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!

Little Witch

It’s a new Halloween challenge at Simply B Stamps starting today and our theme for Challenge #3 for you this month is “Stitching and Fabric!” I took the opportunity to use both and I must say, after getting the stitching done, my hands hurt…. OWWIEE! I tried using the Sew Easy tool but I must have done it wrong and ended up punching each hold by hand as I stitched along.

For my project I used Little Witch by Simply B Stamps and printed her out to be large on the card. I did my stitching first then added the image and fabric. As a final touch I added a felt pumpkin, some flowers and a few gems for sparkle.

This little witch has her petticoat and jacket on ready to head to the market for some bat whiskers, mummified toenails, black cat fat, vampire blood, gargoyle sweat and troll teeth. Yep, that should do it. LOL Don’t forget to head on over to the SBS Blog and check out the other design team creations. Thanks for stopping by. ;D

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


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.