Friday, July 2, 2010

Hurricane Up and Leave Already!!

Our little teeny baby hurricane Alex has been soaking Austin this week. It drove a little doggie from down the street to escape, and we had to rescue her for one night until we found her owners. She was a beautiful little collie mix and had the most spectacular floofy toe fur I've ever seen.

I can't decide if she will never run away again since a horrific thunderstorm started right after we caught her and put her in the backyard, OR, if now that she knows where the yummy grilled chicken lives (I don't have dog food!) she will be busting out on a regular basis. She ate two large perfectly seasoned pieces of chicken pretty fast!

It's rained since then and I'm kind of over it. I miss the bright sunshiny days of summer.

I do have a sweet little card for you today though. I fell instantly in love with this charming little fairy and her dandelion when I saw her and I had to have her.

I stamped her in crumb cake on the fabby Newsprint DSP (new catalog went live yesterday - EEK huge order). After that, I colored her in with a dark brown Copic - I didn't want to stamp her in brown because I wanted to lighten up the middle of the silhouette with a lighter Copic and make her more dimensional. I carefully outlined the dandelion. Then I punched two circles from a post it note - a 3/4", a 1". First, I sponged lightly around the dandelion with YoYo Yellow. Then I put down the smallest circle and sponged more YYY. Then, leaving the first circle, I put down the 1" circle on top of that and sponged Summer Sun around that one. In real life, you can see that second circle better than in my pic.

I thought it made it look like the dandelion was glowing. Magical :)

Then I punched an oval out of Very Vanilla, and then carefully punched out a little frame with my scalloped oval punch. Then I punched a second vanilla oval and sponged it yellow and put it inside the frame. I punched some circles of Daffodil Delight (yes, I used all my yellows) and put them behind my newsprint, and used some old retired Ribbon Originals and a Prima on the bottom.

Stamps: Unity Believe in Fairytales Kit Ink: Crumb Cake, Yoyo Yellow, Summer Sun, Basic Black
Paper: Newsprint DSP, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, Ribbon Originals Dress Up, Prima,
Pretties Half Pearl, Sponge, Circle Die, Big Shot, 3/4" Punch, 1" punch, Copics, Glue Dots

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  1. Very pretty card! Love what you did. Stay safe and dry!

  2. Lovely card Lydia. I hope the weather improves for you soon!!

  3. This is darling... LOVE the layout. Love the partial scallop circle border. So sweet.

  4. Beautiful card! Love that newsprint dp.

  5. I love how you did the card. Very creative.

  6. I love how you used the DSP. I need to stop being intimidated by the busy, wordy papers. ;)

    WV: obigewan
    Obi Wan Kenobe's Grandfather, on his mother's side. He was a big man.

  7. Pretty card. x

  8. Gorgeous card! I love the colors!

  9. You will be getting your PETA award shortly!! How sweet that you rescued the doggie!! I LOVE your card!! And the newsprint is to die for!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  10. Thanks for sharing a slice of your hurricane and doggie-filled life, as well as such a magical card. I love the yellow, text print, and silhouetted Tinkerbell.

    Am relatively new to stamping so will be researching the "sponging" technique - thanks for sharing!

  11. Beautiful work! Hope y'all dry out soon!

  12. Your card is gorgeous! I think you have a new doggie friend for life!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing!!!

    okj83 at live dot com

  13. I love the card!!! I only wish I could see it IRL :)

  14. What a wonderful, whimsical card! Love it!

  15. Love your card! I never would have thought to use copics on a solid stamp like that!

    And, yeah, so over the rain in Houston, too. But I'll take a rainy 4th over a hurricane any day!

  16. oh, Lydia! wow! I love this.

  17. OH I just love this card, great misting on the newsprint.. awesome look!!

  18. What an adorable card Lydia!!! The background is just perfect to make the sweet fairy pop!


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