Let’s Draw and Paint a Lady Slipper in Colored Pencil!

Hello friends! Wow, I could have used an extra 8 hours in this week! I was right out strait it seemed. I am looking forward to some relaxing this weekend (between scouts and softball that is!) If you have some downtime this weekend why not try something new? Like sketching and coloring with your colored pencils. This is a viewer request of how to paint a lady slipper in traditional colored pencils. I used Prismacolors but try whatever you have before buying new:)

I really like the way it turned out plus pink and green is one of my favorite color combos. Thanks so much for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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The Envelope Please! {and a freebie!}

I have been obsessed with making envelopes lately! I sell my card at local shops and I always scramble to make envelopes at the last-minute, well no more I tell you, now I make them when I make my card while I still have all of the supplies out 🙂 I have wanted to try printing my stamps on envelopes but I can never seem to get a good result printing on a premade envie so I made a 300 dpi template that you can layer your stamps on, print and cut! I printed my template directly on pattern paper along with stamps from the Pretty Princess collection:

I love matching cards and envies!

I colored the princess with my Prismacolor and Copic markers (they play so nice together!) and glued leftover die cut bits from yesterdays project to embellish the card. I rubber-stamped the sentiment.

Digital Stamps: Pretty Princess Collection (Lindsay's stamp Stuff), Rubber Stamps: Inkadinkado, Inque Boutique/Darice, Paper Frances Mayer, Punch: SU!

Here is the Envelope, I printed the stamps and template together on light pink pattern paper. I knew this would be hand delivered so I made a “poistoid” in the corner in Paint Shop Pro. I colored the stamps with colored pencils (because they are opaque and will show up on the pattern paper and because the will not bleed through) then scored and folded the envelope.

The envelope is today’s freebie, it is 300dpi JPG file so that when you layer your stamps on to print they will be nice and clear. Download the free envelope here.

Here is an example on how I laid mine out to print. I colored the envelope pink for to make the template easier to see:

This is the easiest way to print on an envelope!

Now let’s see what the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff Junior DT has in store for us this week. The are all making pretty envelopes and have great (and frugal too!) tips on how to make and decorate your own! Also I have added 3 new designers to our team, two of whom are posting today, Fun, Fun!

Kristen Hamlin

Karin Martin

Jennifer Bliss

Cassandra Cushman

Tanya Johnson

Cheryl Gorka

Jessica Hammond New!

Rhonda Walker New!

Be sure to check out the new products added this week to the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff shop including a new digistamp freebie! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Curiouser and curiouser…

There is just something about Alice in Wonderland that I fine quite charming, especially the Victorian illustrations. Here I used the Alice ATC sheet to make 11 artist trading cards:

Alice ATC Images: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, Accent stamps: Making Memores, Studio G, Letters JoAnns, Micheals, Other: Old Playing cards, ribbon, DYMO tape

Alice ATC Images: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, Accent stamps: Making Memories, Studio G, Letters JoAnns, Michael's, Other: Old Playing cards, ribbon, DYMO tape

What a fun way to use up all of the “junk” you’ve been collecting!

And a funky necklace:

I place the tall alice between two mircoscope slides and taped it closed with stained glass tape.

I place the tall Alice between two microscope slides and taped it closed with stained glass tape.

The tag is a Colorbox style stone that I've had for a while. I stamped the playing card (another yard sale find) on both sides of the tile with staz-on and colored it with Bic Mark Its.

The tag is a Colorbox style stone that I've had for a while. I stamped the playing card (another yard sale find) on both sides of the tile with staz-on and colored it with Bic Mark Its.

This is how the necklace "hangs" when worn.

This is how the necklace "hangs" when worn.

Coloring tip: I used my Prismacolor colored pencils to color the images. I blended them with GooGone using a pointy Q-tip. I get mt Pointy generic Q-Tips from the dollar store, they work great because they don’t have as much “fluff” on them. I used 2 q-tips to blend the entire sheet and the opposite end has a wide paddle type applicator that is great for applying chalk or blending large area of pencil. I prefer the cheap q-tips to using a blending stump (and they are WAY cheaper!)

Here is a preview of the Alice ATC sheet.

Here is a preview of the Alice ATC sheet.

These images are so fun to work with! A printable sheet of 12 Alice ATC images is only $3 in the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff shop and there is a special deal for May: Spend $5 and get a single stamp for free! When I email you your order I will ask you what you want for a freebie and send it out to you, don’t put the stamp you want for free in the shopping basket or pay-pal will charge you, just let me know what you want when I email your $5 worth of stamps. And you can get a free stamp for ever $5 you spend, spend $10 you get 2 freebies! Now lets see what the LSS Design Team has in store for you today:

Olena

Michelle H

Kim

Tracey

Tamara

Lisa

Margie

Katt

Row

Melissa

Janet

Michele R

If you want to learn more about Digital Stamping and get a free stamp each week be sure to join my digital stamping yahoo group.

Thanks for stopping by, be sure to check out the rest of the design team’s blogs and see their beautiful work (be sure to leave some love too;) Until next time happy crafting!

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