Monday, June 29, 2009

CDS Sneak Peek - Charlie Summer Fun

I'm in love with Charlie!!! I truly believe this is one of my favorite Charlie sets that have been released so far. I know we all love Charlie/Charliene but how fun is he/she in this set, Charlie Summer Fun, available on July 1st from Clear Dollar Stamps. I've been trying to stretch myself creatively lately and go for something different. For my first card, I was inspired by a wooden picture frame that I found at Michael's that I thought would be fantastic to cover with DP, add Charlie and be done. Well lets just say - that a picture frame was harmed in the making of this card. The DP wasn't going on right, the frame was looking bad. So ultimately I pried it apart (this was not an easy task and involved a few splinters) and used the palm tree portion of the frame as a template for my palm tree. I used Chocolate Chip paper and ran it through my Cuttlebug with the Forest Branches folder and then sponged it to give it a more realistic route. I stole (err... borrowed) some sandpaper from my parents house - they had a couple boxes full- do you really think they'll miss a couple pieces? Like my buttons that I used as the sun? Charliene was colored using my Tombows and then cut out. This card also satisfies a challenge the DT had to use no ribbon.

ALL CDSTAMPS USED: Charlie Summer Fun
CS AND PAPERS: PTI White, Chocolate Chip, Scenic Route DP, Sandpaper, Watercolor Paper
INK: Versafine Onyx Black, Basic Black
MARKERS: Tombow Markers: 025,062,443,452,493,856,912,925,977,992,993
ACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS: Buttons, Linen Thread, ½ inch circle punch, Tombow markers, Aquapainter, Sponge, Craft Knife, Glue Dots, Stamping Dimensionals, Clear Detail Embossing Powder, Forest Branches Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug
SPECIAL TECHNIQUES: Watercoloring, dry embossing

I'm loving how this card turned out. I had a totally different idea for the waves but it wasn't coming together so I pulled out my handy dandy wavy border punch and a few shades of blue paper. I've paper pieced Charlies' shorts (I wanted them to look like a pair of guy's board shorts). The floaty has been made shiny using my Crystal Effects. A few clouds in the background and we have Charlie enjoying some summer fun. I'm inspired to spend some time in the sun now (only after my sunburn from this weekend goes away)

ALL CDSTAMPS USED: Charlie Summer Fun
CS AND PAPERS: PTI White, Riding Hood Red, Blue Bayou, Baja Breeze, Soft Sky, Scenic Route DP, Watercolor Paper
INK: Versafine Onyx Black
MARKERS: Tombows – 126, 977, 452, 491, 173, 992, 879, 443, 098, N55, N65
ACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS: Tombow Markers, Aquapainter, Nestabilities, Dew Drops, Crystal Effects, Ribbon, Swirly Clip, Clear Detail Embossing Powder, EK Success Wavy Border Punch

The team has some great samples using this set - so make sure you check them all out:
Kim, Katie, Stacy, Candy and Laurie


Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So super fun and cute. The sand looks awesome!

Lisa Lara said...

Fantastic cards Angela. I love the palm tree with Charlie and just look at that DP and border layers on the second card. Terrific job.

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

I love the dimension that all the layers create on both cards. Fantastically done!

Shawne said...

Really cute cards Angela, I love the "sun" and the colors on your Larkspur are beautiful.

Ann said...

Ohhh, these are way too CUTE!

Joan Ervin said...

WOW!!! Your coloring on that adorable Charlie is FABULOUS!!!! The palm tree is adorable, too, and I love how you did the waves on the second card!!!