20 June, 2013

MiC Mirror Post: Ladies...

Hi everyone! Aeryn here and I'm SUPER EXCITED! You may not know this about me, but I *love* gnomes. No fooling. Gnomes and tiny houses and wee little things that live in forests? Yeah, I'm *so* there! I grew up riveted to this tv show: David the Gnome. So, naturally when I saw the images for MiC's new release I was ecstatic. Add in Gnomey Harry's pose and the fact that we've got A TEAPOT HOUSE and I started to feel a little lightheaded, lol! In what I'm sure will be just the first of *many* images I make for you with this set I combined Gnomey Harry with the Magic Mushrooms and Whimsical Flowers. Look at Gnomey Harry, he's just chilling out, lookin' for some love. You can find him and his entire Whimsical World right here: Make it Crafty Store.

I hope you enjoy! Stay crafty!

18 June, 2013

MiC Mirror Post: Angel In The Clouds

Hi everyone, it's Aeryn! Right now we're having an exciting colouring challenge on our Make it Crafty Facebook Page, it's all about backgrounds! There's three fun levels of the challenge, but the middle level is to create clouds in your background. Here, I used Sweet Angel and put her up in the sky! You have until the 30th of June to enter your projects to the Make it Crafty Facebook fan page and possibly win a $15 gift card to the Make it Crafty store! So get out your colouring tools, stretch out that creativity, and show us what cool backgrounds you can create!
Stay Crafty!

Copics Used:
Skin: E04/11/21/00/000
Hair: E59/39/99/97/21
Dress: G28, YG67/17/23/01
Clouds: C00/1/2/3, B000/0000
Halo: Y26/18/15/11/000

14 June, 2013

Odd Idol 4 - The End

Well, this is it. It wasn't good enough, creative enough or something to get the votes of people. I dunno. It was my best work, but that's not good enough so there you have it. I never, ever thought I could win, but top 5 would have been nice. To at least make it into the last round. I drew all the non-Some Odd Girl elements, which is pretty cool. I felt it would be cheating to use another company's stamps in an SOG competition. So anything but the SOG characters is all mine. I used my Cricut too, and SCAL, to cut the letters. If you click "view image" it's much bigger and cooler.

07 June, 2013

MiC Mirror Post: Treasure These Moments

 Hello everyone, Aeryn here! We're having a little challenge over on the Make it Crafty Facebook Page for colouring brown hair and I thought I'd give you some inspiration. I paired up Tiny Lena with the Forest Floor digi stamp to create this little scene. I hope you like it and that you'll come join in the challenge. There's something for every level of colouring so break out your MiC images and give it a try! Stay crafty!

06 June, 2013

Here Be Dragons

I swear to you, I have been busy! First off, I got my Cricut working with my SCAL2 again, set it up on the desktop, and I cut out this little polaroid frame. Then, of course, I had to fill it, so I stamped this cute little Lawn Fawn dragon in there and created a scene around him. I'm planning on ACTUALLY MAILING it and giving it to a friend of mine. I also managed to use some washi, a wood veneer, AND some buttons on this project. I mean, WTG me, right?!
Continuing on the dragon kick, I wanted to explore not doing two-tone, but going with the idea that the scales would become darker if the light were blocked. I used this image by Simply B Stamps and figured it's a girl dragon so I gave her teal/pink. I wish I'd chosen a lighter pink, but I think I captured the idea that the dragon's scales are darker where the girl is blocking the light and where the dragon is bending. I *think* the light source is from the front? Seems to match most of the parts of the dragon, anyhow, and some of the girl. For this card I also used my Cricut and SCAL2 to cut out the heart frame. It was a free SVG file. It took a bit to get it to cut perfectly around the digitally stamped image, but it was worth it for the effect. I didn't include the Kraft paper that I'm in love with right now cos I wanted the card to look more feminine and subtle.
I did this last one last night. I wanted to experiment with the idea that the dragon is reacting to the light by changing colour. He *would* be a solid colour, probably red, but the light is making his scales reflect and change. So we figure the light source is in the upper right corner of the image, shining down at an angle on them. It's not perfect, cos I'm still working on light source, but mostly the dragon changes to a lighter colour where the light is hitting him. We're also assuming that the fur of his outfit is some sort of dirty wool. Like form an alpaca or mountain sheep, so it's not white, it's more of a dirty khaki. For this card I just kept him simple, a little stamped sentiment on a ticket, lots of manly Kraft, and I dug into my 6x6 papers. I also made my own enamel dots. I dotted out Glossy Accents onto an acetate sheet the day before, let it dry, and then coloured the few dots to order, matching the yellow, orange, and red of the image.

Anyway, I hope you like my dragons! I'm working on the other six images from the Simply B Stamps release just cos they're super fun, so I'll have those up for you soon. Well, I'll have them eventually....