Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Isles of Aldmer

I am here to show you two fantastic new images from Little Miss Muffet Stamps!  I have added a new artist to the mix ... Simply Sophia and you are going to love her style!!  For this week we have six new images added to "The Isles of Aldmer" and you'll want to be sure to check out the LMM Challenge Blog and see what everyone else has created.  :D

For my first project I used Serena Mermaid from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and went to town with the background.  I had tried this a couple times before with Cooking Tilda with Wooden Spoon and Monster Dreams.  This time I wanted to try with blues and see how that worked - and with all experiments, it looked horrible until it was finished.  LOL 

Here's a detailed shot of both the image and the background.  Someday I'll do a little tutorial on the background but I can say I started with a little splotches of greens and yellows.  Then layered on patches of blues from light to dark until it was filled in and blended.  Then I added drops of Blender refill and areas where I blended out colors.  Finally I added more bubbles with a white gel pen.

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

Crafty Creations Challenge #183 - Blue, Green & Yellow
Twisted Tuesday Challenge #19 - Predominantly Blue

Update: I was featured at Jackson's Digital Expressions for this creation!

These new images from Simply Sophia are amazing!  The faeries, mermaids and their familiars live at "The Isles of Aldmer" and there are even more surprises in the future when we go out and visit "The Hills of Mooradale."  You're going to love those too but that's for another release.  :D  Check out this next image from this release...

This project uses Warren Faerie from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and he's sitting on top of his best friend.  I wouldn't go anywhere without him by my side... would you?  He he he.  I thought this would be a great boy card and a fun birthday card.  :D  The sentiment is a Kid's Quote from Inkadinkado and has been one I've been wanting to use for a long time.

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

Aud Sentiments Challenge #61 - Numbers Up (Bingo sentiment)
Bearly-Mine Challenge #48 - Anything with Wings

Thanks so much for coming by and I hope you enjoy the new releases and our new artist Simply Sophia!  We think it's awesome and hope you make it over to the LMM Challenge blog to see everyone else's creations.  Have a great day! 


  1. Both cards are awesome - what fabulous coloring skills you have. Wow! The mermaid and background are stunning. The six-pack abs on the monster is a hoot - love that. Hugs Deb

  2. Barbara these look amazing! Your colouring just fantastic. Joey x

  3. Both these projects are simply amazing! Your coloring of these images are out of this world and your water background is just spectacular. I just love them both!

  4. Wonderful coloring! Love the sentiment re the cookie :) Thanks for sharing with Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  5. Really fun card. Thanks for sharing at Aud Sentiments.

    Hugs Ali x

  6. Love that mermaid image, your whole card is just wonderful and love that background, the white gel pen bubbles really were the perfect touch. Thanks for entering at Art With No Boundaries.

  7. Both cards are great, and so different! The soft color of the base card really makes the spectacular background of the mermaid stand out. Love the humour of the second card. If only I'd known about giving cookies to the monster under my childhood bed...

  8. Fantastic card I love the colours the image the background with the bubbles are perfect. They really make it look as though she is swimming in the beautiful briny sea. Thanks for sharing with us at AWNB
    Paula Dt

  9. Gorgeous monster card!! Thanks for joining us at Jackson Digital Expressions this week!!

  10. Both projects are absolutely fabulous! I think, though that the Monster card is my fav! The coloring on the Mermaid is outstanding and I love the image.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions!
    Chana, Founder/DT Coordinator

  11. what a fab fun birthday card ...perfect for a little guy
    great images too
    thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    tracey x
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

  12. A really lovely card with a great design. Love the fun cool images used as well. Thanks for joining us over at the Bearly Mine Challenges this week.
    Love n hugs

  13. Gorgeous cards i love both of these images,great colouring on both too. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine this week. luv gina xx

  14. Wow! I love all the elements you used. Thanks for playing at Twisted Tuesdays :)

  15. Both fabulous cards hun!!Thanks for joining us at BMC

  16. What a beautiful set of cards! Love your work! Thanks for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesdays! :)

  17. Beautiful cards! Thanks for playing along at BMD this week! Good luck! Ani

  18. So very pretty and your coloring is amazing! Thanks for joining us this week at Twisted Tuessday challenges!

  19. Hi, Barbara,
    Your project was featured on our blog: and we would like to get your free image to you. Thanks so much for playing with us. We love Little Miss Muffet! Please e-mail me at

  20. What a honor to have you with us this forthnight Barbara!

    Thanks so much for sharing one of your masterpieces with us at Deep Ocean!

    Hugs, Franz.

  21. What a gorgeous card you have made for this challenge. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

  22. Barbara, Both cards are wonderful, but really love the background on the first one and hope to see your tutorial soon. Thanks for sharing your lovely creations on Art With No Boundaries.
    :) Chris / CS Designs


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