Monday, January 10, 2011

Channelling Jimmy Buffet....

(*Edited: I am also submitting this card to the Creative Paper Artists
March challenge "Take Me Somewhere Tropical".)

Today is the first Heart2Heart Challenge of 2011!

I'm so excited, as this is my first post as a member of the design team. I must thank Mary again for inviting me to be on this awesome team!  I have been so inspired by the creativity of the former Design Teams and by all of the challenge entries, so to be invited to share my favorite CTMH products as part of the DT is a very big honor.  (Ooh, I just felt my face flush as I typed that! I do believe I am nervous!)  Ahem, on to the challenge...

It's a color challenge!

Create a project using CTMH colors:
plus a touch of SORBET if you wish.

Did you ever have a craving for a Margarita at 9:00 AM after running the kids to school? Ok, it was a rhetorical question... no seriously.... I can't be the only one!?  I will admit to humming Jimmy Buffet songs the entire time I made this card. 

This is the happy place I go to when I'm doing yoga:

All supplies used are listed in the recipe at the end of this post,
and here is the summary of what I did to create this card.
First, I masked the setting sun and horizon, and brayered and sponged the scene using Sky, Pear, and Sorbet inks. I didn't take pictures of this process, but I will refer you to the master, Michelle Zindorf, who has literally hundreds of easy to follow tutorials on her blog illustrating this background technique step by step.

Then I tore some Colonial White scrap cs, and inked the edges a bit with Sorbet to look like sand.

For the beverage, I free handed a margarita glass onto some vellum, inked it with Pear ink on the reverse side, then scored and folded the edges under. I ran a bead of Liquid Glass along the rim, and sprinkled it with Prisma Glitter, cut a slit in a lime wedge image and stuck it on too, then let the glue dry while I  made myself a margarita  browsed my Google Reader blogs.  I added mini glue dots to the folded under vellum edges, placed the left side down first, squeezed it a bit so it curled out before sticking the right side down.

Here's a closeup that shows how it is attached to the card, you can just barely see the folded vellum edge:

Then I stamped the sentiment, and matted the card front in sorbet cs, sky blue cs, pear B&T paper from the Olivia Level 2 paper pack, and finally mounted it on a Colonial White card base.
Honestly, the brads and pearls kind of took on a life of their own, plus after 2 margaritas I could no longer pierce a straight line, and I thought they looked like beach pebbles and seashells, so I just kept randomly placing them on the "sand" border mat until I ran out of room.

Then I looked out of my window at this scene:

And I looked back at my finished card, and
now I really want another a margarita, and my toes in the sand...
It's 5:00 Somewhere.
Amen Jimmy!

For some more fabulous inspiration using these colors, check out what the talented gals in the H2H design team have come up with!  When you're all inspired, please play along! Remember, you must use mostly CTMH products, and please list all the products you use.  Link your project to the Heart 2 Heart challenge blog for a chance to win yourself an awesome prize.  Your entries could also be chosen for our January Top Ten, where you may be invited to be an upcoming Guest Designer! Speaking of Guest Designer, you have to visit our January gal Vicki's blog, she's a wizard at crafting paper!

The awesome prizes this month are courtesy of  our very generous sponsors  Haley Dyer and Susan Winter.  Do pop over to their blogs for a visit and leave them some love! 

Thanks for visiting!

All product CTMH
Stamps: D1228 Chillin' (sentiment)
             B1351 You're Sweet (lime)
Inks: Pear, Sky, Sorbet
Paper: cs in Sky, Sorbet, and Colonial White
           Pear B&T duo paper from Olivia Level 2 pack
Brads: Spring, Summer and Basic Assortments
Opaques in Pearl and Mocha
Liquid Glass
Prisma Glitter
Tools: Piercing Tool Kit
            Rubber Brayer
            Bone Folder
            Paper Trimmer
Techniques: masking, brayer and sponge backgrounds,
                     paper tearing, edge distressing


  1. No snow here now but it is dark/cold & yuck - much rather look at the lovely scene on your beautiful card.

    Toni :o)

  2. Oh wow Lorrinda what a way to start your term as a DT member!!!

    This is absolutely amazing!!

    Michelle :-)

  3. Awesome! This card is a sheer delight and a great way to use the colors. Now I need to find a place like that to get away to!

  4. You totally rocked this challenge! Oh my heavens, it's almost 8 AM (which means it's 5 o'clock SOMEWHERE), the view out my window looks much like yours, and I'm ready to fire up the blender. Amazing card!

  5. Awesome work as usual, you always amaze me! You crack me up too, love your sense of humor.

  6. A wonderfully original card (which will be forever known as "the margarita card") I think you should be submitting this one to a few publications :o)

  7. I am so glad that you included the tutorial for your margarita. What a wonderful imagination you have. Looking at the snow in my backyard, your card makes me happy.

  8. Awesome, awesome card - so very creative!!! Your comment on my blog totally made me laugh - thank you!!

  9. WOW! I agree completely! On a number of things, #1 being, YES, this card certainly NEEDS to be published; SO CREATIVE! SO GORGEOUS!! AWESOME Card!! and #2, YES, I definitely have had mornings where I could use a Margarita after dropping off the kids at school!! To say you Rocked this challenge would be a complete and total understatement! This is one of the BEST cards I have seen in years; I love the creativity! I would love to say you have inspired me to make a card but alas I am left craving a good strong margarita and a sandy beach! Seriously though, amazing card! kudos to YOU! CHEERS to YOU! :)

  10. What a FUN card! All the assorted brads are great. But don't try to mail that card, it would probably cost quite a bit for all that weight. lol

  11. Margaritaville for sure! Your card is amazing! I LOVE it!! *Ü*

  12. Fins Up! This is great! I love the margarita glass and the salt on the rim. I, too, am looking at snowy weather (in Iowa) and dreaming of being in Margaritaville! As I also put on your CTMH BB post, Buffett announced his new tour name today--"Welcome to Fin Land," and I'm ready to go!

  13. Love the Margarita!!! I love your card Lorrinda, you amaze me every time.

  14. How fabulous is this? You are totally creative.

  15. Uh...just to let you're my new BFF! And this is coming from someone pictured on the Margaritaville website. Just sayin'! : )

  16. Fantastic card , love it

    And I am not tipsy .

  17. Lorrinda -- super cute card and you had me cracking up with your explanations...thanks for sharing. And I was singing in my head least you didn't blow out a flip-flop! LOL

  18. Waaoooo , waooooo is all I can say... fantastic card...




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