Dare to Dream

For this project, my daughter rolled the dice and selected a stamp an older stamp from the shelves. Literally, we have two dice that help us pick from my stash and use some of my old favorites. This one is Dare to Dream by Whiff of Joy.

This was daughter #1. We colored side by side and she chose the papers then colors. It was fun and she is learning a lot with the Copic markers. I suppose this means I have to share them more often.
She chose to keep to just the coloring but I proceeded to make a quick card out of mine using the paper she chose and a few embellishments to round it out.

Here are the supplies used on my card:

Papers:
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb
WeR Memory Keepers North Pole

Stamp:
Dare to Dream by Whiff of Joy

Copic Colors:
BG10, 11, B12, BG72
C1, 3, BV23
E71, 74, 77, 79
E31, 30, 000, RV95, RV12
R22, 46
YG21, 23, 67

Love is in the Air

I guess it’s time to get ready for all those Valentine projects and images.  So this is to help me get into the mood.  This is Love is in the Air from Whiff of Joy.  I was sad to see Katharina (Whiff of Joy) close up shop.  😦  I’m sure it was a tough decision and I wish her and her family the best of health and love.

I was able to pick up a few extra supplies at the last minute including the ones I used on this card.  This was one of the “out of the box” project I created when I opened my package.  It felt nice to use what I purchased.  He he he

Blog Candy – Winner

Oh my, the Blog Candy – The day is nearly over and I had plum forgotten about it! Someone should have thrown a stick at my head as a reminder. LOL

Ok, so the winner of the You Make the Grade Blog Candy found HERE is


#28 JLJ Designs

Congratulations Jen!! My email is on the sidebar and you can contact me with your mailing address so I can get her mail out. 😀

Thanks to everyone to played along and I have a couple more extras that I’ll offer once in a while – so if you didn’t win this time then you can keep your fingers crossed for next time. And for some news… I am releasing some new stamps at Little Miss Muffet Stamps this Thursday so you don’t want to miss out on that excitement! (hint, hint)

Blog Candy – You Make the Grade

It’s blog candy time!! I found some duplicate stamps and thought I’d offer them up to ya’ll as Followers to say thanks!! So here’s the first one… You Make the Grade by Whiff of Joy! (Sentiment not included.)


So what do you have to do? Just double check that you’re a Follower of this blog and leave your name in the collection below. Easy peasy lemon easy!! LOL I’ll ship anywhere in the world and the collection closes on Saturday, April 7th at midnight, Central US time. I’ll then announce the winner on Sunday. 😀 Good luck!

http://www.inlinkz.com/cs.php?id=142652

Confirmand Melinda

The challenge this go around over at Make it Colorful is to “Color White” and even though I’m in the midst of coloring Christmas cards, I wanted to color something other than snow. So the image I’ve selected is Confirmand Melinda from Whiff of Joy and I’ve kept the card one layered and simple.


The border idea was inspiration taken from Deconstructing Jen as she always has the best one layer cards! To recreate the idea, I used a black pen to draw the border. Then I’ve placed a chippies in the upper corner and a Whiff of Joy miscellaneous sentiment in the lower corner. I also did a little bit of shading on the inside border to give it more interest.


For the white challenge, I used three different tones to create the white. The dress uses E40, E41 and E42 to create an antique look; the wings were colored with T3, T2 and T0 for a soft pure look; and finally the background has W2, W1, W0 and W00 to help “ground” it to the card. It was a fun to concentrate on the coloring this time than the card making. 😀 Make sure you come back later today as I’ll have another project up!

Ben in the Rain

One downfall to coloring so many samples for the Sheer Clothing challenge is that I have to make as many projects. ;D So this is my last image placed on a mini journal page… Ben in the Rain by Whiff of Joy. In the corner I had to use a chippie from the Butterfly Swirls from Make it Crafty, of course. 😀


For the challenge, the transparent parts that I created was the entire coat plus the umbrella top. I first penciled in the jeans, shirt, arms, chin and hair, plus I added a wire frame for the umbrella so the transparency would show up better. I practically erased it to nothing and let my memory help me with the lines then I colored in those area trying to make them a little lighter than the exposed sides. Finally, I used a little yellow and lightly colored in the coat and umbrella keeping most of the colors on the edges where possible.


Wednesday, Wednesday, Wednesday!! Just a last reminder that this challenge, the Christmas-Birthday Blog Hop and my own Blog Candy all end on Wednesday. ;D

Annabelle

The challenge this fortnight at Make it Colourful is to color sheer or see through clothing. My first attempt was to color Annabella from Make it Crafty. The lower part of the skirt and the fabric around the arm were indented to me sheer. I colored the arm and wire frame first then lightly went over with E40, E41, E42, and E43 to manage a sheer look.


As for a challenge, I wasn’t completely satisfied with my effect so I gave it another go. This time I found Ben in the Rain by Whiff of Joy and thought I could give him a clear raincoat and umbrella. It was on this image that I discovered the techniques of coloring are pretty similar to “coloring with no lines” challenge.


The third image is Marissa Fairy by Paper Makeup Stamps and her skirt turned out to be a great dance cover. Again, I colored the skin and leotard first then lightly went in with the pink in the shaded areas. Some areas were darker than I wanted to so that’s where I used the Blender Pen to lighten it up.


In the end, the hardest part about this challenge was to find a viable image to work on without coloring someone naked! Maybe I need to look for more images… sounds like a good excuse to me to go shopping! 😀 Next week I should have these images on a project.

Peppermint as Red Riding Hood

Welcome to another challenge day at Little Miss Muffet Challenges where our theme for this fortnight is “Summer!” There is also a DT Call going on… so if you like Little Miss Muffet Stamps then head on over to submit an entry! Challenge and DT Call closes on Tuesday, August 2nd.


On my project I used “Peppermint as Red Riding Hood” from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and Spring Meadow from Whiff of Joy. What? I know, can you believe I didn’t use a Make it Crafty background this time!! But don’t worry, I made up for it with the chippies. ;D Plus I’ve got to get *some* mileage out of the Spring Kit before it collects too much dust. LOL


I think the papers are Sugar Rish from Basic Gray and the twill ribbon and pearls are from Stampin’ Up. I had this image colored up a while ago and so it was fun to be able to grab something and create a page in my journal right away. Although I did have to pause to color the background – but that wasn’t so bad.


I love the deep reds I was able to get with the hood. Usually reds show up too bright on film so this is a new combination I tried out. I starts with the expected reds, R22, R24, and R27, but then I jumped down and used R46 and R59 to darken it up. Another combination I find successful is R21, R14, R24, R37, R46 and R59.


I also used a new combination with the lighter color greens in the background – this time I used G40, G82, G85 and G99 which I like better than the G20s range.

I’d like to enter into the following challenges:
Scrapalicious USA Challenge #12 – anything summer
Flutter By Wednesday’s #163 – open theme
Craft-room Challenge – butterflies (just for fun)
Deep Ocean Challenge #4 – ribbons
Simon Says Stamp – newspaper (framing background image)

Hope you’ve enjoyed this page in the summer journal and come on over to check out the other girl’s inspiration for the Summer challenge!

Kids’ Creations

My kids love to create along side of me and have really gotten into the spirit of challenges! They like to follow along in my footsteps and often ask what the challenge I’m making a specific card for. ;D So here are a few of their creations that they wanted to show off…

Lydia’s Tropical Island

Make it Colourful Challenge #22 Blues
Stamp: Palm Trees (MiC)

Cassandra’s Beach Girl

Little Miss Muffet Stamps – New Releases
Stamp: Coriander (LMMS)

Lydia’s Gifts

Stamp: Sled Packed with Gifts (WoJ)
Lydia’s Magic Coloring

I am amazed at the results of this coloring! Tilda is colored with “kids markers” but only three days later Coriander is colored with my “magic markers”… aka Copic markers! I can see her technique changed and her color choices are better – they really are magic!

Lydia’s Garden Fairy

Stamp: Pergamano Fairy (P)

Lydia’s Agent Cupcake

Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge #11
Stamp: Agent Cupcake (LMMS)

Cassandra’s Bumble Family

Tiddly Inks Challenge #54 (one layer)
Stamps: Double Trouble Bears, Father Bumble Bear, Mothers Day and Whaz Up or Down (TI)

Cassandra’s Hay Diddle Diddle

Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge #11
Stamp: Jumping Bessie (LMMS)

WoJ Clown

Last week for the Make it Colourful challenge I colored the Circus Tent… but it turns out we forgot our tickets! So this week we’re heading back to the entrance to visit the Ticket Booth! This week our challenge is to color skies… and yes, there is a sky located under all the embellishments. 😀 Honest!


This cute clown is from Whiff of Joy and looked friendly enough that I had to have it for this Carnival collection. ;D The sky was done in a winds pattern which I had tried out before (on the Wacky House) and loved how it turned out. Here’s a picture of the sky before the Carnival “opened.”


DT Challenge: Make it Colourful – Challenge #14 (skies)
Main Stamp:
Ticket Booth (MiC) and Clown Plus Matching Sentiment (WoJ)
Patterned Paper: scraps
Chipboard: Love Heart Swirls (MiC)

Challenges Entered:
Tuesday Throwdown #43 (spring)
Papertake Weekly Challenge (Anything goes)
Creative Stamp Friends – Challenge #22 (swirls)

Copic Markers colored on Copy Paper:-hair: R81, R83, R85, R89
-clothes: BG11, BG72, BG75, BG78, Y32, Y35, Y38, YG21, YG23, YG25, YG63, C1, C3
-crown/flowers/dog: Y32, Y35, Y38, E42, E43, E44
-sky: 0, B00, B000, B0000
-ticket booth: R81, R83, R85, R89, C1, C3, Y32, Y35, Y38, E42, E43, E44, B00, B000
-ground: E42, E43, E44, YG21, YG23, YG25, YG63

Did you know? Opal is an amorphous form of silica related to quartz, a mineraloid form, not a mineral. 3% to 21% of the total weight is water, but the content is usually between 6% to 10%. It is deposited at a relatively low temperature and may occur in the fissures of almost any kind of rock, being most commonly found with limonite, sandstone, rhyolite, marl and basalt. 97% of opal is produced in Australia and is its national gemstone.
[Opal, Wikipedia.org]