I thought I was excited about yesterday's sneak peeks (well, I was)...but today's stamps that Taylor's Bakers Dozen has to share are quite a thrill for me!! A few months ago I sent Taylor a collection of characters I had been playing with that started with my daughter Morgana. This month Taylor is releasing two of them, Olivia, the little shopper, and Jenn, the mommy-to-be. We've named these characters the Moka Collection and the logo features my Morgana Moka (Mo for Morgana and Ka for Katie who you'll meet sometime soon). Morgana loves to dance but has a mom who isn't so good with the required buns, so she always went off to class with a bit of a mop top. I've made it a pretty one for the Mokas though...it just wouldn't pass at Juilliard! Here are some recent photos of my girl and inspiration:
Another Whimsical Wishes set being featured today, It's in the Bag, is also one I REALLY wanted to see in rubber. It started with the bag and the concept for a shopping bag die and went from there with bag labels and cute images for every occasion. Finally to my card! I've used something from both sets—Olivia from the Olivia Petite set and the label and happy birthday sentiment from It's in the Bag. The layout is loosely based on another one of Karen's fabulous and sweet Sunday sketches (SSSC115) and I like the card both ways—with and without the bag:
I stamped the sentiment Enjoy a Fabulous Day! inside and love the look of the Moka girl stamped black on kraft...
I followed Karen M's steps for paper-piecing, which really add dimension, and coloured Olivia's hair and skin with copics and prismacolors. I find shading the paper pieces with French grey 70% creates the look I want. I love this SU rich razzleberry and have teamed it with scraps of purple and blue from basic grey's kioshi paper pad and Bo-Bunny's a gift of love sophie dot paper. The tissue in the bag is really just a scrap of fabric.
I couldn't get to the Summer Wreath today, but I'll be back tomorrow with more. Time to check out the Baker’s Dozen talent...
Tori Wild, and
Thanks for looking!