Thursday, November 3, 2011

LLM Chloe & Sarah

It's New Release time again at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and some even better news:

!! Hooray - it's a SALE !!

Barbara of Little Miss Muffet Stamps will be out of town for the rest of the week and orders will be filled on her return Sunday evening. Due to the long wait... from now until Sunday evening (8:00 pm Central Time), anyone who places an order of $10.00 or more can pick out a FREE digi!! Just include you choice in the comments section of your order and Barbara will include it with your purchase! :D

Now on to the New Releases. Meet Sarah and Chloe. Sarah is reclining in the rocker with her book and Hot Cocoa while happy little Chloe dishes the latest new to her big sis. Well, at least that what I envisioned when I merged Sarah and Chloe together with MIC's - fireplace digi.


I had to main goals when I put together this card. First; to finally dig into the gorgeous Bo Bunny - Vicki B Collection DP which was also paper pieced as wallpaper.

Secondly; to emphasize the shadows and highlights cast by the fireplace on all the elements, not just the characters. Since the fireplace was my source of light, the characters and such have areas closest to the fireplace highlighted and are in shadow on areas furthest away from the fireplace.


I love how Chloe's shirt turned out. Yes I did purposely change the order of the pink and green stripes on the sleeves, but I think it looks a bit random now. Should have stuck to a pattern. I also admittedly went easy on the layout, since it took me such a long time colouring the image.

How's the photo? I am trying a new trick I learned from watching this tutorial from Deconstructing Jen. I have a standard off the shelf digital camera that won't do the adjustments Jen suggest. I however did follow the Level-white eye dropper and sharpening effect in PS on my image. The difference was HUGE! Can't rave enough about the changes.

This card is submitted into the following challenges:
Send A Smile 4 Kids - For the Girls
Cute Card Thursday - #189 Baby Your a Firework
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - #136 Borders & Frames

14 comments:

Karen Hasheck said...

Wow- what an artist you are! This card is gorgus and what you did to make it so beautiful is amazing. Thanks for sharing it with us at Send a Smile 4 Kids and come back soon.

Dilsaver Designs said...

I just love your details with the fabulous shadowing, really beautifully done! Thanks for playing along with us this week @ SAS 4 Kids, hope to see you again :)

Deb said...

fabulous card! Your colouring is amazing, you have a great eye for detail!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
have a great day, Debxx

Leanne said...

Wow Stephanie! This is fantastic! I love how you did the shadows to reflect the light source for the fireplace. I would like to try that in the future. This is a really pretty scene, so serene, wish I was there.. lol!
Fantastic picture too! Thanks for sharing your lovely comments on my post.
Hope you have a nice weekend!
*:)

auntbeespickles said...

What a totally adorable card! I can't believe those are separate images and you merged them all together - talent!! Great job girl! Thanks so much for joining us over at the Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge. Good luck and I hope you will come back and play again with us!
Hugs, Sarah

Viv said...

Wow! Awesome colouring and your shadows are fab!!!!!! Great idea to combine the two images, though I think Sarah is ignoring Chloe! LOL!

Thanks for your lovely comments hun, I'm an obsessive online shopaholic and have flowers coming out my ears! Most of my flowers come from Wild Orchid crafts though.

Cleota said...

Spectacular scene! Great job on the shadows. Love the embellies too.

Marlene said...

This card is absolutely GORGEOUS, Stephanie! Fantastic scenery - and colored so perfectly.

cgl1539 said...

Wow, I mean...wow!

MarcyK924 said...

Adorable! I didn't even notice the sleeves until you mentioned it! LOVE it! Pretty details! Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday! Hugs, Marcy

NGCARDS said...

A wonderful card hun! Thanks for joining us this week at Papertake Weekly! xxx

Arabella said...

Your card is just gorgeous Stephanie! Your colouring is amazing! It looks like it would have taken hours!!!

Arabella

Jill said...

beautiful card and I love all the gorgeous flowers thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

...just Barbara said...

Wow and WOW!! I love how it turned out and Chloe's shirt is perfect!! Great job on the shadows and the wallpaper turned out adorable. The card - well, it's gorgeous too and look at all those fab flowers!! This is also one of my favorites!! Te he. Your photos turned out great! *Hugs