WooHoo it’s our first Teapot Tuesday tickle for 2014. Sabrina has taken us on a wonderful childhood journey to the seaside. Our challenge is to create a card with lighthouse on it. For extra cookies we are to include a message of hope, support or encouragement. I don’t think my No Fishing sign is going to qualify, but I am over the moon with my lighthouse.
The lighthouse began as a Tiddly Inks digi stamp. The outline of the digi image was very black and heavy so I printed it in “draft” quality, so the image came out very light grey. Some of you may know I have been dipping my toes into the Mixed Media pond lately. I did the lighthouse scene with copics, then blended with Prismacolour pencils and Odourless Solvent (similar to Gamsol). All of the blue and green was done with gelatos and wiped over with a baby wipe. The white clouds were made by finger painting with acrylic paint. It is hard to see in the photo but I added blobs of crystal lacquer to look like sea spray. I accidentally got some white acyclic paint on the edge of the card, so I decided to add more to make it look like I did it on purpose LOL.
It wouldn’t be a teapot tickle with out adding a Sassy Cheryl digi girl or two (and a fence). Here we have little Jessie and Josie, both fashionably dressed in paper pieced outfits. Young Josie had a wee slip on the rocks and has suffered cuts to her face and legs, all wounds required stitches. Their little fishing rods have bakers twine as fishing line, courtesy of a wonderful treat package from our Miss Kathleen Lammie from Alabama.
The tree is actually a Memory Box die - orchard tree frame – I cut the frame bit off and just used the tree (coloured with gelatos). I am delighted to report that no injuries were sustained in the making of this stair step card.
I did however cause 10 ladies to fall over this morning….it is not as bad as it sounds. It was the first day back at yoga and I was in a class with some very serious looking women. We were doing the ‘downward dog” when the teacher firmly said STAY, STAY……and I couldn’t help myself and went WOOF, WOOF. The lady next to me started to laugh and unfortunately lost her balance, she fell sideways crashing into the lady next to her and slowly one by one they all got knocked over like dominos. You would be proud of me, fellow Teapotters, I remained composed (in downward dog I might add) like nothing had happened.
Have a wonderful day. Namaste
Date: Monday, January 27, 2014 GMT Views: 1330
Registered: March 15, 2012 Location: Alabama Posts: 11897
Mon, Jan 27, 2014 @ 11:36 PM
LOL Oh Susie, you brighten up everyone's day! LOVE your fantastic card with your adorable Sassy cheryl images and your cool lighthouse! Your coloring is AWESOME!!! Fabulous paper piecing too! Thanks for sharing the giggle in Yoga class! We all need a good belly laugh every now and then! Thank you for sharing all your stories and talents!!! You are a treasure!!!
Registered: July 9, 2008 Location: Stars Fell on Alabama Posts: 40871
Tue, Jan 28, 2014 @ 4:26 AM
What a fun post to read this morning. Your step card is a delight. Love that lighthouse. Sorry Josie had a fall and required stitches. Maybe catching some fish will make up for that. I like the line for those fishing poles. It's a great card!!!
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Tue, Jan 28, 2014 @ 5:37 AM
Oh my goodness Susie, this is awesome! I love everything about this wonderful stairstep card! Love the mixed media lighthouse panel with the gesso clouds. Love the tree and the fence and those lovely gals are delightful, especially with their baker's twine fishing rods in front of the 'No Fishing' sign. What a hoot!
And then your story about yoga just broke me up. A warm laugh on a cold day is great for my spirits.
I'd better go sign up for the tickle and make my card. Who knows, maybe I will be chosen to receive this one....fingers crossed!
Registered: March 11, 2007 Location: In my Garden in West Jefferson, Ohio Posts: 4300
Tue, Jan 28, 2014 @ 6:55 AM
Oh my good heavens Susie.............I get such a warm feeling every time I read your exploits...... The card is just adorable and tells such a happy story.
I hope that your last month's tickle card finally gets to it's destination.......it would be a real crime to loose one of your amazing creations!!! HUGS :)
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Registered: March 12, 2008 Location: stamping or writing Posts: 7875
Tue, Jan 28, 2014 @ 11:22 AM
So much to love in this card, from the fab mixed media lighthouse to poor little wounded Josie. These girls have to be the most fashionable anglers ever with those fancy pieced dresses.
Love the yoga story too -- usually I'm the smart aleck that says things like that, but never to such hilarious results.
Registered: September 11, 2009 Location: Vancouver BC Posts: 7319
Tue, Jan 28, 2014 @ 11:30 AM
I see the mixed media is coming along very well. A long time ago I took a class in mixed media and they talked about how some of the fumes emitted from materials you use are quite toxic. Knowing you sometimes have the odd calamity check into the toxicity of the materials you are using. This card is amazing by the way.
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