March 31, 2011

For the Happy Couple

It all starts with a sketch.....when I saw this weeks Skipping Stone Designs Sketch, I immediately thought Minkygirl and Toby would look great in the little blocks, kinda like they were in one of those photo booths.  I had fun coloring, masking, adding various stamps and Distress Stains, then came the time to add the sentiment....hmmmm, what to do?  I went for a little humor....


and added a handwritten sentiment on the inside that reads - it's about time!

All images are from Stampotique, stamped in Black Archival on Watercolor paper and colored using the Marker Watercoloring Technique.  To add BG color to the images I dabbed on some Ranger Distress Stain in Antique Linen - I'm just LOVIN' these new stains, and stamped the Honeycomb in Caramel, sponged the edges in Chocolate and added the Patch in Black Archival to resemble photo corners.  The panel under my images was also created with Distress Stains in Fired Brick and Antique Linen, smooshed on WC paper then spritzed with water and dried.  To fill in the open space, I used the Honeycomb stamp in Carmel, Hexagon in Black Archival and sentiment.

Details:
Stamps - Stampotique Minkygirl, Toby, Honeycomb, Patch, Hexagon, Well, la de Frickin' dah!
Ink - Black Archival, Chocolate, Caramel, Markers
Card Stock - Watercolor, Black
Other - Sponge Dauber, Spritz Bottle, Distress Stains, H20 Brush, Lattice Punch, Eclipse Tape

18 comments :

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Well, la te dah, how funny! I luv them together, great humor GF!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love it, great fun card, love the background and the use of the panels to represent a photo booth is fabulous. Tracy x

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

that is so frickin' cute!
Love the idea of a photo booth, very creative... oh my goodness, it's giving me ideas....watch out, my wheels are spinning.

Hope you're having a great day!

Basement Stamper said...

Love how it looks like the photo booth, great thinking! One of my favorite sentiments.

Tenia Nelson said...

Love this card!!! This made me laugh!!! tfs!!

1CardCreator said...

What a great idea for a card, love that sentiment and that stamp!

Jingle said...

HA! Such a great card! Thanks for playing along with us over at SSD!

Sara Henton said...

I {heart} the darkness of this. One day I'm so going to get me some stampotique. This card is just awesome!!

Netty said...

Terrific concept and with such great humour. Love, love it. Annette x

Wendy said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE that sentiment!!! Thanks for playing along Lisa!!! If you don't already, please "like" us on Facebook for more chances to win FREE SSD stamps!!!

dutchstamptramp said...

Wonderful idea for these stamps! Love your card.

BarbaraW said...

Minkygirl and Toby look like they belong together. What a fantastic card.

~amy~ said...

i.love.it!

Thanks for playing with us at Skipping Stones Design!

Pam Hornschu said...

So unique! Great sentiment!

Gez said...

Fab card..perfect sentiment.xx

Barb's Boys said...

That is just too frickin' cute!
Thanks for playing along with Skipping Stones Design Sketch Tuesday.

Brenda said...

such a cute idea! Thanks for playing along at SSD!

Kandi Phillips said...

Great idea and take on the sketch, cute card! Thanks for joining us at SSD!

 
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