Whipper Snapper Featured Designer!!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Can you believe it?!!! Me?? A Whipper Snapper Featured Designer?!! Wow!

As you can imagine, I have been grinning like a cheshire cat ever since Anna asked me to be one of her May/June featured designers for her cling sets. I've kept this secret for the past couple of months but today, I can finally shout it from the roof tops! Wahoooooo!! Honestly, this is more than a dream come true for me and I'm so excited to show you my card today. :)
This month, Anna and Whipper Snapper are releasing two cling sets with a really fun beach/aquatic theme. There are fish, sea horses, sand castles and yes, there's even a chicken in these sets! I really wanted to show you the super cute submarine from the 'Swimmin' By set for my first card.

#"We all live in a yellow submarine,...yellow submarine...yellow submarine"#

I'll tell ya; I was going to paint this submarine yellow, but luckily I pulled this patterned paper from my K&Company stash and it convinced me to go with a red and white combo. So glad I listened to myself ;) The sub and school of fish were watercolored with SU reinkers and an aquapainter on watercolor paper and the background was sponged with Cool Caribean and Buckaroo Blue. I then watercolored a second submarine image, cut it out and popped it on dimensionals. To give the edges a crisp, black edge, I carefully run a black marker around the edges to clean them up. For some extra pop, I added some Stickles to the fish and some clear embossing powder to the portholes.

The layout came from this week's Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge TECC68.

Want to see more of these stamps?! Check out the girls that will be stamping along with me over the next couple of months.

The Featured Designers for May and June are:

Shellie Daniel {SCS Gallery}

Julie Campbell {SCS Gallery} {Blog}
Tab Robinson {
PCP Gallery} {Blog}
Joanne Basile {
SCS Gallery} {Blog}
Sandra MacLean {SCS Gallery} {Blog}

Miss Sweet Miss Daisy herself {SCS Gallery} {Blog}

I'm so honored to be designing along side these super talented ladies. Hope you have a fabulous Monday and thanks for stopping by today!


Supplies
Stamps: Whipper Snapper Designs
'Swimmin' By'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Versamark, Sahara Sand, Real Red, Ruby Red, Cool Caribbean, Buckaroo Blue, So Saffron, Morning Marigold, Pumpkin Pie, Distress Inks 'Weathered Wood & Vintage Photo'
Papers: Canson Watercolor, Georgia Pacific, Bazzil Bling, PP - K&Company 'Day Dreams' stack
Access: Twine, Heart Button, Clear Embossing Powder, Decorative Scissors, Precision Scissors, Stickles, Dimensionals

42 Comments:

Sarah-Jane said...

Great card, layout and super cute stamps!!
Hugs Sarah-Jane xx

Laura said...

Wow! This card is so unbelievably gorgeous! I love that blue background.. it is just beautiful! You are so fabulous!

Ciacchina said...

wow, wow, wow!!!!! congratulazioni! questa card è STUPENDA!!!! mi piace tantissimo!!!!
sei MOLTO brava!
Cristina

Elena said...

You can't imagine how happy I am for you, Sandra! Hooray! You trully deserve it and much more!!!
What a fabulous card you created! Wow! The DP was waiting for this stamp!!!

Vanessa said...

A beautiful card! Love it!

Julie Campbell said...

Your card is GORGEOUS!!! I love your coloring... & that paper is perfect!!!

~amy~ said...

Wootie Woot Woot for you Sandra!!!! congrats...and oh what a magnificent card! Wowza Sista!!

MiamiKel said...

OH Sandra!! What exciting news! They couldn't have chosen a more perfect and talented designer! And WS stamps are amazing! You are just growing by leaps and bounds in this craft - what an honor and a blessing. Congratulations! Looking forward to many, many more creations of yours!

Mary(OhioMary) said...

#1 fan here...I am soooo jumping up and down, screaming, holding your hands happy for you. Sandra you truly have a gift and everyone is knocking down your door to experience it. This card is absolutely freakin' amazing. I'm just speechless. Okay I need to go get a tissue now. My baby has grown up and become famous. BIG PROUD MAMA HUGS!!!!!

Jenn said...

Gorgeous card Sandra!!! That blue water is unbelieveable stunning! And congrats on being the Whipper Snapper Guest Designer...they are so lucky to have you! :)

Lori Craig said...

I can SO believe it! Love your submarine card. Congrats!

Tracey said...

you deserve it. your card is stunning.congratulations and best wishes for the future.
love tracey x

Lorie said...

Awesome, Sandra! Just awesome!! The card, your exciting news!! EVERYTHING!! You are the master!!!

Jeanette said...

Congratulations Sandra!!! Love your card... it's gorgeous!!!!!!!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

YES I can believe it! just LOOK at this amazing card! WOW WOW the coloring behind that sub is CRAZY AMAZING! You rock!

kadie said...

YIPEE!!! Congrats again my dear friend!! Whipper Snapper is very lucky to have you and this first official FD card is a stunner!! It's awesome. I can't get over how gorgeous that water is! I really love how you made that image pop. LOVE IT!!

Judy McMullen said...

Sandra, I am so excited for you, my friend! You are so deserving of this honor and nothing proves it more than this fantastic submarine card! Love how you put everything together. You are such an inspiration!!!

Cindy H. said...

Oh my, this is so gorgeous!! Love your fabulous coloring, the cute images and the adorable card design.

Heather P. said...

I can totally believe it, your work is AMAZING!! :)

Congrats!!

Kimmie0270 said...

First off Congrats! Secondly this card may be the most beautiful one I've EVER seen on any of the blogs. Your work here is jaw dropping and stunning! Beautiful!

Tab said...

Wow Sandra, when I saw your card, my jaw just hit the floor! You are so talented and I adore how you have coloured you submarine! Wow its such a relief to be able to talk about it LOL, so glad to working with you sweetie! Looking forward to seeing what else you create!
Hugs Tab xxx

KellyBee said...

This is a gorgeous card! This set is definitely on my list for my next WS order...I love Anna's stamps! I can't believe you haven't been making cards for years and years - so talented!

Ida P. Krause said...

Fantastic card. Love the design, the colors, the papers and well just everything about it!

Tracey said...

Congratulations Sandra! Your card is fantastic!!

Silli said...

congrats Sandra, I am happy for you! Your card is very pretty, I love your coloring and the sweet image... Hugs from Silke

leenda said...

This is my first visit but I can easily see why you are a WSFD!! This card ROCKS! Very creative!

Char in So Cal said...

SUPER CONGRATS on the Whipper Snapper Featured Designer!! What a wonderful position to be in!!

Char in So Cal
{scrampaddict} {at} {cox} {dot} {net}

Michelle said...

Congratulations! I can't think of anyone who deserves it more - Amazing amazing card ~ just like you :)

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

I'm so not shocked Anna grabbed you up to be a featured designer!! Congrats Sandra!! Can't wait to see all your creations with her fantastic images!

This first one is sure a WOWSEROO of a card!! LOVE what you've done with that darling submarine!! Too cute and fun!!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Wow, that is awesome news Sandra and no surprise they picked you as their featured designer! I love your card, the paper is just so perfect and your colouring fabulous, love how you popped up the submarine and added the string and heart button, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Danni said...

Congrats!! I'm not surprised as you are so uber talented!!
Wonderful card!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Congrats! Awesome challenge card....too cute!

Jane Wetzel said...

Sandra this is awesome! I sooooo love that sub dp and HAVE to have it! ;0

Susan said...

yes, Yes, YES! I CAN believe you are a featured designer!! Congrats sweetie! Your cards always elicit an Oooh or an Ahhh from me and speaking of that, Oooh! Just look at the water on this submarine card! Simply fabulous!

Pam Sparks said...

This is my first time to your blog...followed the linky at OCC! congrats and I can see why!!! your watercoloring is wonderful! I go around images w/a black marker after I cut them out too! Love how that finishes the image!
Pam Going Postal

Danielle said...

Wow, gorgeous card Sandra! Your colouring is pure magic - congrats on your GDT spot - well deserved!
Hugs, Danielle

Janna said...

Congratualations Sandra!!!!! they are so lucky to have you! I mean look at this creation! It is incredible! Yoru coloring is gorgeous and the background is amazing! I keep seeing this apper and thinking I don't need that! What I am going to use it for! But I need it now! I can't believe how well it goes with your image! Too, too cute! Of course you always do incredible work!

Smiles,
janna

Heather said...

Oh my Sandra,

Wow what wonderful news and you so deserve it your creations are all so wonderful and I consider you one of the coloring greats out there!!!

Amazing my son would love this card!!!

Heather

Tori Wild said...

Congrats Sandra!! So excited to see you featured this month-- this first card is FANTASTIC!! Absolutely love it!!

momcgw said...

Woohoo Sandra. You are an amazing talent...I am so in awe of your work. I am also, so excited for you....WAY TO GO!!!!

Carol

Gael said...

Super, super cute! Congratulations!!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love the depth of colour you achieved!

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