Pump It Up With Riley!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Let the summer games begin!!

We had two 90 deg days here in New Hampshire this week, so I'm ready for all the things that summer brings! Give me flip flops, feminine skirts, sunglasses...and a tan would be nice again! Long live summer!! Hanna Stamps is all about the beach this month, so without further ado...

Introducing Fins Riley!!

Look at that inner tube!! And those flippers! Too cute. A definite must-have for your Riley collection.

I colored up Riley with a beach scene in the background (SU inks and aquapainter) on Canson watercolor paper then layered that piece on another layer of watercolor paper for a crisp white edge. Then I layered those two pieces on a piece of that orange base cardstock which is not Bazzil, but Core'dinations Colorcore cardstock. The super nice people at Core'dinations recently gave the Hanna girls a giant stack of their cardstock to use and let me tell you - this stuff is cool! Do you see how scuffed up it looks? Well, the cardstock actually comes like that! I couldn't have re-created that effect on Bazzil cardstock. You can sand this stuff or do what I did and distress it with an edge distresser for an even more rugged look. You're going to see more of this stuff in my sneak peeks this month. :D

I wanted to add some twine to this card, so I added some eyelets and created a laced up detail off to the side. Because the eyelets and twine added some bulk to the underside of the patterned paper layer, I popped it on dimensionals to get it up off the base layer. I lightly sponged the edges of the patterned paper (from Michaels) with Tea Dye and Vintage Photo from Distress Inks. Then I added the sentiment and a button and I was done.

Please welcome this month's uber talented guest designers Pam Varnell and Nikki Fairburn. I've admired the skills these gals possess for a long time now and I'm so excited to be stamping along side them both this month. Do yourself a favor and check them both out - you won't be disappointed!

I'll have sneak peeks to show you all weekend long, so stop by when you get a chance. Have yourself a fabulous weekend!

Supplies
Stamps: Hanna Stamps 'Fins Riley', sentiment by Studio G Mini Alphabet set
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Creamy Caramel, Going Gray, Morning Marigold, Pumpkin Pie, Close To Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Cool Caribbean, Distress Inks 'Tea Dye & Vintage Photo'
Papers: Canson Watercolor, Georgia Pacific cs, Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock 'Vintage Collection - Retro Mod Squad', PP - We R Memory Keepers 'White Out Collection -Explore-Journey'
Access: Twine, Eyelets, Button, Micron Pen, Tim Holtz Edge Distresser, Dimensionals

16 Comments:

Kristi said...

OH MY!!!! Look at the colors.....How beautiful is this!

Kerry D-C said...

aaaaaw!!! This is so dang CUTE!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Riley is so darling.

Elena said...

Riley is so cute!!! I love the tiwne criss cross! Love the dimension you created with the coloring!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Your coloring is amazing, wow. I forgot you use watercoloring a lot-you are SOO good at it! Cute new riley-love the button, and the twine lacing was brilliant!

kadie said...

Oh I love him! Great job with the embies! That button is fab and the shoelace tie really adds a little somethin somethin to this card!

Adela said...

Of course this is awesome... again! It's from Sandra!!! Great job, girlie!

Jacilynn said...

Oh So Cute! Love this Riley! And seriously love the lacing on this card. Great job Sandra!

Danni said...

Another fabulous card!! Love it! Riley looks so cute!

Catherine said...

Awww! Riley is soooo adorable in his swim get-up!! Love the DP choices, Sandra! And the lacing to me looks like the front/fly on a pair of board shorts - too cute!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Your card is fabulous Sandra and your colouring is awesome, such a great little scene, love your use of twine with the eyelets, Look forward to visiting you tomorrow, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Tracey said...

Love love love this Riley and your card is gorgeous!

Silli said...

Your card is so sweet. I love the colors and the image... Great work... Big hugs!

Mary(OhioMary) said...

This is soooo great! The papers are perfect and I love how you colored the ground. I may be asking for another lesson on how you do that.

Lorie said...

This Riley is wonderful, and so is your talent! It's a joy to surf your blog, and I look so forward to each post! Thanks so much for sharing!!!!

Gael said...

Beautiful watercoloring!! I like the lacing detail, too. Great card!!

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