Splishing and a Splashing

Sunday, May 3, 2009

It's Sunday already?! Where do the weekends go?? Well, I'd better get cracking and show you today's Hanna Stamps set being released this coming Monday...

Introducing Pool Party!

I remember days like this. The summer my family moved from New Zealand to Australia was spent just like this. We spent every minute of our spare time in my Aunt's pool! The floating kids in this stamp set reminded me of those lazy rivers at water parks. Those are fun, aren't they? For this first card, I used this week's sketch from Taylor VanBruggen's TECC66 challenge. I was creating this main image in my head and when I saw Taylor's sketch, everything else fell into place.

I stamped out the three kids floating along the edges of the center panel. Then I stamped them out again on some scrap watercolor paper. I colored those up with SU inks and aquapainter, cut them out and popped them on dimensionals. The water was created with a wash of Cool Caribbean and more layers of color in the shadow areas. Then I added some Stickles for sparkle. I ended up using 6 of the 12 stamps from the set in this card alone.


For this second card I used two more stamps from the new set. You know, I've never figured out how to get on a long floatie like these, gracefully. Is there even a graceful way to get on these things?! I think not. Maybe that explains the expression on her face! I chose not to raise these images off the base layer because the underlying layers were going to be raised instead and it would have been too much. I added some sparkle to the water with Stickles, some sparkly designer paper, and some dew drops to add to the water element.

I hope you've all enjoyed the sets I've shown you this weekend. I have one more Riley sneak peek for you tomorrow and then at 9pm EST the Hanna Stamps release party will be in full swing! Come for great chatter and giveaways! Don't forget to check out the rest of the Hanna Girl's and our two guest designer's work on their blogs (list is on the left) or use the keyword HSDT on SCS to see all their work in one place.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you have a relaxing Sunday.


Supplies
Card 1
Stamps: Hanna Stamps 'Pool Party' set
Inks: Creamy Caramel, Cool Caribbean, Pumpkin Pie, Morning Marigold, So Saffron, Really Rust, Real Red, Pink Passion, Certain Celery, Ballet Blue, Chocolate Chip
Papers: Canson Watercolor, Georgia Pacific cs, Bazzil cs, PP - We R Memory Keepers 'White Out Collection - Frenzy/Dither and Explore/Journey'
Access: Buttons, Twine, Dimensionals, Stickles, Decorative Scissors

Card 2
Stamps: Hanna Stamps 'Pool Party' set
Inks: Cool Caribbean, Creamy Caramel, Morning Marigold, Pumpkin Pie, Pink Passion, Real Red, Really Rust
Papers: Canson Watercolor, Bazzil cs, Sparkle DP, PP - We R Memory Keepers
'White Out Collection - Frenzy - Dither & Rumble'
Access: Decorative Scissors, Dimensionals, Stickles, Robins Nest Dew Drops, Sponges

20 Comments:

Elena said...

These cards are so much fun, Sandra! Love how you was inspired by the Taylored sketch!
Really love the layout, fun colors and little scene you created on your second card too!

Jane Wetzel said...

Oh gosh Sandra! These are tooooo cute! I love everything about them! Your coloring is fab and I sure like these stamps!! cute, cute , cute!

Lorie said...

Awesome cards, Sandra! You've done an amazing job with these, and I can't believe how many different stamps you used! They make me soooo ready for some warm, summer pool weather!! I love them both, and I'm sure enjoying all your sneek peeks!! Thanks so much!

Silli said...

Sandra, your cards are sooo sooo funny... I love your coloring! Great work... Happy sunday!

Laura said...

woooooooooooooow!!!! that first card is absolutely unreal! I so love it :). GORGEOUS!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

I love your cards Sandra, such great designs and your colouring is awesome! Have a great Sunday, Big Hugs, Nikki x

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is FANTASTIC Sandra! How fun!!!

Kim said...

This is too dang cute. Love both of them and the fun colors. Down here people float in the river every summer to escaper the crazy Tx. heat, so that's what I thought of when I saw these. Your coloring rocks too!

Kimmie0270 said...

What great cards! Everything about them screams summer!

Pam Varnell said...

Oh Sandra these are both wonderful. Yes, that first one reminds me of lazy rivers too. Lazy rivers are awesome. Your watercoloring is amazing on both cards. The second one reminds me of a bunch of giggly girls having a pool party. Great use of the stamps!!

MiamiKel said...

Such colorful and fun summery cards! The are both such fun to see - come on pools & summer fun :)

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Lovin' these pool themed cards!! The first is adorable with all the different kids and the buttons, and the second is very creative! Love the floaties in the center with the colorblocking bg! Fabulous!!

Heather P. said...

These cards are just too fun! Love the vibrant colors, and your coloring is fab!! :)

Mary(OhioMary) said...

Holy Cow! These are super great and right up my alley. I love the bright rich colors. I also love your white space highlights that add so much depth to the images. Man you are so talented.

~amy~ said...

These are way tooooo stinkin' cute!!!

Stacey said...

This new set is just fab - so fun and funky. Really love your colouring and the great layouts ~♥~

Gael said...

Super cute cards - you are so creative!!

kadie said...

I agree with all of these wonderful comments! You did an amazing job with these stamps and both these cards are so so so perfect! I love how you used the images!! Fantastic!

daisy said...

what a lovely cards!

hugs
daisy

Ciacchina said...

...ma che belle le tue card! sono proprio contenta di averti scoperta!
Cristina

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