Thursday, March 12, 2015

Cupcakes and Coasters

Hi guys, long time no see right? I've been super busy and its kinda making me sad that I can't get crafty and blog like I used to so my projects seem far in between. Great news though, I have another adorable coaster for the set for you guys. Today's coaster is featuring the first Dollie I had the pleasure of owning, Dollie with Cupcake!

As with the other two tiles, I started by stamping Dollie onto my tile with Timber brown stazon and again on a separate piece of scrap cardstock to be used later as a mask. I colored her using my prismacolor colored pencils and using a layering technique to give more depth and shadows as well as adding to the vibrancy of the way the colors show up. Once completely colored I stamped a sentiment and masked off both it and Dollie. To create the background, I stamped a repeating pattern with a small script stamp by Recollection, also in Timber brown stayzon. To make it appear faded, I sometimes stamped again without reinking my stamp so that the script would be lighter in some spots. While still masked off, I used the same stamp and an antique gold acrylic paint to add some character. It didn't show up very well in the picture, but in person to me, it adds that extra something special! Next I removed the masks and outlined Dollie and her accompanying sentiment using a white gel pen ( I use sakura). To finish off the overall distressed look of the tile, I inked the edges with TH walnut stain distress ink. I seriously love the way these tiles come out and I think that once I complete the set, they will make a wonderful gift to a girly friend. In other great news, I finally made a decision on which adorable Dollie cutie would complete my set and I'm just waiting for her to arrive in the mail. She should be here any day now, so be looking out for my last tile in this set sometime next week! Too far away? Well fear not, in the mean time you can pop over to The Greeting Farm and see the complete set so far. Be sure to check out our newest challenge tomorrow and link up for a chance to win a fabulous prize! So get crafting, you can't win if you don't join in. Besides, that should help take your mind off of the long wait right?


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