Thursday, August 4, 2011

Little Miss Muffet - Hurray!

Just a reminder that this post is being "auto published" while I am away with the family camping. I will be back next week to see and comment on all of your gems.

I was very sad to hear that Barbara of Forgotten Scraps was ending her Guest Designer spot over at the Tiddly Inks Challeng blog at the end of July. Her colouring has become such an inspiration for me - and I DO NOT mean that in a suck up kind of way. I honestly, carefully scrutinize her images, and thoroughly read her blogs to figure out how she does it. Not to mention the dozens of emails she has sent me letting me know the little details I ask about. I have practically stalked the poor woman.

But alas her Guest stint is done, but I have great news! I don't just have to "creep on her" from afar - that's what my 20 year old daughter calls it. Barbara has asked me to be part of her Design Team for the Little Miss Muffet - Challenge Blog: featuring her very own digi's from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

Here is Nutmeg, my first submission to the Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog. Today's challenge #15 Outside the Diecut is to have your image come outside the die cut frame. Quick tutorial how to use your Nestabilities for this technique found here.

I only own 2 Spellbinder dies, so it was an easy choice for me, I depend heavily on my SCAL, and haven't figured out how to accomplish this technique using that program.

This Nutmeg is the spitting image of my little Boo who is 5, although I coloured the hair darker then IRL. I thought this would make a sweet gift bag to surprise Boo with when she sleeps over at Nana's. Just a little something to remind her that we will miss her. Oh the original image had a dog on the Night Shirt, I covered it with a sticker to go with the October Afternoon - Fly A Kite DP set.

This is also my very first attempt at sponge clouds. I followed the tutorial found here, and used a sponge dabber with Broken China Distress Ink. Easy technique, although I need more practice. I used the Rolled Paper Roses tutorial found here.

These are the Challenges I would submit this gift bag for, if I were home:
Crafts 4 Eternity - #30 Anything But a Card
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Free & Easy
Phindy's Place Challenge Blog - #66 - Delightful Diecuts


ChickieChirps said...

Welcome to the team Stephanie! You're not the only one in love with Barbara's colouring!
Gorgeous gift bag and it's such a neat idea to give it to your daughter when she is having a sleepover!


Faye said...

Hiya Stephanie. I've just been having a good look through your Blog and your colouring is also AMAZING. I think I will need to stalk you as well as Barbara, you poor girls! I can't find your followers thingy...

Donna said...

Welcome to the team hun, seems like Barbara has had a lot of us stalkers lol. Your little bag is just adorable! what a fab idea and your colouring is amazing it just goes to show that stalking pays off lol. hugs Donna x

Cleota said...

So glad to be joining the team along with you! I love how you've made a gift bag instead of the usual card! Great idea and just perfectly done! Love those clouds!!

michele said...

Beautiful card Stephanie. Love your colouring it's gorgeous! have a good weekend hugs x

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful bag! I love these colors.


...just Barbara said...

This is absolutely gorgeous and I love how you did the clothes! :D Great flowers and this is a wonderful gift bag. ;D Love it! *Hugs

Shirl said...

Lovely to be working with you Stephanie, your bag is fabulous and I know exactly what you mean about Barbara's colouring

Nutmeg is totally too cute and adore the colour combo.

Hugs Shirley x x

Delphine said...

I love your gift bag, Stephanie! Nutmeg is totally adorable (I think I will have to use her very soon:-)) and your colours are fantastic! Congrats on your clouds too, they look fab! Hugs Delphine xx