(*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!
SKY, PEAR, COLONIAL WHITE
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.
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
Tools: Piercing Tool Kit
Techniques: masking, brayer and sponge backgrounds,
paper tearing, edge distressing