think they turned out well.

List of Common Supplies

SugarPea Designs Love Machine
Whimsy Stamps Peekaboo Window 3 Die

Copic Markers
YR30, 31, 32, 24, E31
W1, 3, 4
R32, 35, 37, 39, T6
Y15, YR16, R05
B0000, 000, 01

Great Catch

For my project, I’ve used Annabel Haines’ fur tutorial and colored up this raccoon. I’m always impressed with her textures and would love to color like that someday. So I’m learning, practicing and learning more. I’m getting there. The stamp is Great Catch, a retired set from SugarPea Designs.

I enjoy coloring on Balsa wood with Prismacolor Pencils. They go on smooth and blend well. The only down fall is that once all that color is built up, it’s near impossible to add anything else. So planning the colors and layers is important.

Supplies Used:
Balsa Wood
Tsukineko Memento Ink London Fog
Prismacolor Pencils
Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen
Sharpie Black Pen Fine
Echo Park Jack & Jill 6×6 Paper
Chipboard Embellishments (sentiment)

Copic Markers: (to color the chipboard)
Y32, YR15, 27

Great Catch from SugarPea Designs