Friday, May 24, 2013

Birds on a Wire Diecut and Mint

I wanted to share a project I made with the new Little Miss Muffet Diecut named Birds on a Wire which was released yesterday!  I used the diecut five times to fill in the background and any birds that I cut off I ended up adding them back into the scene at various places.  The diecut is 6" across so it can be used on many different size cards.  Plus since the birds are spread apart they can be flipped and combined like I did on this project.

The Little Miss Muffet Products on this card are as follows:

The image was colored a while ago so putting together this card was quick and easy.  I'm excited to be able to use the diecut on many of my projects so be watching this spot for more samples.  :D  Thanks for coming by today and make sure you scroll down to the next post and participate in the Blog Hop for lots of prizes and inspiration!  Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Sunbonnet Dock Fishing

I'm excited to announce that Bugaboo Stamps will now start appearing in rubber over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps!!  It's been so much fun working with Jodie and I'm thrilled to share from project with you today in this monumental Blog Hop!!!  So come and join the fun!!

You should have arrived here from the awesome AUDREY!
(For the full list, you can visit HERE.)

For my project I used Sunbonnet Dock Fishing from Little Miss Muffet Stamps in rubber form and drawn by Jodie from Bugaboo Stamps.  I colored it con kraft paper with Copics and kept the design simple - after all, I'm always... always lacking male happy birthday cards!  LOL  I have an abundance of girl stamps so coloring one for the boys is always a much needed adventure.  :D

We have lots of prizes, new releases and tons of inspiration for you today in this Blog Hop and Release day!!  Make sure you leave a comment along the way for chances to win and here are a few links before you head on to the next stop...

For details on the prizes and new releases today, click on these links...

Your next stop on the hop is the bodacious BECKY!!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Tilda with Cross Stitched Heart

Brace yourself... I've created a Magnolia scene and colored it full scale!  You're probably not surprised on what I've added through coloring but I'm sure you'll be shocked at what I didn't color... the face!  LOL  Now I can finally "officially" join the Magnolia fan club ... but it's short lived since this is probably the only project that will count towards that "membership."  He he he.

Anyway, before I start describing the project, I am excited to say this project has been approved 100% by Magnolia!  It's true... I've been in communication with Ginny and she said the techniques I used on their images here are acceptable and approved.  (Mon, May 20, 2013 at 1:00 AM CDT)  So in other words, the possibilities to my creativity are endless.

I've used several images on this one and they're all form Magnolia too!  There were five stamps that were masked and/or cut out to create this scene, including: Tilda with Cross Stitched Heart, I Love You (I've left off the "You" portion), Lovely Balloons (only one of them), Tilda and Her Bunny (just the bunny was used), and finally Tilda's Tin Boxes. 

The main Tilda image is a Christmas themed stamp but I wanted to show that it could be used for other seasons too and I picked a Valentine's Day theme.  This works perfect with Tilda's Tin Boxes and I accentuated the theme with bright pinks, reds and purples.  The tin with the hearts shows each of the various colors.  As an after thought I wish I had added more browns or at least swapped the colors for the red tin and brown one.  But overall, the image colors still work.

Here's the first surprise... I kept track of the colors I used!!!  Gasp!  I know... but here they are broken down into the groups used, listed left to right from the darkest to the lightest...

V17, V15, V12, V01
V99, V95, V93, V91
R39, R37, R17, R22, R12
R59, R56, R83, R81
RV29, RV14, RV32, RV10
RV69, RV66, RV63
E29, E25, E23, E21
C7, C5, C3, C1
E79, E77, E74, E71, E70
E23, E53, E21, E00, E000
Y23, YR23, YR07
BV25, BV23
BG99, BG96, BG93, BG90

The second most shocker, well for me at least, is that I colored a standard face on Tilda!  It was hard... I mean really hard to restrain myself.  In face, over the weekend it took me three tries to keep it simple but I finally managed to do it on this one.  LOL  And yes, that means I have two more Magnolia projects to show off!  I'm not going to tell you what I did ... but suffice it to say, Magnolia lovers are sure to LUV this project and non-Mangolia lovers will LUV the others.  (Oops, I might have said too much!)

I experimented a lot on this project and if you haven't noticed the subtle differences by now, I thought I'd divulge the hidden treasures. There are several things that I think would be considered "out of the norm" with various difficulty levels.  Here they are, in the order of creation...

(1) Masked multiple images together
(2) Omitted portions of the stamp when inking (x2)
(3) Cut the image up and only used a portion of it
(4) Added a Valentine picture to the balloon
(5) Changed the Santa Stocking to a Beanie Hat
(6) Converted the sweater into two shirts (a short sleeved over a long sleeved)
(7) Added a large stripe to the shirt
(8) Created a hole in Tilda's shoe
(9) Gave the bunny patches of color
(10) Drew bunny whiskers with a black pen

Here you can see the big hole that I put in Tilda's shoe.  I get a good chuckle out it because it looks like a bullet hole blasted out from the inside.  LOL  Next time I'll make sure the inside is the same color as the socks and also try to have the toe showing a big.  ;D  Finally, the last thing I did was add the green background to help counteract all those pinks and purples.

I hope you like it and thanks for dropping by today!

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
(Not necessarily for the prizes but just to share the project.)

Magnolia-licious Challenge - Weather (It's storming outside and the power is out?)
Dutch Magnolia Lovers Challenge - Song ("Can I get there by candlelight" by David McWilliams)
Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge #69 - Picture Inspired (yummy desserts)
Magnolia Down Under Challenge #197 - Lace & Flowers (Lace on the tin, flowers on paper?)
Tilda's Town Challenge #53 - Background Stamps

Update: I was the chosen winner in the Dutch Magnolia Lovers Challenge!

Update: I was in the Top 3 in the Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge!

Update: I was in the Top 5 in the Magnolia Down Under Challenge!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Poorly Chester

Oi... it's Monday!  This has been us this past week - all stuffed up with allergies and sinus problems with a few infections here and there.  So I thought it was a perfect card to show today!  LOL

The images I used are Poorly Chester from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and designed by Pollycraft, and Totally A-Maze-ing from Stampin Up.  I've wanted to use the maze for a while but it's so huge that it's hard to fit on the card.  I think I've managed to get it one on there okay and also came up with another idea which I'll show later on. 

I think PJs always look cute as the traditional blue and white stripes but this time I wanted to try something different and went with turquoise and yellow to match the paper. And of course, I had to give him a pink nose!  LOL

We're all on meds and we'll be feeling much better - just in time for the holiday weekend next week.  Whohoo... a 3-day weekend!!  Then after that, one week of school and the kiddos will be out for the summer.  Yeah... that should be fun.  :D