Sunday, July 15, 2012

If Hugs Were Seas...

This week's TCP Challenge was a fun color one that I couldn't miss!



I pulled out my very spiffy sailor from The Cat's Pajamas, Aye Aye Captain and set about for a rowing tour :)

I made some extensive use of the TCP Moustache die throughout the card.   It made for waves, a border, and a template for the clouds in the sky.  I'll show you how it all went...


You can see I "one-layer colored-up" my bunny, knowing that I would pop up another fully colored-layer on top, and then I used the largest moustache die as a template (see left of image), and sponged Pool Party Ink over top of him to create the sky and clouds.  Then I cut several of the smaller moustache dies in half, sponged up some and used them as the waves under his boat. 

Here's a closer picture of the clouds.  Before I sponged the clouds I did some soft swirly sky coloring with BG70.    



And below is a better picture of the popped up dimension and coloring. 


As you can see I have double layers of "moustachioed" waves with the sponged ones in the background (to receed) and the un-sponged lighter ones in the foreground (to advance).  



And finally, I tucked the moustaches behind the horizontal dp layer to create a border too.  Too cute hey?  Makes this die pretty versatile!  DP is from Echo Park - Sweet Day.  A little nautical "flag" with a buoy and button and it's sailing time!  

Copics:  E31, E33, E35, R27, R29, BG11, BG13, BG70

7 comments:

Marisa said...

Love the waves. Totally cute card.

KarinsArtScrap said...

so cute and lovely card christine.

greetings karin

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so adorable! love it

Conniecrafter said...

is that ever the cutest image and so very creative with the waves, darling card!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This just makes me smile! LOVE this sweet scene and how you used the mustache as the waves! SMARTY!!!

wendy said...

very clever and create ..such a darling card!

Wendy said...

This is amazing!!!!