28 January, 2013

MiC Mirror Post - Wedding Bells

I didn't have any wedding bells. I didn't have a dress, or a long aisle in a church or anything like that. I got married nearly 10 years ago on Feb 10th, 2003 when I was 19 at the Sonoma County Courthouse. But what I DID have, aside from my groom, was a wedding arch. In that spirit, I wanted to include this lovely new one from Make it Crafty on the card I've made for my sweet husband Mike. I made it all purple for my favourite colour and I've given Dominique brown hair and brown eyes to match my own. Mike and I have been together for 12 years now. My entire adult life; that's a pretty huge accomplishment. I don't know exactly how we're celebrating our anniversaries this year, but I hope Mike enjoys this card.
Stamps: Dominique and Wedding Arch - Make it Crafty
Paper: Make it Colourful, Graphic 45
Copic Colours
Skin: E11/21/00, YR000, BV23
Hair: E79/29/57/21
Other: V9/6/4/1, YG25, Y19, BV20

25 January, 2013

MiC Design Team: Australia Day Blog Hop

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G'day, everyone, how's it hangin'? Mind if I call you 'Bruce', just to cut down on the confusion? Welcome to Make it Crafty's Australia Day celebration! If you've come here from the MiC blog you're in the right place! Today I have created (what I hope is) a beautiful scene of the Australian Outback for you. I'll admit, the only things I REALLY know about Australia come from TV and movies. Crocodile Hunter, Monty Python (where the sentiment comes from), stuff like that. I wanted to create a real "feel" of Australia, but in the end I just had to wing it!

I used a lot of digi stamps to create this scene. From Make it Crafty I used the backgrounds Australian Outback Farm Road and the Outback Dunny scene. I melded them together, then added in the Wire Fence, Rusty Windmill, Eucalyptus Tree, Kangaroo, and the Kookaburra (which always reminds me of Doctor Who). As for the characters I wanted to add some movement and childish fun so I arranged Koala Luka, Outback Luka, and Kangaroo Marci from La La Land Crafts in the scene. I used a stencil and ink for the sky, but everything else is coloured with my Copic markers.

20 January, 2013

Annabelle in Blue

I pulled Annabelle out of my little stack of printed images and decided to just PLAY. Sometimes, to relax, one has to just play and enjoy the act of colouring. Annabelle is a gorgeous woman and I think her hair colour combination just became my new favourite for brown; feel free to use it and see what you think!
Stamps: Annabelle - Make it Crafty
Paper: XPress-It, My Little Shoebox
Embellishments: Swirly Corners Chipboard - Make it Crafty
Copic Colours
Skin: E04/11/21/53, BV23
Outfit: B26/16/04/02, N8/6/4, Y38/19/13

18 January, 2013

No Flowers for Luka

This week as guest designer for La La Land Crafts I was challenged with making a card that included NO flowers. Well, that's certainly not too hard for me! I took the opportunity to use Luka here and gave him a "cool guy" image with a red and black outfit. I made the little embellishment with two star punches layered together and held with a brad for a simple accent that still says "boy".

Stamps: Fedora Hat Luka - La La Land Crafts
Paper: XPress-It,My Little Shoebox, Papertrey Ink
Copic Colours
Skin:E11/21/00, YR000/0000, R20. BV23
Hair: C8/5/1, BV25
Clothes:R39/46/24, T9/7/5/3, C3, Y28/26

11 January, 2013

Make it Crafty Design Team New Beginnings Blog Hop

Hello and welcome everyone! You should have come from Mary J. If not, please start here at the Make it Crafty blog.
I have something VERY special to tell you: after much agonizing about the perfect project, and if I'm good enough to even try, I submitted a project to the Make it Crafty DT call this year and I won a spot! I'm actually on the team with some AMAZING women. I'm so delighted to be a part of this group and share with you the amazing stamps from Make it Crafty!
Today's introductory blog hop has the theme of "new beginnings" so I decided to go with a Spring and flowery feel. Spring is all about new life and new beginnings, just look at Easter. I chose to pair MiC's Giant Flower and I used Fairy Star so she could bestow life on this lovely pink flower. 

I hope you enjoy my project and I cannot wait to share with you the projects I make throughout the year for this wonderful company. 

Your next stop is  Kat's blog. Enjoy!
Stamps: Giant Flower and Fairy Star - Make it Crafty
Paper: XPress-It
Copic Colours:
Hair: V9/12/15/17
Outfit: BG18/49/45, BV01/000
Foliage: YG67/63/61/17/11/03, G29/46/43/21, Y28/26
Sky: BG000, B00, BV23, C1