Hmmm, today was a great day! We spent some family time at a Watermelon Festival here in Oklahoma. OMG! I haven't seen so many at a time before, it was amazing. There was some even in the contests weighing in at 132lbs...WOW! Anyhow, I wanted to create a card using some sort of watermelon on it.
The Featured Stamper is SleepyinSeattle and what a wonderful gallery she has. It was hard to choose a card, but I picked this one: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...p;ppuser=14567. I started out by making circles with 2 different size circle punches. Adhered! I layed the circles out onto the cream c/s and then trimmed to size. I added 2 more panels for b/g layers and added white dots around the edges onto the black base of the card. I stamped the image with black ink and let it sit for a minute before I started coloring it. I used prismacolor pencils, odorless mineral spirits, and blending stumps. I put some 2-way glue onto the watermelon, used clear emboss powder, and the heat gun to add shine. The image I cut out using the cm circle cutting system but I thought it came out a little bigger than I what I wanted. I hope it looks ok. I added 2 brads to complete the look. The circle with the image is held on with foam tape. I had fun making this card because I thought of all the watermelons we saw today. They were delicious! Thanks for dropping by!
The colored c/s is a polka dot print from CTMH, but you can barely see the red. Sorry!
Things I changed:
1. used circles instead of squares
2. added white dots instead of piercing
4. left off the ribbon
Date: Sunday, August 9, 2009 GMT Views: 514
Paper: ctmh polka dot c/s, black bazzill, real red, glorious green, very vanilla
Ink: versafine black
Accessories: cm circle punches, cm circle cutting system, su piercing tool/mat, prismacolor pencils, blending stumps, odorless mineral spirits, white signa pen, foam tape, brads, clear emboss powder, heat tool, 2-way glue, copic marker
Registered: March 24, 2006 Location: Deep in the Heart of TEXAS Posts: 16128
Sun, Aug 09, 2009 @ 7:05 AM
Darling card. Have you checked out he Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge (click on the link under my signature)? This card qualifies and there could be goodies connected. If you decide to enter it the details are on the blog of Priscillastyles and if you put MMSC13 in the keywords on SCS it will show up in our gallery!!
------------------------------ Phyllis Young at heart, slightly older in other parts. We really never grow up, we just learn how to act in public!! What if you woke up today with only what you had thanked God for yesterday??
Registered: September 12, 2004 Location: Bellevue, Washington Posts: 42882
Sun, Aug 09, 2009 @ 8:08 AM
Oh Bonnie, this is totally priceless!!! You had the perfect image to use for capturing the feel of the Watermelon Festival. That looked like great fun, thanks for sharing your pictures. You have such a lovely family!
Your card is beyond adorable, I really love the Happy Hopper images, especially this one.
Thanks so much for playing today!
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