Saturday, July 30, 2011

Can I Kiss You?

It's Saturday and you know what that means.... another Make it Colourful challenge!! This week's challenge is sponsored by Crissy's Art 'n Heart and our challenge is to color dark skin. This one is going to be a simple one but if you looking for color choices, make sure you visit the challenge blog for several other combinations.

For my project I merged three images... and yes, I merged instead of cut! LOL My inspiration is centered around Can I Kiss You from Whimsy stamps (also one of Crissy's images) and thought he would be perfect sitting on the Victorian Chaise from Make it Crafty. Now the next thing I needed was a sweet girl for her to kiss...

... but as you can see, as soon as he kissed that sweet girl she turned into a frog!! (Froggy Thoughts from Tiddly Inks.) They're too young to be kissing so it's all his fault that happened. :D Now they'll just have to wait until they're both much, much older to break the spell. So if my daughters are reading this.... better watch out and save those kisses for later!!

To give this image the magical effect I tried drawing in some pixie dust and stars. Then I colored them with my white gel pen and squeezed some glitter glue in the area for some sparkle. I'd probably do it differently next time but this at least conveys the story well enough that I left it be.

The skin tone combination is E00, E11, E13, E25, E29, E59 and E49 and I like how it turned out. I was also trying for extreme lights and darks in the clothes and frog but gave up on that idea by time I started coloring the chaise. I need to practice more with that but luckily that wasn't *this* challenge. ;D Have a great weekend!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Quinceañera Daydream

Here it is... the start of a new art journal... even though this isn't the first page it is the first to be previewed! This one features a new release from Little Miss Muffet Stamps called Quinceañera Daydream and she has been merged with Rise and Shine from Make it Crafty.

The two images weren't designed for each other but it turns out they play nicely together! LOL For embellishments, I used more Make it Crafty chippies, pearls, wide twill tape and some ribbon flowers I had in my stash. I also distressed some edges and drew in some faux stitching.

With these two images together it looks like this princess had the night of her life! She still has her shoes so I'm assuming she has the prince's phone number for later. ;D

The ribbon flowers are actually rather thick and after gluing them onto the page I had to press them down with a dictionary and my Cuttlebug machine! They compressed to half their size with was more than I thought possible. I'll have to keep that dictionary handy!

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

Thursday, July 28, 2011


Yikes!! I got so busy last night with the New Releases that I forgot to upload my own creation here! LOL So check out what is in store at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and enjoy this little I tag I made using Camila! Then make sure you come back tomorrow as I'm already working on that so I don't forget. ;D

These tags are always fun to make and I usually follow a simple recipe to get it done... colored image (check), tag shape (check), scrap of paper (check), twine, pearls and small embellishment (check, check and check). That's about it and they dress up a small gift of plate of cookies really well.

I'll come back and enter her into some challenges, but for now ... hope you enjoy! Cheers!

Aud Sentiments Challenge #33 - sentiment to make someone smile (Fabulous)
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge #26 - inspiration from nature (clouds)
Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge #69 - anything goes
Papercraft Star Challenge #55 - anything goes
The Paper Shelter Challenge #24 - anything goes

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Annie's Teddy

Welcome to another Tiddly Inks Tuesday Challenge and this week's challenging is "Ticket or Tag me! - Create a jumbo tag or use a ticket somewhere." I chose to go with a jumbo tag as those are always fun to use on a gift for a plate of cookies. :D

I used Annie's Bear from Tiddly Inks as the main image and some Lime Twist paper from Basic Gray. Then a few scraps of print paper, bound it up with Baker's twine and added a few embellishments to finish it off.

This is my last post as a Guest Designer for Tiddly Inks and I have had so much fun getting to know the gals there - they're super talented and so friendly - so thank you so much for having me on the team as your guest!! And a huge thank you to Christy - you're images are adorable and were so fun to color up! ;D Big Hugs!