Friday, October 25, 2013

Peachy Keen Challenge 13-43

Hello Peachy Fans!  Time for a new Peachy Challenge.  This week the challenge is to make a 3D item with a Fall Sports Theme.  Well I made a 3D Fall project and read the instructions more closely and realized I was supposed to do Fall Sports.  So rather than toss what I had made, I decided to add another item and dress the ducks in Halloween costumes that are Fall sports.  Here are my projects.

I used PK-266 Duck Dolls.  I used the stamps from the Cottage Cutz Fuzzy Spider die.  The football, basketball, and baseball were cut from some scrap fabric and were used to make the costumes.

Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs and smiles.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Make It Crafty October Sketch

Good morning friends!  I am here in my hometown visiting family and friends and boy is it chilly.  I sure am glad I packed a coat!  Today I have a card to share for the October sketch challenge.  I used an adorable image from the Cute Christmas Fairies Collection.  

If you would like to join the sketch challenge join the private Make It Crafty FB group here.  My images were colored with copics.  Have a great day and thanks for visiting!

Hugs and smiles,

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Make It Crafty DT Inspiration October Dollar Digi

Hello friends!  Today I am sharing a card using the October Dollar Digi for the month of October.  If you would like to purchase Twinkles for one dollar you must join the private FB Make It Crafty group and ask for the special code to use at checkout.

Isn't she sweet?  I had a lot of  fun coloring her!  I used my copics of course.  I used the Christmas tree digi stamp and I used the Cute Christmas Fairies Digi Collection for the stocking.  The rug is from the Hearth and Home digi stamp.  I created the wood floor with the chisel tip with various shades of brown copics.

I hope you will join the fun at Make it Crafty FB group.  Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs and smiles.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Keep Calm and Doodle On

Hello friends.  Today I wanted to share a technique called Zentangle.  You have probably seen this technique before but if not here it is.  It is called Zentangle, but to me it is doodling.  If you can doodle, you can Zentangle.  It is usually done on white cardstock with black ink.  I used a 0.1 fine tip copic multi-liner to draw with.  I used the apple stamp from the October Stamp of the Month kit.

It is fun to used small stamped images if you feel free-hand would be too intimidating to start.  Here are some that I have done, and some that were not used.

For my first card, I stamped three apples and only Zentangled one apple.  I wanted that to be the focal point of the image.  I then added some color with my copics.

For the Harvest greetings card, I punched 3 one and one quarter inch squares from white cardstock, stamped a single apple onto each square, and doodled different designs on each.  I mounted each square onto one and one half inch black cardstock.  I finished my design onto a white card base.

For this card I stamped another grouping of apples and zentangled all 3.  Then I stamped 3 more and only zentangled one of them and fussy cut all 3 out.  I stamped the word apples across a white strip of cardstock and used in place of ribbon.

My final card was made with the circle frame stamp.  I just stamped a fun design and added Zentangle in just a few spots.  I couldn't resist the cute little faces so I added them randomly into the stamped circles.  This card just makes me smile.

As you can see the art of Zentangle lends itself to clean and simple.  I hope I have inspired you to try something new.

Keep calm and Doodle on.

Hugs and smiles,

Monday, October 7, 2013

Make It Crafty DT Inspiration

Hello friends.  Today I am sharing a wonderful image from Make It Crafty for the new Colouring Challenge for October.  Here are the details.

Each month we’ll challenge you to TWO challenges. An easy challenge to whet your appetite and then a hard challenge to get you to explore new ideas and grow more confident.
Want Feedback??
We’re also here to encourage you along the way so if you would like to receive feedback on your project and advice on how you can improve – pop over to the Make it Crafty private FB group and post your project there where we can actively interact with you. Just make sure to let us know ‘what’ you would like advice on or you may not receive the help you are after. :)
I love  how encouraging and supportive they are at Make It Crafty.  I posted my image when I thought it was finished.  I asked for advice on how to make the image more 3D.  Here are my before advice and after advice images.  I received some wonderful advice from the very talented Barbara from ForgottenScraps."Forgotten Scraps I love the definition and I can see the details in the cheek bones, nose an mouth area are nicely placed! I would add a little bit of shadow just under the nose area so the nostrils aren't by themselves.  Then keep practicing this until your comfortable to go darker! You can also experiment with a little more blush color in the shaded area around the cheeks just to add a little color, maybe R11 to start with. But seriously, this is fab - you should pat yourself on the back!"   
Now how is that for feedback?  If you want to improve your coloring skills 
Make it Crafty private FB group is the place to go.

My card is for the hard challenge, which was to include a reflection in the eyes.  I hope you will play along.  All skill levels are welcome.  Make it Crafty images should be used if posting to the private group.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope I have inspired you to try something new.
Hugs and smiles,

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Peachy Keen Release Party Challenges and Sale

Hi Peachy fans!  I have two projects to share with you for the newest Peachy Keen Stamps release.  I am the hostess for challenge 1.  Create a Fall or Halloween project using only 2 colors.  Since I struggled with my own challenge, you are allowed to use a neutral card base.  Here is what I came up with.

I used shades of brown and orange.

The next challenge is hosted by Emily.  The challenge is to create a 3-D Halloween project.

I made this little treat box stamped with the skeletons.  I hope you will join the challenges by visiting the new website  HERE.  Click on the Community tab and then challenges.  You will find the challenges there.

Also here is the sale info.
20% off NEW releases when you purchase 
from now until October 12th @ 6pm CDT! 
Click on the image to take you to the PK store.
Thanks for stopping by !

Hugs and smiles,

Saturday, October 5, 2013

And the Partay Continues

Welcome to the next round of the Graffiti Party.  If you haven't joined in on the fun you should check it out.  There is still time to play and you will even get a few images to get you started.  All you have to do is sign up and use the images you receive to create a scene.  You can find all the details HERE.  Here are my projects.

This is a custom made Graffiti.  You can check out the graffiti here at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

This card was made with custom graffiti and Urban Elements from the Make It Crafty Store.

I hope to see your entry into the Graffiti Party challenge.  If you have never tried this type of digital stamping before, you should.   I am learning so much and having so much fun as well!  Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs and smiles,

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Day 2 of Peachy Keen Sneak Peeks October Release

Hello friends.  If you love everything Fall, like me, then you are going to love this release!  And the designers have really created some amazing projects with these. Here are a few cards that I have designed.

So many possibilities with these stamps.  Hope you will visit the Peachy Keen blog for more inspiration.  I also wanted to invite you to the Peachy Keen Stamps release party on Saturday.  This party will be held on our FB Fan Page and will be starting earlier at 4pm.  You can read about it HERE.  Hope to see you there!

Hugs and smiles,

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Make It Colourful Challenge #2 - Colouring Eyes

Hello friends!  A new challenge is up at the Make It Colourful blog.  The challenge is to color eyes.  There are some fabulous new digis that you can find HERE.  There are two challenge levels.  Here is a card that I made for the Easy challenge.  The challenge is to focus on the eyes and make them pop.

This is April.

The hard challenge is to add a reflection to the eye.  Here is what I colored for the hard challenge.

These are the copic colors I used on Melyssa.

Skin- E000, E00, E01
Eyes- BG01, B02, BG07, Black Copic Multiliner, and V01 for the eye shadow.
Lips- RV42, R85
Hair- Y11, Y21, Y23
Background- BG01
I used some SU chalk on the cheeks, applied with a stiff round fabric paint brush.

I am having fun with the Make It Colourful and Make It Crafty Facebook challenges.  They push me to keep learning and practicing with my copic markers.  I hope you will be inspired to push yourself to try something new.

Thanks for stopping by!  I will be back soon with more.

Hugs and smiles,