Friday, October 18, 2013

Skelekinz Heart

I have a cute little project today using Skelekinz Heart and Birds on a Wire Metal Die from Little Miss Mufet Stamps.  This cutie was recently released as a rubber stamp.  The other day I was actually looking for Halloween paper to use but stumbled upon this red and black paper that popped out at me!  I knew I just had to use it!

I didn't add very many colors and stuck with what was on the paper, red, pink, black and white.  Then I added a tiny bit of green for the grass and the eye. Then to match the theme of the decorative paper, I used the Birds on a Wire metal die and added an extra bird in flight by the embellishment.  :D

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

Thursday, October 17, 2013

NEWS - Black Cauldron Give Away

Thank you to everyone who participate in my last give away and I'm excited to announce the winner of the small Halloween box... are you ready??  The lucky winner is ...

 "So sweet of you to share such a sweet box thanks for the chance"

Congratulations Nikki!  
Email me with your mailing address and I'll get it in the mail for you to enjoy.  :D  

Now for those who didn't win, don't worry, I have another box and this one is huge!  Do you remember the black cauldron project I created a couple years ago?  From first sight it looks like a simple black box and, when you spot the handles on the side with the "potion" swirling on top, you can kind of see how it resembles a cauldron.  However, the real surprise is when you open it because it's a double walled explosion box!  You'll just have to see it to believe me - click HERE!

This is my next give away to one lucky winner!!
You'll have until October 23th

Here's the regular details and how to participate in this blog candy:

As a huge thank you to my Followers, I'm giving away this fun box to one lucky commenter!!  You'll have from now until October 19th to enter and I'll post the winner shortly after that.  All you have to do is ... 

This offer has expired.
1. Be a Follower of this blog 
2. Leave a comment below

If you would like to post the NEWS Badge on your sidebar then that is optional, however, it is a great tool to be notified of the next freebie or blog candy.  Sounds impossible?  Na, it's simple and has worked great! Here is the code and details on this badge...

NOTE: This is important ... make sure you use the code above when grabbing the blinkie as it's the only way it will be will update automatically. Once it's on your blog, the blinkie will change when I post another offer and you'll get to see the latest news right from your sidebar!  It's a great way to get alerted whenever there is another freebie, blog candy or giveaway posted!!  :D

I think that about sums it up and thank you for stopping by!  *Hugs


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Graffiti Zowie

This is my little apology project I had to color to make up for the last urban graffiti project I had colored.   I feel much better about this one!  I also thought it would be fun to share graffiti terminology and I posted that on the Graffiti Party blog to share with every one... check it out by clicking HERE and add a few words to your vocabulary.  :D

Remember there is still time to get your urban graffiti project into the challenge for a chance to win several grand prizes!!  Check out the Graffit Party blog!

The Make it Crafty and Little Miss Muffet images I used on this project are as follows:

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

Anything Goes Challenge #101 - Out with the Girls

Graffiti Party

Here's my attempt at creating a grunge rock band in the garage - and it may look ok, but this one is actually on my yuck list.  We've all got to have them right?  Well, this one is mine for the week.  I think it's the colors of the background and wish I had done that differently. 

The images I used on this project are many...  from Little Miss Muffet I used Graffiti Party and from Make it Crafty:  Drummer Dude, Rocker Dude, Rockstar Singer, and an element from the Paris Building Digi Elements to create the floor.

Then once I figured I had "lost" the image, I decided to see what a spotlight would look like and if I could add a disco ball effect... disco and grunge?  Yeah, I know, it's just another example of a bad decision.  LOL  I don't think the effect turned out well either but you can decide... for me it looks like it's snowing.

It'll probably make an ok boy card but I think I should have left it alone when I had the chance.  Calling it good and packing up my bag is something I need to work on.  :D

Melyssa and April

The challenge this month at Make it Colourful is all about the eyes and I've colored two more projects for inspiration!  Check out all the details and other DT inspiration on the Make it Colorful blog and you can also find more buzz in the MiC FB group as everyone shares their creations.

For my projects today, I've colored two Make it Crafty images, 

This first one is Melyssa.  I started off coloring up some rainbow eyes as a challenge from Amy Heffernan.  I found my inspiration from sanguisGelidus Universe Eye and loved how the universe what reflected in them.  Here's a little break down of how I did that part...

First I added the rainbow colors; then brought in the blue.  After that, I should have done the black but I did the highlights instead!  LOL  And then that's when I remembered I got a little carried away and went back in to shade the white part of the eye and to also add the black and eyelash shadows.  I also used the star highlights and brought that out into the sky.

The next part was to add the colors around the eyes using PixieCold Cold Fire Eye as inspiration.  This was a challenge set up by Zoe and I almost didn't think I could pull it off until I added the white gel pen which seemed to fix the problem.  Phew, problem solved and I don't have to try this one again.  LOL

This second image is April and she was inspired by my teamie Michelle who colored this same image with pencils.  It was amazing and I thought if I could do just half as good that I'd learn something!  However, as a little twist, since I knew I wouldn't be able to color it exactly, I wanted to play around with wrinkles.  So this is the Senior version of her original... older and still beautiful! 

Lastly, since I've been inspired by all sorts of people, you might have noticed this image has a turtleneck sweater on instead of her normal tank top.  That was Anne Liese Johannessen who said it was a mistake but I thought was a brilliant idea!

Monday, October 14, 2013


I finally made a project with the Swings 'n Slides Hooked image I colored for the 7 Colors challenge that Faye put out on LMMS FB group!  (Wow, that was a mouth full!  LOL)  So about two months ago Faye challenged me to color an image using only 7 colors.  Then about a month ago is when I started to get serious about it.   Yeah, I know, a month?!  Lucky for me, the gals on FB decided that the blender pen was more of an eraser than a color and was allowed.  So, 7 colors, but 8 markers.  Here's the end result:

The image is Swings 'n Slides Hooked from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and drawn by Pollycraft.  The colors I used are G46, W7, R17, E00, E59, YR31 and E23 plus the "eraser" too.  I chose this image because it gave me five large "blocks" that would show off the colors nicely.  And I wanted to use a lot of colors to be impressive too!  So picking out the colors was tedious because each color had to be used in multiple places.  For example, the green area has gray, green and yellow; and the red area has brown, red and yellow.  And oddly enough, the orange was the hardest color to squeeze out!

The dragonflies are chipboard accessories from Make it Crafty and Zoe also sent me the sandal charm.  Thanks Zoe!  And thanks Faye for the challenge too!  :D

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

Yumi & Fumi Challenge #26 - Anything Goes