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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

My Favorite Things Color Challenge 84 ~ Mermazing

Hi Friends,

I have been playing lately with some of my much loved stash of items and I decided to check out some of my favorite stamp companies to see if there were any fun challenges to participate in. I have just begun my "collection" of MFT products so I thought I would play along with their current color challenge.


At first look at these colors I was not inspired at all....but that is why they are called "Challenges" right? So I looked through my stamps to find a set that would work with blues and oranges and as soon as I saw my new My Favorite Thing's stamp set titled "Mermazing". I knew this would be a perfect set. 

The two die sets I used were Blue Prints 13 & Stitched Round Rectangle Frames. With the frames I cut 3 and glued them together to create a framed look.



 For the coloring I have used Copic markers in the following color combos:

Skin: E000,E00,E11,E21, R20
Hair: E13, E15, E19
Clothing including tail: YR12, YR14, YR15, B16, B18, B37
Water: B16,B14 B18,
Sand: E30,E31,E33

To play along with My Favorite Things Color Challenge for your chance to win a $50 gift certificate simply click HERE. 

To see their brand spankin new release of "Love" inspired products CLICK HERE

Thank you for checking out my challenge card today. If I have inspired you and you wish to follow my work I would love for you to either "Follow" me or enter your email address so you will receive a notice when I update my blog. I appreciate your time and I hope I have encouraged you to play with your products :-) Happy Crafting friends! Melanie

Sunday, January 7, 2018

LDRS Creative ~ Polkadoodle's Winnie Fairy Sparkle

Happy New Year My Friends,

This is my very first post of the New Year and I hope your year has started out peacefully.

Today I am sharing an adorable "Fairy" stamp from LDRS Creative with all of you. This is "Winnie Fairy Sparkle" by Polkadoodles.


This A2 sized card features two papers from the Polkadoodles Daisy Daisy 6x6" paper stack. Since I only had a small scrap piece of the striped paper left I decided to get creative with it. See below.


I cut the scrap piece into 6 equal strips to make it look as if it was longer pieces than it was. Then I disguised it by covering it with the matted stamped image. I felt like this gave a little added interest all while using all of the beautiful paper.


Below is a close up of my colored image. The color medium I have used is Copic Markers.


Isn't she just precious? Below are the exact Copic color combos that I have used here.

Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, R20
Hair: YR20, YR21, YR24
Clothing: R20, R22
Wings: YG11 & Wink of Stella
Bear: E30, E31

Here is one last shot of my full card. 

I hope I have inspired you today and that your enjoy a day of creativity! Love, Melanie


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