Monday, August 20, 2012

Smudgy Antics Weekly Challenge - "Itsy Bitsy Spider"

Welcome back for another week of challenges and a huge
congratulations to the prize winner and the chosen top two from last week's "Dragon Tales" challenge!

Are you ready for some more fun?
The theme for this week is:
"Itsy Bitsy Spider"

The Itsy Bitsy Spider is a nursery rhyme in the US.  I know every culture and country has their own nursery rhymes or tales told to the wee ones.  This week we want you to turn nursery rhymes into something scary or creepy.  The more twisted, the better!  Make the little hairs on the back of our necks stand on end.  Make a project that is nightmare worthy.  Please source the nursery rhyme you are using or better yet, write out the rhyme in your blog post for those that may not be familiar with nursery rhymes.
Most importantly, have fun!

Here is my take on the challenge:
(click image to enlarge)

I used one of Smeared Ink's newest images.  
Meet "Little Miss Muffet" from 
Smeared Ink's "Framed Rhymes" digital stamp set.
Here is the rhyme:

Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet
Eating her curds and whey,
Along came a spider,
Who sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away!

As you can see, this Little Miss Muffet isn't afraid of some silly spider.  Me thinks she is the one who should be feared!  Heck, just look at the gruesome additions to her curds and whey.  Ick!

Little Miss Muffet is colored with Copic markers and was then fussy cut.  She is mounted upon a piece of scrap vinyl that I've had in my stash for about a year now.  I stamped spider webs on the vinyl with Staz-on Metallic Ink in Silver.  I further mounted the vinyl on alternating pieces of black and white cardstock.  The black spider on the right side of the picture is a die-cut given to me by a dear friend, Helen :)  To add some shine, which sadly doesn't show in the picture, I stamped the die-cut with versa mark ink and sprinkled black embossing powder and used my heat gun to melt it.  For the web in which the spider is descending from I used a silver metallic sharpie marker.

Head over to the Smudgy Antics Blog for more inspiration and to meet the newest member of Smeared Ink's Design Team!  

While Smudgy Antics offers awesome weekly challenges, the Smeared and Smudged forum offers month long challenges for those that may not have as much crafting time available. There are also monthly blog hops, matchbook and atc swaps, holiday swaps, etc.  If you join the forum you are sure to meet new friends and network with some very talented individuals.

~ Lady B ~

I will enter this into the following challenges:

Poisoned Peas Please: Dark Fairy Tales - I made a dark Little Miss Muffet.

Make it Monday: Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp and Show: No Rules!


  1. wow LB you coloured her beautifully, and I love the spiderwbb stamp (where did you get it?, awesome card

  2. Gobsmackingly GORGEOUS - she is awesome. Love the web backing too. I got some spiders from H as well... fabulous lil' things :-D xxx

  3. WOW LB! love the background and the colours are so vibrant. FAB! :)

  4. Gorgeous!! Glad to see those spiders came in handy ;D

  5. Just had top po p in to tell you your creations are just Fan-freaking-tacsic! Love them all. Thanx for sharing and for all the the inspiration


  6. Gosh, she looks like she would eat them for breakfast..fantastic colouring..

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

  7. such a fun project! The Simon Says Stamp & Show design team thanks you for participating in this week's challenge! - Ashli

  8. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
    My entries are: #165, #189, #217, #227 and #228.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!

  9. That's great! Wonderfully fun coloring on Muffet and her delightful snack and fab glittery spider! Thanks for playing along with us at PPP!

  10. LB, I just love how you colored her hair and the brown spider! I love the BG too! This is so great! I always love your work! Great job my friend! Thanks for joining us at Poisoned Peas Please challenge blog!
    (DT PPP)

  11. Lady B, this is fabulous. I love your coloring. Now I know that I have to have those digis. Thanks for bringing Miss Muffet to life. And thanks for supporting PPP. So glad you joined us for Dark Fairy Tale.

  12. you rock at always! thanks for playing with us at PPP!

  13. This rocks! Thanks for joining us at PPP. :) Ciao~Patti (DT PPP)

  14. Oooh - lovely to see you playing along with us at Poisoned Peas too. Thanks you xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  15. Seeing this digi earlier - these are great! great coloring & love all the details of it!

    Thanks for joining us at Poisoned Peas Please...

    Sandy S
    PPP DT

  16. L>B>
    Thanks for playing with us at poisoned Peas Please..about you amaze me. It is perfect in every way.I have not met one yet who can tone as perfect as you.You master the colors.
    wonderful and very beautiful.
    susan s.

  17. You were picked as our Top 3!! Visit the PPP site to claim your badge!
    (PPP DT)