Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Thumbelina


Recently I have been trying to colour up some of the many digi stamps I own but have never been printed out, let alone seen colour! This gorgeous girl is Thumbelina from Sweet escape Digis. Unfortunately I couldn't find this image in the store but there are some other fabulous ones there is you want to check them out!

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R24, R20, R11
Eyes - C2, G29, YG17
Hair - R59, R29, YR09, YR04, YR02
Dress - G29, YG17, YG07, 100
Leaves - G2, YG17, YG07, E97

Monday, May 22, 2017

Add an Animal in La-La Land


This week in La-La Land we are adding animals to our creations. There are some fun ways to do this with either a choice of some cute images {frenchies, bears, cats, dinosaurs, cows etc} or some fabulous dies. I chose an image I haven't had a chance to colour up yet - I love his springy heart headband LOL.

Don't forget to pop over to our BLOG where you can check out inspiration from my amazing teamies and remember La-La Land Crafts also have a Facebook Page HERE and La-La Lands Facebook Group HERE. We love seeing your amazing creations using La-La Land Stamps and Dies too. 


Copics Used
Frenchie - R20, R11, R01, E43, E42, E40, E29, E27, E25
Hearts - C8, C4, C3, R29, R27, R24, R22

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A Rocking Card with Teddy Bo

 
I managed to get this cute Teddy Bo onto a card while my internet, phone and TV were down - it's amazing how much time is sucked up a day on those devices!!!! 

Anyway - back to my card....This cutie is in the Teddy Bo May 2017 membership.I created a rocking card for him and chose a fun MFT sentiment {from the Happy Hedgehog set} which seemed to fit this little guy with his sideways lean.

Copics Used - R20, E39, E37, E35, E31, E30, B99, B97, B95, B93, B91, R39, R29, R24, R22, 100

Monday, May 15, 2017

Aurora Wings Challenge #50


We have a really fun challenge for you this time because it's open to so much interpretation and there are so many gorgeous Aurora Wings images you could choose to work with. 

The challenge is......

Image may contain: flower and text

Today I mixed 3 different images, Windows To Your Soul - Dark VersionHibiscus and Easter Bunny. I cropped the girl to fit behind my die cut window and flipped the hibiscus flowers and printed them both ways to give a mirrored image and a fuller garden. Tuck in a couple of cheeky bunnies and die cut vines there's all sorts of fun happening in this garden.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the AMAZING DT inspiration on our BLOGWe also have a very active Facebook Fan Group with additional contests, challenges and inspiration.  We hope to see you there. 

Copics Used
Skin - E04, E11, E00, E000, R24, R20, R11
Hair - R59, E35, E08
Clothes - YG67, YG17, YG13, C4, C2, C0
Background - T4
Hibiscus Flowers - R89, R85, R83, R81, Y17, YR09 
Hibiscue Leaves - YG67, YG17, YG13
Bunnies - R20, R11, E43, E42, E40

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Simply Betty Stamps Progressive Challenge - May


 It's time for the next instalment of the Simply Betty Stamps' 2017 Progressive Challenge. This month we were given the gorgeous May Blooms to use

This month's challenge was...
1. Must use the image and sentiment provided
2. Include 2 designer papers 
3. Include Flowers in your projects

My card shape was cut using my Cameo, I have done this with every SBS challenge card to date - I think I'm going to make it a mini challenge to myself to continue :) I went with the bold colours and contrasts I seem to favour too. I absolutely love Betty's images - they are an absolute joy to colour. 

Copics Used
Skin & Lips - E11, E04, E00, E000, R39, R24, R20, R11
Hair - C10, C7, C4
Eyes - C2, G28, G19, G03
Clothes - C10, C2, C0, R39, R29, R24, R22, R20, R11
Roses - R39, R24, R21, G28, G19, G03

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Club La-La Land - April 2017


Welcome to my showcase of the La-La Land Craft's April 2017 Club Kit. 

For more information on the fabulous Club you can find all the information HERE. Just note that Club products (stamps and dies) will not be available for purchase outside of the kits for up to 12 months after their club release!!!

Check out what stamps and dies are in this month's kit...


Here are the 2 cards I came up with using these FABULOUS products.

Copics Used 
R20, R11, R000, E40, C4, C2, C00, B04, B01, B00


Copics Used
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R24, R20, R11
Hair & Bunnies - E57, E33, E31, Y21
Clothes - B04, B01, B00, B000, B0000, C4, C2, C0
Tulips - YG17, G28, R59, R29, R24

Don't forget to pop over to our BLOG where you can check out inspiration from my amazing teamies and remember La-La Land Crafts also have a Facebook Page HERE and La-La Lands Facebook Group HERE. We love seeing your amazing creations using La-La Land Stamps and Dies too. 

Monday, May 8, 2017

Mother's Day or Thank You in La-La Land


I decided to go with a simple, no colouring design for today's theme as I have someone in mind for this card and this will suit her perfectly. La-La Land Crafts have such a fabulous array of dies to choose from so it's easy to create something fun.

Don't forget to pop over to our BLOG where you can check out inspiration from my amazing teamies and remember La-La Land Crafts also have a Facebook Page HERE and La-La Lands Facebook Group HERE. We love seeing your amazing creations using La-La Land Stamps and Dies too.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Bloobel Progressive Challenge - May


I love the fact that you have to think outside the box a little with the Bloobel Progressive Challenge. This month we got to work with this guy - Bored at Work and we had to give him something to think about - LOL. I reckon he's sitting in one of those boring meetings and not really listening to anything. You can check out all the details for the challenge and the other fun entries on Facebook HERE

Copics Used 
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Hair - E37, E35, E31, E30
Eyes - B99, B97, B95, C10, C2
Suit - 100, B99, B97, B95, C2, C0, red and blue fineliners for tie
Desktop - E37, E35, E31
Background - E41, B000, C2, C0

Friday, May 5, 2017

Dr.Teddy Bo Who


So OK - I confess - I'm not a Dr.Who fan but I just LOVED this gorgeous image from Teddy Bo and I have a few friends who may just like him when their birthday comes around. He's one of the May graphics and I couldn't help but name him 
Dr.Teddy Bo Who. 

I printed him a little larger so that the Tardis wouldn't get lost and Googled to get ideas for the colouring of his scarf . Who knew Dr.Who had had so many versions? I tried to stay as close to true as possible to one of them LOL!!! I also Googled iconic Dr.Who phrases and paired "Timey-Wimey" with a little birthday wish. I hope you like him.

Copics Used
Bear - E49, E44, E43, E42, E40, R20
Tardis - B24, B18, Y18
Clothes - E99, E97, E79, E59, E39, E37, E35, E33, E31, W5, W3, W1, YG95, YG93, YG91, BV34, B66, B26, R08, R05, R02, V17, V15, V09, Y17

Thursday, May 4, 2017

A Tutorial for La-La Land


Today I have a fun little tutorial I've done for La-La Land. It's a background technique for those of you who are Copic users. This technique works with a variety of different colour blends so don't feel you have to use the ones I'm using here - experiment - have fun - that's what life should be about. 

You'll need:
Copics for the background
 I used E99, E97, BG32 {there are some other examples at the end of this post :) }
Copic Colourless Blender

Now let's get started...


Print off your image and use the die you're going to cut her out with to trace a pencil line around. This ensures that you don't spend time colouring areas that will be discarded later.


Use your selected copics - I like to use no more than 3 - to create a camouflage style of pattern on the background.


Start dropping or dabbing colourless blender over the camo background - I use a cotton swab soaked in the blender solution and dabbed with varying degrees of pressure to give different sized areas.

Note - Make sure that you don't saturate any one area as you'll just bleed all the colour together and lose the fun bubble texture. Let each area dry and go back later.


Keep going until you're happy with the look. Some colour will bleed into the image but we'll deal with that in the next step. This is why we do the background first - we don't want the image to start "bubbling" along with the background.


Use your colourless blender to push any colour back out of the image and into the background. You will also be colouring the image in so will cover any persistant shadows. Also "ground" the image if you like. .


Colour in the image and cut out using your selected die.

Note - I have made sure the top of her head isn't cut off and I use a bit of washi tape to hold the die in place while cutting.  

I started putting my card together and realised I needed a dark trim around my image to give it some definition. I don't have a die that works with this oval to give it a border so here's a little trick for you....


...I die cut the oval in dark brown and split it down the middle before gluing it the back of the image. Make sure you hide the cut points behind the image. This gives a nice matching trim even if it's not all the way around.

Here are some other cards I've done using this technique...





I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and have fun getting inky with your own version.

Coffee Break Marci plus sentiment
Oval from Stitched Elements set

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R24, R20, R11
Hair - E99, E97, E77, E49
Clothes - BG78, BG32, BG10, BG09, E99, E97, E77, E49
Coffee Cup - E99, E97, E95, C4, C2, C0
Shadow around Marci - C4, C2

Monday, May 1, 2017

Anything Goes in La-La Land


It's time to have some fun with an Anything Goes challenge here in La-La Land. I love to cook and one of my favourite recipes is Biscotti - I've become known for it - in fact when I turned up with some home made Baklava recently I think my friends were a little disappointed LOL. I decided to make this little card to give to my friend so she can make it whenever she wants - although truth be told I think I have given her the recipe before ;)

The new pocket die is a beautiful way to showcase the recipe and yet still make it usable, as the tags are all removable.                                                                                               For those wanting the recipe here it is ;) 
Don't forget to pop over to our BLOG where you can check out inspiration from my amazing teamies and remember La-La Land Crafts also have a Facebook Page HERE and La-La Lands Facebook Group HERE. We love seeing your amazing creations using La-La Land Stamps and Dies too.


Copics Used
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R24, R20, R11
Hair - E44, E43, E42, E40
Clothes - C10, C8, C6, C3, C0, 100, R29, R24, R22
Mixing Bowl & Spoon - 100, E43, E42, R27, B52, B41, YR31, YR15