Thursday, 4 August 2011

Twisted little Grumpie!

Today's Smudgefest challenge is "Twisted Thursday - make an ATC with a twist". Well, I thought and I thunk and here's what I came up with. Yup, it's another Grumpie. Although this wasn't planned at the beginning, I'm now hoping to complete Smudgefest using all Grumpie images. This one is Shot Grumpie, altthough I've erased the arrow. Not only does he have his little antennae all in a twist, I've used the "Twisted" stamp from the same set to create my background, by twisting it upside down and/or back-to-front and stamping it all over. (Mirror and flip was the closest I could think of for "twisting" in this scenario). The I found a tutorial for some Twisted Paper Flowers, so I made some of them, and finally I twisted a few strands of ribbon together to create the hanging strap bit. Oooh, and I also added a twisty spiral behind the image. :D The Grumpie stamps and sentiment are available from Smeared Ink.



These are the challenges I'd like to enter:
Sketch and Stash - sketch 67. My neglected stash items are the ribbons. I know where the organza one came from, and I bought that late last year, but the other one, with the velvet strip, I have absolutely no idea when or where I got it, but I "think" it may have been on sale in a local shop about two years ago.
Smudgefest Day 4 - Twisted Thursday - ATC with a twist.
Picture Perfect Creations - medium purple, deep indigo, vanilla
Hooked on Crafts - cute and cuddly
Shopping Our Stash - vellum or violet or violins (I've gone for the colour violet, obviously. I'd love to claim that my flowers are also violets, but I think that may be pushing it :P My old stash being used up are the ribbons)
Ribbon Carousel - anything goes (must use ribbon twoine or lace)
Crafts 4 Eternity - anything but a card
Allsorts - free and easy
Crafty Purple Frog - anything but a card
Cute Card Thursday - no designer paper

29 comments:

Andrea C said...

Look at you go, those flowers are brilliant and so is the whole thing x

Michele K. said...

Twisted! I love it! The image is adorable even if it's meant to be grumpy. Aren't we all a little adorable when we are grumpy anyway? Thanks for playing along with PPC this week. Looking forward to seeing more of this little grumpster. :)

monique said...

grumpies are so cute, love your atc

Fleur said...

A fab ATC and those roses are beautiful. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

michele said...

Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs x

Laura B said...

I love all of your twists! And I like the colors you used, too.:)

The Stamper's Touch said...

Totally fabulous, I love it! Thanks for joining our color challenge at PPC.

Linda

ike said...

Oh, cool - that is sooo clever. So many twisted bits - genius :-D
Ike xx

Michele F. said...

Thanks for joining us at PPC this week. Love this little guy! Even if he is grumpy! We are all allowed. ;-)

Susan said...

Susan, I am really proud of your "hand-created works" this week you are Rockin' Smudgefest!! If you are a creator and trader of ATCs, let me know as I would love that one you made digitally (the other day) and this one.
Susan

pinky said...

Thats brilliant, love his expression, remind me of me in the mornings lol Thanks for playing along at C4E this week.
Pinky

Karen said...

Love the image! Thanks for joining us at Hookedoncraft challenges this week.

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

your creation made me LOL, really cute. Thanks so much for joining us this week at PPC & extracting a laugh :-)

Deena said...

love that image and those twist flowers are great (although I am partial to those!)...thanks for joining in at Shopping our Stash this week!

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Such a cute project thanks for playing in our free and easy challenge this week at Allsorts..

Emma xxx

Eternal Princess Ryan said...

Hee-Hee... Your grumpie made me laugh! You did such an awesome job! Is wrong to laugh every time I see one of them?

Jane said...

Love your grumpie and your twisted ideas were fantastic
Luv Jane xxx

Leslie Hanna said...

I like your twisted flowers! Thanks for joining us this week at Shopping Our Stash!

Heather said...

Love your ATC and the twisted flowers

Scrap Vamp said...

So cute! Love everything about this!

DK Spins said...

Lovin' the purpleness of your twisted card! Beautiful twisted flowers!

DonnaMundinger said...

WooHoo! Love this! Really adorable. xxD

Crystal said...

What a fun image & I LOVE your violet ribbon flowers!! Thanks for joining us over at SOS this week :)

Paige said...

Love the flowers and the grumpie! thanks for joining us at SOS!

Tamie said...

Who couldn't love a little grumpy that makes you smile. Wonderful job with our color combo. thank you so much for sharing it with us at PCC.

I Don't Do Straignt said...

I love the expression on this Gumpies face LOL Great twist Susan and the flowers are FAB!

Fiona. x

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY! I've never seen any Grumpie stamps--SOOO fun!! LOVE this:) Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at RCC!

Faye said...

What a gorgeous card. I love the papers and fab colours. Brilliant use of the sketch too. Thanks for playing at Sketch n Stash this time. x

Julie said...

Great make love the image and colours!! Thanks for joining us at SNS this time around, Juliexxx