Sunday, October 19, 2014

Skelekinz Haunted House

I had some fun experimenting tonight and was actually able to color AND make a card!  I wasn't sure how I was going to get through it but it all comes back when ya need it.  :)  The image I used was Skelekinz Haunted House rubber stamp from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

I started with the tree stencil in the background and really wanted to do something with that.  I used a sponge ink pad to apply the gray, heavily at the top then fading to nothing at the bottom.  I then stamped the Haunted House (which might have been easier to stamp first and mask it.  LOL)  Luckily the colors and position of the house worked out.  Then I applied some doodles around the edge which I'm picking up from Faye at the moment.  :)  After that, everything else was hit and miss embellishments.

Behind the layered cardstock is cheesecloth with some spiders that I punched out of black paper.  I used puff paint to give them orange eyes.  The stars are brads that I stuck randomly around the top and then I added Baker's twine at the bottom to ground it all.  Finally the pumpkin charm that has been waiting around for the year was finally selected and I added orange micro-beads in the holes for some color.  Tadah!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Swings 'n Slides Vanilla

Today starts a new challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and it's an "Anything Goes" theme - so you can make a card for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Birthdays, or even Thinking of You cards are all on the menu!  There is a little twist, however, in that I'd like to see you use stamps from my favorite brands... basically everything at LMMS, of course!  Here's my project...

I used Swings 'n Slides Vanilla from Little Miss Muffet Stamps which I colored with Marvy Le Plume markers.  I'm lucky that this was an Anything Goes challenge, in a way, because I nabbed this one from the already-colored-bin and then made a card at last minute to share.  Teehee  My desk is a mess, which isn't a new story lately, so I grabbed things that were closest at hand.  But the best part is is I added the doodles in the background as a tribute to Faye.  Thanks Faye, you're the best!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Swings 'n Slides Bump!

Little Miss Muffet Stamps is sponsoring Sketch Saturday this week and I wanted to create a project to support their challenge.  Plus my sweet friend Carla is hosting and I so that's a double reason to join.  :D   For this project I've used Swings 'n Slides Bump and then also included a puppy from Puppy Additions; both stamps from Little Miss Muffet Stamps, of course.

On the challenge blog where they show the sketch to use, in corners were staples.  I'm sure this is to make the sketch presentable, and it is, but I was also so inspired by them that I added them to my project too.  :D  It's been a while since I've used staples - I really should put that closer to my craft table.  LOL

I hope you've enjoyed this inspiration and we all hope you'll come on over and play along!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Jr. Hatter Laural

I have a special post to day for a special friend using spec... ok, well you get the point, it's off the charts!  LOL   I wanted to wish Zoe a very Happy Birthday today!!  (Today being Saturday Australian time.)

The images I've used are Jr. Hatter Laural from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and Whimsical Elements from Make it Crafty - the perfect combination.  The chipboard bird is also from Make it Crafty.  I used Prismacolor Pencils. The hat colors were inspired by Zoe's coloring too - meaning the color choices of bright greens and blues and I've started to use more of those.

Hope you have a great weekend and make sure to wish Zoe a Happy Birthday!!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Fancy Sunbonnet Patriotic Flag - Switzerland

The challenge at Little Miss Muffet Challenges this round is about making your project small, as small as an artist trading card (ATC) or even smaller.  This is the perfect opportunity to pull out my ATC Journal!  For this project I've used Fancy Sunbonnet Patriotic Flag (with a blank flag) and the new Marine Creek Door Metal Die from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

The flag on this image is actually blank and can be colored any way.  I'm going to be fortunate enough to go to Switzerland this year so I've gone for the red and white.  :D  Behind her is the new metal die door at LMMS which can be configured several ways.

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you'll play along with us this challenge!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Surfer Dad

Cowabunga, dude! Signing on today to post a dude card celebrating someone's birthday.  Guy cards are rare because I enjoy coloring the frilly girlie images so much.  :D  But when this one came around, I knew I wanted to color that ironing board with something bright!  This was an image that Zoe gave out as a freebie in her Make it Crafty Newsletter - thank you Zoe!  Check out... Surfer Dad.

Thanks for dropping by and hope you have a wonderful week!

Make it Crafty:
Plus MiC Chipboard

To see the post on the Make it Crafty page, click HERE to view post.