Thursday, June 19, 2008

Double Take...

Today is a bit of a double challenge coming straight at ya!

First... we have the Stamp Simply 40 - Some like it hot AND second, the Impression Obsession DT decided to heat things up too with a summer challenge! So, I decided to join forces on this one and use some of the new Impression Obsession summer stamps!!!

For Sharon's Stamp Simply challenge the central theme is anything liquid -- drinks, a bath, the rain, water in a vase, the options are endless! Click HERE for the "official rules!"

Well, my ocean scene is certainly liquid and it's certainly summer!

I stamped the Seascape from Impression Obsession on a couple different pieces of paper. First on the light blue to be my "ocean", second on green for my sea grass, third on white so that I could chalk the sandy ocean floor, fourth on orange for my fish, and a sixth time on peach for my star fish. I used the white gel pen to color in the bubbles and ripples in the water. I used chalk on the blue piece around the ripples just to give it some depth! Cut it all up and paper piece it into place, add some glitter glue to the fish and star fish and that part is done! This card is actually a 4-1/4 square. I stamped the sentiment "Dropping You A Line" on a scrap piece of green, matted it onto the pearl blue and then punched a hole at the top. Now comes the fun part! I used a looped head pin for beading, cut it down and used a tool to curve it to create my "fishing hook!" Thread through some natural hemp cord (Stampin' Up) and attach this to the back of your mat. Attach this to a green card base and you're done!
Be sure to check out what the other IO gals did! They'll be posting throughout Friday!
Laura, Daniela, Deborah, and Kelli!

Need some more inspiration for the Some Like It Hot Stamp Simply Challenge, check out the Stamp Simply Team's creations!

Janine, Jennifer, Dee, and Tammy!


p.s. Don't forget about Gina K's Release Par-tay!!! Friday night, June 20th from 7-10 PM central! Games, contests, challenges and more. Plus, MORE sneak peeks! 5 new stamp sets, 7 new singles, plus new FAB bling! Join us at the Gina K. Forum on Splitcoast!

31 comments:

Daniela said...

Julie this is awesome, I love those colors.

Deborah said...

Mmmm, wonderful ocean feeling...

Penny said...

Cute little scene! I love all your details and the glittery fish!

Viv (VivLyn) said...

How totally adorable!! Love your fish hook!!!

Mimi Hornberger said...

Wow, this is just amazing! TFS! XO, Mimi

Jennifer Buck said...

How adorable is this! LOVE it! I'm going to have to try the 'hook' out! that's the cutest! Have a great day, Julie!

tyrymom29 said...

Too Cute !!!

Dee Jackson aka stampincuzIluv2 said...

This is wonderful Julie!! I love it!!

JAR said...

I just love that little scene! What fabulous stamps! I will for sure be checking them out!

The Rubber Maid said...

So very cute scene, that little orange fish might be Nemo...is it?
Adorable and making a fish hook is very inventive. Mom

Donna said...

what a cute card! love the fishing line/hook/bait

Laura said...

You know how sometimes when you see card and think, "why didn't I think of that?" Well, that's what I thought of when I saw the hook and saying. It turned out so cute! I will be using this in the future!

Hope said...

Awesome card! I love the sparkly fish

Colleen said...

Julie, I just stumbled on your blog after you posted this card on SCS... I am soooo glad I did. You do amazing work.

I hope you don't mind, I featured you today on my blog as my "Friday Featured Artist"

I used to do big interviews.. but now I just pick GREAT artists (when I see something that inspires me) and direct my readers to that person's blog.

Thanks for sharing your talent.

Diane said...

You did a fabulous job with the scene Julie!!! Cute!Cute!Cute!

Barefootstamper said...

This card is AWESOME!

You got a Shout Out over at Card of the Week.com.

You can check out the posting at http://www.cardoftheweek.com/2008/06/card-of-the-w-2.html

Tammy Hershberger said...

Too, too cute Julie! Love the little ocean scene, and the fish hook is to die for! Really great design!

krcrafts said...

Fabulous fish card, Julie! And the hook is *perfect*!! I love the colors you chose......thanks for playing :)

Janine said...

Hi Julie... FAbulous combination of two challenges... Love the card. I am trying to use my brother's computer !! Having fun with my niece... She has just gone down for the night so have a bit of time to blog surf!!
Have a good one!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

This is just darling, Julie!! So fresh looking!!! A wonderful challenge card -- thanks so much!!!

scotspanda said...

lovely sea card, makes me think of my toes in the sea in Summer :)

lotsalove

Amanda x

Annelies said...

Beautiful card! Nice colours! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

seamom said...

Living in Florida by the water, I am especially partial to any sea or beach theme card. You created a really nice one!

Jennifer said...

What a great ocean scene! The colors, layout and the stamps (of course) are fantastic!

maiahs_momma said...

Cute card, wonderful colors :)!

Hugs,
catherine
www.mystampinggrounds.blogspot.com
catlevy@eastlink.ca

sandyh50 said...

Great card! Love the fish.

liannallama said...

super card! What awesome details!

linda patti said...

cute card, and great color combo!
tpatti@alltel.net

terriavidreader said...

I'm so glad you ladies like to Blog so that it can be informative to newbies like me. And to maybe win would be fantastic too.

moralia said...

This is SO cute!!! That fish hook is brilliant! Love it! lol!!

Jennifer said...

love the fish hook so cute