Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Charlie Gardens

I'm so excited to finally be able to show you what I've been busy creating for the Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peeks for May. Can I just say that this set is a must have if you have a gardener in your family? My whole family loves to garden so when I saw this set - I had to jump for the chance to play with it. I'm the black thumb of the family (they even tell me that - although I do know what's pretty in a garden!)

My first card has Charlie in his garden - with a carrot in his hand (I've popped the carrot and Charlie's apron up using Stamping Dimensionals) and using the sentiment "24 carrot friend". Using my Cuttlebug and the Forest Branches embossing folder, I've made a little hill of dirt for Charlie to stand on. I wanted the card to have a bit more masculine feel to it so that I can give it to one of the men in my family.

ALL CDSTAMPS USED: Charlie Gardens
CS AND PAPERS: PTI White, Chocolate Chip, Basic Black, Archaic DP (Basic Grey) Watercolor Paper
INK: Versamark, Basic Black
MARKERS: Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Going Gray, Really Rust, Only Orange, Pumpkin Pie (ALL SU)
ACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS: Clear Embossing Powder, SU Markers, Aquapainter, Ribbon, Long Rectangle Nestabilities, Circle Nestabilities, Ribbon Tags Trio Nestabilities, Buttons, Embroidery Thread, Cuttlebug, Forest Branches Embossing Folder, Stamping Dimensionals
COLORING MEDIUM: Markers
SPECIAL TECHNIQUES: Watercoloring

This second card is actually the first card I made for the New Releases. I had the designer paper picked out before my stamps had even arrived. Yes - I was thinking ahead - a little eager I guess you could say ;-) I love how Charlie seems to come alive in this card. I've used the basin full of veggies with this card. Some of the veggies come as singles in this set. It looks like Charlie is ready to make a salad - such a great idea with Spring now here.

ALL CDSTAMPS USED: Charlie Gardens
CS and PAPERS: PTI White, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Basic Grey DP(Offbeat Collection), watercolor
INK: Versamark, Basic Black
MARKERS: Real Red, Rose Red, Ruby Red, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Only Orange, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, Pale Plue, Lavender Lace, Perfect Plum Going Grey, Basic Grey, Sahara Sand
ACCESS. and EMBELLISHMENTS: SU Re-inkers, SU Markers, Aquapainter, Ribbon, Mega Curvy Rectangle Nestabilities, Stamping Dimensionals, Embossing Powder
COLORING MEDIUM: Re-inkers, Markers and Aquapainter
SPECIAL TECHNIQUES: watercoloring, heat embossing

Be sure to check out the other girls' blogs for more sneak peeks using this set.




3 comments:

Cassie said...

Cute, cute, cute!

Laurie tx stamper said...

These are such adorable cards! What fun colors and designs... I like your combos of texture and colors! Fabulous coloring too!

Shawne said...

Awesome, love the carrot one especially, hmm, yep makes me crave some salad! :) Your coloring is just beautiful on them both.