Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Paper Nest Dolls Mid-month inspiration

Hello and welcome to PND's mid-month inspiration posts for the challenge blog! Today I'd like to share a planner page (gasp! something other than a card!) that I made using this sweet image, Strolling with Teddy. Isn't she just darling?!?! 

As usual, my medium of choice is Copic Markers. I started off with her skin, using E000, E00, E11, E21, and E93. 

For her dress, I decided to try something different than my usual yellowy-green go-to combo (G09, YG17, YG13, YG06), so I went with the simple G's (Once again forgot to actually write them down, but I'm pretty sure G19, G05, and G09 were in the combination.) I am pretty happy with how it turned out. 

The pink carriage is done with R81, 83, and 85. No clue which colours I used for the hair, heart, or teddy, but you can really do any colours for those, right? 

I knew I wanted to created a new calendar in my Canvo Bullet Journal that my friend Jammie gave me for Christmas this past year. This time I decided to the full 2-page spread instead of the single page I did for March. I need room to write, ya know? So I created my calendar with the little dots that make this journal so amazing... My little image looked super cute gracing the bottom right! 

But the page needed a  bit more, so I stenciled in some clouds with my distress oxide inks. I did the same to the opposite page for continuity, but it still needed something more... Maybe a path? or some grass? or how about a path AND some grass?! path and grass it is!

To finish it off, I stamped the month on the top using some old Stampin' Up letter stamps I've had for years. 

And here's a picture of the final product...

Thank you so much for dropping by! Feel free to play along in our Monthly challenge, which you can find HERE. If you have any questions or want to know how to get a journal, or the cloud stencil, or anything else, drop me a comment and I'll get back to you as soon as I can! 

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Joining the Paper Nest Dolls Team!

Greetings and salutations! I'm very excited to tell you that I've been accepted as a new Design Team member for the Challenge blog of Paper Nest Dolls! The creator of the images, Christine Young, draws inspiration for her images from her six children and creates super cute characters. 

Today I'd like to share Captain Owen, which you can find in the store HERE. Isn't he darling with his little dog and captain's uniform?! Total sidenote: I actually coloured him up while I was on a ship myself! I didn't write down which Copic colours I used, so I can't share that with you this time. One of these days I'll remember before starting on another image.

And here's my final card! Nothing super fancy, as it's a boy card and because I wanted the image itself to really take the stage. I added a die-cut "waves" image behind, and a little sentiment that was part of a paper pack I've had for a while. A bit of red and white twine to tie in the the sail/flag and finished it off with 3 little sand-dollar die cuts that I lightly sponged with Distress Oxide ink. And voila! Thanks so much for stopping by! 

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