I'm in love with Charlie!!! I truly believe this is one of my favorite Charlie sets that have been released so far. I know we all love Charlie/Charliene but how fun is he/she in this set, Charlie Summer Fun, available on July 1st from Clear Dollar Stamps. I've been trying to stretch myself creatively lately and go for something different. For my first card, I was inspired by a wooden picture frame that I found at Michael's that I thought would be fantastic to cover with DP, add Charlie and be done. Well lets just say - that a picture frame was harmed in the making of this card. The DP wasn't going on right, the frame was looking bad. So ultimately I pried it apart (this was not an easy task and involved a few splinters) and used the palm tree portion of the frame as a template for my palm tree. I used Chocolate Chip paper and ran it through my Cuttlebug with the Forest Branches folder and then sponged it to give it a more realistic route. I stole (err... borrowed) some sandpaper from my parents house - they had a couple boxes full- do you really think they'll miss a couple pieces? Like my buttons that I used as the sun? Charliene was colored using my Tombows and then cut out. This card also satisfies a challenge the DT had to use no ribbon.
ALL CDSTAMPS USED: Charlie Summer Fun
CS AND PAPERS: PTI White, Chocolate Chip, Scenic Route DP, Sandpaper, Watercolor Paper
INK: Versafine Onyx Black, Basic Black
MARKERS: Tombow Markers: 025,062,443,452,493,856,912,925,977,992,993
ACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS: Buttons, Linen Thread, ½ inch circle punch, Tombow markers, Aquapainter, Sponge, Craft Knife, Glue Dots, Stamping Dimensionals, Clear Detail Embossing Powder, Forest Branches Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug
COLORING MEDIUM: Markers
SPECIAL TECHNIQUES: Watercoloring, dry embossing
Registered: February 6, 2008 Location: Northern Chesapeake Bay, Maryland Posts: 5496
Wed, Jul 01, 2009 @ 4:37 PM
Hi Angela! Wow! Stretching is right! Great creativity with the sandpaper "sand" and the button "sun"...love all the cool details here!
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