Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Toonie Tuesday

Ahhh, Tuesday's are a great day. It's our day off and my husband took the kids to swimming lessons this morning. What was I thinking? Putting them in swimming lessons at 9 am for the first 2 weeks of vacation ?!? No sleeping-in in this house! I'm so glad that he took them this morning to give me a little breathing space. And it's been a gorgeous clear quiet morning so far.

Carole (TruCarMa) was our guest hostess over at Splitcoast this morning for the color challenge today. Groovy Guava, Barely Banana and Chocolate Chip. So here are my two samples for your Toonie Tuesday.

Sample One: Stampin' Up! Fresh Cuts
This pretty card uses the new preview set for the fall Fresh Cuts, it has such interesting and pretty images in it. I stamped the image 3 times in Barely Banana, Groovy Guava and in Brown Stazon...this way I could cut parts of it out and add color to the main image and also color in the flowers with SW Markers without the ink running. Sections are popped up. I added rounded corners on two sides to create a less boxy feel.

The sentiment is also trimmed out of the Barely Banana stamped image and then the sentiment is added in Chocolate.

Retired Flirty ribbon has that same ruffly feel, and a few flowers cute out and brads for accent.

Stamps: Fresh Cuts
Ink: Barely Banana, Groovy Guava, Brown Stazon, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Groovy Guava DSP, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Barely Banana
Accessories: Corner Rounder, Aged Copper Brads, Flirty Ribbon, Dimensionals

Sample Two - Inque Boutique

I LOVE this set by Inque Boutique. It's called Flutter By, Butterfly, and has some gorgeous images in it. These flowers and butterflies are stamped on watercolor paper and colored with reinkers and SW Markers. I love the definition you can get by coloring in this way. I cut the image out with my colluzle cutter leaving the butterfly outside of the box. The smaller butterfly is popped up on a dimensional.

Because the image is so vivid I kept the basic card simple. Just stamping the barely banana layer with on of the sentiments from the set which reads "Just living is not enough said the butterfly, one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower". I think that's so suited to summer! Then I sponged the edges with barely banana, groovy guava and a little chocolate chip.

Because the butterflys and flowers are so pretty I added a little Dazzling Diamonds.

No sentiment, I tried to work one in, but I think I want to keep it as an all occasion card and let the images shine.

Stamps: Inque Boutique - Flutter By, Butterfly
Ink: Brown Stazon, Groovy Guava, Barely Banana, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Groovy Guava DSP, Chocolate Chip, Barely Banana, Watercolor Paper
Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch, Piercer, Wide Satin Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2 Way Glue pen, Dimensionals, SW Markers, Aqua Painter, Sponge


Shannon Erskine said...

This is so beautiful Christine! Wonderful coloring and love the added sparkle!

Beverly aka beestamper said...

Oh WOW! Christine! I love both of these. I have been sorta out of commission this week with a sick little fella at home... I hope to go back and complete Mon & Tues challenge soon. I love what you did with the fresh cuts here!
Love your blog! I will be linking up to you since I looove all of your creations!

Diane said...

Christine...I just discovered your blog and I LOVE it. Your creations are delightful.

I just got tagged so I'm passing it on to you if you want to play...no obligation. I just wanted to share my great find with my visitors!