Thursday, February 17, 2011

Village by the Water


Once I saw the Waltzingmouse Sketch for this week (which ends tonight), an idea for a sun and water scene formed in my head.  I needed some tiny houses to go in this scene, and the Wonderfully Whimsical set by Papertrey Ink was just perfect. 

The sketch:


And the color scheme I chose is based on CR84FN's current challenge:


The waves were created on Marina Mist cardstock with Embossed Curves border punch.  I layered four of them together in a staggered fashion.  Then I laid my oval Spellbinders nestie on it and ran it through the machine many times.  It actually did not cut all the way through my four layers, so I had to do a little hand-cutting. 



I forgot to sponge each 'wave' border before attaching them together, so when it was complete I edged the waves with a Marina Mist marker.


I made the sun with both an oval and a scalloped oval die cut.  The regular oval was sponged with Summer Sun ink, but I don' t know if you can see that.


I'm tired tonight, and am ready to let "American Idol" wash over me. 
I'll see you all soon! 

Colleen

Stamps:  Wonderfully Whimsical by PTI
Paper:  Marina Mist, Garden Green, Vintage Cream by PTI, yellow unknown
Ink:  black Stazon, Summer Sun
Punch:  Embossed Curve by EK Success
Other:  Big Shot, oval and scalloped oval nesties by Spellbinders, SU markers, dimensionals, sponge

21 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Super cute card Colleen! Love the scalloped sunshine! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN and the WMSC :)

Ann Schach said...

Love the waves, Colleen! Super cute!

Tara Bilbao said...

Colleen - This card is just genius. I love how you added dimension to the water and balanced it out with the bright sun. Just a fabulous card! I have nominated you for the Liebster blog award. Visit my post from today at TaraBeeInk.

Tara Bilbao said...

Colleen - This card is just brilliant! I love the way you added dimension to the water and balanced it out with the bright sun. Just fabulous. I have nominated you for the Liebster Blog award. Visit my post today at TaraBeeInk

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so adorable! I love the waves and the sun with your cute images.

Marisa said...

Aren't you a clever girl! Great take on the sketch for your darling card.

Debgem said...

Fabulous card - love this idea, it's so sweet. I really like the sea and sky, the scalloped waves are fab! And such sweet houses. Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN this week!!!

Pauline said...

Lovely scene, those houses are super cute!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Great to combine the sketch with this colour challenge, well done, love the little house scene...and thanks for playing along with the Mischief Makers this week!

Benzi said...

You're just too clever, Colleen. What an adorable village and you did such a fab job with the water and sun. Have a great weekend!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Such a fun and whimsical card, Colleen! Great dimension! Thanks for playing with CR84FN!

Bev J. said...

Great ideas for the sunshine and the waves-neat card!

Jean Martin said...

Oh my Colleen! This just makes me smile! What a wonderful concept! I'm really glad you could join us at WMSC! :)

Sue Lelli said...

Colleen, How ADORABLE is your card! LOVE the village and those waves are DELIGHTFUL! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Noor Nahdi said...

Adorable card and super idea!!!
Thanks for sharing...

JeanFB said...

This is so clever - the waves and sun are genius! Such a cute card.

Emily Keaton said...

Super cute, Colleen! This is an adorable scene, and I just love how you interpreted the sketch. What a fun card!! :)

Heather Jensen said...

Great design, and creativity. Thanks so much for playing at CR84FN! :)

Stella said...

Such a fabulous take on both challenges. I love the idea and these houses are soooo cute. I love it! Thanks so much for playing along at CR84FN this week. Hope to see you next week too :)

Bumblebee said...

You are so clever Colleen thinking of that sun and water!! What a cute card.

chilli pip said...

This is such a clever card , your cards are really different.
I took your advice and have joined in the challenge at the Play Date cafe. It looks like a fun site .
have a good day x

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