Thursday, August 13, 2009

Fun Under the Sea and Sweet Little Sugar Nellie

Good evening everyone...hope you had a great day!!! I got to do a little stamping today and I even cleaned up my mess...yikes!!! I must be sick...anyway...

The Ways to Use it challenge on Splitcoast was quite a challenge use variegated colors (colors that flow form one color to the other) either on the paper, ribbon, thread, name it!

The background was created by stamping images from Clear Dollar Stamps Under the Sea set with Versamark and embossing with clear ep. Ranger Ink Broken China, Peeled Paint, and Dusty Concord were then sponged over the embossed images and a solution of Perfect Pearls and water was sprayed over the background for a shimmery effect. The fish and shells from the same set were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black, colored with copics, cutout, and attached with foam tape. Ribbon and bling for the bubbles finish it off.

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Under the Sea
Paper: White, Elegant Eggplant, Baja Breeze
Ink: Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Ribbon, Rhinestones, Perfect Pearls, Clear ep, Foam Tape

I bought some Sugar Nellies a few months ago and finally had a chance to ink this sweet little stamp. I colored the image with copics and drew the floor ...don't look too close because it isn't too straight. It must be a real old house...heeheehee!!

A friend of mine is having her second baby so this will be the perfect card to welcome her new baby!!!!

Shear ribbon and Primas are the finishing touches. I tried to figure out how to add a little bling but no least I got the ribbon on there!!!!

Stamps: Sugar Nellie called Big Sister
Paper: White, Barely Banana, Lovely Lilac, Stampin Up dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics, Nestabilities, Ribbon, Primas

Thanks for coming by tonight...hope your day was really special!!!


Gloria said...

I love how your underwater card turned out. It just shimmers.

Your sugar nellie card is just too adorable.

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Both cards are fabulous, Joan! I especially love the adorable Sugar Nellie card; your coloring is magnificent!

Norine said...

love the underwater card super cute

Anonymous said...

Hey Joan!! First of all, I wanted to say thank you for your kind words...they mean alot!! Now, your top card with the colors and the background tech is just awesome!! The images on your second card are just as sweet as can be!! Beautiful coloring!! I love them both and how they're so different!! HUGS

Crystal said...

Hi Joan, I wanted to say I LOVE your bg for your underwater that looks AWESOME!!! Your sugar nellie is sooo sweet and precious!! Fabulous cards!

JulieA said...

Oh wow! Your fish card is gorgeous!!! I love what you did with the background. And that Sugar Nellie's card is gorgeous!!! Love your coloring...again!

Connie said...

Joan!! Both of these are both so wonderful! Your coloring is just amazing, and I love the bows on both!!

Saskia said...

Lovely cards!!! You're so creative!

Saskia :)

Fern said...

Joan your cards are beautiful... Love how you created the bg on the "Under the Sea" scene, and your coloring on the Sugar Nellie Baby Card is fabulous...Have a wonderful day.. [Joan I am sooo bad... I have a card for Holly, but I have not sent it yet... I feel just awful.. But, I am thinking of her... I will try to get it out when we go into town tomorrow...] Hugs:o)

Joanne (jojot) said...

wow....both so fabulous and yet so very different...awesome work

Chris said...

Hi Joan, far too long since I last visited you and I've been having a catch up on all your fabulous cards which has been so enjoyable! These two are just gorgeous, I love the background you made for the challenge, such pretty colours and perfect for the under sea design. The sn image is so sweet and so beautifully coloured, I love the floor you made too, I think it looks perfect and of course the prettiest ribbon to go with scene. I hope you're well and it looks like you're having a lot of fun with the Rubbernecker ladies which is great, it looks like a laugh a minute, crafting and fun, you can't beat it! Hugs to you gf, Chris :)

Julia Aston said...

Love your pretty underwater card Joan and your little Nellie is just adorable! I'm impressed with your wonderful hand made hard wood floor! Have a great weekend GF!!!

Shawne said...

gorgeous cards Joan!!!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi joan. :) what sweet cards! I love the fishy one especially!

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

I absolutely LOVE those Sugar Nellies! Gorgeous work, Joan!

Savor the Journey said...

Joan, this is just precious! I love your work with this adorable stamp! The colors & layout are sooooo cool!!


Rose Ann said...

I love your cool Under the Sea card, Joan!! Great colors, and I love the bubbles!!

Your Big Sister card is just adorable too!!

Stamp and Smile said...

Beautiful cards!! I just LOVE how you used rhinestones for bubbles under water look with the fish and the colored image on the second cards is PERFECTION! You always do such a SWEET job with your cards... SMILES! :)