Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Happy Hump Day!

Can you belive it's Wednesday already? Me neither, time is FLYING by this week, I've been extra busy...dh is at a horse show without me and I've been doing some MAJOR household purging... I hope to get it all done before he comes back home!

Here's a sneak peek of tomorrow's Dustin Pike releases (and psst...don't forget today is FREEBIE WEDNESDAY! There's a lot offered today, so be sure to check it out)...

I just loved this humpback whale...isn't he just the coolest? I have to admit that I had too go to ask.com to make sure I colored him in correctly...he's actually supposed to be a DARK grey, but I wanted to go just a touch lighter... When I went to ask.com and saw a few pictures of this wonderful whale, they had a few photos of them underwater and the underwater shots were soooo beautiful, I wanted to recreate it in my card...

So I tried my hand at brayering (and you'll be seeing a little more of this from me soon)...and I think I got the look I was trying to achieve, some light shining through, underwater...I'm pretty happy with the result!

So here's the shortened instructional version:
  • Brayer water on glossy cardstock (psst, I used glossy photo paper), let dry, cut out with Nestabilities Circle, place on Labels 3 Nestabilities and outline in Stickles, let dry
  • Print, color, cut out Humpback Whale and pop dot on brayered circle
  • Add rhinestones to corner of Labels 3 and for bubbles above the whale, place aside
  • Run aqua paper through Cuttlebug Bubbles embossing folder, sponge outside edges, layer on black cardstock
  • Stamp "Happy", "Hump", and "day" on aqua paper and punch out with circle punches, sponge edges, added highlights with white gel pen
  • Place whale on card, and layer and add Happy Hump day bubbles with a few rhinestones...
Thanks for joining me today, hope you enjoy!

Recipe:
  • Stamps: Humpback Whale by Dustin Pike, Happy and Day by Studio G, hump by alpha set by Studio G
  • Ink: Marvy Uchida Dye ink for brayering and sponging, Memento for words
  • Paper: Glossy for brayers, rest from stash
  • Dies/Punches: Nestabilities Circle and Label 3, Circle punches (EK Success)
  • Other: Cuttlebug Bubbles Die, Rhinestones, Stickles, Pop Dots, Brayer, Sponges, White Gel Pen

11 comments:

SMK said...

Ahhh this is so cute! The whale is so darling :D And I love the bubbles and the textured background, and the color scheme is awesome! love it :D

Becky in East Tennessee said...

Oh Paula it is awesome!!! I never thought to use those words!

Jackie said...

Beautiful card Paula and love the texture! tfs!!!

Mephisto said...

HI,
thats a wonderful Card. Like the Bubbles on it *g*

Hugs
Domi

Cassie_lu said...

LOVE this card and so does my son. You really achieved the look of the sea.

Michelle said...

Beautiful job with the brayer, & that image is ADORABLE!!

Jan said...

Very creative, Paula! Love the sentiment and the embossed background - it really does look like an underwater scene!

Cheri Howard said...

Fantastic card, Paula!

POPPET said...

Loving this one the texured back looks really cool, hugs Pops x

Lelia said...

The sentiment is just perfect, Paula! It makes me laugh. Great job...love the deets!

Hugs,
Lelia

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

WOW, Paula...this card is terrific...love the sentiment and details on this one!
Hugs,
Charlotte