Thursday, August 11, 2011

Fun in the Sun

Had a great day today!!  Morning coffee on the deck (as usual) ... then off shopping in Coquitlam.  First stop - Cherish the Thought Scrapbooking store - my first time there.  The owner was great and managed to score the Spellbinder's Maple Leaf Nestabilities that I'd been wanting.  I also was interested in the owner's Embossing Paste technique that she has perfected.  She had sent me an email a few months ago with the instructions, but I hadn't had a chance to get to her store to pick up the supplies.  Today was the day!!

I'm really excited about trying this new technique, but it has to wait until tomorrow as I had other commitments for today :(

Second stop - Lee Valley - picked up a bunch of things for the garden (hoses, reel, connectors, etc.).  Then hubby and I stopped at the Dublin Castle Pub for lunch - it was a nice treat.  Then home to make some more Sun-dried Tomato Pesto - I now have enough to last me until next year and even some to give away!
I did manage to find time to participate in today's "Ways to Use it" challenge on SCS ... "What's Hot??!!"  I just got my latest SU! order and in it was the Sunny Fun stamp set.  So I decided to use it today for the challenge.  Unfortunately, I had this beautiful sun over top of the kids in the water, but the proportions of the card were all wrong so it got cut off.  You'll just have to imagine that it's sunny and hot!! Hope you like.

"Fun in the Sun"
Stamps:  Sunny Fun (SU!)
Paper:  Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  Tempting Turquoise, Early Espresso; Stampin' Write markers: Sahara Sand, Garden Green, Regal Rose, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, River Rock, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Cuttlebug "Tiny Bubbles" embossing folder, sponges, post-it note for masking

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I stamped the main image onto Whisper White cardstock and then stamped it again onto a post-it note (to use for the mask).  I cut out the post-it note along the water line and then masked the kids above.  I used a sponge to add Temping Turquoise ink for the water.

I colored in the kids with the Stampin' Write markers and stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso ink.
I ran the large background piece of Tempting Turquoise through my Big Shot with the Tiny Bubbles embossing folder - love it!!

I mounted all the pieces as shown in the picture, popping up the main panel with dimensionals to add depth.

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