Tuesday, July 22, 2014

New Release Day Two in La-La Land


It's Day 2 of the new release in La-La Land and today I'm introducing you to a dapper young Gone Fishing Luka. But he best watch out - it looks like there's someone after his bait!! 

Here's the full release for you - a little something for everyone...



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, R20, R11
Hair - E50, E33, E31, YR31, YR24
Clothes and Fish - R24, R22, R20, BG78, BG75, BG72, BG70, YG95, YG93, YG91
Hat - E44, E43, E42, E40
Bait Tin - BG78, BG75, BG72, C6, C4, 100, R22, R21, R20
Pelican - E29, E27, E00, YR27

Aurora Wings Challenge #5 - Sprite Delight


This month at Aurora Wings Challenges we are using the cutest range of images from Aurora Wings - we are using the Sprites for our Sprite Delight challenge.


I have used the ADORABLE Cherry Blossom Sprite. She reminds me of our days living in The US when the cherry blossoms were in bloom in Washington. And I have a cherry blossom tree in my front garden which always blooms at the start of Spring - my favourite of all the seasons!

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.  Hope to see you there as well.

Copics Used - E11, E00, E000, R20, R11, YG67, YG23, YG17, RV69, RV66, RV34, RV32, RV21, RV00

Monday, July 21, 2014

New Release Day One in La-La Land



Yay it's new release time in La-La Land and this week the DT are showcasing this cute new release ALL WEEK LONG! Here's the full release of 4 images and 6 dies/sets for you to drool over.....



Please meet Beach Babe Marci. Oh how I wish I could be her right now - it looks lovely and warm where she is and that ice-cream looks totally YUMMY! I've had some fun with paper piecing and bright colours with this one.

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 - E35, E33, E31, E18, E08
Shoes - E39, E37, E35, E33, E31
Shading - YR23, YR21
Beach Ball - G99, YG95, YG93, Y28, Y26, Y23, Y19, Y15
Ice Cream - Y28, Y26, Y23, R05, R02, R01, W2, E19

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Special DT Showcase - Marie Antoinette by Aurora Wings


The Aurora Wings DT decided to have a special showcase using the gorgeous Marie Antoinette on the Aurora Wings Showcase Blog. You just HAVE to go over and see the amazing takes on this stunning image - from a Zombie version to classic pastels or rich, deep tones.

There is also an open call for designers for the showcase blog HERE if you want a chance to play with these incredible images.

For my version I printed her out onto some Bearly Mine Designs digi paper leaving the colouring area white. I reprinted the same paper on a larger scale for my card base too. This one has a gorgeous lace border detail so I had to make sure it was sized just right so I wouldn't have to cut any off. I've done this a lot lately and am loving the results.

Copics Used - Skin (E13, E11, E00, E000, R35, R20, R11) plus E89, E87, E84, E37, E35, E59, E30, G17, G14, R37, R35, R32, W5, W3, W2, W00, 100, Y19, Y13

Monday, July 14, 2014

Marci Sings Frozen with Pins and Pearls in La-La Land


This week in La-La Land we are using Pins and Pearls. I have been seeing a lot of versions of the "Let it Go" song from the Disney movie "Frozen" and thought it was time the La-La Landers got to hear their own version as sung by the gorgeous Miss Marci LOL. After paper piecing parts of Marci's dress and headband I smothered them with sparkle using my clear Wink of Stella. It's a bit hard to see in the photos but it looks so pretty IRL. This song gets in your head - even when you are just using it as inspiration for a project ;) 

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 - E53, E33, E11, Y21
Clothes - BG02, BG01, BG000
Shading on Paper Piecing - B00
Microphone - B07
Clear Wink of Stella

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Introducing Fearless Fairy Tales



I was very excited to be asked to help out with the introduction of a fabulous new line of stamps by Little Miss Muffet Stamps. I have used 2 of the six new images in the Fearless Fairy Tales range. For both of my cards I used a digi paper for the background and masked the image onto it leaving the colouring area white. 

For my Little Mermaid card I also used the digi paper to cover a sheet of white card before printing it off and cutting a step fold card out of it. It ties everything together beautifully.

And here's my second card - Cinderella with a bit more attitude than we've come to know LOL.....


There is a whole group of us doing today's showcase - so use the inlink below to find the links for all of the amazing projects on offer. And check out the Little Miss Muffet Store, LMMS blog, and also the LMMS Gallery Blog for more amazing Little Miss Muffet inspiration.

The Little Mermaid
Copics - E18, E15, E13, E11, E08, E00, E000, R89, R39, R27, R24, R20, R11, YR27, YR24, YR07, YR04, YR02, Y19, Y15, YG23, G28, G24, G21, V17, V15, V12, BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11

Cinderella
E44, E43, E41, E40, E18, E13, E11, E09, E08, E00, E00, R24, R20, R11, YR07, YR04, YR02, Y19, Y13, B41, B14, B12, B01, B000, B0000, W2, W00, YG67, YG25, YG23, YG17, 100

RELEASE DETAILS :)

Monday, July 7, 2014

Monochromatic in La-La Land


This week in La-La Land we are going monochromatic. I have to admit to having a little bit of a giggle as I was colouring Marci up in the blue/green range of copics. She kinda looked like a smurf who was a little ill and turning green - or maybe that's just my warped sense of humour LOL. I have used my Sakura glitter pen over the key but it's lush sparkle hasn't shown up so well in the picture.

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
BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11, BG10, BG000, BG0000, Clear Sakura Glitter Gelly Roll

Monday, June 30, 2014

Inspiration Picture in La-La Land


This week in La-La Land we are creating using this inspiration picture. This is obviously meant to be in celebration of America's Independence Day, but being an Aussie I have tended to use the colour combination and party theme as the source of my inspiration. I also have to confess to a couple of colouring mishaps - Marci wasn't meant to have freckles but my marker bled a little - the first of many freckles I added to hide my mishap - she looks kinda cute! The other mishap was the balloon. I added white gel pen highlights to it but the glue smudged them when I added the glitter - a little more colour over the top to hide the mess and voila - another fix ;)

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 - Y21, E53, E33, E11
Clothes -  C4, C2, C00, R29, R27, R24, R22, R21, 100
Balloon - B18. B16, B14, B12
Present - B18. B16, B14, B12, C4, C2, C00

Monday, June 23, 2014

Sketch Time in La-La Land


This week in La-La Land we are creating to the sketch on the left. One of the things I LOVE about sketches is how one base idea can be interpreted so many different ways and I am looking forward to checking out the DTs makes on this one for that very reason. I've made a start on my Christmas cards - I've actually been doing a few for the magazine so was in the mood to do one for me - LOL. And with the year half over it's probably a good time to start anyway!
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 - Y21, E53, E33, E11
Clothes - E43, E42, E40, B99, B95, B93, B91
Snowflake Garland - Sakura Clear Gelly Roll Pen

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Aurora Wings Challenge - No Lines or Colour Bingo


This month over at Aurora Wings Challenges we have a choice of challenges for you. You can use either.....


This is the colour bingo board - some pretty strong colours and interesting combos here for you to try - if you dare! Or you can try the "no lines" technique where you print your image very lightly and colour so it looks like there aren't any lines at all.


For my card I've used the gorgeous Hydrangea Fairy 2 and attempted the No Lines technique - however I'm not sure I succeeded as my lines are still visible even though they are lighter than normal. With all the detail in Mitzi's artwork I just didn't trust myself to go toooooo light. But the thought was there ;)

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.  Hope to see you there as well.

Copics Used -  Skin (E11, E00, E000, R20, R11) plus RV55, RV52, RV10, B00, B000, Y02, Y00, Y000, E39, E35, E31, E30