Sunday, March 18, 2012

HSS109 - Delight in Life

I love this card!!  Have you ever made a card that just makes you happy??  This one does!!!  The challenge on the Hand Stamped Sentiment's blog is Rainbows.  There are a couple of cardmakers out there who make GREAT rainbow cards and I'm always blown away at their beauty.  So I knew I wanted to play along and have some fun with a rainbow!

Hmmmm, but what to do?  Since I have a bunch of Distress Inks, I decided to use those.  I laid out my rainbow colors: Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Faded Jeans and Dusty Concord.  (Here's the card)

Next I took a dauber to each color and swiped a rainbow arc across my cardstock. Then I spritzed it with water and perfect pearls so it glistens!  I used my dauber to create the grass too.  Then I stamped Rowley from Eat Cake Graphics, masked him and used another dauber for the sky.  I removed the masked and colored him in with prisma pencils and added a few more blades of grass with my pencils.

And in a moment of whimsy - I even added a few hash marks to 3 of Rowley's limbs to create movement!!  Wow - that's a big deal for me!!!

I search my whole inventory for a great sentiment to go along with this cheerful guy - and I used my Verve sentiment embossed in white.   The card was still pretty one dimensional - even with all that color - so I reached for these dew drops my blogging friend Cheryl @ She Stamps sent me a while back!  I love that they pick up the colors of the rainbow since they are clear!

Have you checked out Eat Cake Graphics stamps yet?  I'm really enjoying using their stamps!!!  I'll have another card up next week using another one of Holly's fab stamps!!

You've got until Monday at noon to play along with the HSS Challenge:


Thanks for your visit!

14 comments:

Meg said...

Maria, I can see why you are in love with this card--I am, too!!! Your shimmery rainbow is so pretty, especially with those dew drops. And of course Rowley and your sentiment are perfect. I am so impressed with you adding those movement lines, too! Look at you being all artsy! :) You definitely make blog hopping fun!

Cheryl said...

He looks so joyous he immediately put a smile on my face! The sentiment is perfect. I think the hash marks add that extra something that works perfect with this image. I LOVE the rainbow.

Olga said...

I love it, that image is priceless!

jimlynn said...

Oh WOW! Maria, I LOVE it too! Just precious. Love the rainbow and the little dog actually looks like he's jumping for joy!
Very cute!
Lynn

Dawn Braun said...

Your card put a smile on my face today! Great job with your rainbow, love the look of the daubers and those dew drops are superb! Your funny little puppy is having a blast in that lovely field of green. Thanks for playing along this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

stampinbygenny said...

Your sponged rainbow is great! I also like how you embellished it with the buttons. What a happy card! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

stampinbygenny said...

Your sponged rainbow is great! I also like how you embellished it with the buttons. What a happy card! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Maria, this is one happy card!! Love the rainbow and that sweet little pup! Awesome shading with your pencils, too. Love it!! Hope you had a fun weekend! :)

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow! How fabulous this is, Maria! Such a fun and happy card! I love, love your rainbow you made with the distress inks. Love the sentiment and that happy puppy, too. The dew drops add a great touch of detail, and love your movement marks. :)

fixi said...

Hi Maria, I love your card! What a wonderful rainbow and the dog is perfect!

Heike

Kathy and Lucky said...

Loving the Rainbow and Tim Holtz would be proud. What a cute, cute little puppy with that awesome grass.

inkedx2 said...

This is a super cute card! Love how you created the the rainbow and that dog image is so fun! Glad you played with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Monica said...

I seem to be missing out... this card brought me sunny thoughts. So sweet, thanks for sharing how to do the rainbow. Your creativity is on a roll...

Monica xxx

Chunyuan said...

love the rainbow you created. such a happy card!

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