Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Eat Cake Graphics - Appreciate What Is...

Well, it's always fun to come back from vacation and have new stamps waiting for you!!!  I was so thrilled to open our week's worth of mail to find my first Eat Cake Graphics stamps and just HAD to make a card on Sunday!  Since I have the honor of being on their design team, I was excited to complete my first project.

So..........here it is:
I used "Mr. Pattersville enjoys view" and "Lighthouse".   I'll go into some detail on how I made the card.

First up - I stamped Mr. Pattersville on cardstock and another on Eclipse masking paper.  I covered him with the mask and then stamped the lighthouse on cardstock and another on the masking paper.

I ripped up a piece of Post-It Note to make the beach area and used Distress Inks and a dauber to create the sand.  I used the other end of my Post-It and covered the beach to make the ocean with more Distress Inks.  I added some white gel pen to create the waves and the water's edge.

With the mask staying on the lighthouse, I then created the clouds with my cloud template and Distress Inks.

After all of that was done.........I colored in Mr. Pattersville and the lighthouse with my prisma pencils and gamsol.  After showing the card to my hubby....he felt it needed a bit more...so I stamped another hat and game Mr. Pattersville some dimension.   I added a rhinestone to the lighthouse 'light' and a few more for some interest.

Lastly, I used a Hero Arts sentiment.   Hope you like my first project using Eat Cake Graphics stamps!!  Be sure to stop by their site because Holly's got a lot of GREAT stamps!!!!

And since my post is 'water' related........here's the beautiful water of Anguilla:

And my hubby and I on the boat :)


Thanks for your visit!

9 comments:

Amanda R said...

Love it! Great job pairing those stamps together and thanks for explaining your technique, that is always such a nice touch.

Olga said...

you both take the best pictures!!! Perfect couple, love the card, haven't heard of that company........

Monica said...

Congrats, Maria for the DT post, they are lucky to have someone as talented as yourself. Your card is lovely... post its have done magic there. How clever is that...
I, too often use post its, you know!
The picture of your holiday is so idyllic... the water is such a glorious shade of blue and you both look like you had a great time.

Welcome back to your new stamps, what else can a card maker ask for???

Monica

Kathy and Lucky said...

Love your first card, what a wonderful view he has. Like the hat and the dimension it gives and that hubby gives your feedback, how fun. Your vacation pictures look warm and fun.

jimlynn said...

FABULOUS! Love the way this little guy is actually looking at the wonderful lighthouse! So cute and creative!
Glad you guys had a good time on your trip....looks beautiful!
Lynn

Harriet Skelly said...

You created a wonderful scene Maria! I love Eat Cake Graphic images! Congrats on being on the DT too!

Cindy said...

What a great card, Maria!! And, a great tutorial!!! Mr. Pattersville, is a little "hippy", isn't he?? I love your clouds and the waves, just awesome!!! I want to go to that beach!!!! You are a very cute couple!!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow! Awesome card, Maria! Totally rocking your first Eat Cake Graphics DT project! LOVE the scene you created. The water and shore line look so real, and I adore the clouds. The white gel pen detailing is fabulous. Love the simple dimension on the hat and the addition of the gems, too. :)

Cheryl said...

Great card! I love the scene you created. I wish I was standing next to Mr. Pattersville and enjoying a lovely beach view.

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