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Friday, May 8, 2009

G'day everyone!! It's Friday and the weekend is one sleep away. Loving that!

Friday also means a new Hanna Stamps challenge! This week's host is the super talented and creative Hanna Girl Joycelyn Turner, aka Stamps'nCoffee on SCS. Her challenge for us this week is to use sand, sandpaper, etc on our cards. You can check out the details on this SCS thread ---> HSC68.

Hmmmm. Last time I checked, there were no real beaches in southwest New Hampshire and therefore no sand. Couldn't find any sandpaper last night, so that option was a no-go. What I did find was some 'sand paper' of the patterned paper variety in my stash! Who knew I had sand patterned paper?! If you squint, you can see the sand on the panel that Hanna is applied to. See it?? To quote my 3.5 year old "Told ya". :)

The layout is from Wednesday's SCS sketch challenge SC227 and yesterday's Ways To Use It challenge WT217 was to use kraft cardstock on a project so I rolled with that and used it as my base and matting cardstock. I used white Georgia Pacific cardstock to add a layer of pop and help pull the Scenic Route patterned paper off the kraft cardstock. To give the card a worn look, I distressed the edges with my Tim Holtz edge distresser. The wavy edge to the horizontal panel was created with some decorative scissors and adding the twine helped create the beach theme.

I stamped Hanna and the surfboard from the newly released 'To The Beach' sets on GP and colored them with SI inks and an aquapainter. I love the smooth look to watercoloring on this paper, but I don't suggest it for the beginner because it absorbs ink super fast and if you're not used to the medium, it won't make watercoloring fun for you.

Some of you have asked me to do a tutorial on coloring and shading. I would if I thought I could watercolor and talk at the same time! I'm not sure that's even possible! And then I'd probably need subtitles along the bottom because my accent would just confuse you all! hahaha I'd gladly give anyone a private lesson if you happened to visit NH in the coming months, but video's and me don't mix well! Maybe one day...

Have a fabulous weekend!! *mwah*

Stamps: Hanna Stamps 'To The Beach', sentiment by Karen Foster Snap Stamps
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Creamy Caramel, Close To Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Cool Caribbean, Pumpkin Pie, Buckaroo Blue
Papers: Georgia Pacific cs, Kraft cs, PP - Scenic Route Paper Co. 'Beach House', K&Company 'Antiquity Tan Parchment Flat Paper'
Access: Twine, circle punches, Tim Holtz Egde Distresser, Decorative Scissors, Paper Piercer


Mary Giles said...

Well you could have Kadie or I visit you and you give us the script while we oooh and ahhh over your coloring. Will that work? Love this card BTW.

~amy~ said...

Oh Sandra...magnificent job, always! Happy Friday!!

Jacilynn said...

Love the Sand paper. too cute! Great Card Sandra! I'm a fan of your coloring. Do you use aqua painter for most of your coloring? it always looks great.

You're Australian right? One of my fav accents, especially on Hugh Jackman. I have a serious crush on that guy and his

Elena said...

Awesome card, Sandra! I love the sand paper you used! Love all of the distressing!
I would like to see your videos!!! I do hope you will make it!!! I think we will all like it!
I didn't hear Australian accent yet, but I think it is very pretty! So as for the accent I also have it ;), but only Russian one...

Nikki Fairbairn said...

Fantastic card Sandra, Love the layout, colours and your colouring, such a great sentiment too, Have a wonderful weekend, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Heather P. said...

Yet another totally adorable card! Your coloring is utterly fabulous!! :)

Stacey said...

Just wonderful! I really love how the design is so striking, even though it is simple. Brilliant. Have a great weekend! ~♥~

Anonymous said...

Very cute - the sentiment cracks me up!!

I'm curious, does your daughter speak Aussie or NH? My nieces speak NH even though neither of their parents do. (They live in Bow)

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