I always love a fun challenge! Even though I am in time-crunch mode for Copic Boot Camp I just couldn't resist this! Thank you to Janice for thinking up this bit of fun. What was the challenge? The challenge was to take her card of inspiration and ...

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I always love a fun challenge!  Even though I am in time-crunch mode for Copic Boot Camp I just couldn't resist this!  Thank you to Janice for thinking up this bit of fun.


What was the challenge?  The challenge was to take her card of inspiration and create it again with more dimension, anyway we saw fit.  She challenged Barb with Little Miss Muffet (Using one of her Polka Dot Pal - Kacee) and then in turn Barb "made" me do it too.  We didn't get to see the other's creation until it was all done.

Here is mine...I wanted to add a bit more of a realistic spider and web.  Googling images online for reference really creeped me out (hate spiders and googling spider on nose was even worse...don't do it)

Polka Dot Pals are image with just dots for eyes...leaving lots of space for being creative.  So cute even as they are, but for me it's an empty palette waiting to be colored!



Here is Janice's original card which brought on the challenge.  I love what she came up with and it filled me with inspiration and fun ideas.  How clever to add a spider to the nose and fun little mesh stockings.  I really loved the fact she stayed away from colors and only added a color pop of red!

You can find the info for Janice's card HERE

Barb, being the queen of Creative Color placement added her special touch and stayed a little more true to the "face painting idea Janice had with the spider webs.  I love how she added blue eyes that stand out.  I also thought that adding a shadow of the dress in the X-ray was clever!  Once again...never disappoints!

Info on Barbara's card HERE.


As an added Bonus Barb challenges you to turn this little cute into whatever you want by adding a little Creative Color Placement.  This digital is on sale for a limited time HERE.  Go grab Kacee from the Little Miss Muffet store and I challenge you to get creative.  You can show off what you created on the LMM blog HERE


Copics:
T1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 100
(I think and mostly because some of them were getting dry and sticky...time to refill)
R24 R29
Multiliner .005 and .3

Can't wait to see what you create with a Polka Dot Pal...make sure you show me or tag me on Facebook!!!


     
 



Cork It! - Copic Must Haves

I love cork paper and Imagination International took it to the next level with Cork Deco Tape.  I used this 1" wide Cork Tape and my Fence Border Die to create this scene using stamps and dies from Crafting' Desert Divas (one of our amazing Copic Boot Camp sponsors). 

I used a bit of glossy paper and used alcohol ink to create the sky.  Using a second piece of glossy paper I airbrushed some random green colors and ran it though my die cut machine using Craftin' Desert Divas Fall Border die.  This die comes with hilly trees, hilly houses and a another fun hilly stitched border.  Once I had it all cut out I stamped on Hammermill paper the cute little Barnyard animals from Crafting' Desert Divas.  These little 1" cuties are a quick color.  I cut out some of the cows and placed them on the hillside.  Using the fence die I placed it over a strip of the Cork Deco Tape and ran it through the die cut machine.  The deco tape has a protected adhesive on one side of the cork so it works nice in a die cut machine without making a mess.  You just peel and stick on your project.  The Cork tape can easily be colored on using Copics (can you see I added a fence shadow with a brown marker?), I also wanted to add a complimenting banner using the cork paper.  Using Versafine ink I stamped the sentiment from an old sentiment set from Stampendous (SSC1203), that went with it perfectly. 



I love how sturdy the Cork Deco tape is.  The roll of Cork Deco Tape comes with 1 yard total to play with.  I am looking forward to my next project because the possibilities of stamping and coloring on it are great ;)  I think it would be perfect for a woodland scene.  The Cork Deco Tape is available now.  What are some ideas you can come up with using Cork Deco Tape?  What kind of crafty goodness will you use it for?


Copics:
Cows R000 R11
Cows C1 C3
Fence E44
Sky Refill B21
Trees YG13 G46

     
 



Glitz and Glam - Copic Must haves

I am so super excited to tell you that Copic now has 1" wide Glitter Deco Tape!  Are you aware of all the things you can do with this stuff?  This is a great size spool of the yummy shimmer and glimmer, 30 feet to be exact.  It is acid free so you can use it in your scrapbooking, its perfect for shimmer without the mess of loose glitter in your journaling, and large enough to use it with die cuts.  This is just how I decided to use it.
I used a wide strip of the Glitter Deco Tape under the sentiment directly onto the card front and placed a small piece onto lightweight paper and used a leaf punch.  I then glued the leaves around the giraffe using the Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive craft glue.   Placing a long piece of the Glitter Deco Tape onto some wax paper and I used a large grass punch to punch out the lower grass strip.  I peeled it off the wax paper and stuck it straight over the lion.  

See how well it shimmers.  Wow!  I love this wide size!  The Glitter Deco Tape comes in 4 colors, gold, silver, black and copper, so you have lots of options.  I bet you can airbrush them to change the color of the tape to match your project too.  Oooooh, more ideas running through my head already!

For this card I used one of my Copic Boot Camp wonderful sponsors My Favorite Things stamp set called Wild About You.  They spoil us rotten, and I love their products and am super proud to represent! 

 I cut out the card front with the Lawn Fawn rectangle stitch die.  When I had the card assembled I added some decor to the cute giraffe using my favorite Nuvo Crystal drops (Tonic Studios is another super amazing Copic Boot Camp sponsor, of which spoils us!  I love their products and look forward to using them every chance I get).

If you love shimmer, glimmer, bling you will want to get yourself hooked up with this 1" of yumminess!  I can't wait to see how you use it!


Copics:

YR21 YR14 YR27 RV69 RV99  
     
 



The Sinew Sailor - ARG!

Ahoy ye Halloween lovin' scalleywag!  

Sum Scar'y loot be happenin'!  Read On Matey!!!  Don't ye be skeerd!

I thought I would have some fun with....Tommy paint and some garbage this week.  Yes, garbage I say!

First I took a box that my new Tim Holtz Stamp Platform came in, (by the way it comes very nicely packaged), and decided to use it as a frame for my project.  I needed brown paper so waited for Amazon to stop by and drop off a package knowing that there would be packaging paper inside...and yes it did!  I gathered some of my gaudy bling and buttons.  Got out my Tonic Silver Nuvo Gilding flakes and Indian Gold Nuvo Embellishment Mousse.  I got one of my favorite metal stencils from Stampendous, .  I grabbed my Air Compressor, black Copic marker and Ruby red Tommy chalk paint and got to work!

Here are some of the gruesome details.  I honestly didn't know what I was doing and the whole project was a big crafty, messy, mysterious project of which I had no clue of the results with a vague idea of what I was doing.  I was totally flying by the seat of my pants of this!

I literally started with a roll of scotch tape and some brown paper and the bottom of a box.

After I laid out something that resembled a skull...kinda sorta...I grabbed the hot glue gun and started attempting to glue it together (as the tape wasn't holding.  It sorta worked.  The messy project was taking shape.
Once it was all holding together (more or less) I grabbed my Ruby Tommy Chalk Paint and proceeded to paint the whole thing in red.  The one thing I love about the Tommy chalk paint is the vibrancy of the colors.  I also love that a little paint goes a long way.  After the Tommy Chalk paint quickly dried,  I got out my black (100) Copic marker and Copic Airbrush machine and covered the whole thing in black...crossing fingers my experiment would work.  Taking rubbing alcohol I started wiping off as much black as I could to allow the red to show through.  It worked!

I rubbed the cardboard frame with Black Ash Nuvo Embellishment Mousse and let dry.  I decided to top it off with the Silver Bullion Gilding Flakes, just a thin layer of adhesive I rubbed on the flakes and brushed off the excess.  Next I and added a design on the frame with the Indian Gold Nuvo Mousse, the stampendous stencil and a palette knife.

I glued on a bandana, pirate earring, made a eye patch and glued on some pirate loot!  What a fun spooky decoration.  Maybe he needs some lights to light up his eyeball socket.

 For all those who love the spooky side of things...what do you think?  See you can create fun stuff out of garbage!



     
 


Hang In There, I Gotcha Covered!

We have a bit of Riley & Company, Creative Basic Dies by Rhea and My Favorite Things going on.  Our newest Copic Boot Camp Sponsors are showing some love and so I thought I would show some right back!  


Here is a fun card I created with Balloons Riley.  I added some tiny facial features to him...I think he is all puckered up...I know I would be if this happened to me.  Once colored I added him to a card base I created using the Clouds to Waves dies by Rhea.  I ran them through an embossing folder for added texture after I did a little cloud airbrushing on the background.  I used my new Thank You circle frame to feature Riley and called it done!

Riley the Moose is always getting into something.  This is no exception.  The same company that does Riley & Co. also works with Karen Burniston and carries the Prickley Pair  as well as the Funny Bones line of stamps.   If you want to chuckle your heart out you must check them out HERE.


Thank you to all the sponsors for this years event.  You make it extra special!
     
 


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