Tuesday, May 31, 2011

It's a Little Mermaid!

As promised I have another Mermaid creation for you today.
I am super excited for the NEW Little Mermaid ride at
Disneyland's California Adventure opening up this week.
So she inspired this creation!

I used the most beautiful mermaid image by 
Sweet Pea Stamps Mirima by Elaine Cox.
The awesome layout is from Deconstructing Jen!
 I just Love her sketches.

 She was really fun to color with my Copics.

I am entering her into the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!

Monsters have taken over...

Monsters have taken over the Chocolate Factroy! 
Today we Burtonesque Dolls challenge you to take
your inspiration from Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, 
but Moster-ize it! Maybe a new chocolate can be made?
Or use colors inspired by the movie 
and apply it to a Gruesome image making it fun, funky and all Burton!

This week we have a sponsor

That's right Strange Skin! Now talk about fun and Burton like images!
They have some awesome off beat digis
you will not want to miss out on! Check them all out here!
Strange Skin will be giving away 2 digis from their online store 
to one lucky winner, and the winner gets to pick two! 

I got to use the totally creepy Mr. Hyde by Strange Skin.
I used him as Charlie's Dark Side, 
or maybe just his Dark Chocolate Side!

 The fun chocolate sentiment is from Sweet n Sassy
and the chocolate goo and splatters were made with 
MS drippy goo and splatter punches.
Can't wait to see your Monster Creation!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Thar Be Mermaids in these Waters!

So have you seen the New Pirates Movie yet?
I did it was pretty good, Johnny was great but
the Mermaid stole the show for me.

I have loved the idea of Mermaids since I was a
little girl. WAY before Disney's Little Mermaid. LOL
Although I do love that story too.
The first story I heard was about a Mermaid who loved
a prince and he did not love her back and she turned into
sea foam. Sooo sad. I always wanted the story to end differently.
Anyway I used to play Mermaid in the pool and play with
my Sea Wee's in the bath tub. 

So I was inspired to make some Mermaid
creations. This is Oceania by Renee Biertempfel for 

I went with a coral fleshy tone for the Mermaid's tail and added
diamond Stickles for some shimmer. I also used some green
web ribbon under the pearls and bling.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

"In a Sweet Pea Dream"
Bling it up

Totally Gorjuss
Water, Water

Come back soon for more Mermaid Creations!

Friday, May 20, 2011

The Captain Has Arrived!

Whoot whoot!!!! Finally it's here!
Captain Jack himself has made an appearance here
in Burton world and at the Simply Betty Stamps store!  

I had a blast making this card, and again wanted to keep the card
simple to showcase Jack.
It was a real pleasure to help preview the
line of Funky Pirates for Simply Betty Stamps.
Thanks Betty!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Pirate Preview Day 5!

 It's Forbidden Treasure!
Forbidden or not, Maxine is sure enjoying the heck out of it isn't she?
Just look at her wild hair... is she not the cah-Yutest!?

Maxine was another awesome image to color.
I just had to make her a cartoon red head.
I left the card pretty plain to showcase Maxine,
but I couldn't resist adding the famous
"Diamonds are a girls best friend line".

Well I know Betty will be happily in her seat for the
midnight showing of Pirates 4 tonight, but
I will be happily in bed! I will be seeing the movie tomorrow at 1pm
at the El Capitan in Hollywood, the BEST
place to see a Disney Movie.

I will see you back Tomorrow
for the Finale!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Pirates Sneak Peak Day Four!

Meet Ginger
She is even more Sassy than Lizzy don't ya think?
Look at her, just standing there with that "I dare you" look on her face...
think she's protecting her Booty? Ha!

I am just loving these fun Pirates images.
Ginger was a blast to color and I just love her long lashes!
We just have a couple more days of previews
so see you back tomorrow
for a real gem of a sneak peak!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Pirates Sneak Peak Day Three

Now let's see what Pirate has come forth today... Why it's Marty and his monkey!  Looks like they are ready for the battle!!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Sassy Pirate Lizzy

The Burtonesque Dolls  SBS Pirates Sneak Peak Day two
Hey you Pirate fans... how did you like that sneak peek of Bonnie?
Not bad eh?  You are going to love the next one...

Meet Lizzy, always ready for a fight, and never backs down!  
She is one sassy wench no?  
I love pirates, of course not the real ones, 
I think we often forget that not all Pirates are like Jack Sparrow right?  
Most of the time I am sure they were a bunch of hell-ians!  
Not like cute Lizzy here!  
I think she will make an awesome invite to a girls Pirate PARRRTY!
You can get the great Pirates back ground paper from the
Very Talented Doll Tracey. The heartbreaker sentiment is from Bombshell Stamps.
Come back tomorrow for sneak peak  day 3!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Burtonesque Pirates!

Now I know that Tim Burton had nothing to do with Pirates,
but his wing man Johnny is in the upcoming Pirates 4 movie so Betty
from Simply Betty Stamps figured that was Burton-esque
enough to have a Pirate Stamping Release here!
SO... that is what today's
The Burtonesque Dolls post is all about...
Welcome to our Pirates Sneak Peeks!
We will be having five days of previews,
the sixth being a preview/release for these fun Pirate images! 
So let's begin with:
 She is keeping a eye out for treasure... 
or maybe her long lost love, 
whatever she's searching for she sure is stylin' isn't she?
  These cutie will be available in Clear Stamp form on May 20th!

Bonnie was sooo much fun to color, I just love her outfit!

I had a lot of fun making the treasure map and distressing it up.
And I couldn't resist the flowers and skulls.
Come back tomorrow if you dare
for another sneak peak!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tiddly Inks Puzzle Adventure Blog Hop

Who doesn't love a Blog Hop and
especially one with Tiddly Inks!

You can join in the fun at the
Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog.
There are so many cute New Images so be
sure to check out it all out.

I used Tanker from the AWESOME
Gothic Pinups line.
I just love her attitude, the quote is also from the
GP line. She was a blast to color with my Copics and
I am loving using the 0 colorless blender.

 Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Shower of Flowers

I know I know from Zombies to Flowers kind of funny.
Maybe next week I will have a flowery Zombie card! LOL
Anyway I wanted to show another Mother's Day card,
this one went to my 86 year old Grandma. She loves red so I
had to include some red into the card. I also included a color I seldom
use yellow, I find it hard to work with.

I used the Beautiful Dark Sirene from Sweet Pea Stamps 
and followed the sketch at Totally Gorjuss.

I am really happy how the card turned out and
I actually like the yellow.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Zombies Burton Style

It's time for another Burtonesque Dolls Challenge
and this time we are doing
What would a Burtonesque Zombie look like to you?
I went a bit on the gory side, but don't let
that scare you off. Of course a Burtonesque Zombie
would be on the good side and only go after
Evil Alien types. See below.

I used one of my Favorite New Zombie Sentiments 
from Simply Betty Stamps Bad Head Day?
And of course a few stamps from Stampotique,
Twinkie and Heads from the Daniel Torrente Line.
The background paper is from We R Memory Keepers (Micheals)
And reads Night on the Town. Which I thought was
very fitting for a Zombie! I added the Blood splats and I think
they are from Recollections (Michaels).
Hope you all play along with us!