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Monday, January 29, 2018

Make It Crafty Inspiration Design: Starla's Candy Hugs

Hi there!  How was everyone's January?  I can't believe the first month of 2018 is almost behind us already!  We'll be kicking off a new Make It Crafty coloring challenge in a couple of days, but in the meantime I have a little design inspiration to share that involves creating scenes!

Now, I was SUPER reluctant to venture out of my comfort zone and create a digital scene but Zoe pointed me in the direction of her amazing tutorial using Microsoft Word (or a similar word processing program) and I was astounded at just how easy it actually was to do! Check out Zoe's MIC tutorial for yourself HERE!   My computer that I use for crafting runs on a Linux operating system so I don't have access to MS products.  I use a free download of LibreOffice for my office suite needs. This tutorial worked for me so don't worry if you use another word processing program.  The main principles still apply.

I chose to work with Starla's Candy which is one of the Krista Smith images that is available in the MIC store and pair it with the Candy World Castle background.  Both are colored with Copics.  Though this amazing scene could have stood on its own on a card I decided that I still wanted to embellish with my trademark layers of dies.  With the exception of the peppermint candy, which is a Martha Stewart punch, and the Star Circles Nestabilities from Spellbinders, all of the other dies used are from La-La Land Crafts.  Here I've featured Filigree Hearts, Filigree Crown, Loopy Doily Border, Stitched Clouds, Star Border, and Double Stitched Squares.  And of course I had to add a fun MIC chipboard sentiment as well!  I colored the chipboard with my Copics so it would match my project.

I hope you like my creation and may be inspired to create a scene of your own soon!

Make It Crafty Products Used:

Copics Used:
Skin-E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R20, R22
Hair-E70, E74, E79, BV11, BV13
Clothes-R35, R37, R39, R81, R83, R85, B37, B39, BG10, BG72, BG75, E70, E74, E79, Y11, Y17, YR02, YR04
Candy World Castle background-R35, R37, R39, R81, R83, R85, R89, B32, B34, B37, BG000, BG01, BG10, BG72, BV11, BV13, E70, E74, E79, Y11, Y15, Y17, YR02, YR04, YG11, YG13, YG17, YG61, YG67


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Make It Crafty Inspiration Design: Sweet Girl Primrose

Hello!  I am here to share a little Make It Crafty inspiration!  This weekend Zoe released some new Krista Smith images .  There are three of them: Jillian Creates, Primrose, and Violet's Red Rose.  And they are all perfect for Valentine's Day!  I am waiting on an order of chippies so I can really get to work on my Valentines but I couldn't resist printing out and coloring up Primrose in the meantime!  I will be stalking my postal carrier for sure, though.  Waiting for new crafty supplies is always such sweet torture!  Lol 

She is colored with Copics and cut using the Stitched Nested Circles die from La-La Land Crafts, matted with Lacey Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  Almost all of the other dies are from LLLC as well.  On this card I've used Filigree Border, Scalloped Banner, Love Doves, Ornate Border Large, and Heart Fan.  The treble clef is from a Memory Box die called Musical Motifs.

I had to dig into the chipboard I have left to find the perfect words for this card and luckily I came up with "sweet" for the image banner and "girl".  I colored both with Copics.  I dabbed the base for "girl" with Memento Rich Cocoa ink the coated the pink colored portion with Glossy Accents.

Don't forget that the monthly coloring challenges are back and for January the theme is SKIN!  We hope you'll play along!  Thanks for checking out my most recent creation!

Make It Crafty Products Used:
Sweet (from Baby Adapt-A-Word chipboard set)

Copics Used:
 Skin-E000, E00, E04, E11,E21, R20, R22
Lips/Flowers-R81, R83, R85
Eyes-B21, B32, B34
Hair-E70, E74, E79
Leaves-G94, G95, YG11
Banner-C1, C3


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Make It Crafty January Coloring Challenge: Skin

Hello!  I am thrilled to be announcing that I am back on the Make It Crafty design team - this time as a full-time MIC gal!  Thank you, Zoe, for having me!  In November MIC kicked off its coloring challenges with "Glow" followed by a fabulous "Sparkle" theme in December!  Did you see?!?!  There were some gorgeous entries!  This month we are back with a new challenge theme: Skin!  I tend to use the same color combo for skin tone every time I color.  For my project today, I needed a darker skin tone so I had to shake up my Copic colors!

This awesome digi is Biker Dad.  You can find him in the MIC store and he's perfect for any guy (dad or not) who love motorcycles!  As usual, I have loaded up the card with dies.  All the ones I've used here are from La-La Land Crafts (Skyline Border, Steampunk Border, Happy Stitched, Double Stitched Squares, Fancy Numbers, Arrows, Gears Heart, and Steampunk Corner).  I also used two chipboard words from Make It Crafty!  I colored "birthday" and "celebrate" with Copic BG75 and then coated them in Turquoise Stickles.  These words are so amazing and such fun to work with!  They are super versatile and you can combine them with stamps, dies, or other chipboard to create custom sentiments.  MIC also has a fabulous line of chipboard shadow boxes and little houses that you can build and decorate!

Hope you liked my crafty inspiration!  Join us over at the challenge for your chance to win one of three $5 gift vouchers for the MIC shop!  To be eligible you must use at least ONE Make It Crafty product on your project and follow the challenge theme.  All coloring mediums are welcome and your entry does not have to be a finished project.  Enter our Skin coloring challenge HERE!

Make It Crafty Product Used:

Copics Used:
Skin-E11, E13, E23, E25, E27, E70
Bike and Hair-N0, N2, N4, N6, N8, Y11, Y17
Clothes and Spray Bottle-B32, B34, B39, BG13, BG15, BG75, R24, R27, R29, R89, Y11, Y17, YR18