Have you missed me?
I will admit that life has gotten a bit out of control with us trying to enjoy every last moment of the Summer.
Need I mention school started yesterday?
So I thought I’d pop in here with my card for Kathy from The Daily Marker Pop Up Challenge: It’s All About Lines.
I used Washi tape to form my lines of varying sizes and simply blended two colors of Distress Ink into the white spaces.
Once I removed the Washi tape I had a perfectly striped or better yet lined background.
Keep an eye out for more Pop Up Challenges from Kathy at The Daily Marker.
I know I’ll be joining in!
My Favorite Things Birdie Brown Birthday Bear Stamps & Dies, Birthday Wishes & Ballons Stamps, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Signo White and Black Gel Pen, Copics
It just melts my heart.
And brightens my day.
Even with the missing two front teeth.
After a whole lot of coloring and card making I finally found time to make a layout.
And boy, did it feel good!
I used more of Hartly’s Nursery School pictures and October Afternoon’s Cake Walk Collection to make a companion page for my Celebrate Today layout.
I had so much fun I think I’ll do it again.
October Afternoon Cake Walk Collection, Éclair Thickers, EK Success Layered Heart Punch, Studio Calico Sequins
That an adventure was going to happen.
I love that sentiment.
Almost as much as I love the Petunia Gets A Piggy Back image that accompanies it.
You just have to smile looking at those two together.
It reminds me of a certain little girl running around my house. He he.
Stamping Bella Petunia Gets A Piggy Back Stamp, Pebbles Jenn Hadfield Home Made Paper Pad, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Dies, Copics
Sometimes you work on a project and it just makes you happy.
That’s exactly how I felt working with this adorable little piggy from the My Favorite Things The Whole Herd stamp set.
In fact, I think I giggled the entire time.
I simply stamped three of him on a sheet of Post It paper and cut them out to use as my mask.
Then I would stamp my pig, cover him with one of the masks and repeat until I had my entire Polaroid area filled with adorable piglets.
This was a great way to play with various Copic pinks and practice blending them, since I wanted several different shades.
As an added bonus my little piggy polaroid was spotted and featured on the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog!
And that makes me squeal with delight.
My Favorite Things The Whole Herd Stamp Set & Dies, Mama Elephant Polaroid Fun Creative Cuts, Copics and Neenah Solar White Paper
And I can not lie.
The family and I saw that phrase on an animal clinic sign the other day and laughed about it for the rest of the day.
Of course, I had to explain it and the song to the kids. Sigh.
It also meant I had to use it.
I used the adorable two sided hanging puppy from the My Favorite Thing’s You Make My Tail Wag stamp and die set.
Not only is my puppy peeking at us from the front, but when you open the card you see his big…
And the sentiment~
Silly I know, but it makes me laugh.
However, probably not my best idea since my five year old is now singing the song repeatedly. Sigh.
My Favorite Things You Make My Tail Wag Stamps and Dies, Simon Says Stitched Dies, Copics, DCWV The Basics Stack
So, the 30 Day Coloring Challenge is over.
But, I loved every minute of it.
Especially since I learned a few things.
Like different methods for masking your stamped images, so you can add more stamps to your card or color backgrounds like I did here.
I stamped my little girl image, masked her with a simple additional cut out of her and stamped my sentiment.
After I colored her, I re-masked her and used my inks and sponge to color the background sky.
In the future I’ll be brave enough to create a mask of my sentiment or perhaps get a tad bit closer to my little girl, but for now I’m good.
Remember I have the cutting skills of a five year old.
Mama Elephant Shooting Star and Sunday Sentiment Stamps, Copics, My Favorite Things Grape Jelly Ink, Distress Ink Broken China, Black Enamel Accents
Would you believe me if I told you I made this layout way back in February at the Doodles Retreat?
All but the finishing touches.
It’s just been sitting waiting for me to blog about it and add it to my Disney 2014 album.
Since I’ve been spending the month of June coloring, I haven’t had time to even think of starting a layout.
So, this is the next best thing.
My Prince Charming is trying to pull the sword out of the stone while the kids all ride the carousel at Disney World.
Isn’t he handsome?
Which is good since he wasn’t quite strong enough to get that sword out and become the ruler of England.
A few close-ups~
I used Simple Stories Say Cheese I and II Collections to make my layout.
To see more of my Disney projects, click here.
Now I’m hoping to find a moment or two to work on a layout.
Hopefully, I’ll have better luck than Travis did.
Simple Stores Say Cheese I and II Collections, October Afternoon Mini Market Alphas, Thickers, Enamel Dots, EK Success Mickey Punch