Saturday, May 24, 2008

Miss You!

Our daughter is getting married in June and I've been making her wedding invitations. Isn't it amazing that I've known about this wedding for months, I've had the supplies to make the invites for months, and yet here it is, one month out, and I'm racing to get them done and in the mail (which is why you haven't seen anything new here) ! YIKES! Thank goodness I only had 80 to make!

Anyway... I'm tired of looking at red, black and white (the color of her invites) so this morning I decided it was time to play with something fun! And what better place to look for inspiration than Beate's weekend challenge!

I found this Autumn Leave set called *Mindy's Zoo* at Archivers a couple months ago. It's filled with the most adorable animal images! And who doesn't love a palm tree with coconuts!

I stamped the palm tree on scrap cardstock, colored it with Copic markers and cut it out. I stamped another one on scrap cardstock, colored it, cut out just the top and mounted it on the first tree with small (teeny tiny) pieces of foam tape. I then filled in the coconuts with a glue pen, applied Fun Flock and got FUZZY COCONUTS! lol!

The monkey and grass are stamped on a circle cut out with a Nestability and colored with Copic markers. I masked off the top and using G21 Lime Green and the Copic Airbrush System, I airbrushed the ground. I then masked off the bottom and using B01 Mint Blue I airbrushed the sky.

Once all the coloring and airbrushing was done, I used my trusty Tim Holtz Craft Knife (I cannot live without that thing!) to cut around one edge of the grass. I was then able to slide the trunk of the palm tree in so it was placed behind the grass.

The image was then placed on a pink scallop circle that has the edges run through an SU! white craft ink pad using a circle of chipboard to elevate it just slightly.

I think I am going to put wedding stuff aside for today (I still need to do the table favors, the programs and who knows what else!) and play some more.

Hope you're having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!



Stamps: Autumn Leaves (Mindy's Zoo), Papertrey Ink (Mixed Messages) Ink: Palette Noir, Copic markers Paper: DCWV (Nana's Nursery/Baby Girl), SU! (Pretty in Pink), Papertrey Ink (white) Misc: Nestabilities, Copic Airbrush System, Stampendous (Fun Flock/Caramel Latte Tan), Office Depot (tag), SU! (eyelet), JoAnn's (ribbon), foam tape


beate said...

I am the same way about making things ahead of time. It's just not happening until I am starting to feel it's crunch time.
Your card is amazing! I love the palm tree going out of the circle, I love your coconuts, your amazing coloring and paper you chose.
Thanks so much for playing!
Have a great weekend
Hugs and smiles

Stefanie Staniak said...

WoW!! The details on this are incredible. I already told you I love the colors but now I'm just in awe at the amount of details! You Rock Girlfriend !! :)

Savor the Journey * TexasGrammy said...

All creative souls must "stretch" and "move" ... Beate's weekend sketch was obviously the PERFECT move for you, darlin'!


Heather McNally said...

HB - this card is DELIGHTFUL!!! Fuzzy coconuts - LOVE it!

Your daughter is so lucky to have such a TALENTED Mom! :)

Valerie said...


Lori Craig said...

OH Carol...this is adobable! I'm a last minute Lori, too! If it weren't for last minute, I wouldn't get anything done. I love the stamps, the coloring and I am very, very intriqued by that craft knife. Adorable card!!!

Congrats on the pending nuptuals. You will be a beautiful mother of the bride. :)

Debbie Olson said...

WOW! This is fabulous! I love that palm tree and the coconuts--great details!

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