Wild Sprouts

I wanted to share some projects by it Little Misses in the house.These were all done with The Greeting Farm stamps featuring Anya and Wild Sprouts.  Lydia wanted to entering one of these into the current Farm Fresh Challenge with a “Christmas” theme.  While these are not in traditional holiday colors, they were all made for gifts.  It’s so fun to craft with them!

Treat Tag featuring Wild Sprouts Megan
Gift Tag featuring Mermaid Anya

Greeting Card featuring Cuddle Anya

Last, but not least, is a lineup poster using Wild Sprouts as My Little Pony characters.
Reeta as Rarity
Sassy Suzy as Rainbow Dash 
Annika as Twilight Sparkle
Bree as Apple Jack
Camille as Fluttershy
Chelsea as Sunset Shimmer

Creepin’ Crew Monday

This is my last project as a guest at The Greeting Farm and I’ve had so much fun.  Thank you so much!  For this project, I decided I would use Creepin’ Crew Monday and do a winter project. I’m a fan of Chris‘ work and fell in love with one of her projects she made earlier this year.  The style was unique and I wanted to try it out so this project is a CAS as a tribute. 

I colored Monday with Copic markers first and used these colors:
E30, 31, 57
YR65, R05, 17, 29, 39
W3, 6
BV23
Since I was working on non-standard coloring paper, I didn’t want to mess it up with the marks bleeding so I colored the base quickly.  Afterwards I brought out the Prismacolor Pencils and did a little touch up and the eyes.  I wasn’t able to get the white as white as I wanted, so I used a white gel pen and some gesso for the hair and snow. 

The background paper is a decorative paper that I stamped the skull on with red.  The skull is acutely part of the CC Sweet & Toxic stamp that has been retired.  It made a nice background for Monday. Lastly I added some twine and and a charm to make it a little different from Chris’ snowman project.  Thanks Chris for the inspiration! 

Miss Anya Hats Off

Today is my day to post on The Greeting Farm blog and I’ve been working on some tags for the holiday season to be used with gift cards.  I started out with the Cutters Baggies and Tags metal die from CC Designs then began adding stuff to it.  For this post, I’m going to focus on the red one … “you’re something special.” 

The image I used is one of the girls from Miss Anya Hats Off from The Greeting Farm.  This girl is a sitting gal so I also used the chair from Cozy Cafe from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.   I fussy cut around the images to merge them instead of masking them when I stamped.  I was doubting myself about the fussy cutting when I started cutting out the decorative part of the chair.  It was luck that I started on the left side because I was able to give up when I got around the top.  LOL  They’re both mounted with foam so they stick out from the card for some dimension. 

Copic colors used:
R59, 46, 12, 05
W8, 6, 4, 2
B99, 97, 95, 93, 91
C5, 4, 3, 2
E35, 34, 31, 30, 00, 0000
YR24, Y32, Y21
110, 0, E49, BV23
Paper: EP Keepin’ Cozy

For the outside envelope, I found an older TGF sentiment which worked well for the occasion. I loved how Marika used a bunch of different ribbons on her project so I followed suit.  Then I tied them all together with baker’s twine.  I also used the same twine for the outside of the envelope.  

Thanks for stopping by and hope you are off to a great week! 

OA – Fuzzy Wuzzy – Amelia

I’m excited to share with you this winter project that I made with a Greeting Farm set.  This is Amelia from the Fuzzy Wuzzy set and was a “must” on my list . . . well, that’s according to my daughter.  Since she shares the same name, she insisted and wouldn’t let me pick another.  LOL. Of course, I was happy to oblige! 

It was easy to decide to go for a winter theme but the colors I picked out originally were brown, red and green.  At last minute I changed plans and grabbed some blue and gray colored papers from the Oh, Deer paper pad from Fancy Pants. It’s not one of my favorite paper pads but I’ve managed to get a few good combinations from it. 

My favorite thing to color are faces and this one was on exception.  First I stamped her in gray then I could color the eyes a little bigger than what’s on the stamp.  I also defined the nose and mouth a little more.  There was a point the markers were gunking up, which started to freak me out.  However, this time I tried the Blender marker then followed up with E0000.  It seemed to do the trick but then I knew I was finished and couldn’t really do anymore for fear of it getting gunky again.

Copic Colors Used:
E0000, 00, 21, 31, 34
BV23, 25
W3, 5, 7, 8, 10
C0, 4
Y11, 23, YR23
E70, 74, 77, 79
BG000, 18, 53 
YG03, 23, G94, 99

Cheeky Cherry Pie

I am so excited to be on the farm as a guest this month and want to send out a huge thank you to Rosemary and Marie at The Greeting Farm!  I’ve been meaning to get out my TGF collection of rubber stamps for a while and have actually had a few on the side of my desk calling out to me.  So I am super excited to actually ink them up and add some color.  Oh yeah!

This is Cheeky Cherry Pie from The Greeting Farm and I thought she would be a perfect November project with her yummy baked pie.  I wanted a harvest theme so I chose papers from We R Memory Keeper that had a good color autumn theme.  However, I didn’t want everything to be browns and yellows so I added some green for a splash of color. And what color of hair goes best with green?  Well, red hair of course! 

I cut one of the paper sheets down for the frame she is in.  That took a little finesse but I think it was worth the outcome.  Then I stamped and colored the Knife and Fork stamp (from Magnolia) for her to sit on.  The leaf embellishments were fun to created too – I used a leaf punch and colored them with Copic markers to match.  I punched them in the same paper I used to color Cheeky Cherry Pie so the coloring blinded well.

Tea Party Friends – Khloe

My brain is truly fried!  So at times like this it’s always a good idea for me to CASE something I adore.  ;D  Do you remember Faye’s lovely creation using the little Zebra from Little Miss Muffet Stamps?  I loved it and thought I would try to re-create the style.  And althought I don’t have the same sentiment stamp, I do have the same Zebra, of course!  LOL  So here’s what I came up with…

The Zebra is one of the animals in the Tea Party Friends #2 – Molly and Khloe set from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  And the LOL sentiment is from The Greeting Farm.  The ribbon and button are from my stash and finally used a multiliner pen to trace around the oval.  Making a shape card was actually kinda fun and I think I’ll try another one out soon.  ;D 

Angelica’s Heart Socks

It’s getting close to Valentine’s Day but I still have plenty of pink and romantic projects to post so looks like we’ll be celebrating throughout the month… and since pink and brown are my favorite colors, it might feel like throughout the year too.  LOL  And that sounds like a good excuse for chocolate all year long too.  😀

I’ve ended up using a hodgepodge of items on this project but the main features are as follows…
Angelica’s Heart Socks from Inky Impressions
Sitting Cute from The Greeting Farm
Dragonflies and Butterfly Swirls chippes from Make it Crafty
Protractor from Jenni Bowlin

I’ve had both of these stamps in my stash for a while but had forgotten about them.  However, lately my daughter has been having fun rummaging through the stash and together we’ve found all sorts of forgotten stamps to use together.  😀   Thanks for coming by and I hope you’ve enjoyed this little Valentine inspiration!  *Hugs

The Paper Project – Experiment X

It’s been a while since I’ve posted one of these tests but in reality I’ve had two of them finished for quite some time now.  Even though I finished the other one first, I was more excited to show off this one.  So without further adieu here is the next experiment.

Experiment X – Paper Comparisons

The purpose of this experiment was to basically color the same way on several different types of papers.  I wanted to show that great results can be achieved on any paper however the difficulties you might have would be different on each of the papers.  This is similar to Experiment IV but with different papers.

For this test I used images from The Greeting Farm and they colored using the same colors and as close to the same techniques as possible.

The papers are identified in the Introduction and here are the results:
(Click on the picture for a zoomed look.)

I used the same technique for the most part on each of the papers but there might be a few adjustments here and there depending on how the paper worked.

Here are the three papers used along with their assigned letter:

The papers I thought were the easiest to work with were J, U and X, and thus received my recommendation based on this test.  Then the close runner-ups would be G and M and I could consider these to be good backups.  However, the papers I didn’t prefer to work with are B, N and V which were difficult to get smooth blending and/or blotches would appear after a couple layers of ink.

Creepin’ Kit

I have some great tags to show off using the Creepin’ Kit from The Greeting Farm plus Cheeky Geeky because she’s so cute and I needed an 8th image!  I made these tags for two reason… first to try out a bunch of different paper types (more on that in a separate post) and second, I needed some year-end Teacher gifts.  School gets out this week and I’m soo looking forward to the break – I think my kids are too!  LOL  Unfortunately for me, my own break is only for another week before my summer classes start.  Bummer. 

Each image is basically colored using the same way but on different paper types.  I wanted to experiment more with The Paper Project so you get a sneak peek at the end results before post about the experiment details.  😀  Lucky you!  So if you see an uncannily similarity between the boys and girls… well, that was planned.  He he he

Everything is built upon a large tag die from Stampin ‘Up and the little ticket tags I used are from Whimsy Stamps and their coordinating ticket die was super quick to use.  So other than just grabbing a few colorful sheets of paper, the coloring is what took the longest on these projects.

I made eight tags and gift bags all together and if you’re familiar with the Creepin’ Kit then you know I would be short one image for all eight tags.  I could have duplicate one, but nah, I was too excited abut Cheeky Geeky which was released this month to pass her by…. some perhaps some would say “With Eight You Get Cheeky Geeky!”  LOL  Ok, movie reference – a bad one, but still a reference.  Can anyone guess which movie?

Each tag was tied together with an envelop onto a small bag full of chocolate… the tag is eye candy, the gold and silver wrapped chocolate is the real candy, but the real treasure is found in the envelope!!  😀  Hmmm, what do you think… a simple Thank You card? A gift certificate somewhere?  Or maybe small promises to redeem later on?  It could be any of those things but unless you find your name on it, then I’m not telling.  ;P

Thanks for letting me share my projects with you today and hope you’re having a fantastic week!  If you get a chance to stop by again, I’ve got some fun things planned including a combined release of Make it Crafty and Simply Betty Stamps, updates on The Paper Project (of course), and exciting news about Little Miss Muffet Stamps!!