Sunday, October 15, 2017

Christmas Fairy Card

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It's new release day at Fabrika Fantasy. There are some wonderful images perfect for your Xmas cards. I chose to use Christmas Fairy for my design team card.

I colored this lovely girl with Copic Markers and placed her in the Craft Artist 2 program. I merged this image with a background from the Craftscapes Winter Village digikit.

Check out the shop at Fabrika Fantasy for lovely holiday images.

Challenges:
 http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/challenge-20-anything-goes.html
http://pearlysparkleschallenge.blogspot.com/2017/10/challenge-21-anything-goes.html
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/challenge-51.html

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Christmas Freebie Card

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For Mari Digis October 12th challenge, I chose a Christmas Freebie, which can be found on the Freebie Tab in the Mari Digis Facebook Blog. I colored this cutie using Copic Markers and cute it out leaving a narrow white edge. I adhered the colored image to two printed layers of paper for mats. I glued these layers to a basic white card. I embellished the card with a tree cut from green card stock from the Sizzix die set #655306. I used a Gelly Roll metallic gold pen for the dots and star.

This was not the only great digi free in the Faceboook Blog. Check for yourself and join our new challenge!
Challenges:

http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/challenge-20-anything-goes.html
http://pearlysparkleschallenge.blogspot.com/2017/10/challenge-21-anything-goes.html
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/challenge-51.html


Monday, October 9, 2017

Mr. Snowflake Card

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The current challenge at Crafting from the Heart is sponsored by Beccy's Place. I chose to use Mr. Snowflake for my design team card.

I colored this most unusual image with Copic Markers and then it cut out leaving a narrow white edge. I adhered the colorful image to a red snowflake printed base card.

Come and join the challenge at Crafting from the Heart.
Challenges:
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/challenge-20-anything-goes.html
http://pearlysparkleschallenge.blogspot.com/2017/10/challenge-21-anything-goes.html
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/challenge-51.html

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Winter Fae 2 Card

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This month's challenge at Creative Lady Birds is sponsored by Morgan's Artworld. I chose to use Winter Fae 2. I colored the image with Copic Markers and placed it in the Craft Artist 2 program. The lovely image was merged with a variety of elements from the Craftscapes Winter Village digikit.

Come and join the challenge at Creative Lady Birds, where anything goes!
Challenges:
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/1st-october-2017-classic-design-team.html
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/challenge-19-anything-goes.html
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-53.html

Thinking of You Card

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There's a new challenge beginning today at Fabrika Fantasy. This month's theme is pink or Halloween. I chose to do a pink theme and used the "Picknicking Princess."

I colored this pretty image with Copic Markers and placed it in the craft artist 2 program. I merged the image with a background and text from the Vintage Bears digikit.

I'm looking forward to seeing your work in the challenge at Fabrika Fantasy.

Challenges:
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/1st-october-2017-classic-design-team.html
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/challenge-19-anything-goes.html
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-53.html

My Car Birthday Card

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There's a new challenge beginning today at Digistamps4joy and the optional theme is Happy Birthday. I chose to use Lil-Joe My Car (J1733) for my inspirational Design Team card. My grandson loves his red car, like the cars in the Disney movies "Cars" We celebrated his birthday in August.

I used Copic Markers to color the boy and then cut him out. I adhered him to a piece of white card stock and then to a black mat. I covered a blank card with light blue card stock and adhered the printed paper to it. I centered the matted boy to the layers on top.

Come and join the challenge at Digistamps4joy, where anything goes and the optional twist is Birthday.
Challenges:
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/1st-october-2017-classic-design-team.html
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/challenge-19-anything-goes.html
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-53.html

Monday, September 25, 2017

Holiday Gifts Avery Card

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The Paper Nest Dolls is currently sponsoring the new challenge at Crafting from the Heart. I chose to use Holiday Gifts Avery for my Design team inspirational card.

I colored this cute holiday image with Copic Markers and placed it in the Craft Artist 2 program. I merged the colored image with elements from the Craftscapes Manhattan Winter Digikit.

Come and share your work with us in the challenge at Crafting from the Heart.
Challenges:
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/challenge-19-anything-goes.html
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com/2017/09/challenge-127.html
http://craftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/september-challenge.html

Sunday, September 17, 2017

A True Princess Card

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The new releases are out today for Digistamps4joy and I chose to use Pretty Sitter Sue (J1703). I colored this cute image with Copic Markers and merged it with various elements in the Craft artist 2 program.

Check out the great digital images at Digistamps4joy, you will find what you are looking for.
Challenges:
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/challenge-18-anything-goes.html
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com/2017/09/challenge-126.html
http://craftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/september-challenge.html

Friday, September 15, 2017

Winter Sheep Card

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There's a new stamp release today at Fabrika Fantasy. My choice for a design team card is Winter Sheep. I colored this fun stamp with Copic Markers and placed it in the Craft Artist 2 program. I merged the image with elements from the Craftscapes Winter Village digikit.

Check out the great images in the Fabrika Fantasy shop.
Challenges:
http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge.html
http://craftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/september-challenge.html
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com/2017/09/challenge-126.html

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Puppy Dog Eyes Card

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There is a new challenge today at Mari Digis Stamps!
As soon as I saw this little girl and her big eyes, I knew this could be my soon to be born granddaughter. She could be looking at my son with those lovely puppy eyes, looking to get her way! Guess what my granddaughter was born today!

This little girl Maria Emilia is perfect for my Design Team inspirational card this month! I colored this digi with Prismacolor Pencils. I had this wonderful bedroom furniture in my stash from before I began working on teams and I don't know where they are from. These were colored with watercolors. I cut the girl and furniture out and put soft pads on her back. I used small pieces of patterned printed paper for the walls and floor of this little girl's room. I adhered all the pieces to a blank white card and popped Maria on top.

Come and join the fun at Mari Digis Challenge!
Challenges:
https://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.com/2017/09/september-new-challenge-70-and-winners.html
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.nl/2017/09/challenge-50-extra-challenge.html?m=0
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/challenge-18-anything-goes.html
http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge.html

Monday, September 11, 2017

Photo Shoot at Flagler Beach Card

The current challenge at Crafting from the Heart is just for fun and as always is anything goes. I chose to use Snappy Sandy from Imagine That Digis for my Design Team inspirational card.

I colored Snappy Sandy using Copic Markers and placed it in the Craft Artist 2 program. I merged the image with a black and white background of Flagler Beach, Florida, created by my husband Sandy Brooke.

I would love to see your creations in our challenge at Crafting from the Heart.
Challenges:
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/challenge-18-anything-goes.html
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/challenge-50.html
http://asnowflakespromise.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/challenge-44.html
http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge.htm

Friday, September 1, 2017

First Kiss Xmas Card


The challenges are back at Creative Lady Birds. This current challenge is Just for Fun and as usual anything goes. I chose to use Conie Fong's First Kiss and made it into a Xmas card.

I colored this lovely image using Copic Markers and cut it out leaving a narrow white edge. Using my Cuddlebug die cutting machine, I cut out a lovely white doily (Spellbinders Oval Regalia). I glued the doily to the center of a plaid base card and then adhered the colored image on top.

Come and join our challenge at Creative Lady Birds where anything goes.
Challenges:
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/1st-september-2017-classic-design-team.html
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/challenge-17-anything-goes.html
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-51.html

Princess Card

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The September challenge at Fabrika Fantasy is to add pearls/gems to you project. I chose Fairytale Princess for my design team inspirational card.

I colored this cute image using Copic Markers. I cut it out leaving a white edge. Using my Cuttlebug Die Cutting Machine and Spellbinders Nestabilities die Oval Regalia, I cut a lovely doily. I adhered the image to the doily and glued them to a pin base card. I embellished the card with crystal gems and a decorative crown on the princess's head.

I look forward to seeing your projects in our challenge at Fabrika Fantasy.
Challenges:
 https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/1st-september-2017-classic-design-team.html
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/challenge-17-anything-goes.html
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-51.html

Flower Pickin' Flo Card

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There's a new challenge at Digistamps4joy and the new optional theme is warm colors. I chose to use Flower Pickin' Flo for my inspirational Design Team card.

I used Copic Markers to color this lovely girl and then cut her out. I used my Cuttlebug to cut an oval doily with a Spellbinders die, from yellow and white check card stock. I glued these to a white base card. Since it is September and most people don't consider it summer, I stamped "Yaye Summer," in the lower right corner of the base card.....it's still summer in Florida!

Come and join the challenge at Digistamps4joy where anything goes and the optional twist this month is warm colors.
Challenges:
 https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/1st-september-2017-classic-design-team.html
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/challenge-17-anything-goes.html
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-51.html

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Home Sweet Home Card

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There are new releases today at Digistamps4joy. I chose to use Home Sweet Home for my Design Team inspirational card.


I color the image using Prismacolor Pencils and then placed it in the Craft Artist 2 program. To design the lovely warm living room, I combined a variety of elements from the My Craft Studio program and the Girls Night In digikit, which is no longer available.

Check out the Digistamps4joy shop, I am sure you will find what you are looking for!
Challenges:
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/challenge16-anything-goes.html
http://avenue613.blogspot.com/2017/08/challenge-200-anything-goes-optional.html
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/challenge-49.html

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Ruby a Julie Nutting Paper Doll AKA Miss Fisher

Many people have enjoyed my series of Miss Fisher projects. The art teacher in me has been calling out to teach how it can be done. How I made Ruby into Miss Fisher...not hard to do, but fun!

I use Copic Markers and Copic Paper for my dolls' skin tones, but most in the stamped doll community use watercolor pencils. I will use Mixed Media paper and Faber Castell Albrecht Durer watercolor pencils.

Other supplies:
Memento Tuxedo black Ink
Water brush and water
Variety of papers for clothing
Pigma Micron-o1 black Archival Ink pen
Brush marker either black or brown
Glue

Steps:
1) Print stamp using Memento Ink on Mixed Media Paper

2) Use the fine line  black pen to draw lines in and around the dolls hair (leave white areas for shine and to see the strands of hair) to create a short bob, going over the curly part with straight line but following the curve of the head, the bangs are also straight line from the crown to about midway and the bottom of the bangs are done in straight lines going up, but leaving a gap of white for shine. The hair is a focal point on this doll, as it defines Miss Fisher's character in the TV series.

3) Color skin tones using both a light and then a dark colored pencil. The dark pencil is to use for shadow on the edges, such as under the bangs and around the hair line and two sides of the arms and legs.

4) Blend color with water brush

5) Cut out colored image

6) Print 2 more doll stamps on the Mixed Media paper

7) Cut these new prints into pattern pieces or print on fabric like paper

8)Trace patterns onto fabric like paper or cut out print

9) Adhere outfit parts to doll

10) Edge doll with brush marker

As you look over the following examples, you will see that by printing the doll a few times, we can have not just the doll, but a number of traceable patterns for a variety of clothing.
When deciding to write this post, I had only one piece of Mixed Media paper and had not used my watercolor pencils in a while. So for practice and not to mess with my diagram, the second example is on card stock. Mixed Media paper will be better for you to use.



Here I have shown you what your pattern pieces could look like with some added fine line pen. These are not adhered to the doll, but I will save them to work in another Art Journal Page.
This finished paper doll is dressed in some old paper from my stash. I think it was a card kit by Kanban.

Have fun and let me know if this tutorial works for you and if you have questions, message me on Facebook

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Traveling Princess Card


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Here's another stamp just released today at Fabrika Fantasy. It's Traveling Princess. For my design team card, I colored this stamp with Copic Markers. I placed the colored image in the Craft Artist 2 program and merged it with elements from the Craftscapes Stately Home Digikit.

Check out the great images in the Fabrika Fantasy shop.
Challenges:
http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge.html
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/challenge16-anything-goes.html
http://thecraftyaddicts.blogspot.com/2017/08/challenge-39.html
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-50.html

Traveling Over Paris Card

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Today is new release day at Fabrika Fantasy. I chose traveling Bird for my design team inspirational card.

I colored this fun image with Copic Markers and put it in the Craft Artist 2 program. I merged this image with elements from the Craftscapes Parisian Spring digikit.

Check out the wonderful image in the Fabrika Fantasy shop!
Challenges:
http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge.html
http://thecraftyaddicts.blogspot.com/2017/08/challenge-39.html
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-50.html

Monday, August 14, 2017

Locket and Braids Card

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Digistamps4joy is sponsoring the new challenge at Crafting from the Heart. I chose to use Headshots- Lockets and Braids (J1837) for my Design Team inspirational card.

I colored this cute image with Copic Markers and placed her in the Craft Artist 2 program. I merge the colored image with a background and text.

I printed the finished composition and adhered it to a white basic card.

Come and join our challenge at Crafting from the Heart, where the theme is always anything goes.
Challenges:
http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/challenge-30.html
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/challenge16-anything-goes.html
http://thecraftyaddicts.blogspot.com/2017/08/challenge-39.html

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sunbird Card

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A new young artist has begun working for Digistamps4joy. So far she has drawn lovely cats and birds to add to the already wonderful collection of digis at Digistamps4joy. I chose to use Collared Sunbird lb004, the pre-colored version, which I placed in the Craft artist 2 program and merged with some floral elements from the Bright Blooms digikit.

I hope you will stop in and see the new digis by Lyndall at Digistamps4joy!
Challenges:
http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/challenge-30.html

https://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.com/2017/08/august-blog-challenge-69-winners.html


 http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/challenge16-anything-goes.html

Saturday, August 12, 2017

I Love Flowers Card

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There is a new challenge beginning today at Mari Digis. I chose I Love Flowers (A63) for my Design Team Inspirational card.

I colored this adorable image using Copic Markers and then cut the design out. I placed soft pads on the back. I made a double mat from a piece of glittery card stock and a printed pattern paper and adhered them to a white base card. I popped the image on top.

Come and join the challenge at Mari Digis, where anything goes with a Mari Digi.
Challenges:
http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/challenge-30.html
https://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.com/2017/08/august-blog-challenge-69-winners.html
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-49.html
http://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.com/2017/08/challenge-93-add-butterflybutterflies.html

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Baby Boy Card

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The theme for the new challenge at Fabrika Fantasy is anything goes. I chose to work on Small Child for my Design Team inspirational card.

I colored this delightful child using Copic Markers and cut it out leaving a narrow white edge.

I adhered a stripped paper background to a white base card. I used my Cuttlebug die cutting machine and cut several pieces from the Sizzix Thinlits Lori Whitlock Dies Baby Dresser and assort pieces #660289. I arranged the pieces and adhered them to the background paper and chose a cute sticker for the bottom left side of the card. I added wood stick on knobs to the dresser and glued the baby boy in place.

I'm looking forward to seeing your entries into our challenge at Fabrika Fantasy.
Challenges:
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/1st-august-2017-classic-design-team.html
http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/1st-august-2017-perfect-time-to-craft.html
http://asnowflakespromise.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/challenge-42.html

To the Beach Card

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There's a new challenge today at Digistamps4joy and the theme is Summer. I chose To the Beach (J1668) for my Design Team inspirational card.

I colored this cute beach girl using Copic Markers and placed her in the Craft Artist 2 program. I merged this cutie with a Flagler Beach, Florida background created by my husband Sandy Brooke.

Check out the shop at Digistamps4joy, there are more cuties waiting for you. You can enter one in the current challenge too.
Challenges:
 https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/1st-august-2017-classic-design-team.html
http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/1st-august-2017-perfect-time-to-craft.html
http://asnowflakespromise.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/challenge-42.html