Showing posts with label Simply Sophia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Simply Sophia. Show all posts

Friday, April 5, 2013

Little Miss Muffet - Tea Party Tutorials

Today, is day 2 of Simply B Stamps (SBS) and Little Miss Muffet Stamps (LMMS) combined "Tea Party Release".  If you missed yesterday's release you will want to check out all new images available at the SBS New Items and LMMS What's New sections of the stores! 
Some of the LMMS design team and several guest designers are sharing tutorials and inspiration posts today.  But before I get to my tutorial -- did mention there are prizes?!?!  Woohoo!  Each day you'll want to check both Simply B Stamps (SBS) and Little Miss Muffet Stamps (LMMS) blog for a list of prizes!

Today, LMMS has two rubber stamps to go to two lucky winners - simply leave a comment at the LMMS blog for your chance to win!  These lucky winners will receive this image below... la Jeune Fille à l'Eventail in a Rubber Stamp! 

As an added bonus with every LMMS purchase, you will receive this exclusive digi stamp for free ... Piccino Mermaid!

Now for my tutorial...
I have several "how to's" to share - a coloring technique called spotlighting, a fancy fold {twisted easel} and I also created a few videos if you are interested in learning how to manipulate digital images.   
For the image, I created a party scene using an image of each the LMM artists - Pollycraft (Sonny Hunnycloud For You), Little Miss Muffet (Agent Cupcake), Simply Sophia (Eglantine Faerie) and a new Simply Betty image "Mad Hatter Betty". 

I also used some of the party images from the new LMM Tea Party release.  I printed 2 full images out, plus some cropped images of the same scale. (Video below showing what I printed to create this card)
I colored the image in shades of grey - W1, W2, W3, W4, W5.

I had never colored the rest of the image before.  Traditional spotlighting, that I've done in the past and featured on Splitcoast as a technique is usually an uncolored image with a colored highlight.   

This idea, to color the rest of the image in greys, came from a card made by Faye {LMM's awesome DT coordinator}.  She had a card on her blog in February which I thought was very clever and striking.  You can see her card HERE.  
  I also printed out a cropped image of the Mad Hatter Betty image and punched it out with a 1.5" diameter punch.
 I colored Mad Hatter Betty in full color.
E00, E11, E13, E21, E33, E35, E37, YG03, YG13, YG23, YR02, YR04, YR07, YR12, YR15, YR18, YR31, R01, R22, R24, 0.
Next, creating the fancy fold base card.  This is a twisted easel fold.  It is very simple.  I cut an 8.5x11" sheet of Bazzill Raven cardstock 4.25" x 11", in half length ways.  I scored it at 5.5". 
I lined up the top corner and 
the bottom corner at the score line. 
  I scored the front of the card corner to corner.
This is the base card fold.
I added double stick tape to the bottom half of the card, 
away from the edges.
Then, I placed the finished matted image on the front of the base card.  The paterned paper is Basic Grey Piccadilly.
Inside, I matted a couple more sheets of Piccadilly patterned paper, to tie the spotlight colors in and I added a sentiment which acts as a stop for the card.  Welcome to the party Betty!

Lastly, the video tutorials...

Over the last couple years, I've been asked a lot of questions from my TAC stamp customers who wanted to try digis.  TAC actually had a digi store briefly in 2011. I've only been using digis about two years myself, but have learned a lot from design teams and online.  Until now, I really didn't have an effective way to communicate how to do something using software. 

There are lots of ways to do things, lots of programs you could use, but this is one way to manipulate digital images.  Hope you find the videos useful. 

Here are the videos...

Wondering how I made these videos?  You can too!

The Screencapture software I used is "Screencast-O-Matic".  There is a free version, but I ended up buying a $15/yr subscription to get the audio and caption features of the program.  I really like this software.

The videos were edited using Microsoft Live Movie Maker a Free program.  Very useful, I found this program when my mom asked if I could make a video of the pictures from my nieces wedding.  A very fun program to play with!  This is how I added the opening title page, credits etc... 

I created a Cream City Angels YouTube Channel (button on left sidebar) where you can find all my video creations.  Perhaps there will be more coming :D  I do have a few more ideas.  I'm open to suggestions too. 

Lots going on with this combined release...

Day 1 (April 4th) - Release Blog Hop (click HERE to start)

Day 2 (April 5th) - Inspiration and Tutorials (SBS and LMMS)

Day 3 (April 6th) - Guess Who at SBS and Scavenger Hunt at LMMS 

You have until April 10th to play along and  LMMS Winners will be announced here on April 11th.

Ladybug Crafts - Anything Goes 
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes 
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes 
Vickie's Challenges - Anything Goes 
A Little Bit Crafty - Anything Goes
Sparkle N Sprinkle - Use a Digi
The Crafting Cafe - Let's Celebrate
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Songbird Challenge - Colored Hair 

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Little Miss Muffet - Gelsey Faerie

We have a new challenge at Little Miss Muffet - it is a color challenge - Blue and Yellow.  I used Gelsey Faerie which was a new release from Simply Sophia a couple weeks ago.

I have a friend on Facebook who posts occasionally about doing her "Cinderella chores", then going or doing something funI just love that phrase and thought this image was perfect.
Supplies --
Image: Little Miss Muffet Gelsey Faerie by Simply Sophia
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye "Hattie"
Cardstock: Bazzill Rain, PaperTrey Ink Kraft
Sewing machine with cream thread
Jute Ribbon
Copic Colors: E00, E11, E13, E21, E30, E31, R02, BG70, BG72, BG75, YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24, 0

This challenge will run 2 weeks.  All images are welcome, one entry only please.  If you use a LMM or Pollycraft image Anything Goes.  Hope you will join us. 

Be sure to stop by Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog and see all the DT inspiration.

ABC Challenges - All Stitched Up
Digi Makeover - Use Digi, Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by...

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Little Miss Muffet: Firefoot

We have a new challenge at Little Miss Muffet - Anything but Square.  I chose a scalloped circle for my shape card.  The image is one of the new images released last week - "Firefoot" by Simply Sophia.

I created a meadow using a PTI die "In the Meadow".  The pattern and solid color papers are from the BasicGrey collection "Picadilly".  Then, I used Nestabilities Grand Circles to finish the background for the image and Grand Scalloped Circles for the base card.  
Supplies -- 
Image: Little Miss Muffet "Firefoot" by Simply Sophia
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey Picadilly
Cardstock: PTI white
Dies: PTI "In the Meadow", Nestabilities Grand Circles and Scalloped Circles
Copic Colors: YR61, YR65, YR68, YG23, BG11, N1, 0

All images are welcome for LMM Challenges, one entry only please.  Although, if you use a LMM image - anything goes and you can entry multiple times! Hope you will join us.

Be sure to check out all the inspiration at the Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog.

Crafting for all Seasons - Things with Wings
Fab N Funky - Things with Wings
Penny's Paper - Shape Cards
Whimsy Inspiration - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges - Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday - Things with Wings
Sassy Cheryl's - Die Cuts

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Little Miss Muffet: Scout

We have a new release today at Little Miss Muffet.  Some more fantasy images illustrated by Simple Sophia.  This is Scout.  The patterned paper is BoBunny "Alora" collection. 
Supplies -- 
Image: Little Miss Muffet "Scout" by Simply Sophia
Patterned Paper: BoBunny Alora
Cardstock: DCWV and Bazzill Artesian Pool
Copic Colors: YG00, YG01, YG03, YG63, BG57

Check out all the new images HERE.  You can see all the DT inspiration using these new images at the Little Miss Muffet Challenge blog.

We are mid-challenge.  The theme is "writing" - use a book page, script or text.  All images are welcome, only one entry please, however if you use a LMMS image anything goes and you may enter multiple times.  Hope you will join us.

Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Myth and Magic
The Squirrel and the Fox - Anything Goes 
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Winged Things
There's Magic in the Air - Things with Wings

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Little Miss Muffet: Rosealba Faerie

Happy Thursday!

We have a new release today and a new artist to introduce at Little Miss Muffet.  The new artist is Simply Sophia.  The image is from the brand new Isle of Aldmer collection.  A fun collection of fantasy woodland creatures and mermaids too.  This is Roseabla Faerie
Supplies --
Image: Little Miss Muffet "Rosealba Faerie" by Simply Sophia
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye Vanity Fair
Cardstock: Bazzill Yam and Lizard
Copic Colors: YR21, YR23, YR24, YR27, BG70, BG72, YG91, YG93, YG95, E00, E11, E13, E15, E21, E79, R02, W2, W3, W4, 0

We are mid-challenge.  The theme is scallops and as always if you use a Little Miss Muffet image anything goes.  We hope you join us. 

Also, be sure to check out all the design teams creations here and all the new releases at the Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

Make it Monday: Anything Goes
Paper Pretties:  Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy: Anything Goes
The Craft Place: Things with wings
Bearly-Mine: Anything with wings

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings to you,