Hello from Durham North Carolina! I decided to head up to Durham NC for a few days while the sneak peeks are getting underway to spend some time with family. My grandmother has not been well and has been moved into nursing care. Since i'm aware that this very well could be the end of her wonderful and long journey here on earth, I wanted to be sure to see her with the boys one last time. It will be a short trip, but a nice break as well. We'll likely be heading back to South Carolina tomorrow to be with daddy for 4th of July festivities!
But thats not why you came to my blog-a-roo today! The sneak peeks for the July release of Paper Makeup Stamps are underway! And I have a card for you that i'm actually tickled pink with, and guess what... it took me 7 minutes to make!
I used an oldie but goodie... Ashlie's Solo Snail to pair with my sentiment, a new release from the Cutie Critter Sayings set. The new set will be released on July 7th at 8pm CST.
So here is my 7 minute card! I do have to say i had some help from a really stinkin' cute paper line! The company is Sassafrass Lass and i'm really sorry i dont remember the collection name and now i'm not at home to look! But i just love the paper from Sassafrass Lass! It's thick, but not too thick. Double sided. SUPER fun! The colors are INTENSE, nicely saturated color and bright, but not bright neon bright. They are playful and just "cool". And the other thing i love... 1 edge on every sheet is this funky ticket like cut. And that strip with the funky border is a different pattern than the other patterns on the paper. I used part of a border on my card to give a quick nifty look that i didnt have to take the time to punch out.
So did this card REALLY take me 7 minutes? Yes it did. The other night it occured to me... OH SHOOT! We're starting sneak peeks a day early! I'm not ready for that! And i knew i'd be leaving the following morning to drive to durham. SO here i am, coloring at 1:30 in the morning!
Even know the snail image isnt technically a Retro Cutie Critter, he was illustrated by the same artist (Diem Pascarella) for the Ashlie Fairy. And he perfectly matched one of the bonus Cutie Critter Sayings so i just had to use him on a card. And another bonus, i think i could color this image in my sleep as it's one of the images i use in my Copic 101 class! So that was on my side. I colored him in about 5 minutes if not a little under. I stamped my sentiment underneath and went to bed! The next morning i woke up and after packing up some things, went to finish my card. Since reorganizing my papers (as i mentioned in my post yesterday!) i instantly remembered the fun paper from Sassafrass Lass. I cut my standard background (4x5.25) and then a strip of another pattern. I then cut off the cool border i was telling you about and took another small square of the strip cut and flipped it over for the card. Quick and easy my card came together without much thinking. I added the brads for some extra dimension, sponged my image and papers and added some white souffle pen to the image. It all got glued to my card base and bada bing bada boom, my card was FIN! I grabbed the camera, took a shot and luckily it worked out because i didnt really look at it before i left home!
So thats that! And for those who really dont care about that part and just want to see the pics...here's a closeup of the colored image...
Ok wow, i didnt really mean for it to be THAT big, but ya know, i'm too tired to resize it, so you get to see the snail in extreme close up view! I really gotta figure out the best sizes for blogger!
This image, like i said, i think i've colored in my sleep! It's a great image to learn off of.
I colored on Couture Cardstock - One Sheet Wonder for this one with the following Copic Markers: E33, E35, E27 (which i realized only after i started i did NOT grab the E37, oh well)
I added a white souffle pen (by gelly roll) for some highlight accents and made sure to also add a white dot to the snails eye. The grass i drew in after the snail was colored using some flicking motions with a G28 copic marker and my sky is B000.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out the PMS blog for some more wonderful sneak peeks and a chance to win some free stamps!