Monday, September 25, 2017

Missing Walter White

Now that my retreat peeps have left, it's too quiet here. I had so much fun at this retreat - I can't even begin to describe it, and it's so sad when everyone is gone.

We had a long discussion there about Breaking Bad and about how much we all missed Walter White, mostly because of the Team Unscripted videos Katherine and I did, where we turned Ellie and Ed's beautiful RV into an imaginary meth lab when we were left unsupervised. It's always a TERRIBLE idea to leave Kat and I unsupervised when we have microphones and our Iphones. (Here's a link to the photos and videos from retreat.)

But that gave me an idea for a card - the Breaking Bad part, I mean - when I saw the beautiful Kitchen Sink Stamps Cabin by the Lake stamp set.

The part where Walter goes up to the granite state and to that desolate cabin is such a turning point in the show - the cabin image just spoke to me and made me miss Walter even more, so I thought a sort of melancholy card was in order.

But before I get to the card, while we are still talking about retreat - I was enabled in a major way at retreat to purchase God's one true paper trimmer by the owner of the meth lab  this paper trimmer - Miss Ellie. I AM IN LOVE! While I love the Stampin' Up! 12" paper trimmer, I am a power cutter. Disposable cutting blades are not meant for people like me - I had to cut more than 500 pieces of cardstock for Saturday's Christmas stamp-a-stack, and so an individual trimmer for normal people doesn't cut it. So please see the supply list for the life changing, self sharpening heavy duty trimmer. Bonus - it's made in England, not China.

And speaking of my stamp-a-stack - Saturday's SAS is now available as an online class! The cards are beautiful, and feature the Hearts Come Home Bundle. You've all seen samples of this bundle and the beautiful dies included, but I worked hard to come up with three cards that are unlike any samples you've seen online with this holiday pairing. Check the class out here, and remember - if you purchase the bundle in my store, I send you the class for free!

So back to Walter White and his cabin.

I wanted a non-wintery setting for the cabin, so I decided to create a more summery lake scene, using the Colorbox stylus, foam tips and numerous inks. For the sky, I used pink and yellow, and then added blue on top to make it a nighttime scene, but leaving some pink and yellow shining through. I work with the stylus from the edges of the card in, and to get the best results, you really need to work on glossy cardstock - so happy that we carry this again. For the water, I stamped only the detailed water image from the set in Pacific point, and then used the stylus to add Marina Mist ink over that, as well as Daffodil delight for the reflected sun.

All the green inks below are for the ground, and I used the browns for shadows. The cabin was stamped on Whisper White, not glossy, and I cut it out and sponged the edges with early espresso using the stylus, to make sure the edges were in shadow.

I love the duck stamps and how they blend in with the water stamp and have their own reflection.

The sentiment is from School Days.
https://understandblue.blogspot.com/2017/09/missing-walter-white.html



I love how moody and peaceful it looks.

This card is for today's Kitchen Sink Stamps & My Sweet Petunia blog hop and giveaway!

https://understandblue.blogspot.com/2017/09/missing-walter-white.html

If you comment on every blog in the hop, you will be entered to win one of two prizes: - a mini or original MISTI (winner's choice), and another lucky winner will get a $50 shopping spree at Kitchen Sink Stamps. It just so happens that today - actually this very day - is Kitchen Sink's 10th anniversary! In honor of that, Maria is having a sale - 35% off all in-stock items, with free shipping at $65 and above. Sale excludes out of stock and special order/retired items, and the sale runs from today through 9/29 at midnight Pacific. Use coupon code KSSDECADE to get the sale pricing!

So here are the rest of the hoppers - go see what they've done and good luck! Comments close at 11 PM Central time on 10/2 and winners will be announced on the MSP and KSS blogs on October 3rd.

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You can enter my September giveaway of an Arkon Pro Live Streaming Stand - the one I film all my tutorials with PLUS a ring light for the perfect lighting awesome selfies and live streams one of two ways:
  • Place an order in my store any time during the month of September for an automatic entry. BONUS - use host code M2U9DE6V on your order to be entered in a drawing for free Stampin' Up! products as well! 
  • Comment on this post and you'll be automatically entered. If you place an order in my store AND comment on that post, you'll receive two entries!
And remember - you can always use my code - UNDERSTANDBLUE - at Arkon for 20% off. They sell all sorts of mounts - hands-free phone mounts for the car, GoPro mounts, tripods, you name it. and they are GREAT people and provide great service.

Loveyameanitbye.

58 comments:

  1. Wow, Lydia, this is a gorgeous night scene. Love how you captured the moonshine on your cabin!

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  2. Great card! I love how you painted the sky and water. I will be checking out those stylus handles. Thanks for always inspiring and introducing new products & ideas.

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  3. Such fun! You've created a GORGEOUS backdrop for this fun cabin! So glad you had fun at retreat - I missed you terribly. <3

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  4. Awesomeness! The KSS Cabin By the Lake is amazing! A definite MUST HAVE set for me!
    I love reading your posts because I never know which emotion or emotions they will bring out in me! I have laughed till my gut hurts, cried ugly tears and happy ones, been saddened and am always inspired! Thank you!

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  5. Beautiful job on that water scene the cabin is so realistic

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  6. Wow-nice job turning the cabin into a peaceful summer retreat! I can't wait to try it!

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  7. This is so lovely. Your coloring is amazing

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  8. I haven't heard of this company, but I'm loving the images I've seen so far. Cant wait to visit their site.

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  9. Very pretty night time scene. I love how you did the water with the sun reflecting on it.

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  10. What a beautiful cabin by the lake - made even more special because of thinking of missing Walter White. I love reading about your retreats - such fun - but I'm thinking you outdid yourselves with the imaginary meth lab video. LOL

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  11. I'm rewatching Breaking Bad and on the last season. Parts I had forgotten. I have had that trimmer for a couple years and love it. I do need to holler at them as some of my measuring marks are wearing off. Sounds like a fun time. Love, Di

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  12. Love your card and the white accents are perfect!

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  13. What a beautiful, peaceful scene you created.

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  14. Fabulous card!!! I can't get over how this company has been putting out awesome stamps for 10 years and I'm just now hearing about them! Crazy!!

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  15. Beautiful scene and
    the cabin looks cool!
    Carla from Utah

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  16. Gorgeous scene! Love that cabin and water

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  17. Beautiful card! I love the cabin scene.

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  18. Love your cabin card. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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  19. Love the beautiful sky and cabin scene

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  20. Your card is mesmerizing. Truly beautiful coloring.

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  21. Love the colors you chose. Cute little ducks in the water.....

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  22. This is absolutely beautiful Lydia! I love this cabin stamp.

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  23. Your card is wonderful. We have a cabin in northern WI and this set reminds me of our place.

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  24. Such a peaceful card and so well done.

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  25. What a gorgeous scene. It's breathtaking!

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  26. Your card is simply amazing!! It looks like a photo with these beautiful reflections on the roof of the cabin and with the duck shadows on the water. And your sky is just stunning !! Congratulations !

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  27. Lydia, love your cards and your odd sense of humor! you definitely make each post unique! Love the serenity of this scene. I would like to try out an Akron stand. They appear to be very useful.

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  28. Lydia!! Isn't this where we first met? I mean at KSS. Beautiful card. Reminds me .... It was a dark stormy night ...

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  29. Wow!!! The lake surface looks so real that it practically shimmers. Beautiful moody scene with so many lovely details!

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  30. I don't have a clue about Breaking Bad or Walter White (a film/series/soap???), but I love the peaceful scene on your card. ;-)

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  31. Been playing a lot with watercolor - and I LOVE this! Now I'm inspired to go make a mess in my craft room - lol.

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  32. What a great scene you've set with the cabin image by the lake. Moody and spooky but a great card. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. This is one beautiful card! Such lovely details.

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  34. Fantastic card.
    I love the glow on the water.
    The cabin looks very rustic.
    thanks for sharing.

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  35. gorgeous scene you created today. The colors are just so surreal:)

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  36. Oh my goodenss, my daughter would be jumping up and down if she were reading your post! She's an UBER Breaking Bad fan (The Walking Dead is first, lol!) I can see where you were inspired by your card but your card is inspiring ME! The vibrant blue, the gorgeous detail of the cabin - reminds me of crisp fall days we would spend at the cabin in Tennessee years ago :*) You've captured the essence of a cabin on the lake to perfection. Bravo! Blessings and TFS! ♥

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  37. What an artistic and moody scene you have created. Great job! Everything is so realistic.

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  38. I love this so much! I really speaks to my heart. Reminds me of my GG and her paintings and I am just in love with this one.

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  39. Gorgeous scene! Love the way the light hits the cabin!

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  40. This little cabin makes me want to sit outdoors and roast marshmallows! What a beautiful scene.

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  41. Oh my!!! Such a brathless night scene!!!

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  42. wow... you did such a great job with this card,,,, I am there. Beautiful job mixing your colors. I love that stamp set :)

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  43. I wish I could do a picture like this one. I am not good at scenes. You have done a fantastic job.

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  44. Hello, How generous of you! My "Folded Hugs Family: was given a challenge of posting two videos, one thing we are all lacking... the phone holder for creating an overhead video, especially when creating our master pieces :) Stampin' Up! has changed my life for the better, and the love, and ability to share what we love...makes it even more special! Again thanks for all you do for the love of our craft. since I reate most of my personal card that are pet themed, I do use other company stamps ( pets ) for my furry fundraising fairs. But Stampin' Up has the best card stock and color coordinating supplies, I will be fu-ever ;) loyal to them as my home base! (((hugs)))

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  45. love the great colors and great idea for this card.

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  46. Love this scene, and the idea it is where Walter is makes it even better! I love your reflection- the yellow in the blue makes it even more realistic! Beautiful!

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  47. The lake image on your card is beautiful. I admit, I don't know the show, so I don't know the reference to Walter White, but even so, the card is beautiful, and makes me feel a little nostalgic for some reason. I think that's pretty incredible for a card to bring out that much emotion. Well done.

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  48. This is just fabulous! Thanks for sharing your art and ideas.

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  49. Lydia, the colors in your card capture dusk with the light dancing on the water! Absolutely breathtaking!!!

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