Girl Sitting

I’ve been wanting to try out the Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces with other stamps and so for this project I pulled out some stamps by hÄnglar and stÄnglar.  I don’t know the name of their stamp and they are rare on the internet that I wasn’t able to Google it.  It might be called “Friendship” or simply “Girl Sitting” but I have no clue.  (If you do, leave a comment and I can update the name.)

Here’s a close up of the face.  To get the face stamped, I inked up the hAnglar girl then used a cotton swab to remove ink from the eye dots.  Then I selected a Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces stamp that I thought would work best.  Some looked too large but this one fit nicely.

The sentiment I used is a Kid’s Quote by Inkadinkado.  I thought the “smile” worked to draw attention to the face.  😀  Hope you like it and thanks for dropping by today.

Rocker Chick

Let us Entertain You!!
It’s SHOWTIME at Make it Crafty!
We’re a tapping our heels together with a tap a tap tap,
Clanging the symbols and beating the drums with a bang a bang bang,
Pulling rabbits from hats and lifting our legs – oooooohhh ahhhhhhh,
Singing our hearts out and jamming to the beat –  doo do do daaaaa…
You should have arrived here from the amazing JENNY!
(If you’re lost you can start at the beginning with ZOË.)

It’s time to be entertained at Make it Crafty with the
new Entertainers Collection of digi and rubber stamps!
You’ll find all the new digital stamps here and you can now pre-order the rubber stamps here!
You can’t have a GRAND SHOW without a DOORPRIZE!
Hop on through to be inspired and leave comments along the way for your chance to
win hidden prizes and be in the draw to win one of the grand door prizes!
One person will win the full collection of digi stamps
and another will win the full collection of rubber stamps!
ENJOY THE SHOW!!

I’ve been wanting to color the Messy Room for a while and when I saw this Rocker Chick, I thought it would be the perfect combination!  Plus I’ve had the sentiment on the shelf just screaming to be used!  LOL  The official names of the products used from Make it Crafty are Rocker Chick (which is part of the Paper Rock Scissors Band – very humorous and a perfect band name), Girl’s Messy Bedroom and the Fancy Ribbon Sliders chipboard.  I think the quote is Inkadinkado Rockstar.

So is anyone a guitar player?  If you are, you can probably figure out the chord she’s strumming!  My fingers are all thumbs when it comes to music but that doesn’t mean I don’t try!  LOL  Now if I can only get more than my dog to sing along with me.  He he he

You’re next stop in the hop is the talented ÅSA!

Thanks for coming by and we hope you’ve enjoyed the show!!

Celeste Amberglow Egg Hunt

‘Tis the season for Easter projects and I couldn’t resist suing this image today for the new challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps!  The challenge theme is “Happy Easter” and that always reminds me of bright neon spring colors.  So I found the closest paper I had to that and pulled colors from that.  Here’s what I came up with…

The images I used are Celeste Amberglow Egg Hunt from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and drawn by Pollycraft.  The sentiment is a Kid’s Quote from Inkadinkadoo and I thought it was a perfect Easter theme… especially with a basket full of chocolate eggs!   😀  The friend, of course, is the little chick.  I also used some chippies from Make it Crafty scattered Dew Drops for more color. 

Here’s a close up of Celeste Amberglow Egg Hunt.  For the white, I’ve started to use C3 and just draw and shadow on the edges with no blending.  It’s been working out really well on some projects and I like it here too – however, I blended a little bit on the band part.  The colors of her face is a new combination too… I’ve used E000, E00, E21, E30, E31; blush R11, R12; and for shadow BV23.

Thanks for coming by the blog today!  I hope you get a chance to head over to the LMM Challenge blog and see all the other fabulous designs created by the DT – they’re awesome!  Then grab your favorite Easter stamps and come play along in the challenge this week – and bonus points if it’s a Little Miss Muffet or Pollycraft image!  😀 

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.  😀

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
Southern Girls Challenge #51 – Chippie Heaven
Art with No Boundaries Challenges – Rhythm of the Sea
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.  😀  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.  😀  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! 

Luna Bitterfrost Birthdays Rock

It’s the second day of releases at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and our day to show off the new Pollycraft stamps now available through LMMS!!  I have invited Paula to illustrate for me and I’m excited that she said yes – it was a grand day!  😀  There are twelve stamps in the store today and two of them are brand new – so be sure to visit the Little Miss Muffet Challenge & Release Blog for inspiration and then the LMM Store for some shopping.  😀

For my project today I used Luna Bitterfrost Birthdays Rock and the new Park Glen Door Diecut (with the included screen mesh) both from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  Then the sentiment is a Kid’s Quote from Inkadinkadoo.

This is a short post because I’m actually out on vacation and my internet connection is practiacally useless!  LOL  However, there is a sale goingon while I’m away and you can read about those details HERE on the challenge & release blog.  Thanks for coming by!

Grampa Grumps

It’s New Release day over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and today we have several new images to show off! I’m using Grampa Grumps which fits my mood perfectly today. LOL I found the perfect sentiment to go along with him and I love this new color combination of pink too which is R81, R56 and R59.


This little guy also comes as a variation holding a sign that says “NO!” which is where he got his name from – his expression and the “no” answer reminds me of a grumpy Grandpa. LOL Don’t you think? Be sure to head on over to the Little Miss Muffet Blog to see all the new release inspiration! Plus there are details on how to win prizes for this week and on going with every new release!!

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

Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge #3 – vintage shabby chic lots of layers
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge #36 – pink and girly
Do You Stack Up Challenge #63 – favorite color (pink and brown)
Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge #39 – tags
The Poodles Parlour Challenge – anything goes

Update: I was a Poodles Pick at The Poodles Parlour for this challenge!

Lydia Burton Chibi

Are you ready for some more Tim Burton goodness? The next Burton Chibi we have to show is Lydia and if you’ve already been to the SBS Blog then you’ve already seen the fabulous inspiration from the other design team and know that this is one versatile gal. 😀 There’s no work necessary to convert her… as you can see, she also make a perfect birthday card!


The image is Lydia Burton Chibi from Simply B Stamps which will be released tomorrow! The card was cut from the book looking Spellbinder’s label. The left side was folded and placed just inside the diecut so it could be a card. I used white paper and cut the other smaller shape for the inside to look like a book.


The rest of the card was put together with odds and ends from the table… you know, all those things that I’m too lazy to put oaway or find homes for?! Yep, those! I’ve had the party hat stickers on my desk since before Christmas if you can believe that. LOL


If you like this image just wait until the next one! I’m so excited and you’ll NEVER guess which Tim Burton character it’s going to be! LOL In fact, if you can then I’ll offer a random winner a free digi from Little Miss Muffet Stamps! Just leave your comment below and you have until 8:00 pm Central US Time today to add your guesses. 😀 I’ll post the winner on Friday with the SBS Blog Hop. Good luck!

I’d like to enter this into the following challenge:

Rupunzel Playing

I’ve had this page on the docket for a while and finally finished it this week. ;D The image is “Rupunzel Playing” from A Day for Daisies and she was so fun to color – just look at all that hair! My kids have been enamored with the movie Tangled so I’ve been getting my weekly dose on a daily basis. LOL So that’s one of the reasons I went with brown hair.

I created this for the “It’s a TWINE Thing” challenge at A Day for Daisies and used Baker’s twine in three different areas. First is a general wrap around the base then two areas I have used eyelets and threaded the twine in a crossing stitch.

I went to add a lot of texture to her hair but ended up getting a blending effect. I think next time I’ll work on the lightest colors and build up to the darkest. However, I was able to create creases in her nightgown without too many problems so I’d still call it a success.

The rest of the page was decorated with gems, dragonflies, brads and chippies. The sentiment stamp is a Kid’s Quote from Inkadinkado which are always fun to use. ;D

Sugar

It’s another challenge at Little Miss Muffet Challenges and this week we have an interesting challenge for you – we want to have your image go “outside the diecut!” What does that mean? Well, if you read my post from yesterday then you got a sneak peek! ;D


On this project I used Sugar from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Seventeen for the die. I stamped and colored my image first then placed my diecut on top to get the position. Then before sending it through the cutting press I cut around the parts I wanted to keep and flipped them on the top.


I love this technique and I think it fills out the card nicely without taking up the whole front. We have lots of inspiration to look at so make sure you head on over to the Little Miss Muffet Challenge blog and take a gander! 😀 Happy Coloring!

I’d like to enter this into the following challenge:

Craft Your Passion Away Challenge #69 – anything goes
Crafty Cardmaking Challenge #50 – use butterflies
iCopic Challenge Week #41 – skin tones
Make it Monday #48 – anything goes
Woodware USA Challenge #37 – anything goes

Catch a Falling Star

Is this song stuck in your head yet? All I had to do was look at the image and I’ve been singing “Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket, save it for a rainy day” all week! LOL The image is “Little Darlings: Catch a Falling Star” sold by Love to Stamp and was a fun image to work with.


I created another one-layer card with inspiration from Jen on the borders. I also colored this one with Prismacolor Pencils on Kraft cardstock and it’s getting easier for me. Now I just need to get familiar with the colors so I know what I’m mixing together.

Have a great weekend!