Sunday, August 20, 2017

Home Sweet Home Card
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!

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

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
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.

Traveling Over Paris Card
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!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Locket and Braids Card
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.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sunbird Card
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!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

I Love Flowers Card
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.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Baby Boy Card
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.

To the Beach Card
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.