Friday, July 1, 2011

What's Up?

Hello bloggers,

Happy Friday!  Hope everyone had a great week.  Before I tell you about my card or this week's challenge, I want to send a huge thank you to my new followers - I am so glad to have you along! 
Onto this week's new challenge at Crafty Catz - it is the lovely Carol's turn to host and she has chosen the colours of summer for our challenge.  Digital Delights, our sponsor for this week, has provided us with some cute images to play with and I chose Scrubby Ted for my card.

True to life, this guy got the gorgeous eyelashes - so not fair!  I coloured him with pencils and cut him out.  I made a background on watercolour paper to look like a setting sun (distress inks rusty hinge, spiced marmalade, pine needles and broken china) on a sandy beach and glued him over top.

Other materials used:

Cardstock - Bazzill
Papers - Inque boutique (from a few years ago) and Imaginisce (Splash dance)
Other - surfboard is paper covered chipboard (Inque boutique for both); pearls; sand; flowers - are cut from Straight from the Nest Cricut cartridge, distressed, inked with vintage photo and misted with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Bronze; sentiment is computer generated.  Think that is it.

The artsy view:
One lucky randomly selected winner will receive 3 digital stamps of their choice from Digital Delights.  I hope you will be able to join us!  If you are looking for more inspiration, please check out the wonderful creations of my fellow teamies - they are sure to get your mojo going!

I would also like to enter this card in the following fun challenges/linky party:

Craft Us Crazy - Red, white and blue and/or summer
Papertake Weekly - Sketch
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Stampin' for the Weekend - My favourite things (some of mine are beaches with soft white sand, making my own flowers, flourishes, pearls and designer papers)
Top Tip Tuesday - T is for ? (I have a Teddy bear, Three flowers, Tim Holtz distress inks, and the colours Tangerine and Turquoise, oh - and the teddy is also holding a Towel! and I just noticed I also have Three designer papers too)
My Tip: To make your own dimensional flowers, mist your die/punch/electronically cut flowers with water until they are quite moist.  Crumple them up to give them texture and then gently un-crumple them, leaving the amount of 'wrinkling' desired.  Shape them gently, curling the petals up or down.  Allow to dry thoroughly and then layer, add center pieces and/or glitters/mists.  The dried flowers will have wonderful texture and will be very firm, keeping their shape very nicely.  Now, hopefully I remember to add Tip by my name! :o)

Thank you so much for stopping by and for taking the time to leave a comment.  I so appreciate them and it gives me the chance to visit your blog too!




Sally said...

Love that bear he is so cute. Great card and sentiment. I saw you on MIM and thought I would pop over.
Hugs Sally xxx

Shirley-anne said...

Hello Dawn .Such a cute image ..Placed on some layers of beautiful patterned papers .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

Lisa M said...

Awww, he is a cute little teddy with his towel!! You've done an amazing job bringing this little guy to life. Love the card and those flowers are great. So happy you left a "how to" tip. ;)
Thank you for joining us at Top Tip's been a pleasure.
Happy stamping...
Lisa xx

Anne-Marie said...

Oh, just look at the expression on is ickle face! Adorable.....and that background is so your tip for the flowers, too...great job!

Wendy said...

This is beautiful Dawn:)
Hope you enjoyed working with our stamps this week.
Wendy (aka Louby Loo)

Anonymous said...

Very cute card. Thanks for sharing at Make it Monday
Hugs Julie P

mueppi said...

Your card is so wonderful Dawn and I love this cute image and the colours!
Hugs Gisela

Antonella said...

What an adorable bear!! Love the way you merged all those textures and colors - why does he look so sad?!?!? I love the way you created the distressed flowers! Hugs, antonella :-)

Mary J said...

Oh my, love this!!! Gorgeus colouring and love your layout! Thx for linking it up to the Make It Monday party!

Mary J x

Caroljenks said...

Dawn this is adorable! Your colouring is fabulous and your Top Tip for the flowers is GREAT! Thanks :)

Thanks for joining in with our 'T is for...' challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday this week :)

Carol x

Sandy said...

Congrats on being featured on Mary J's blog, a lovely card, the teddy is so cute, sorry I didn't get to comment earlier, LOL there are so many entries on MIM it's impossible to see them all,

Mary J said...

Hi Dawn! re: Sandy's comment, you've been featured on my blog here...

See you soon!!

Anonymous said...

Woooo hoooo!!! Great card LOVE all your T's and your awesome Tip TOO! and You added Texture to your list of T's TOO! tehehhee!! lovely card hunny and Teal and Tangerine is becoming a fav colour combo for me too! ace...Thanks for playing along with us on the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this week, hugs Samantha

Curlybear said...

This is adorable Dawn I love his surfboard and he is coloured perfectly,

have a lovely week,

Hugs Bridget :0) x

Geneviève aka Muscade said...

Cute card!
Thanks for playing with us at Craft Us Crazy!

Judy Rozema said...

Dawn, this is so adorable and has so many "T"s! Thank you for joining us for "T is for..." at Top Tip Tuesday!

Kate's Makes said...

Fab image and papers and love those flowers! Thanks for sharing your favourite things with us over at SFTW and good luck! Kate x

hannah said...

wow this is stunning!!