Monday, February 8, 2016

Tip Me Tuesday with Prismacolor Pencils, part2



Hi friends! I'm back on the tgf blog with another Tip me Tuesday Post where the farmers show you their favorite copic color combos. I'm doing it with a little twist as I am a Prismacolor Pencil girl so you'll get to see how I work. Today I bring you Rock On Green. I listed the colors in the order that I used them so you can give it a try. I laid down my colors twice and I did not use any mineral spirits/gamsol.  ** As a side note: because you're building layers, try to keep your hand light, meaning don't press too hard. This will allow you to build up layers without much wax. I did go over the darker areas several times**

I used one of the creepers from the 2nd Creeper Kit that was released in 2013ish. Unfortunately, I realized after I used him, that this set is no longer available. However there are other creepers found in the tgf shop that are similar, such as CC Sunday, CC Saturday or CC James.  Honestly, I think any of the creepers are perfect for crazy hair colors. Ok, that is all for today and I hope you found some inspiration here. Please let me know if you're interested in seeing any other color combos. 

PS. If you want to check out my first TMT Post featuring Manic Purple, click here.

Image: TWISTED Creeper Crew Kit Collection 2
Medium: Prismacolor Pencils

Thursday, February 4, 2016

A Merbean Tote




Hello Farm Friends! Today is my day to share on the Greeting Farm blog and I have  a mermaid theme project for you.  I was in need of a new library/book bag, as my previous had torn, so I took myself to the store to find a canvas tote. Now at first, it worked out fine but I soon realized that it was much too drab and boring for my books - plus it was getting lost among all my market bags- so I came up with this. I blew up Leela Merbean in a word document and printed her out, several times. I then cut out the image in several stages and used them as templates to get the image and paint on the tote. Now, to make it a little easier for myself, I ignored her crown and didn't add it to the tote.  I created a bit of scenery and gave her a pink ocean to swim in. To finish the tote, I wrote in one of Melville's quote that is inspiring and on point with the ocean life.
Her merpal, Coralina Merbean was used for the "if lost, please return to" tag seen on the upper right side. She was printed on heavy watercolor 140lb paper to make sure that the tag will uphold to the wear and tear that is to follow.  I hope that my project inspires you to use your images in fun and funky ways.
Thanks for stopping by!




SUPPLIES
Images: The Greeting Farm (Digi section) - Leela Merbean, Coralina Merbean
Medium: Martha Stewart paint (for tote), Winsor & Newton watercolor tubes (for tag)
Canvas Tote - Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store, Twinery Twine, Yarn.


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Teddy, I Love You


Hello friends! I'm back with another project for Quick Creations that features a super cutesy Greeting Farm stamp set. The set was was created as a party theme set (as it has balloons and birthday hats) but I didn't let that stop me. I stamped out these mama and papa bears, colored them, paper pieced some clothes for them and voila - and I love you card. The sentiment was altered tho, originally it has a "WE" instead of "I" so I just cleaned the "W" before stamping it and drew in the "I" Plus this set isn't all party, it's perfect for kid projects as well, as it brings a young boy bear and a young girl bear and it has awesome sentiments and extras (hearts, stars, balloons, etc)

Click here to see the Greeting Farm clear stamp products that Noelle offers in her shop so you can pick some up for you. There is also a monthly challenge happening on the QC Blog and the theme is Shaker Cards, which are fun to make and give as gifts. Who doesn't love a little sparkle and sound in their cards. If you play along, you'll have a chance to win a store gift certificate. Click here to go to the challenge blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

SUPPLIES
Image/Sentiment: The Greeting Farm - Always a Party
Paper: CC Designs - Smoochie 6x6.  Strathmore Bristol Paper.
Enamel Dots: Simple Stories "Enchanted" and CC Designs "Halloween Boo"
Dies: Lawn Fawn - Large Stitched Journaling Card
Medium: Prismacolor Pencils. 

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Farm Fresh Challenge: A Touch of Red




Happy February 1st, actually Feb 1st Eve ;)
I am here today to bring you some  farmer inspiration.  So here we go... Its the beginning of the month therefore it's time for a new challenge to begin. Our theme is... A Touch of Red. This is the perfect time to create valentine cards, friendship projects or really anything. You can use an oldie stamp or a new one (like I did). I created a friendship-maybe valentine theme card. I left it open to interpretation to show you that even though our theme is red and were in the month of love, it doesn't have to be only valentine. 
Now its your turn. Here are a few simple guidelines to play along with us:

– Entries must be uploaded via InLinkz (below) no later than FEBRUARY 29th at 12:00PM (noon) CST. Maximum 2 entries per person. (If the InLinkz tool is missing, feel free to link your submission URL in the comment section.) 
– You must use a TGF stamp (rubber, digi, or clear) as your main image. Images must be hand-colored.
– The fabulous prize: A $50 Gift Certificate to The Greeting Farm Store!!
You have two weeks to email Rosemary (rosemary@thegreetingfarm.com) to claim your prize, otherwise prize is forfeited
Be sure to enter new creations only…No Backlinking please!


Ps. Make sure to click over to the TGF blog to see what the rest of the farmers created for you and be inspired by them. Thanks!

SUPPLIES
Image(s)/Sentiment: The Greeting Farm - Dollie with Letter
Dies: La La Land - Scalloped Banner and Lawn Fawn - Stitched Labels 
Paper: Bristol and Recollections 110lb
Medium: Prismacolor Pencils


Thursday, January 21, 2016

Have an Eggstra Special Day



Hello Farm Friends! Today is my first post as a full-fledged farmer on The Greeting Farm blog. Today, I have a project featuring the new set Eggstra Special that was released on the 15th. For previews day, I created paper clips with the adorable bunnies and chick and so I thought I would take it in a different direction by creating a mini watercolor creation/card. As you know, I'm a Prismacolor girl and so pencil is my choice of medium but I felt as if these bunnies and chicks needed to be water colored, make them look as if they were having fun. I wanted to showcase the complete stamp set in a fun and colorful way and thus this came about.
 
Also, I just realized that Easter is going to be in March and therefore it's time to start creating those adorable Easter cards. But even though this stamp set was created with Easter in mind, I think it can go beyond that because the bunnies, chick and flowers can be used for spring, mother's day and all sorts of projects (all you need to do is omit the sentiments and eggs).  Oh and don't forget, this months greeting farm challenge is "anything goes" and so its super easy to play along with.
Thanks for stopping by!

SUPPLIES
Image(s): The Greeting Farm - Eggstra Special
Dies: Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangles
Enamel Dots: Simple Stories - Enchanted
Medium: Watercolor set from Michaels. Archival Ink.  Strathmore 140lb watercolor paper.


Ready, Set, Snow...from Los Angeles?


Hello friends! I'm back with another project for Quick Creations that features an awesome Lawn Fawn holiday stamp set. The set was was created for Christmas (as it has a couple of flying reindeer and Christmas trees) but I didn't let that stop me. I chose to go a bit ironic and cutesy with it and make a winter card featuring Los Angeles. Yes we are in winter season and it is a bit cold but we still have plenty of sunshine to make up for it. A typical winter day here is somewhere in the 70s even in the 80s at times and that means, no snow for us. 

Click here to see the Lawn Fawn products that Noelle offers in her shop so you can pick some up for you. She also has a Sale/Clearance section as well as a New Items and Pre-Orders happening in the QC Shop.

There is also a monthly challenge happening on the QC Blog and the theme is Shaker Cards, which are fun to make and give as gifts. Who doesn't love a little sparkle and sound in their cards. If you play along, you'll have a chance to win a store gift certificate. Click here to go to the challenge blog.
Thanks for stopping by!


SUPPLIES
Image: Lawn Fawn - Ready Set Snow 
Paper: Lawn Fawn - Let's Bokeh in the Snow 6x6. Recollections 110lb
Dies: Lawn Fawn - Stitched Square Dies
Medium. Prismacolor Pencils

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

It's Time for a Coffee Date


Hello friends! I'm continuing my other running series for Quick Creations that features Ian from The Greeting Farm. Today I have this cute young banker/hipster, Cafe Ian who by day, he reports to the office with a flair of fun fashion and by night he lets loose with his awesome pink hair. He even travels with his own mug, hehe. (ps, the kitty was drawn by me)

These stamps are great because they can be versatile so today, he's a banker getting ready for his coffe date but tomorrow he can be a dude just hanging out. Click here to see the Ians that Noelle offers in her shop so you can pick some up for you. She also has a Sale/Clearance section as well as a New Items and Pre-Orders happening in the QC Shop.

There is also a monthly challenge happening on the QC Blog and the theme is Shaker Cards, which are fun to make and give as gifts. Who doesn't love a little sparkle and sound in their cards. If you play along, you'll have a chance to win a store gift certificate. Click here to go to the challenge blog.
Thanks for stopping by!

SUPPLIES
Image: The Greeting Farm - Cafe Ian
Paper: Doodlebug Designs - Sugar Shoppe 6x6
Enamel Dots: Simple Stories - Enchanted
Dies: Lawn Fawn - Large Rectangle Stiched
Medium: Prismacolor Pencils. Strathmore Bristol Paper.