Saturday, May 30, 2009

HOORAY! It's Saturday!


"Hooray!" What a dynamite word that is! Really! Ever think about words: all by themselves!?! Hooray, is a universally accepted word of happiness and celebration and I just realized: I love it! It's 1:30am.... Eeeeeeaaaarrly Saturday morning... (Late, if you {like me} are still up from Friday..) but "Hooray" is a great word because I just finished my card for this weeks CPS sketch challenge... HOORAY for me! AND hooray, because, well, check out the sentiment:




"Hooray! For YOU!" What a perfect, all purpose, sentiment that was INCLUDED in the darling "circus animals" from My Cute Stamps! I set out to make something VERSATILE with my card inspired by CPS's hot, HOT: H-O-T! sketch! Love it! Couldn't wait to get to this one, but HAD TO, darn it... So here I am, L-A-T-E at night or E-A-R-L-Y in the morning.... but thrilled, because I got it done... I am always running short on kid cards, so I'm excited to add this one to "my stock!" tee hee

See how fun this sketch looks:






This card is a celebration, if you will, of some of my FAVORITE materials and tools of late and that makes it FUN! CAN YOU MAKE OUT THE "HAMBLY- Clearly Heavy" TRANSPARENCY! I cut it with my Sizzix, with Scallop Circles #2! Woooo! If you have the means, I suggest you partake of the wonder of Hambly's Clearly-Heavy run THROUGH your machine: it makes a really satisfying crunchily CRUNCH and then it POPS from the die and WOW! "Clearly" fun (that's what I say!)! I loved adding it to this card to continue the circular theme but give me the opportunity to compliment the original circle called for in the sketch with the "now you see it, now you don't!" advantage.... Wooooooo {AGIAN, with the woooooo}! Adding the little green fish (that were first stamped on Kiwi Kiss C/S WITH Kiwi Kiss Classic S/U! ink) on the right hand side of the central circle element, but naked toward the inside....


I NEVER think of taking that many "before pictures" but I thought this one was valuable to show how I used the freedom of the individual words from the set, but was able to place them in the perfect way to fit on the large arrow from Stampin'Up's (triple) arrow punch... I used ANOTHER arrow in the upper left corner:







AND, please don't overlook the BUBBLES, bubbles, BUBBLES from Cuttlebug, that I also ran through my fabulous Big Shot machine! Goodness, gracious are those things bubblcious! The darling seal image was stamped with VersaFine quick drying pigment ink in black, and then colored in with Going Gray ink with a small aqua pen, like the Elephant (from the same set) I did a few posts ago.... WHAT FUN! There was a beach ball image in the set that was too small but inspired me to play with a bigger, paper pieced beach ball for my main circle shape! Golly gosh: I just love gooooood inspiration!

So, I guess that's all folks: time to take my tired self to bed! hee hee (Hope all my linkies work: I'm too tired to double check!) You, early risers: GOOD MORNING, "DEARIES"...! I'll see ya'll later!

Supplies:

C/S - Stampin' Up!
Clear, thick transparency - Hambly
Arrow and corner punch - Stampin' Up!
Scallop circle and embosses bubbles - Sizzix and S/U!
Metal clip - Rob and Bob Studio
Seal and Sentiment Stamps - My Cute Stamps
Little fish - Stampin' Up! (Old!!!!!)

Nighty - Night, friends!

10 comments:

Jennifer E. said...

Congrats on finishing this sketch on time! It's awesome! I love all the different textures you used & that clear circle--I would have never thought to do that. I'm a night owl too. I do my best crafting from 10pm-2am!

Katie said...

I love your card - it's adorable! And thanks so much for showing how you made that word arrow too - so smart!

Beth said...

From an early bird: Awesome card, as usual! So colorful and vibrant. Great for any kid. Thanks for staying up late to provide us early birds some fun blog reading!

Karen said...

Hooray, Elise! Love your fun, fun, fun card! The whole thing falls into my favorites category, but to be specific, lovin' the little green fishies, the embossed bubbles, the beach ball, the coloring on the seal, and the Hambly......................see?! Told you the whole thing falls into my favorites category!! :>:> Cuuute!

Linda aka Oz said...

Fabulous. I love the addition of the clear layer, it really makes this card. The beach ball is awesome, love that piecing. Makes me a little hungry for sushi though. Linda aka Oz

Rosemary said...

HOORAY!!! You did it! This was worth the wait whirlie girl. Burnin' the "midnight oil" sure did pay off. This is fan-ta-bu-lous!!! Love the colors, too! So much fun. Hey, I would LOVE to get this card!

tg said...

This card is so amazing Elise. Love the details here. The seal is perfect, and the green fish are awesome. Cute, Cute, Cute.

Dana said...

Every piece perfection!!! THe teeny green fish and the pieced ball! The masterfully hand colored seal is straight out of a children's book. and darn it, I didn't KNOW I needed the Cuttlebug bubble background! WHy didn't you tell me before?? :)

Dreena Guptill said...

This is so cute i can barely stand it...it makes me want to shout HOORAY!! :) marvellous

Edna said...

Fantastic use of the sketch and great use of colour and elements, this is a fabulous card...