Monday, May 24, 2010

It's All About Me....or So I Wish.

Hi!  This is Sherry from the Design Team and today I have a card for this week's Crazy4Challenges Sketch Challenge.  I used the Rubber Romance Image, Brooke and a Book.  I chose this image because Summer starts next weekend (Yes, I know technically Summer doesn't start until mid-late June...but the party starts NOW!) I really would LOVE to be at the beach or by the pool with a book and a margarita.  But alas, I have responsibilities so I must live vicariously through Brooke.  Hopefully, you can enjoy her sunshine too.

For my card, I started off with an image stamped on white card stock and I chose two patterns of paper (both from the Pink Paislee line 365 degrees) to stamp the image on as well.
Next I started coloring my main image with my Prismacolor Pencils.  I normally use Light Peach to color fair-skinned people, but since Brooke IS sun bathing I used Seashell Pink to give her a little bit more color.
 Then I finished coloring my image with the exception of the blanket and bikini top- which I am going to paper-piece with the patterned paper.

 Next I added some Ranger Glossy Accents to the Margarita Glass.

Then I added some sheen to the sunglasses with a Sakura Glaze Black Embossing Pen

While the Glossy Accents and Sakura Glaze are drying I start assembling my card.  I decided to machine stitch around the base panel- just because it was fun. 

Then I did some paper-piercing and added ribbon and buttons.  Finally my main image was ready to be added and this is the end result:

Aaaahh.  Can't you just imagine relaxing in the sun with a book.  I know I sure can.  I hope you enjoyed the project today and I hope your Memorial Day weekend is Fun and Fabulous!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sentiment Stamps that Inspire

Lately I have been on a layout kick! I don't know about you, but I look for inspiration in a lot of different places. Stamps can even be a way to inspire. I was looking through my Rubber Romance stamps and I came across a fabulous sentiment. It inspired me to look through my photos to find one that would perfectly match. I stamped my sentiment right onto the cardstock. I then stamped the "sun" part on a small piece of pattern paper and placed it inside the other stamp. I created sun rays coming off of my stamp with pattern paper strips.So next time you are looking for inspiration, try digging into those sentiment stamps!
Designer~Julie Detlef

Monday, May 10, 2010

Little Pedi Kit

I don't know about you, but I'm a sucker for tins. I have a whole box full of them ready to be altered and filled with fun. This cute little tin is super easy to make into a pedicure kit.

I found the lime green pedicure essentials at Michaels' in the dollar bin. Added a bright bottle of nail polish and there you go, tin filled.

Now for the fun part. I decorated my tin with Trisha from Rubber Romance. I colored her with copics and added plenty of sparkle with stickles and rhinestones.

I think she would be a perfect party favor for a girls' weekend or spa themed party.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope all the moms out there had a wonderful day yesterday and were totally spoiled.

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI ssw, Only Orange, Tempting Turquoise, DCWV Citrus Stack
Embellishments: copics, nesties, stickles, rhinestones, SU ribbon