I’ve been wanting to practice colouring hair with my copics for a while now, but I haven’t had any stamps that I could use to practice. I went on holidays a few weeks ago and found this La La Land stamp is a craft shop…..I guess I’ll have to add it to the next craft confession post I make because I couldn’t resist buying her!
I think I still need a lot of work to make the hair really nice, but I’m thinking that for a first effort it’s really not that bad. Hopefully you’ll see her again in the future with some even better hair.
I paper pieced the dress and shoes – I’m very happy with how that turned out. I think the dress looks just like something I’d wear 🙂
The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Lawn Fawn……I seriously love their die-cut sentiments. I’m possibly a bit of a Lawn Fawn addict…..everything is just so cute!
Have a great week everyone!
This week is a card which I made for a very special friend of mine who will be having a baby boy very soon.
I stitched the little baby from an old pattern I picked up at a jumble sale about 7-8 years ago, he’s been sitting there waiting for his moment to shine! He’s stitched on linen because I just l-o-v-e to stitch on linen.
The decorative paper is from Rosie’s Studio. The paper pack isn’t baby specific so I was super happy to flick through it and find out there was the perfect baby paper in there.
The baby block stamp was the Sullivan’s brand from Lincraft. It’s not a great stamp…..I mean it stamps fine, but the actual stamp itself just seems messy…..I might need to look for something better in the future.
The embellishment on the ribbon was something I’m a bit proud of, I made it myself using a button and a diamante. I wasn’t too sure what to put on a boy card, I didn’t want anything too girly. Personally – I think I nailed it 🙂
Enjoy your week!
This week is a simple masculine card, but I think it could be used as either a male or female card…..maybe it’s a unisex card?! Anyways, it’s a birthday card for my dad. I kept it very simple with lots of white space because my dad isn’t too keen on very ‘busy’ cards.
The cake is coloured with Copic markers and I stamped it on to X-press Copic paper. The candles were too annoying to fussy cut so I stamped the image again directed on to the card base, then I coloured the candles directly on the card base, and glued the cake on over the top (lining up the candles). I think I did a pretty good job!
The sentiment is a sticker, I have no idea where it came from…..but I’m pleased that I’m using up random things in my stash! The papers were some scraps left over from another card – woo hoo for using up some of my scrap pile!!
Have a lovely week!
I couldn’t help myself – I had to make something else with my Lawn Fawn stamps & dies.
This one is very similar to my Joyful Wishes card – mainly because I don’t own many Lawn Fawn stamps.
I watercoloured the background using Distress inks, then used Copics to colour the stamped images.
I used a mask to put the party hat on the fox. I did this by stamping the party hat first on to my cardstock, then I stamped it again on to a post-it note. I cut out the hat on the Post-it note and stuck it over the top of the hat I’d stamped on the cardstock. Then I stamped the fox on to the cardstock – the line the top of his head would have made ended up on the post-it note, so when I removed the Post-it, it looked like the hat it sitting on top of the head of the fox.
I used my Wink of Stella glitter pen on the balloon and the hat, as well as glossy accents to make them look shiny.
Have a great week
For this weeks card I played around with some of the last craft items that I actually purchased before my challenge began.
I love Lawn Fawn products…..seriously. L-O-V-E. They are super cute.
I made this scene by first stamping out all the trees, critters, and other little bits and pieces on to copic quality cardstock. I then coloured them in using my Copic markers and cut them out using their coordinating dies. No way would I try to fussy cut these things!
Then I cut out the stitched hillsides and worked out where I wanted to put them on my card, this then formed the basis of where my background watercolour piece (the blue part) needed to start. I cut a piece of watercolour paper to size and then used a pencil to mark out where the top hill would finish. I then coloured the background using Distress Inks from Ranger.
Once the background was dry I could start assembling the card. I stamped the sentiment on the watercolour background then began to layer all my pieces onto my card. Each snow drift is on dimensional adhesive so it really pops up!
Finally, I added my Wink of Stella clear pen to the ornaments, holly, acorn, and stars. I used glossy accents on the ornaments and the holly berries to give them even more dimension.
This is definitely not one that I would send in the mail! This will be hand delivered to someone special.
Have a great week!
This week is a card I made for my hubby to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary a few weeks ago.
This image is from the Penny Black stamp set called ‘Loads of Love’ and I coloured it with my Copic markers.
I wanted to keep the card pretty clean & simple and I think just having the stamped image achieved that. I added the red pearls in the corners just to add a little extra colour, and to tie the red hearts in with the rest of the card.
I love the sentiment – it’s so super cute!
Have a great week!
Pop-It Up Rose Birthday Card
This is the last of the cards I made at the Elizabeth Crafts make & Take classes from the Stitches and Craft Show. I’ve saved the best for last because I’m pretty proud of this one 🙂
This card was made using the same Pop-It Up die that was used for last weeks card, but this time we also used a frame to decorate the inside of the card.
Pop-It Up Rose Birthday Card
But here is the bit I’m most excited about……..colouring with Copics!
Colouring with Copics!
I’ve never done this before and I thought this would be a good introduction to it. I could see if I was any good at it, and if I was terrible at it, I wouldn’t have to waste any money buying them. Turns out it’s much easier than I thought it would be and I love how well it turned out. The camera isn’t really doing it justice – it looks like stained glass. Looks like (yet another) crafty investment I need to make!!