Friday, September 30, 2011


The challenge this fortnight at Make it Colourful is to color sheer or see through clothing. My first attempt was to color Annabella from Make it Crafty. The lower part of the skirt and the fabric around the arm were indented to me sheer. I colored the arm and wire frame first then lightly went over with E40, E41, E42, and E43 to manage a sheer look.

As for a challenge, I wasn't completely satisfied with my effect so I gave it another go. This time I found Ben in the Rain by Whiff of Joy and thought I could give him a clear raincoat and umbrella. It was on this image that I discovered the techniques of coloring are pretty similar to "coloring with no lines" challenge.

The third image is Marissa Fairy by Paper Makeup Stamps and her skirt turned out to be a great dance cover. Again, I colored the skin and leotard first then lightly went in with the pink in the shaded areas. Some areas were darker than I wanted to so that's where I used the Blender Pen to lighten it up.

In the end, the hardest part about this challenge was to find a viable image to work on without coloring someone naked! Maybe I need to look for more images... sounds like a good excuse to me to go shopping! :D Next week I should have these images on a project.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Harvest Swan

Welcome to another challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps!! This week our theme for you is to make a project that includes an Animal or Monster. ;D I chose to make a baby themed card and used the new Harvest Swan from last week's new releases. After all, I need to start stalking up on baby and wedding cards as I am plum out!

I had colored the image first so it was difficult to find the right shade of pink decorative paper, however, if I hadn't pointed that out then it would have been a good fake. Oops! I used some baker's twine to attach a couple charms and then added some chippie dragonflies from Make it Crafty and gems in the corner.

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

Designers Choice Challenge DCC928 - animals
Crafty Boots Challenge #2 - things with wings
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #63 - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - anything goes
Fluttery By Wednesdays #173 - anything goes (do dragonflies count?)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Mini Morticia

Welcome back!! If you're looking for the Christmas-Birthday blog hop then that would be one post below. ;D Today I have one last mini journal from all the Halloween images I colored a couple weeks ago. This is Mini Morticia from Make it Crafty and I couldn't resist giving her a few streaks of red in her hair for some color!

For this page, I added a few face cards that I cut out of some Alice in Wonderland Halloween decorative paper - I think it is from Tim Holz? Ah, nope, it's from Graphic45! (Thanks Creepy Glowbugg!) Anyway, I added some of that meshy ribbon and a scrap piece chippies border that I had. Finally I stamped a few extra spider webs in the corners and added some square rhinestone brads. Voila... finished. ;D

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Scruffy and Party Girl Zoe!!

It's Zoe's Birthday today and we wanted to celebrate it right!! She suggested having a Christmas Blog Hop but we knew what day it was and have secretly planned a hug birthday celebration behind the scenes. So most of these details are unbeknown to Zoe up until now. (he he he) So with out further delay...


You should have arrived here from Carole's blog and seen her uber cool project!! Or head on over to the Make it Colourful blog to START from the beginning.

To commemorate this joyous occasion, we're so excited to bring you a Birthday Blog Hop disguised as a Christmas Blog Hop!! We wanted to celebrate Zoe's Birthday in style so there are lots of inspiration, prizes, freebies and even a gallery album for you to express your own birthday greetings. ;D This is one hop you don't want to miss and it only goes from now until October 12th!

The general theme for this hop is Christmas and what fun would a hop be without some new images?! There is a great sale going on this week to make sure you head over to the Make it Colourful blog for all the details or click HERE to see all the fabulous new images!

For my project I used Scruffy and kept the card simple. This was hard to do so I had to keep my eye on Elaine's blog the whole time while chanting... keep it simple, keep it simple! I managed to duplicate one of her cards and it will be perfect for mailing off this holiday season. One down and now 59 more to make.

Back to the blog hop details... Everyone in this blog hop is giving away Blog Candy!! Whoohoo!! You'll have two weeks, until October 12th, to visit each member in the hop and the winner for my blog candy will be announced on Friday, October 14th right here. Feel free to grab the badge from the sidebar and display it on your sidebar to spread the word about Zoe's Birthday and Blog Hop! Here's what I have to give away...

All you need to do for this Blog Candy is...
(1) add your name to the InLink collection below and (2) become a Follower
The blog candy is open to everyone, anywhere in the world... friends, family and fellow DT members too. ;D

But wait... we've got yet another surprise for you!! We contacted one of Zoe's artists (S.H.) to draw up an image for us and she came us this gorgeous party girl for the occasion.

This is "Party Girl Zoe" and isn't she ca-ute! We wanted to make sure everyone was included in our celebration so we're giving away Part Girl Zoe as a freebie to everyone who wants to join in and spread some birthday cheer!! All you need to do is create a new project using a Make it Crafty image or chippies and upload it into the gallery HERE by October 12th. Then email me with a link to your project to claim her!

YOUR NEXT STOP ... We hope you've enjoyed the hop and make sure you head on over to Zoe's personal blog and wish her a Happy Birthday! Grab the Christmas Blog Hop badge and display it on your sidebar to spread the word about Zoe's Birthday and Blog Hop! Until then, happy coloring!