Saturday, July 16, 2011

Adela and Dida

Good morning and welcome to another challenge with Make it Colourful!! Are you ready for an easy one? For this challenge we want you to "Colouring Hair with any colours EXCEPT black/Brown/Red/Blonde." So for my color of choice... I went with purples! (Specifically Copic markers BV000, BV02, BV04, and BV13). Hope you enjoy this project and come along and play this week. ;D

Our sponsor this week is Quixotic Paperie which stock many of Make it Crafty rubber stamps and chippies including the ones I used on the background of my project... Whimsical Log and Fine Swirls chippies. The fairy image on the card is Adela and Dida from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

The other embellishments are baker's twine, wide organdy ribbon, a Prima (I think) flower and plastic green leaves I found in the floral section of the craft store. I'm hoping to go find more because I like the frosty look and how they turned out on the card.

Here's a close up of the fairy's face and might I just add that I love digital image processing! After my project was finished, and sometime while I wasn't looking, my daughter decided to get the red marker out and added a dot right at the center base of the wing!! It's always red, isn't it?! She said it looked pretty. :D

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
My Sheri Crafts - faithful companions
Bling It On - anything goes
By the Cute and Girly - things with wings
Copic Creations #54 - pastel colors
The Emerald Faerie - all things nice

Update: I was the winner and selected guest designer at My Sheri Crafts for this challenge!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Quinceañera Dance

Here's my second image this week showing off the new releases over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps! This one is Quinceañera Dance and is one I colored while thinking about princess gowns. I had originally searched for Prom dresses but I wanted something more innocent and the Quinceañera (15 years old) dresses were perfect.

I created another page in my summer journal and trying hard to stick with flat embellishments. However, all those small things add up and the book is starting to bulge! I might have to stop at 10 pages and start another book - either that or find an easy method of book binding. Any ideas?

I embellished it with a few odds and ends from around my desk area plus some of my favorite chippies from Make it Crafty. I covered them with a Gold Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber and cut around the some parts to make it fit. Then I sprinkled on a few pearls and gems and finished it up with a blue dragonfly.

Here's a close up of Quinceañera Dance with her green dress and long wavy hair. I couldn't resit adding a little sparkle and added the flower gem in her hair. Now she's ready for her big birthday celebration!

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Moving Along with the Times Challenge - favorite things (princess girls)
Pixie Dust Studio Challenges - girly girl
Southern Girls Challenges - Happy Birthday
Stampin' B's Challenges - make it with bling
Ruby's Rainbow Challenges - Happy Birthday

Here's Lydia's card for the release. She has this keen ear for listening when I'm printing out my digital images! She'll always run up at the right moment and beg... "Can I have that one too!?"

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Welcome to another New Release day at Little Miss Muffet Stamps! I'm excited to show you four new images this week starting off with this one, Riley. Head on over to the challenge blog to see more inspiration using this image and Iris May Hatter too. ;D

I created this card as a class for my church group and wanted to go with something simple yet eye catching - so I used bold colors and large sized embellishments to do the trick. We're going to print out the image with different color shirts so we can focus on the card making rather than coloring. So I hope it goes over well. ;D

My inspiration for this image came when we were out camping the other week - The kids spent lots of time in the park area swinging and what else was I to do? I wasn't in the mood for swinging so I whipped out the sketch book at went to town. Hope you like it and head on over to the challenge blog to see more New Release Inspiration!

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Bearly-Mine Challenge #14 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge - red, orange, yellow
Crafty Hos' Challenge - warm colors
The Pixie Cottage Challenge - ribbons
Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central - simple

Mix 'n Match with Tiddly Inks & Make it Crafty

Make it Crafty and Tiddly Inks presents... a Mix 'n Match Release! I'm so excited about this joint release I'm almost paralyzed witting about it - I don't even know where to start! LOL So there's details over at Facebook and a Release Page that has everything you need to know plus more sneak peeks... and a fun game of I Spy!

"It’s finally time to release the big Mix n’ Match collection from Tiddly Inks and Make it Crafty! Together they have been craftily plotting behind the scenes for months (making us drool in anticipation) to bring you a fabulous collection of Steampunk creations with a Victorian theme! You’ll find little steampunk houses, bits and bobs background scenes, flying contraptions, gorgeous characters and the finest selection of digital papers!

We could send you on a little hop, but they are getting a bit boring... so we knocked our heads together and thought up a game to play instead! ‘I SPY’ with my little eye... ... hmmm what do you spy?? Well to find out, head on over to the Release Page where it all begins!! (Plus 15% off new release images for a week!)"

Here's my creation and another page in the summer journal. My journal is about 5" x 8" and has been an interesting size to create with - in some areas I have more room to play around and my style has certainly been leading towards the scrap side of decoupage.

In the background I used Steampunk Flying Machine from Make it Crafty and went with a color scheme I thought would be realistic for that time period - coloring metals such as black cast iron, copper, brass and steel. Then the paints and fabrics were more muted colors to coordinate with the metals. For the sky, I added just a few clouds.

In the foreground I used Owlette from Tiddly Inks and colored her with the same muted colors except for her hair. There is something about orange-red hair that goes perfectly with a green dress! On the dress, I created lots of folds and pleats and bult up the ink so much that I over saturated the paper - luckily for me, that ended up making it looked like crushed velvet, a happy mistake I can live with!

Update: I totally forgot to include a close up picture of the awesome Flying Machine!! ... and I'd like to enter this project into the Simon Says Challenge - Anything Goes.

Hope you enjoyed the release and my inspriation for you today! Happy stamping and good luck with the I Spy game!! :D

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Wind Surfer

Today starts the 3rd challenge over at Little Darlings Challenges and this time the theme is to use "Buttons and Brads." Now, don't look too closely at my project because I totally messed this one up and used grommets, eyelets and dew drops instead - yikes! I had mixed up my challenges and did another "Summer" project which was the theme for Challenge #2. ;D

This is a second page in the scrap journal I have for this summer and my project uses Wind Surfer from Love to Stamp. I also had some postcard cut outs from K&Co (I think) which is where I got the beach tent and summer sentiment. I also used the Sunshine die from My Favorite Things - I love it in felt.

I'm going to have to start thinking about rebinding the journal because with four pages it's already getting pretty bulky. However, I haven't a clue where to start but I'll keep going until something comes to mind. It's been fun to flip through it and see each of the pages so I can't wait to see it filled up! Hope you enjoyed the project! :D


It's another Tiddly Inks Tuesday and we have another challenge for you and the theme is "Reel Me In." We want to see creations that are create a card inspired by a Scary or Summer movie. To tell the truth, I got as far as a "movie tie in" and forgot to pay attention to scary or summer! So, ah hem, this one is my "Summer" move tie-in. LOL

The movie is actually a YouTube video named "Where the Hell is Matt? (2008)" and my inspiration can be found at 2:35 in. It has always been in my mind since the first time I saw this image from Tiddly Ink, Aisha.

If you've noticed, this is actually not a card but a page in my spiral bound notebook - my scrap journal for the summer. I got tired of decoupage and painting and thought it would be easier to fill the book with my cards and instead of pasting in a card I decided to create it directly onto the page. :D

Here's a close up of the image Aisha. I had fun coloring her clothes and of course couldn't resist adding a few more pleats. So come along and play in the "Reel Me In" challenge and have a happy coloring! :D