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Friday, June 3, 2011

BLOG HOP

Hello there stampers!  Today is day two of the Sneak Peek/Blog Hop over at Our Craft Lounge.  If you've hopped along from the beginning, you would have started at The Lounge (OCL blog) then found your way to me via Stephanie's blog.  So are you excited with what you've seen for this mini-release?  Total cuteness, right!?!


The set I'm showing today is called Slow & Steady.  Seriously...it's my most favoritest in the release.  Talk about versatility!  There are five...count them five...sentiments that can fit on the turtle's shell.  The dotted pattern is separate and can be stamped towards the top or bottom of the shell...or not at all!  And let's not forget about all those accessories!  They really add a lot of character to your scene!  And how about those adorable bugs?  Don't you just want to pinch their little cheeks?

The turtle and bugs were masked and stamped onto Neenah Solar White card stock then colored with Copic markers.  I went "out of the box" with the dragonfly's wing and sparkled them with Stickles.  The ladybug has a thick coat of Glossy Accents as do the turtle's toenails.  A Sakura Glaze pen was used on all of their eyes.

Copic coloring:


Turtle: R20, YG95, YG93, YG91, E47, E44, E43 Ladybug: R20, R29, R27, R24, C5, C3, C1 Dragonfly: R20, V25, V20, BG000, BG0000 Grass: YG95, YG93, YG91 Sky: B00, B000, B0000

This little get well turtle was done more or less the same as the first...stamped on Neenah and colored with Copics then cut out.  The tissue box was "paper pieced" to match the background.  I cut a slit in the top of the box and put in a piece of Charmin...I know, I probably should have used a Kleenex, but hey, it's what was handy.  *snort*

The turtle's toenails have Glossy Accents on them and it's eyes have clear Sakura Glaze.  Spellbinder's Nestabilities were used to cut out the shapes and the circle was sponged before it was removed from the die.  Both the circle and the turtle were popped up with Foam Squares.



Copic coloring:

Turtle: R20, YG95, YG93, YG91, E47, E44, E43


And now for my last card...I totally CASED our very own Deb Felts!  I fell in love with her layout so I bummed it.  Thanks, Deb!  SmileyCentral.com

Everything was masked and stamped on Neenah card stock and colored with Copic markers.  I used the "out of the box" technique again.  The dragonfly was stamped three times and the wings colored, Stickled then layered.  The ladybug, balloons and toenails all have Glossy Accents and their eyes all have clear Glaze Sakura pen.  The rhinestones are from Bazzill and the twine is from The Twinery (love that stuff!).  The Treat Yourself sentiment comes from OCL's Life is Sweet set.  I figured since it was still on my desk from yesterday's Sneak Peek, I would get one more use out of it.

I tried to get a good close-up of the dragonfly's layered wings (click on the pic for a better view).  Check out the Glossy Accents on the ladybug and the transparent balloons.  Pretty cool, huh?


Copic coloring:

Turtle: R20, YG95, YG93, YG91, E47, E44, E43 Ladybug: R20, R29, R27, R24, C5, C3, C1 Dragonfly: R20, V25, V20, BG000, BG0000  Present:  V25, V20, R85, R83, R81, YG06, YG03  Balloons:  R85, R83, R81, YG09, YG06, YG03, B05, B02, B00  Grass: YG95, YG93, YG91 Sky: B00, B000, B0000


Well, I guess that's it.  Are you ready to see what the complete set looks like?  Here it is...

Don't forget, after you're done leaving me some luv, head back over to The Lounge and make sure you leave a comment there for more chances to win one of these cool new stamp sets from the mini-release.  Make sure you let them know which is your fav set (uh...I think you know which one is mine  Laugh) and what you like about it.  You have until Sunday to leave comments on all of the participating Design Team's blogs and also the OCL blog.  Winners will be posted on Monday, June 6th.



Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!



SUPPLIES
STAMPS:  OCL's Slow & Steady, Life is Sweet
PAPER:  Neenah Solar White; SU Basic Black; S E I Doodley-doo Girl DP (double sided)
INK:  Memento Tuexedo Black; SU Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Marina Mist
ACCESSORIES:  Copic markers; Big Shot; Spellbinder's Grand Calibur, Nestabilities; Cuttlebug embossing folder; sponges; Star Dust Stickles; Glossy Accents; clear Glaze Sakura pen; paper snips; Foam Squares; Bazzill Blackbird rhinestones; Micro Glue Dot; Charcoal twine from The Twinery; square punch; corner rounder punch
SIZE OF FINISHED PROJECT:  A2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2")

22 comments:

Amber (bambi64) said...

Love, love, love your coloring!! Awesome cards.

MaGoooo said...

CUTE card! He can certainly carry a load!!

Stephanie said...

Wow, Wow, Wow, awesome cards!

Joan V said...

Tammie, these are all awesome. Actually, WOW. I am so glad you used the bugs (friends). The tissue box is so cute and fun. I love that idea. It is nice to have a fun set to make a variety of cards. This set has great sentiments. I love this Slow and Steady set.

Deb said...

Hehe! My mouth was already hangin' open at all your gorgeous coloring and that cute tissue box, and then I saw that you cased my card! :D Love your stuff! Can't wait to see it IRL at CHA! Would LOVE to see YOU too!

Pam said...

HOLY COW! He looks real! Love your cards!

Heather McNally said...

WOWZA! Your cards, your coloring! WOW! LOVE it all!

Tanya said...

Oh so adorable! Your coloring is just amazing, fantastic shading! I love the texture on your card, perfect!

StampinCathy said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! Your cards are just amaZING and super inspiring. I just love this set and love your creative touch on each card.

Ronda A. said...

...so many cute cards!! Love the GA on the balloons, toenails,etc. Thanks for the inspiration.

amazonmother said...

I can't tell which is my favorite- all of them are so sweet! really lobe the dragon fly- You've outdone yourself again Tam!

Sue D said...

Fabulous cards--my favorite is the get well with the tissue box on top of the turtle's shell.
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Gale said...

what a cool set Tammie! Love to be checkin out your coloring.

sharon g said...

You must do a LOT of practicing with your Copics!! GREAT JOB>

lisa808 said...

The embossing is perfect with the image. Great card.

creativearts said...

Love, love your cards! They are all so inspiring, love the coloring, layouts, paper, etc. I love this set of stamps, so versatile.

TN Granny said...

love this set and the versitility of it for OWH cards. Thanks for the wonderful blog hop.

Tina said...

Oh Tam!!! I am so happy your back to coloring - You do such a great job!!! All of your cards are totally adorable, I am lovin the turtle! Thanks for sharing 8^)

Wendy (aka Roo) said...

Lovvvvve all of your cards!!! How fabulous, all the different takes on that cute little turtle!!!
Puppy Hugs,
Wendy, aka Roo

Lori said...

I so love this little guy too Tammie and all of your cards!!

Candy said...

LOVE your coloring!

Patty Mowery - A*Muse|Studio Creative Consultant #1128 said...

I just took a class with this set and I love this particular one. You have given me lots of ideas to work with on this set. Your cards are awesome. Thanks so much..

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