Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Watercolor fun with Pretty Phrases

I was cleaning up my desk yesterday, found my watercolors and decided I had to use them.  I pulled out a much underused sentiment set and white embossed each of the sentiments onto watercolor paper.  In the end, I ended up with a set of 5 cards.  Pretty quick and simple!

I used the Paper Smooches Designer Draft this week for the card layouts:

Here they are as a the set:

And here is each card:

Thanks for stopping by!


STAMPS - Paper Smooches Geo-Graphic and Pretty Phrases
PAPER - 110 lb white card stock, Stampin' Up! card stock in Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, and Marina Mist
INK - Stampin' Up! Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, and Marina Mist; Versamark
MISC - white embossing powder, baker's twine, peerless watercolors, foam tape, postage edge punch, corner chomped

Monday, July 28, 2014

Kick Butt Release

There's a new release at My Whimsical Little World today - a couple of karate digis.  Stop by the blog to see what some of the design team members have created!


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Adventuretime with My Whimsical Little World

I am in LOVE with today's release of My Whimisical Little World digistamps!  There are two great new images - a car and a camper - and they work so great alone or together.  I couldn't stop coming up with ideas so I ended up with three creations for today!

First up - a card using the Beach Wagon digistamp:

I colored the card with copics and did a lot of cutting to layer the image.  The sentiment comes along with the Phoebe digistamp that I showcased last week.  

Here's a close up of the dimension (which I love!!)

Once it was done, I realized I may have went a little overboard as I counted how many layers there were. :)

So I after I finished the card, I moved onto doing a journal page.  I combined the Beach Wagon with the Happy Camper digi.  I thought the images went perfect with this quote.  I paper pieced the camper and the car, made some ground and sky, added some stamps and embossing paste.  The quote I printed on my computer.

And lastly, I sized the Happy Camper digi a little smaller and decided to make a 3x4 pocket scrapbooking card.  I thought it would be perfect for the next time I go camping.

So there you have it. Three things using the newest release.  But wait!!.... For more inspiration visit some of the other DT blogs to see their creations with the stamps - 

(who will also be sharing a video on how to design a card using digital paper with the digis) Karen
and head to the Facebook fan page
Like My Whimsical Little World to keep updated on all of the releases

Thanks for stopping by!


Paper - Stampin' Up! Old Olive and Island Indigo; Basic Grey Persimmon
Stamps - MWLW A Day at the Beach and Phoebe; Impression Obsession Splatter background
Ink - Stampin' Up! Old Olive
Copics - road: C6, C8, C10; Sky - B02, B04, B06; Water - BG72, BG75, BG79; Clouds: C0, C2, C4, 0; Car: C3, C6, C8, C19, BG0000, BG000, G21, G24, G28, E31, E33, E35, E37, R39, Y13; Surfboard: YR20, YR35, YR37, R12, R14, R17
Other - postage edge border punch, lots of foam tape

Paper - Lawn Fawn Dewy Decimal 6x6 paper pad; Stampin' Up! Island Indigo and Basic Gray
Stamps - MWLW Camper; Impression Obsession Splatter background
Other - corner chomped, Doodlebug tiny type stickers, epoxy stars

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Long time, no odd!

It feels like it's been ages since I've colored up a Some Odd Girl stamp!  I was working on something for Farmhouse Memories using Artist Mae by Some Odd Girl and had to do something up for myself!  When coloring her, I knew I wanted to use some of my new embellishments from the OhDeerMe embellishment kit that I'm trying out (if you're interested in subscribing for your self, enter my name and email at the check out and we'll both get a $5 coupon!)  - it's only month one, but I love what I'm seeing :)

Anyway, let's see the card already!

I used the washi tape from the kit to create the background.  Since I knew I wanted to use the washi ahead of time, I colored Mae in a nice coordinating green.  The hearts, 'yay!' token, and chipboard arrow are from the kit as well.

I don't know what it is, but I'm loving the lime green and teal combo! Here's a little close up of Mae.

And since it happens to be an Anything Goes Challenge at Markerpop this week, I'll be playing along there.

Thanks for stopping by!

PAPER - Copic XPress It Blending Card stock, white card stock, Bazzill Candy Shop Green with Envy
STAMPS - Some Odd Girl Artist Mae, Impression Obsession Splatter background
COPICS - Skin - E01, E01, E11, E08, E04; Hair - E97, E15, E18; Clothes - YG01, YG03, YG06, C1, C3, C5; Markers and bag - C3, BG10, BG11, BG13
OTHER - OhDeerMe July Embellishment Kit

Monday, July 14, 2014

Summer Friends at My Whimsical Little World

My Whimsical Little World is releasing some great summer digi stamps today.  There's three in total - Kody, Phoebe, and Marigold.  I made a set of cards using the characters, so let's jump right in!

First up.... Surfer Kody:

Followed by Phoebe:

And lastly, Marigold:

I colored the hair and skin of all three with Copics  - I wanted to try different color combos for each of them, by the time I colored Kody and Phoebe looking rather tan, I remembered some of us are 'blessed' with pale skin that burns rather easily, so I used a paler, pinker tone for Marigold. :D  After that, I grabbed a Basic Grey paper pad and paper pieced the rest of them.

Some of the digis come with their own background (like Phoebe - the shell and flower in the sand are part of her background!) which is great for coloring, but I like to add layers so I stamped a cloud background, watercolored some paper with distress ink for the waves and used this great sand-like embossing powder for the sand.

And I can't forget the insides :)  I printed the digis at a smaller size and adjusted the color to match the teal of the card stock that I was using, added some scraps of patterned paper and I end up with a cute set of cards.


Now you've seen what I came up with using these awesome digistamps, have a look at what some others have created:

Be sure to stop by to see the full release post by Paola at My Whimsical Little World and stop by the Facebook page for more updates.

Thanks for stopping by!


PAPER: Copic Xpress It blending card stock, Stampin' Up! Pool Party and Island Indigo, Basic Grey Persimmon 6x6 paper pad, white card stock, watercolor paper
STAMPS: Paper Smooches Good Gab and Sentiment Sampler; Impression Obsession Clouds and Wavy Lines
INK: Memeto Tuxedo Black and Summer Sky, Stampin' Up! Pool Party, Distress Inks - Salty Ocean, Evergreen Bough, and Chipped Sapphire
MISC: Stampin' Up! Oval and Scalloped Oval Punches, Stampendous Golden Sand Embossing Powder, Glossy Accents
   SKIN - E11, E15, E17; HAIR - YR24, YR27, E35, E37; EYES - G43, G21, G46; SHADING - B39, G99, C2, C0
    SKIN - R000, R00, R01, RV29; HAIR - E13, E17, E18, E19; CLOTHES - BG72, BG75; SHOES - C6, C8, C10; EYES - E27, E29, E49
    SKIN - YR0000, YR000, YR00, E11, E04, E08; HAIR - YR24, E51, E53, E55; GLASS - BG000, Y13 FRV1; GLASSES - W2, W4, W6, YR18; SHELL - E501, E51, E53

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

My Whimsical Little World Design Team Intros

Today is the day that Paola is introducing the design team for her digistamps at My Whimsical Little World (which you can purchase here).  Stop by her blog today for the intros.   And be sure to stop by my fellow design team members' blog to meet and greet them as well.  We're sure to have some amazing creations in store for you!