Skip to main content

StampInsanity Challenge # 17 Water, Water, Everywhere

We are keeping that Summer feeling goin’ over at StampInsanity! This week we are continuing on with our little celebration of summer ~ letting our mind be inspired by WATER! Do you immediately think of a pool, with the cool aqua & white tones? Or the tropical turquoise and white sand beaches? Or are you a Northern girl and think about the sea foam green seas and the darker sand of the rocky shores? Tell us about it and let your Grooviness carry you away! Here’s my card.

Water-Everywhere-1

I just love this Henry image, so I had to use him again! I colored him in with my colored pencils. For my sentiment, I tore up the edges (haha…rip it! Get it? Yeah, I know, it was bad!), and inked the whole piece. But then, the white behind Henry stood out too much. So, I took a deep breath and inked right on top of Henry! Ya gotta take risks in art! Otherwise, you’ll never grow! And I think it came out perfect! Here’s a close up.

Water-Everywhere-2

You can click on any of the images to see them bigger. See? The inking just makes everything blend together. It’s subtle, but was so necessary! I also inked the heck out of my card. And my paper had plenty of mottling in it because it’s from Basic Grey. You know how they roll!

Water-Everywhere-3

I also added a single matte rhinestone just for a bit of zip. You can see it in the first photo. Now it’s time for you to visit the rest of the Groovy Gurlz! After that, why not play along and make your own water lovin’ creation? There are some digis up for grabs!!!

Beach-babes500x321

Jacquie Lisa Juanita Jennifer

Margie Suzi Erica

Guest Groovy Gurls: ShelleyMargreet


Comments

Erica said…
He's adorable. I love the distressing and your coloring! Hugs, Eri
~Lady B~ said…
Awesome card! I love the colors you picked, the layering, and the inkiness. Oh...can't forget the sentiment! It works on so many levels! You rock with pencils, chica~!
Barb said…
Fabulous card, Alison! Love your coloring :)
Awesome coloring and card, Alison! Love Henry :)
hugs, margie
Jennifer said…
I love that you take risks. Your card turned out great.
Beth said…
This is awesome! I love that you distressed over your image - it looks like a beach-worn canvas! It's perfect!! Awesome job!
Anonymous said…
cute, great summer card!
Alyssa S said…
This is awesome! I, for 1, really like the spin on the sentiment that you applied - it's great!

Popular posts from this blog

Love is Love with Nathalie Kalbach and Friends

The Stampendous team is showcasing the fabulous stamps and stencils from Nathalie Kalbach this week, and some of Nathalie's friends have been joining us. There are 3 prize packaages up for grabs, and anyone can win! Visit the Stampendous Blog for full details. I have been thinking a lot about the recent tragedy to the LGBT community in Orlando, and I decided to use Nathalie's Urban Scribble set for today's project. I started off with the foam stamp (the blank side) and colored a rainbow on it using my Tombow Dual Brush markers. I sprayed the foam stamp with a little water to re-wet the colors, and get some nice splotches. I applied the stamp, then I went back with the detail stamp and inked it up with Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  Then, using the stencil that comes in the Urban Scribble set, plus the Picasso tool, I stenciled some pixelated clouds in the background. I hand wrote "Love is Love." I decided to not make this a card..but rather some

Whisker Graphics Hop- Chive Chewing

Hello and welcome! The Stampendous team is collaborating with Whisker Graphics this week, and WOW! Their Divine Twine is just that...divine! And I adore their tags. I used their gray tag today, and the color is fabulous! We've got prizes up for grabs, and you can get the full details on the Stampendous Blog .  I shared a project yesterday that featured Whisker Graphic's Divine Twine (I just couldn't wait to share it!), so please check out that post too. But first, today's project. Check out the cute Chive Chewing House Mouse stamp.  Supplies: Stampendous:  HMH04: Chive Chewing  DCP1005: Fitted Frames Set A DCP1006: Fitted Frames Set B DWLX7013: Pinwheel Checkerboard Stencil PK03: Gemstone Pearl Lustre Embossing Kit EI101: Boss Gloss Embossing Ink with Dauber ASCRS03: Industrial Stamp Set SSC1239: Spring Sentiments MPW811: Mixed Media Paper Acrylic Stamp Handle STF082: Onyx Black VersaFine Ink Others: Tombow Dual Brush Markers: 491,158, 12

Our Favorites: ADfD Blog Hop

***Sorry for the late posting....Blogger doesn't always play nice! Today is the first day of our  ADFD Blog Hop  - a celebration of all of the beautiful images Tammy has created over the years. As a special surprise for Tammy, we have a combination of current and former DT members participating in the hop. Her inspiring art and generous heart have touched us all. We want to take a moment to show our gratitude and thank Tammy for the blessings and joys we have received as members of the ADFD DT. Our theme is “A Collection of ADFD Favorites” - so each DT member’s blog you visit will share something she has created with one of her favorite ADFD images.  The hop has   hidden prizes  - a commenter from each hidden prize stop will win a choice of one image from the ADFD Shop ! You won’t know where the prizes are hidden, so be sure to leave a comment at each stop of the Hop!  Our Blog Hop will run from 7:00 a.m. eastern standard time on Saturday, February 25, 2017 until 9:00 p.m. eas