Sugar ‘n Spice Dolls Howdy

We have a new challenge here at Little Miss Muffet Challenges and this one has an opened theme that lends well to many cards that are created this time of year – whether it’s Halloween, Thanksgiving, Birthdays, Winter or even Summer!!  The challenge theme is “Anything Goes*” but we have a small twist for this round.  If you noticed the asterisks then you’re a lap ahead – the special twist is we want to see products using my favorite stamps! 

ANYTHING GOES
*Using an image from any of these brands as the main focus of your project:

Little Miss Muffet Stamps
Pollycraft
Bugaboo
Make it Crafty
Wee Stamps
Roberto’s Rascals

Of course, it’s easy to see what my favorite stamps are when you look in Little Miss Muffet Stamps – cuz they’re all their!    I also like the fact that it’s any Anything Goes because now I can share one of my saved projects and join in on the fun.

For my project today, I’m sharing a page in my traveling journal.  I used an actual Texas map for the background then added my sentiment and two darling Wranglers to adorn the page.  The images I used are Sugar ‘n Spice Dolls Dill as Jesse James and Sugar ‘n Spice Dolls Sage as Annie Oakley.

Thanks for dropping by and now I’ll sign off with a big 
Howdy from Texas and ya’ll come back now ya hear!

Soprano Opera Signer

It’s finally over!!  Right?  LOL  I’ve listened and put this gal in my project journal and can safely say it’s complete.  I started this project a long time ago even though I wasn’t sure what the end product would look like.  The scene was created using the Paris Elements Digit Collection where I wanted to be creative in creating a balcony for the Soprano Opera Singer to ring out the final scene. 

Once the scene was created, I carried it along with me until I had few moments and started to color it on one of my travels and used Prismacolor Pencils because they were easy to tote.  If you’ve followed along in the Make it Crafty Facebook group then you’ll already know that I started with the skin and wasn’t too sure about the colors.  However, I pressed on and finished the Opera Singer complete.

Once that was complete then I worked on the background but used the wrong color and the whole image looked washed out.  I was about to give up but form suggestion from you, I worked on the spotlight and a drop shadow.  That seemed to help fix the color problem and created a fun effect too; and with more support from you, I went ahead and affixed it to my traveling journal.

Here’s what the image looked like as a scanned image where I think the colors are more true to life.

Thanks for dropping by and hope you have a wonderful week!
Make it Crafty:
To see the post on the Make it Crafty page, click HERE to view post.

Desiree

At the beginning of my travel journal I have a couple of blank pages to work with and this is one of them.  I stamped Desiree from Make it Crafty in black ink then colored it with a No.2 pencil.  It was the only thing I had with me at the moment and I haven’t actually colored a grey scale image for long a while.  By the way, I’m loving the MiC rubber stamps because I can use them on old books like this where a digital image can’t “go.”  😀

There are a few areas that I would have like to spend more time on, especially in getting more depth and shadows.  However, the No.2 pencil was a bit too hard for this old paper and after a few layers of coloring the paper would start to rub off.  So I had to call it quits before I damaged the paper too much.  I think it will be enough once I am able to get more pages finished in the book and will probably stand on it’s own nicely.

Thanks for dropping by and hope you have a wonderful week!
Make it Crafty:
To see the post on the Make it Crafty page, click HERE to view post.

Many Thanks

This is the first page in my travel journal, which is an old book titled “Poor Richard’s Almanac (Selections)” by Benjamin Franklin and printed around 1937-1940. It’s a small book and perfect for traveling… hence why I’ve been chilling in it while I travel. 🙂

This image is Many Thanks from Stampendous and is suited for the many thanks I’m sending out to Jane for helping me with watercolors! I stamped on the book directly with black ink and colored this one with watercolor tube paints. The paper is thicker than a normal book would be so it handled the water just fine. So far so good. 🙂 I hope to try a variety of things with the book but the best pay is to have fun.

Tress Winking

This is one of the most recent page I’ve colored in my travel journal but is the first one to be shown on my blog.  The stamps I used are Tress Winking and Spring Swing from Make it Crafty, both rubber stamps available at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  I stamped then masked Tress Winking first before stamping the Spring Swing.  However, I wasn’t able to match up the swing very well so she was floating.  LOL  But I added some extra width to the swing so now she sits well.

Make it Crafty:
To see the post on the Make it Crafty page, click HERE to view post.