Friday, June 26, 2009
My first There She Goes new release blog hop! How exciting!!
I'm on the tail end of the hop, so if you've stumbled onto my blog and would like to check out the rest of the hop, you can head on over to the There She Goes/Jessica Knutsen's blog and start there. Just so you know, if you leave a comment on all the Trendsetters 'Life's a Beach' blog posts and then go back and leave your name on Mr Linky at the bottom of Jessica's blog post, you go into a random draw to win your very own 'Life's A Beach' set! Just for leaving some sweet comments!? How awesome is that?
When this set arrived on my door step earlier in the week, I kid you not - I literally squealed when I saw it! LOL It was perfect timing because all this rain we've been having here in NH was starting to get to me and this set was just the vacation I needed! :)
I colored up the this island oasis with reinkers and an aquapainter. The two seagulls were drawn by me with a Micron pen (it's waterproof). Then I thought it would be neat to imitate the sentiment frame, so I sketched it out, traced over it with the Micron pen again, colored it up, cut it out and popped it on dimensionals over the image. The background designer paper was distressed with an edge distresser, sponged with Distress Inks and paper pierced around the edges. I added some twine to the corners of the frame to add to the ambiance.
Stamps: There She Goes 'Life's A Beach' set
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Cool Caribbean, Morning Marigold, Creamy Caramel, So Saffron, Old Olive, Close To Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose, Distress Inks 'Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain'
Papers: Canson Watercolor, Bazzil Basics, PP - Creative Imaginations Signature Collection
Access: Raffia, Tim Holtz Edge Distresser, Paper Piercer, Precision Scissors, Sponges, Dimensionals