Saturday, August 31, 2013

Moxi and Paris Elements

Make it Colourful challenges are back and we have our very first challenge opening up today!  There's actually two challenges so it's easy to play along.  The first challenge is to color something orange and black but the other challenge is to color a spooky or foggy background.  I was deemed to try the harder challenge by Zoe and Jennifer and of course I had to accepted it.  :D  Here's my project...

The images were put together using Moxi and I used the Paris Elements to create a fireplace.  Jennifer had posted a preview of her project and showed us a fantastic way to color a ghost!  The way she used the colors and the white on the paper really made it glow!  I was inspired by that and so that's how I decided to color this image.  For the background, Jennifer was very handy with the air gun but mine was packed away for the month and I had to make do with just the markers.  It wasn't easy and there are a lot of mistakes!

On top of the challenge, I decided to take it one step further and make this ghost really glow under the black light!  To do that, I added a little fluorescent FYG1 to the colors Jennifer used.  I had to be careful how much I applied and it changed the color of my ghost a little yellow.  However, I immediately accepted that change as soon as I looked at it under the black light - wow, it really glows!  Moxi pops off the page more in the dark but this will give you an idea on how much it worked...

I'm not sure how much I like the billowing cloud coming out of the fireplace but I certainly like the whole thing better in the dark!  LOL

No matter what your coloring fancies are this month, make sure to visit the Make it Colourful  blog for all the challenge details and then come play along!  We hope our projects have inspired you.  ;D

SS Ferris Wheel

It's Super Saturday at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and today we have a freebie available in the store as well as the spotlighted rubber stamps at a discount for the week!  This week, the spotlight is on both of the Swings 'n Slides Carnival Sentiments which are perfect for the character and rides in this theme.  I always think they make great birthday cards but there are also some that would work for other themes too like parties, summer, holidays and patriotic projects too!

The image on this project is Swings 'n Slides Ferris Wheel and a matching Swings 'n Slides Carnival Sentiments both from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and drawn by Pollycraft.  I love how the rides, sentiments and characters work well together and there are several combinations.

When I started, I knew I wanted to use this shaker element so I designed the card around how that would work.  I initially had the shaker element on the inside of the card with a hold cut in the font but had some problems with my placement so I ended up with the easier route and placed it on the front of the card.  Then I stamped the Ferris Wheel image twice, once for the backing and once for the overlayer - this way I could hide the edges of the shaker part. 

I filled the shaker with Dew Drops, microbeads and a party charm.  The stamps were stamped in brown instead of black which I think matched the papers better.  I think the black would have stood out too much for the subtle look I was going for.

The rubber stamps can be found in the LMMS Store and don't miss out on the discount this week on the sentiments too!  Also head on over to the LMMS Store Blog to see what the freebie is for today and inspiration using all of these stamps today.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

La Petite Princesse

Today we have a sketch challenge for you at Little Miss Muffet Stamps!  I've taken the sketch and used the basic outline to position my elements on my card so the doily counts for the circle part and the ribbon is the horizontal part.  Of course, there are other ways to interpret the sketch and that's what we want to see from you!  Here's my project...

The image I used on this project is La Petite Princesse from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and the English translation is "The Little Princess."  This was one of the images that I created for the combined Make it Crafty and Whimsy Stamps release over a year ago and is still one of my favorites. 

The chipboard embellishment is from Make it Crafty and I used self-adhesive pearls to define the body.  The rest of it I left untouched as I rather like the unfinished look - especially the top part where the edges are slightly darker from the cutting process.

This is a digital stamp and can be found in the LMMS Store and to see more inspiration for this sketch challenge you'll need to visit the LMMS Challenge Blog - the design team has done a fantastic job!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Retro Chester

If you're a Chester fan you'll want to make sure to visit the Little Miss Muffet Stamps store this week and pick up Cool Chester at a discount and then check out all the other Chester images that will fall into your basket.  ;D  He's such a fun loving monkey and great for boy cards too!

This image is Retro Chester and if you don't know what that things is behind him, you might want to ask your parents.  LOL  But for the rest of us... we'll have to grab out our old mix tapes and give them a listen for memory lane sakes. The odd thing now days, is I see the large ear phones are coming back in style.  It's true!!  I guess the little ear buds aren't as obvious of a "do not disturb" me message as these would be.  For me, however, I find the ear buds to be quite uncomfortable and so I'm glad I don't stand out as an oldie for wearing the earphones.  :D

If you haven't noticed this little snake on there, then you'll want to take a second look.  This is an object lesson for my kids on "what happens when you leave your lego toys around the house!"  I know, I'll always be picking up the little bricks as I step on them, but sometimes, such as this little snake, they find their way on to something other than the toy table!  LOL

Have you used Wobbles yet?  This card does and that's why the above image is blurry to show the "wobble" action.  Music... wobble... jammin' ... yep, it all goes together!   You can see other cards I've created using the Wobble springs too by clicking HERE.  I've created a Label them!  :D