Saturday, August 14, 2010

Lucky Number SEVEN!

It's time for Dawn Woleslagle's 7th Color Cue! {Can you believe we're up to number SEVEN, already!?!} Number six just wrapped up, and I'm telling you, everyone who played, DAZZLED with their wonderful creations! {If you haven't checked out WHO was on CUE... don't delay... IT MIGHT BE YOU!} So hoist your sails, ur, I mean colors, and stamps galore, sit back, be inspired let's make some MORE!

Be ready to set sail with this DREAMY color palette!

I had SUCH a stampingly great time using stamps from The Guiding Light set...! Of course, paper piecing and scene building were integral to my inspiration. I was DREAMING of a way to put a sail on this lil' boat, although that's not included with the image - please forgive me, I had to make one...! But even if you don't want to get down with the detail scissors, just a simple triangle set up from paper scraps would make a vibrant, nautical crown on this darling boat image. I've been in love with hot air balloons this summer, so I wanted to make a sail, similarly, and with MORE stamps from this great set. {I'm going to get a little fussy with some details, so bypass the rest of this paragraph if you're not interested!} Although this is a fairly simple scene, I was itching to dig a little deeper into materials. In trying to stay true to the color palette, suggested by Dawn, I didn't want to use too much craft color in my main image ~ that's when I got the idea to use some Tim Holtz CRACKLE PAINT {Yeah!!!!!! Double bonus points for using something DEEP in my stash!!!!} ... I swiped some paint in long strips onto some craft card stock and then waited for it to dry and CRACKLE!!!! THEN, I stamped the boat image on top of the painted swatch, multiple times along the direction of the crackle, so that when I paper pieced the boat back together, the grain would look accurate... {!} CHECK! {I liked it!} THEN, I stamped and embossed the sand dollar image on Riding Hood Red card stock... BUT since, I was going to adhere it on top of what is supposed to be a sheer-looking sail image I didn't want it to be too thick. I cut a small square around the image and then rubbed it, from the back, with the edge of my detail scissors, so I could peel the layers apart... {YEAHOOOO!} It peeled apart EXACTLY as I had hoped! CHECK! So I glued it down, right in the middle of the sail!

Here's a close-up shot so you can, hopefully, see the details...

The sentiment is from Dawn's "Magical Moments" set... I could almost HEAR cheerful sailing music as I stamped this! I thought a lot about Dawn and Kerrianne and how they live in an area that may look similar to this... ACTUALLY, I've seen a few gals who are from North Carolina - and um, yeah! This may be the view from YOUR backyard, you lucky ducks! Either way, stamping with these beauties means I can make this scene ~ ANYWHERE! It's just funny to think were a stamper's mind goes while she's-a-craftin'!

So, that's my overly-CHATTY share for the latest Color Cue from Stamp Away With Me and WPLUS9designstudio... Will YOU join us? We'd LOVE it! And if you won't take my word for it, check out what the other fab designers have created with this summery-fun palette!

Don't forget the sun block! I'm DELIGHTED that you sailed on in for a visit - I LOVE having you here! Enjoy!

Supplies -

C/S - Stampin' Up!
Stamps - WPLUS9designstudio
Ink - Staz On & Stampin' Up!
Embossing Folder - Stampin' Up!
Embossing Powder - Stampin' Up!
Picket Fence Crackle Paint - Tim Holtz


Hannah said...

oh my goodness. Pretty, pretty, pretty!

Carol L said...

You really rocked this challenge with your card! Oh the work you put into this amazing card! The crackle paint looks perfect on the boat, and the sand dollar on the sails is fabulous! I love that you created your own sails.........a vision I never could have put into place in my head, let alone on paper! It's really REALLY pretty!!
(I thought of you when I picked up the latest Inkadinkado set of stamps with some fabulous horse images....I haven't had time to ink 'em up yet, but stay tuned) :D
Happy weekend!

Karen said...

You made your own boat, Elise! You Never cease to amaze me. :> You've certainly racked up the stash points here...for sure. And again, I do love what You do with Dawn's light house image!! It sends me back in time & space to the East Coast! :>

Rosemary said...

good grief, holey cow, amazing, wow, etc., etc., etc... you, my friend, NEVER CEASE TO AMAZE me with your outstanding crafting talent!! pure genius to get out the crackle paint for the boat!!! just one fantastic detail on a FABULOUS card full of fantastic details!!! YOU ROCK!!!

Rose said...

L O V E it!!! awesome to add a sail and love the sand dollar on it :)

Dana Gustafson said...

Way to sail your own ship, girl! Will you take me on a "three hour tour" , Skipper? You have snagged my attention with your crackle paint, embossing and billowing sail! Sheer oceanside brilliance my friend!

Courtney Baker said...

Oh that is just beautiful chicka!

Jenny said...

Too cute, love it!! :) :) :)

Esther said...

Hi - Thanks for your lovely comments about my PDCC card, I loved using that colour combination as they're some of my favourates.

This one I would of struggled with, not good at using several bright primary colours together, but your boat card is gorgeous.....really loved your horse card too by the way...

Esther xx

farmhouse-story said...

Elise, this is just gorgeous!! Love the crackle paint!

~Tammy~ said...

You really just know how to show off your crafting skills is all I can say! I am once again speechless!

Jessica Griffin said...

Love this card! It's gorgeous!!

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