Monday, August 8, 2022

Reel-y great...

Good morning!

It's been too long since I've inked up a cutie from Dreamerland Crafts and this guy in particular has really been talking to me. The stamp is called, Let's Sing Together and in the original image the boy is carrying a scythe over his shoulder. Since I wasn't really feeling the scythe I decided to not ink up that part of the stamp, which gave me the opportunity to turn the stick into a fishing reel with very little effort. Now I had a solid direction for the scene I would create and that started with some help from the Farmland set. After masking the boy I stamped the fence behind him as well as the tiny trees off in the distance as well as the small patch of flowers at the end of the fence. I then proceeded to color in the pond on the other side of the fence with low, rolling hills beyond. Once everything had been colored in using my Copic markers I grabbed a black multi-liner pen and added some fishing line to the pole. The sentiment was borrowed from a Hello Bluebird set and that was all I needed to complete this sweet card.  :)

Alrighty, well thanks so much for stopping by today!

Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Dreamerland Crafts (Farmland set and Let's Sing Together), Hello Bluebird (sentiment)

ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa

My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1

Pear Blossom Press silver pen
Copic markers:

skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E33, E35, E44, E47

clothes/fishing pole- G21, G24, G46, G99, T3, T5, T6, C5, C7, C9, E40, E41, E81, E84, E87, W1, W3, B04, B06, B37, B39/E23, E44, E47
fence- E42, E43, E34, E44

path- E50, E31, E42, E43, E44

sky- B0000, B000, B00, B52, C0, 0

grass/hills/flowers- YG0000, YG21, G40, G43, G24, YG03, YG25, YG63, G94, E55/V04, V17
pond/cat tails- B0000, B000, B00, B01, B52/G94, G99, E25

trees- YG25, G85, BG96, BG99
birds- W1, W3, W5, Y11, Y13, Y26, R30

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Sending wags your way...

Hey friends!

Yesterday we released the first Dog Park digi collection at Sweet November Stamps featuring four breeds requested by our SN friends. If you don't see your favorite breed today, don't worry, we plan to continue adding new dogs every few months and you can add suggestions in our Friends of Sweet November Stamps Facebook group too. During the Live coloring video on my Adventures in Coloring with Amy Facebook page yesterday I ended up coloring Rozzy the Pitbull into a park scene.I was challenged to create a brindle pattern on Rozzy's coat and add a bench beneath the distant tree. I stressed a bit at getting the fur patterning right but in the end I'm super happy with this sweet pup and the park scenery. :)

Alrighty then, enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Copic X-Press It
digital stamps- Sweet November (Dog Park: Rozzy the Pitbull and Fairytale Beauty Pageant River Bed set)

stamp- My Favorite Things (sentiment)

ink- Versamark watermark

Hero Arts detail white embossing powder

My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1

Copic markers:

sorry, I didn't keep a list but you can see the colors used here


Saturday, August 6, 2022

You make my tail wag...


Hello, hello!

Who's ready for a new digital release at Sweet November Stamps? This one has been long requested and it is just the start of more to come in the same theme. The release is called, Dog Park and it features the four top requested dog breeds from a poll we took months ago in the Friends of Sweet November Stamps Facebook group. We have: Harley the German Shepherd, Pickle, the Dachshund, Snickers the Beagle and Rozzy the Pit Bull. These playful pups are just the first to come, as we have plans to add to this collection every few month or so. If there is a specific breed you would like to see in the future, don't be afraid to pop into the Facebook group and let us know. :)

For my first card, I colored Harley and his Frisbee into a friendly neighborhood scene. This big ball of energy loves to run and play all day. You can find the short coloring reel of this card over on my Instagram or watch the longer speed coloring video over on our Sweet November Stamps YouTube channel if you're interested. :)   

Next, we have cute little Pickle, the Dachshund standing guard at the living room window with her beloved long dog plushie. She loudly lets everyone in the neighborhood know that this is her house and intruders... or delivery persons beware! LOL!

Finally, the ever active Beagle, Snickers is having a blast chasing down her favorite stick out in the countryside. Even with the promise of a treat or two, it is hard to slow this girl down.  :)


Now be sure to check out the Friends of Sweet November Stamps group on Facebook for even more Dog Park fun from Caitlin, Faye and Amanda. And don't forget, I will be coloring Rozzy Live today at 11am PST over on my Adventures in Coloring with Amy Facebook page and I hope to see ya there!

You can also find us on Instagram @sweetnovemberstamps and don't forget to use the #sweetnovemberstamps any time you share a card or project using SN images so we can see all of your beautiful makes!

Appreciate the journey...


I'm up on the Bellarific blog today with a new Scenic Saturday card to share. Since the latest release, I have become quite addicted to the Sketchy Corner Backdrop. I literally can't stop thinking of all the different character stamps that will look amazing with it. I've already got a line up of several older Uptown Girls waiting to be paired with it and the first to get inked up is the lovely Melinda has a Map that you see here. I stamped Melinda into the bottom right corner first, masked her off, then stamped the Sketchy Corner in the upper left hand side of the card. This placement helps make the perspective look correct between the much larger Melinda and the smaller street of buildings by bringing her closer to us, the viewer, and pushing the street corner way off into the distance. Before removing Melinda's mask I moved the card front in my Misti and stamped the smaller buildings a second time over on the right side of the card too. This filled the empty space quite nicely and creates the illusion that the city continues going on just "off screen". With her map and camera Melinda instantly looks like a tourist lost in a foreign city, trying to get her bearings straight. This is also my first time giving the buildings red tile roofs and I love how they add an exotic touch to the scene. The sunset sky and long shadows tell us that night will soon be upon Melinda so hopefully she finds whatever cafe or restaurant that she is looking for soon.  :)

Stay crafty my friends!

Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Stamping Bella (Uptown Girl Melinda has a Map, Sketchy Corner Backdrop and sentiment)
ink- tuxedo black and rich cocoa

My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1

Pear Blossom Press silver pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04

hair- E44, E47, E57, E49
clothes/camera/map- B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, W1, W2, C0, C1, C3, C4, C5, C7, 100, YR04, YR18, Y15, YG25, E33, E35, E37, E59, E81, E43, E44/E40, E81, E84
sky- YR30, YR21, R11, R12

lamp post- C5, C7, C10, Y00, Y11

road/sidewalk/trees- W2, W3, W5, T3, T4, T5, YG01, G24, G85
trash cans- G46, BG99, B23, B28

buildings- Y11, R11, R12, R00, E50, E21, E41, E42, E74, E95, E97, E99, YG23, G24