Saturday, July 20, 2013

MC July/13 - Dreamweaver Snails Pace - Just For You

I absolutely love the way this turned out. I just love the vibrancy of it and that snail is too precious...

I side folded a white card, 5"w x 7". Cut a circle using my EK Success circle scissor from white cardstock and sponged Distress "Mustard Seed" and "Worn Lipstick" very heavily to create my sun.

Placed my bullrushes stencil (Dreamweaver LL517) masking all the edges, and sponged "Forest Moss" heavily on the leaves, and "Vintage Photo" on the bullrush head. Removed the stencil and placed the snail stencil (Dreamweaver LM290) down, also masking all the edges. Sponged some "Walnut Stain" in the body area of the snail (removed stencil) and embossed with Distress "Antique Linen" embossing powder. Placed stencil back and sponged the brown on the shell area, (removed stencil) and embossed with Distress "Walnut Stain" embossing powder. Placed stencil back and sponged the brown on the lettering, (removed stencil) and embossed with "Queen's Gold" embossing powder.

Cut up the small words (Quietfire Design "10 tiny sentiment" set), attached them to my acrylic block in the position I wanted and stamped using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed. I really wanted to use the Just Because" sentiment as well, but couldn't separate it from it's flourish... sigh!!

Added some of my own monoline calligraphy... "it's so hot here, we're going at a snail's pace"

As a final touch added some white glue to the bullrush heads and sprinkled beige flocking.

Click on image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Dreamweaver  Monthly July Summertime, sparklers, s'mores
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  beach/nautical
Cute Card Thursday  #278 oranges & lemons (I took it as colors in my sun)
A Simple Five  #112 anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity  #132  get Inky (use paint or inks)
Frosted Designs  great outdoors
Old Back Porch  #81 card a week
All Sorts Challenge  #216 anything to do with transport
One Stop Craft Challenge  #235 make your own background
Play Date Cafe  #191 melon & green (see below)



16 comments:

Louise said...

I love, love, love this too Yogi! Absolutely wonderful, ver creative! Thanks for playing in our summertime challenge!

Julia Aston said...

What great stampings on this! the colors are so wonderful - and I laughed at your hand written sentiment!

brenda said...

Hello Yogi,

Thank you so much for sharing your inspirational work with us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Deepti said...

This is simply beautiful :)

Craftnut said...

Thanks for playing along with us at allsorts this week Tracy x

For My Love Of said...

I find this card so warm and personal. I would love to send this card to some friends who've moved out of the area when they've crossed my mind. I love a "just because" note.

Leslie Miller said...

I really like this, too, Yogi! I'm especially fond of warm yet vibrant colors. Great image with your stencils and sponging.

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card do love the colours really gives it a beach feel.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp challenge.

luv
Debby

anya said...

Cute! I love the little scene you have created. So glad you could join us for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge!

michele said...

Gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at Crafts 4 Eternity. Hugs x

Maria Matter said...

so beautiful Yogi!
I'll be featuring you this week @ Inspire Me Fridays (http://asimplefive.blogspot.com), thank you so much for linking up!

Narelle said...

What a fun card. Thanks for joining us over at Frosted Designs.

Katie said...

i love the colors on this card, so vibrant! thanks so much for joining us at Frosted Designs for the Great Outdoors challenge!

Katie said...

i love the colors on this card, so vibrant! thanks so much for joining us at Frosted Designs for the Great Outdoors challenge!

Brenshevia Baker said...

Beautifully done, thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!

JD/ Jill said...

Really like the scene you created here! Very creative and so nicely done!