Saturday, August 13, 2011

Kai in the Rain

Are you ready for another challenging challenge? This week at Make it Colourful we want to you experiment coloring something that looks wet! It's actually not as hard as that sounds and there are many wonderful examples on the challenge blog that you don't want to miss out on.

On my project I used "Kai in the Rain" from Mo Manning and Pebblestone Patch from Make it Crafty. I also used one of my new dies to make the clouds and because it was raining I took the opportunity to use my gray felt too! :D

The water on the coat was actually simple and I found it much more difficult to make the raincoat shinny - after all, that requires me to leave a part of the paper uncolored! Gasp! But after I colored the raincoat then I went in with a white gel pen and colored in the water droplets. Then I used a darker shadow of the yellow to give the water droplets a shadow - easy peasy!

I even tried to color the water splashing in the pool of water in front of the cobblestones but gave up after four tries... so if you look closely you can spot those around the bottom of the image. ;D The rest of the journal page was decorated with the usual regiment - brads, chippies, and a metal frame journal tag. Hope you enjoyed and good luck with your water project this week!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Emma & Mia

Welcome to another preview of Little Miss Muffet Stamps! Today I'm featuring two of the newest Wee Ones... Emma and Mia who are rocking out in my latest journal page! Come on over and check out all the other inspiration of these newest releases at the Little Miss Muffet Challenge blog too. ;D

I used papers from DCWV and cut out cork starts from My Favorite Things Die-namics dies then proceeded to jazz it up with green gems and sticker tiaras. Yeah baby!!

I've noticed lately all of my journal pages have faux stitching around the outside edge and some sort of ribbon or horizontal line. I think in my mind this provides a stable balance to work on so I've got to start getting more creating with those elements! LOL Any ideas? Hope you like the project and all the New Releases from this week. Ciao!

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

Fussy & Fancy Challenge #43 - Use a Lot (3 or more embellies)
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge - Anything but a card
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Dies and punches

Thursday, August 11, 2011


This is release week for Little Miss Muffet Stamps and I wanted to feature my favorite from today! This is Ava and is one I drew while at the park with my daughters... and she, like my youngest daughter, enjoys the toddler swing very much!

I'm starting to discover a fetish I have for clouds and even yesterday at the scrapbook store I bought a whole paper pad just for the cloud paper in it! Yes, it's true! So naturally I went home and used some cloud paper and created this fun card. Oh, and paper with words on it too if you haven't noticed lately. LOL

I kept this card simple and used a plain silk ribbon, gems and Make it Crafty chippies to finish it up. It all came together rather quickly which is nice to have happen once in a while. ;D So I hope you enjoyed this tidbit of inspiration and you can head on over to the Little Miss Muffet Challenge blog to catch some more New Release projects!

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

Kelly Kid's Challenges - "Bring on the babies"
Make it Monday #49 - Anything goes
Creative Craft Challenge - Summertime
Everybody Art Challenge #154 - Summertime
KB Cute Monday Challenge #24 - Anything goes

Update: I was a winner at Kelly Kid's for this challenge!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Annie's Prezzie

This is a project I made for a class I was teaching at my church group. I had three cards that they made with three different techniques - this one was more simplified for the class and didn't include the chippies or image and I was demonstrating that a card without an image is just as fun. ;D I only cautioned them on which page from the dictionary they ripped out.

After the class was finished I added the image and chippies to finish the card with an extra touch. The image I used is Annie's Prezzie from Tiddly Inks and the chippies are from Make it Crafty. I kept with a basic color scheme of the paper then added purple as a coordinating color which also tied in the flower.

The class was successful and the gals learned the basics of card making and a variety of simple techniques. The other two cards that we made were Riley and From the Desk Of that I previously posted.

Finally this is another card that my daughter created and she we wanted to enter it into the Simon Says Stamp Summer Holiday Kids Challenge for this month. Lydia used the image Adela and Dida Inventing from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and created everything on her own. Enjoy!