Thursday, August 25, 2011

School Turtle

It's another release week for Little Miss Muffet Stamps and this time we have three stamps to feature today! For my project I used School Turtle and kept with the school theme - after all, school started in my neighborhood this week so that's what is on everyone's mind around here. :D I even found a few scraps of school decorative paper left over and came up with this journal page.

I loved the way Jane colored her last image with the wood floors and I wanted to give that a go. So on this image I used a black Copic pen to lightly draw in the boards. Then I colored it with E41-E44 and a little E31 and E33. It didn't turn out exactly like I wanted it (a.k.a. just like Jane's!) but it still turned out ok.

Of course I was looking for another reason to include a book with my drawings but lovely bouquet of pencils was directly inspired by the movie "You've Got Mail." And finally the the turtle is for "luck" - I was always told to take a turtle with me while on a road trip for good luck and sometimes we all need some luck at school. :D

Hope you like this tidbit of inspiration and don't forget to head on over to the Little Miss Muffet Challenge blog for more! We're previewing School Turtle, Summer Monkey and another Suger 'n Spice Doll... Paprika! Thanks for stopping by! :D

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

For Fun Challenges - Back to school
Papercraft Star Challenge #59 - Back to school
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations Challenge #23 - Back to school
The Crazy Challenge #81 - Back to school
Party Time Tuesday Challenge #30 - Back to school

Update: I was the Quasar winner at Papercraft Star for this challenge!

I was select a top pick at Scrap-Creations for this challenge!


  1. Awesome job Barbara. Now I am going to have to watch You've Got Mail to spot the flower pot pencils ;D

    I love the wood grain, I think your's looks as good as Jane's.

  2. This is awesome Barbara and I love the wooden planks! Stunning colouring as usual!


  3. Love how you've grounded your image with the wooden planks! Great job. Beautiful coloring.

  4. WOW, I love how you have coloured your image, Barbara, your boards look so realistic! After the moon, the floor:-)... When do you have the puddle planned:-)? Fantastic job as always and thank you for all the details you share with us! Hugs Delphine xx

  5. Love it, love it, this is just soooo cute. Great, no! make that an amazing colouring of the floorboards, xxxx

  6. That is wonderful! Really adorable! Thanks so much for playing along on fOr Fun.

  7. Cute! love the turtle on there. And that wood floor looks GREAT!! I can't draw so that is way beyond me! I would have to sweet talk my artist husband into helping! Super cute card

    Thanks for "going back to school" with us at For Fun Challenges. Hope to see you back on Wednesday for our next challenge.

  8. This is just GORGEOUS! So beautifully coloured, what a wonderful creation! So pleased you shared it with us at FOR FUN, good luck in the draw. Hugs, Ali x

  9. Oh my! This is a stunning creation! I am just in awe over your coloring skills and overall presentation! You must, must come back and play again soon with us at Papercraft Star!

  10. What an adorable back to school card. I just love the sweet School Turtle Image which you have coloured so beautifully and the cute banner. Thanks so much for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays this week.

    Danie - PTT Design Team

  11. Drooling Barbara, colouring just wow and the wooden floor totally sublime.

    Hugs Shirley x x

  12. I am totally wowed by you project! Fabulous! And the floor, awesome!
    So glad you played along with us at Papercraft Star!
    Kindest regards,

  13. Such lovely project of yours. It looks stunning. Thanks for playing with us over at For Fun this week.
    Love n hugs

  14. Wow that floor came out beautiful!!! Your coloring in AMAZING!

  15. This notebook is absolutely gorgeous Barbara! What a lot of work you put into it, I wouldn't change a thing about it! Thanks for playing with us this week at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations!

  16. Fabulous card. Thanks so much for playing in this weeks Going Grey with Scrap-Creations Back to school challenge!

  17. This is soooo adorable!!Love it.Thanks for joining us at SCrap-Creations!


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