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


http://www.fabrikafantasy.com/store.php#.Vw6jjnqfeis
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

http://www.fabrikafantasy.com/store.php#.WYOjP1GQzIV
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

http://digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=34_37&products_id=1879
http://digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/
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

http://www.fabrikafantasy.com/small-child-digital-stamp.php#.WWv9vVGQzIU
http://www.fabrikafantasy.com/store.php#.Vw6jjnqfeis
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


Monday, July 31, 2017

Signs of Spring Card

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A new challenge begins today at Crafting from the Heart, sponsored by Oddball Art Co. I chose to use Skylar and Friends :Signs of Spring" #204 and the sentiment from Nixie the Pixie Image #217.

I merged the sentiment and the my chosen image in the Craft Artist 2 program and printed it out. I colored the cute image with Prismacolor Pencils and a bit of Recollections gold pen.

I cut a free-form design around the colored image and glued it to a solid card stock. I cut around the design leaving a narrow colored edge. These 2 layers were adhered to a solid color card stock and glued to a white base card.

Come join us at Crafting from the Heart where anything goes.
Challenges:
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-15-anything-goes.html
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/challenge-49.html
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/1st-august-2017-classic-design-team.html

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Priscilla Parks Her Cadillac

I still enjoy designing cloths and scenes using the wonderful collection of Julie Nutting Paper Dolls. Flor this 12x12" canvas I used Priscilla.

I colored Priscilla's clothes, skin and hair using Copic markers. Her extended skirt is made of lace and gathered below her costume, between the costume and a black piece of card stock.

The background was created by merging two vintage photo (Moulin Rouge and Cadillac) taken by my husband Sandy Brooke. I used the Craft Artist 2 program to merge the two, making an all new photo. This photo was adhered and sealed to the 12x12" canvas with  Mod Podge.

The doll was popped on top of the background using soft pads.

challenges:
http://asnowflakespromise.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/challenge-42.html
http://avenue613.blogspot.com/2017/07/challenge-199-anything-goes-optional.html
http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/challenge-29.html
http://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.com/2017/07/challenge-92-anything-goes.html
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/challenge-48.html

Monday, July 17, 2017

Skydive Santa Card

http://www.doctor-digi.com/digital-stamp-christmas/skydive-santa
http://www.doctor-digi.com/
Dr. digi is the current sponsor of the challenge at Crafting from the Heart. My choice for the Design Team inspirational card is Skydive Santa.

I colored this fun image using Copic Markers and placed it in the Craft Artist 2 program. I merged it with text and a Flagler Beach, Florida background created by my husband Sandy Brooke. I printed this scene and then printed and cut out the separate colored digi, which I placed on top using soft pads, creating a 3D image. The finished design was adhered to a white base card.

I look forward to seeing your work in the challenge at Crafting from the Heart.
Challenges:
http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge.html
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-14-anything-goes.html
http://unicornchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/challenge-23-christmas-in-july.html

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Tiger Cub Card

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The new releases are out for Fabrika Fantasy Digis! Some wonderful realistic animals are included this month. I chose to work on the Cute Tiger Cub.

I used Prismacolor Pencils to color the image and I cut it out leaving a narrow white edge. I adhered a mat of leaf print paper to a blank white card and popped the Tiger on top using soft pads.

Check out the shop at Fabrika Fantasy Digis, you will be happy you did.

Challenges:
http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge.html
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-14-anything-goes.html
http://craftrocketchallenges.blogspot.com/2017/07/challenge-39-anything-goes.html#

Happy Panda Card

http://www.fabrikafantasy.com/store.php#.Vw6jjnqfeis
The new releases are out for Fabrika Fantasy Digis! Some wonderful realistic animals are included this month. I chose to work on the Happy Panda.

I used Prismacolor Pencils to color the image and I cut it out leaving a narrow white edge. I adhered a mat of leaf print paper to a blank white card and popped the panda on top using soft pads.

Check out the shop at Fabrika Fantasy Digis, you will be happy you did.

Challenges:
 http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge.html
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/challenge-14-anything-goes.html
http://craftrocketchallenges.blogspot.com/2017/07/challenge-39-anything-goes.html#

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Happy Father's Day Card

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http://maridigisstore2.blogspot.com.br/
A new challenge has just begun at Mari Digis. I chose the father and son image #GR2 for my Design Team inspirational card. The card was for my son last month, who has a son and is expecting a little girl in September.

I colored the image using Copic Markers and cut it out leaving a narrow white edge. I placed soft pads on the back of the cut cut image. I cut "Happy Father's Day," with my Cricut die cutting machine. I used 2 pieces of colored card stock for a mat and adhered all the layers to a white base card and popped the image on top.

I am looking forward to seeing your work on the Mari Digis challenge.
Challenges:
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-13-anything-goes.html
http://avenue613.blogspot.com/2017/07/challenge-199-anything-goes-optional.html
http://craftrocketchallenges.blogspot.com/2017/07/challenge-39-anything-goes.html

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Prima Donna Birthday Card

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New releases are out for Digistamps4joy! There's a wonderful variety this week. I chose to work on the Ballet Prima Donna (J1864).

I used Prismacolor Pencils to color the image and cut it out leaving a narrow white edge. I layered a printed card stock onto  a white base card. I embossed a white sheet of card stock with happy birthday, using the 13-113 embossing folder in my Cuddlebug and adhered it to the top. I placed soft pads on the back of the image and popped her on top. I embellished the card with small sticky pearls.

Check out the shop at Digistamps4joy, you will be happy you did.
Challenges:
http://pearlysparkleschallenge.blogspot.com/2017/07/challenge-18-girlie.html
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-13-anything-goes.html
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/challenge-48.html


Monday, July 3, 2017

Hummingbird Morning Glory Card

https://www.etsy.com/listing/498164836/hummingbird-n-morning-glory-flowers?ga_search_query=hummingb
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Createfulheartdigis?ref=l2-shopheader-name
Createful Heart Digis is the current sponsor of the challenge at Crafting from the Heart. My choice for the Design Team inspirational card is Hummingbird-N-Morning Glory Flowers.

I colored this lovely image using Prismacolor Pencils and a Prismacolor Colorless Blender. I embossed a white piece of card stock using the Cuttlebug Fold #37-1136 Bloom Dots, to make a mat and adhered it to a pink base card. I cut out the digi image leaving a narrow white edge and adhered it to the embossed mat.

I look forward to seeing your work in the challenge at Crafting from the Heart.
Challenges:
http://aussiedigitalartistschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/new-rules-1st-july-2017-aussie-digital.html
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-13-anything-goes.html
http://pearlysparkleschallenge.blogspot.com/2017/07/challenge-18-girlie.html
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/challenge-48.html
http://sasayakiglitter.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/sasayaki-glitter-july-challenge-your.html
http://asnowflakespromise.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/challenge-41.html

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Tess Summer Fun Card

There's a new at Creative Lady Birds is Just for Fun and I made a new Design Team inspirational card. I chose to use Tess Summer Fun by Crafty Sentiments to make a sweet card.

I colored this cutie with Copic Markers and cut her out leaving a narrow white edge.

I used the Bloom Dots embossing folder in my Cuttlebug to make the yellow floral background. I adhered the colored image and the background to a basic white card.

Challenges:
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/1st-july-2017-classic-design-team-open.html
http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/1st-july-2017-perfect-time-to-craft.html
https://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.com/2017/07/july-blog-challenge-68-and-winners.html

Fox Cub Xmas Card

http://www.fabrikafantasy.com/cute-fox-cub-digital-stamp.php#.WTtoCNy1vIU
http://www.fabrikafantasy.com/store.php#.Vw6jjnqfeis
The theme for the new challenge is Christmas in July, at Fabika Fantasy. I chose to use Cute Fox Cub for my Design Team inspirational card.

I used Copic Markers to color the Fox and then cut him out leaving a narrow white edge. I adhered him to a piece of printed paper and then adhered that to a brown card stock mat. I glued these layers to a white basic card.

I'm looking forward to seeing your work in our challenge at Fabrika Fantasy.
Challenges:
 https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/1st-july-2017-classic-design-team-open.html
http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/1st-july-2017-perfect-time-to-craft.html
https://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.com/2017/07/july-blog-challenge-68-and-winners.html

Happy July 4th Card

http://digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=34_36&products_id=1771
http://digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/
The theme for this month's challenge at Digistamps4joy is Special Birthday and nothing in the USA is more special than July 4th Independence Day! It's the nations birthday! My choice for a stamp to use is Little Ms Liberty.


I colored this image with Copic Markers and placed it in the Craft Artist 2 program. There I merged it with a background (Flagler Beach, Fl.) created by my husband Sandy Brooke.

I am looking forward to seeing what you will put in our challenge this month at Digistamps4joy.
Challenges:

https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/1st-july-2017-classic-design-team-open.html
http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/1st-july-2017-perfect-time-to-craft.html
https://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.com/2017/07/july-blog-challenge-68-and-winners.html

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Aim High Card

http://digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/
The new releases are out for this week from Digistamps4joy. I chose to use Aim High for my Design Team inspirational card.

I colored the image using Prismacolor Pencils. I placed the colored image in the Craft Artist 2 program and merged it with various elements.

Check out the shop at Digistamps4joy, for some fabulous designs.
Challenges:
https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com/2017/06/challenge-181.html
http://avenue613.blogspot.com/2017/06/challenge-198-anything-goes-optional.html
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-12-anything-goes.html

Monday, June 19, 2017

Artistic Dreamer Card

http://lacysunshine.weebly.com/store/p2148/Artistic_Dreamer.html

Lacy Sunshine is the current sponsor of the challenge at Crafting from the Heart. My choice for the Design Team inspirational card is Artistic Dreamer.

I colored this wonderful image using Copic markers and cut it out leaving a narrow white edge. I embossed light blue card stock using the Cuttlebug Folder #37-1136 Bloom Dots, to make a mat to adhere the cut image to. I placed these on a dark blue mat and adhered the layers to a white base card.

I look forward to seeing your work in the challenge at Crafting from the Heart.
Challenges:
https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com/2017/06/challenge-181.html
http://avenue613.blogspot.com/2017/06/challenge-198-anything-goes-optional.html
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-12-anything-goes.html

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day Card

http://digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/
It's release day today at Digistamps4joy. I chose A Date With Dad (J1722) for my Design Team inspirational card. It's the perfect card for today, Father's Day!

I colored this image using Copic Markers and placed it in the Craft Artist 2 program. I merged this sweetie with a background (Daytona Beach, Florida home) created by my husband Sandy Brooke.

Check out the shop at Digistamps4joy, there are more cuties waiting for you.
Challenges:
http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge.html
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/2017/06/challenge-12-anything-goes.html
http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/challenge-28.html

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Sea Sunrise Card

http://www.fabrikafantasy.com/store.php#.Vw6jjnqfeis
The new releases for June are now in the Fabrika Fantasy Shop. I chose to make a summer scene with Sea Sunrise.

I used Copic Markers to color this image and placed it in the Craft Artist 2 program. I merged this colored image with a background from the Natural Landscapes Digikit.

Check out the shop at Fabrika Fantasy and find an image, you might use for our current challenge.
Challenges:
http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge.html
http://craftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/june-challenge.html
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/challenge-11-anything-goes.html