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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Some Odd Girl ~ Back to School with Scientist Tia

Hello Friends,

Today I would love to introduce you to a spunky little gal named "Scientist Tia" She has been playing in the laboratory and is learning lots of new and exciting things. Lets take a look...

I think Tia is ready to head back to school, don't you? This fun card design was created focusing on the piece of patterned paper I found in my stash. It was the only piece that I could find to fit into my "back to school" vision. So here we are, and Tia is having a blast.

I have colored Scientist Tia using the following Copic markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, R20
Hair: YR02, YR04, YR09
Clothes etc.: C1, C2, C3, B12, B14, BG000, BG01. BG02, BG05, Y21, Y23, Y26, YG13, YG61, YG63

I have used Crafter's Companion Dies for the card shape and letters. Papers used were from  Creative Imaginations and Bazzil card stock. 

I fussy cut Tia out, then I popped her up using foam squares. Here is a closer look at the entire image itself....


She has been colored to coordinate with the "scientific" paper...hahaha. I did say I like challenges right? But it wasn't until I added glossy accents to her glasses did I finally feel like she was finished. Check it out...

Tia is a keeper that is for sure! She will be perfect to grab and color for that favorite teacher or she could even be made into a mad scientist for Halloween. I focused on back to school since Halloween is still a bit away. you can find "Scientist Tia in the Some Odd Girl Online Store.

If your interested in learning more about Some Odd Girl, make sure to join the SOG Facebook Community to see lots more inspiration. until next time friends,

Hugs! Melanie

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

LDRS Creative ~ Ruby Celebration

Welcome back friends,
I am here today with a project featuring LDRS Creative stamps & Dies.  I have colored up the Polkadoodle's stamp titled "Ruby Celebration" . She is beautiful and ready for a party!

LDRS Creative Supplies Used:

As you can see below I have had some fun with dies and paper. For the sentiment I used the center negative pieces from the starburst die along with hand cut "tickets" from the paper pack to create this collage. 

I have colored this stamped image using Alcohol markers. You can see a close up photo below showing the detail in the stamp along with the coloring.

Lastly I have fussy cut the image and used foam squares to pop her up as the focal of my card design.

Thank you for stopping by. If you would like to check out Our Facebook Group for more inspiration we would love to have you join in the fun. I hope you have a blessed day.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Some Odd Girl ~ Breezy Mae

Hello Followers,

How are each of you today? I have an elegant card to share with you today. This is Breezy Mae and she is a digital stamp by Some Odd Girl.

I choose this stamp to work with because of her beautiful dress. I always like a challenge and this stamp challenged me.

I have colored her using Copic markers in the following colors:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair: Y21, Y23, Y26
Dress: B23m B24, B26, B28, B29

Her dress also glimmers but it does not show in the photo. I used a Sparkle pen for that along with shaped dies, both by Crafter's Companion.

Here is one last look. Have you had a chance to check out the SOG Facebook Community? It is filled with inspiration using these beautiful stamps. Check it out HERE!

I hope I have encouraged you to be crafty today, Thank you for visiting! Melanie

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Some Odd Girl ~ Mermaid Queen

Hi Friends,

Today I have a fun project to share with all of you. I am using a digi stamp from Some Odd Girl titled Mermaid Queen.

I have used fun underwater dies from La La Land Crafts along with paper from Bo Bunny. My coloring was done with Copic markers. Here is a closer look at the coloring...

I have colored her tail with a stippling effect which is one of my favorite techniques when coloring either animals or mermaids.

Here is one last look of the complete card. I hope you have enjoyed today's project and will consider clicking on the email space in the side bar and enter your email for posting updates. This will ensure you do not miss a single project that I post. As always thank you for visiting and have a crafty day!


Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Some Odd Girl ~ Musician Mermaid

Welcome back my friends...

I have been having a lot of fun designing for Some Odd Girl. Here I am using "Musician Mermaid" Digi Stamp in this project...

I decided that this Mae Mermaid almost looked like she was wearing a evening gown while she performs for her listeners. So I decided to color her as if she was at a formal event. I started by choosing a patterned paper from my stash and I colored Mae using my Copic markers to coordinate with the colors in my chosen paper. 

All dies used here are Crafter's Companion. Added Gems are by Stampin' Up! Have any other questions about my project? Simply message me, and don't forget to add your email along the side bar so that you can get updates when new projects are added to my blog.

Thank you so much everyone....Happy crafting!!!


LDRS Creative ~ If Friends Were Flowers

Hello Friends,

I hope your week is going nicely! Today I want to share a clean and simple card showcasing the beautiful floral stamps in the "If Friends Were Flowers Stamp & Die bundle", by LDRS Creative.

LDRS Creative Product List:

Here is a second look at my card. I have attached multiple single stamps back behind the main flower image and then used foam squares to pop up the larger piece giving the card a lot of added dimension. I was going to add a sentiment from this amazing stamp and die set, but I thought the card was quite striking without it. This way it can be used for any occasion.

As always I aim to inspire that inner artist in all of you by sharing my projects with you. Make sure to check out my Facebook Group at your convenience for even more crafty ideas!


Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Crafter's Companion Stamp & Die Subscription Box

Hi Friends,

I had some fun playing the last couple of days and came up with this design focusing on the Crafter's Companion Subscription boxes which can be purchased on HSN.

I have chosen the Card Base, Light Purple Card, Printed Card, Stamp, and Die from the Subscription  Box itself. Then I have used numerous products from Crafter's Companion & Spectrum Noir.

Crafter's Companion Supply List:

Here is a close up of my coloring. This is the very first time I have ever used Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers as I am usually a Copic girl but I have had this medium for a while and since I was focusing on all Crafter's Companion items I decided to go for it.

Spectrum Noir Alcohol Marker Colors Used:

PL1, PL2, PL3
LY1, LY2, LY3
True Black 
and PL3 was also used on the rhinestones (see below)

Turn all your rhinestones into deluxe rhinestones by using any Alcohol Inks. Perfect for coordinating with your projects.

I hope I have encouraged you to create outside the box today. It was fun playing with all of the Cradfter's Companion products and I plan to continue because I really have enjoyed them.

Crafty Hugs, Melanie
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