Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Funny Faces

I pulled this colored image out of the back and dusted it off so I could finally put it onto a card. I forgot how long ago it was... but I'm not counting.  LOL  This is Funny Faces rubber stamp that you'll find at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  I think these are such fun kiddos and have enjoyed colored it a second time.


There is lots of Creative Color Placement on this card... enough on the face that I'll call it Extreme Color Placement. Below you'll see the before and after of the faces.




Sunday, October 15, 2017

Cauli


Here's my next monster from the Edward's Crochet Imaginarium by Kerry Lord pattern book. This one was my own idea. I wanted try introducing a color gradually, change colors on the toes for claws, and finally tackle those elusive spots. 


This monster I'm calling "Cauli" because the top head part looks like a head of cauliflower.  I thought the slow addition of color was a great transition and I wish I would have started it sooner, maybe 2 rows earlier on the head, 8 rows earlier on the body and 4 rows earlier on the hands.  The toes weren't as bad as I thought they would be and the color change turned out to be a breeze.


From this view point you can see the color change nicely on the head. The spots on the back were difficult to learn but once I figured it out, were easy to add in. I wish TOFT would have had a video of that stitch because I felt their book was missing at list one more picture on it.  But my Mum came to the rescue and hunkered down to figure it out for me.

My only regret is I wish the legs were longer but the kids are enjoying this one so that's all that really matters. 




Friday, October 13, 2017

Polka Dot Pals Kacee

This is one of my all-time favorite cards for the season - I enjoyed using Polka Dot Pals Kacee but the best part came from a friend, Janice, who challenged me to color her using her brilliant idea and color scheme. She wanted to see it in a different light, and I too shared in that thought, so we challenged Jennifer to join along. All three turned out fabulous!


I started with the same color scheme and Creative Color Placement as Janice's original card and worked on making it more 3D... to "pop off the page" as she put it.  The spider on her card was my absolute favorite so that's where I began. I kept with the blacks and reds but for the eyes and the darkest black tone, I used my BV colors instead. Sometimes adding in an unexpected color goes a long ways to add depth.


After she was finished, I peeked at Jennifer's card and fell in love with her take on it. She did an incredible job!  Her use of added webs was the icing on the top and an amazing addition.  So when I put my Pal on a card, I had to add some of those webs so I could be "cool" like her. 

In the end, each of the cards have their own character and it's one of the reasons why I like Polka Dot Pals so much. With the "blank faces" anything is possible!  Hope you enjoyed this creation and thank you Janice for providing some much needed fun.  :D  Happy Halloween!


The colors I have used on Polka Dot Pals Kacee are:

T1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8
BV02, 04, 23, 25, 29
R11, 14, 29, 59
YG17

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Polka Dot Pals Vickie

Here's a project I've done using Polka Dot Pals Vickie and Little Houses from Little Miss Muffet Stamps, rubber stamps. I stamped Polka Dot Pals Vickie, masked her, then stamped the two houses in the back to create a scene. The list of colors is listed below, however, I think the pictures are much brighter here.


There is a new challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenges that opens today - link up any of your creations this week for a chance to win and be selected as the top picks. Top picks have a chance to earn a free stamp and be featured on the Customer Appreciation Day.

Today is also the start of the next Guest Design Team for LMMS. Welcome to all the new members and I'm so excited to get to know you a little more. :D



These are the Copic Markers that I used:

E21, 23, 25, 27, 29
E30, 31, R12
BG000, 01, 57
YG21, 17, 25, 67, 93, 95
R8, 14, 37
YR23, 31, 30
E71, 74, 77
BV23

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Steve

Here's another crochet monster from Edward's Crochet Imaginarium by Kerry Lord. This one isn't actually a monster, as you can see, but it still uses the same base, arms and legs pattern. The ears and tail are modified a little from the pattern and the eye patch, nose and paws were easily made up.



This is "Steve" which is named after Steve Burns for Blue's Clues. (Hence the blue paw which is handy for leaving clues.) The idea came about after seeing these adorable Scrappy the Happy Puppy Slippers from One & Two Company.  I only had a little blue so I did the ear first and was hoping I could get another arm but there was just enough for a print. ... and a blue paw print for us means it's gotta be a Blue's Clue!  So, this puppy's name had to be Steve.

I have done the "required three" monsters and so now I can have creative freeform on any other monsters but my goal is to use up the extra yarn I have. This one, however, I went out and bought some brown and blue - so if that is a telling sign then I might not ever use up all the extra yarn. LOL




Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fluffy

I have completed another creation from Edward's Crochet Imaginarium by Kerry Lord. This one is Fluffy because of all the loop stitches on the body and ears. I don't think I'll do that again and considering I had to redo the body twice, this counts as three.  Maybe?


This monster is more of a bunny which was by design.  She has one bow, one sock (with another bow so I guess that means two bows) plus a bracelet made from extra crochet markers. I didn't like using them away so this was a great donation. She also has one green eye and one blue eye.