Thursday, July 21, 2011

Peppermint as Red Riding Hood

Welcome to another challenge day at Little Miss Muffet Challenges where our theme for this fortnight is "Summer!" There is also a DT Call going on... so if you like Little Miss Muffet Stamps then head on over to submit an entry! Challenge and DT Call closes on Tuesday, August 2nd.

On my project I used "Peppermint as Red Riding Hood" from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and Spring Meadow from Whiff of Joy. What? I know, can you believe I didn't use a Make it Crafty background this time!! But don't worry, I made up for it with the chippies. ;D Plus I've got to get *some* mileage out of the Spring Kit before it collects too much dust. LOL

I think the papers are Sugar Rish from Basic Gray and the twill ribbon and pearls are from Stampin' Up. I had this image colored up a while ago and so it was fun to be able to grab something and create a page in my journal right away. Although I did have to pause to color the background - but that wasn't so bad.

I love the deep reds I was able to get with the hood. Usually reds show up too bright on film so this is a new combination I tried out. I starts with the expected reds, R22, R24, and R27, but then I jumped down and used R46 and R59 to darken it up. Another combination I find successful is R21, R14, R24, R37, R46 and R59.

I also used a new combination with the lighter color greens in the background - this time I used G40, G82, G85 and G99 which I like better than the G20s range.

I'd like to enter into the following challenges:
Scrapalicious USA Challenge #12 - anything summer
Flutter By Wednesday's #163 - open theme
Craft-room Challenge - butterflies (just for fun)
Deep Ocean Challenge #4 - ribbons
Simon Says Stamp - newspaper (framing background image)

Hope you've enjoyed this page in the summer journal and come on over to check out the other girl's inspiration for the Summer challenge!


  1. Just Fab- love the stamp and your colouring and all the little deatils, Thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge- Debi x

  2. This is so adorable, and the coloring is perfect! Totally georgeus work. :)

  3. Hei,
    lovely scenery and cute images,
    fabulous project!

    Thanks for playing with us at Craft-Room Challenge;-))m

  4. Oh wow gorgeous Barbara, love how you've coloured the cape and thank you for the tip with the reds, much needed here lol. hugs Donna x

  5. Very sweet, thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge. XOXO Zoe

  6. This is so cute!!! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge. Kim xx PS I love your "about me" info.

  7. This is so cute!!! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge. Kim xx PS I love your "about me" info.

  8. Lovely scene- great summery colours..thank you for joining our Craft-Room Challenge...Esther xx

  9. What a lovely page you've created and your colouring is fab! Thanks for joining in at the Craft-Room Challenge and good luck. Maria x

  10. This is adorable!! Fabulous! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  11. Oh my goodness this is so stinkin cute. I may have missed it but what are you making? it looks like an art book? LOVE IT!!!! Good luck this week over at scrapalicious USA we'd love to see you back next week.

  12. This is lovely. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  13. Got to start that journal!!! Peppermint's cute looking face would melt anyone's heart Barbara and the background is such a fabulous layout for her to be shown on.
    Hugs Shirley x x

  14. Gorgeous red colouring Barbara! I like to use R59 or R89 to darken up my reds too! Your journal is looking so fat now! This is another gorgeous page!


  15. Oh my goodness Barbara ,, this is absolutely gorgeous ! I was wondering what was on the other pages so I just scrolled through your blog admiring all the pages ,, what a BRILLIANT book ! Oh I need to make one of there for my House Mice :-)
    i don't know how I missed your blog before but I'm now a follower :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  16. Barbara! Your project is great! RED is so deep and so alive!
    With best wishes,

  17. Beautifully coloured image and gorgeous details!

  18. What a lovely book with such a great image and fabulous colours, very dynamic piece.


  19. What a lovely book you hsve msde the image is so cute.Arlinex


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