Saturday, October 3, 2009

Baby, Baby, I loved WCMD!



It's late, but who cares! Technically, it's still World Card Making Day and this is my SECOND post of the day {gasp!}! WHAT A COOL HOLIDAY! I hope that soon it will truly be a holiday. Card makers should be festooned with jewels and presented with gifts: revered in their families and communities! WE SHOULD BE CELEBRATED!!!!! People will say this, when we walk by, "stand back ~ there goes a card maker!"


Listen, I hear the choir singing! It's A W E S O M E ! Here's another memento of the day:




Oh, a baby! A wee little adorable baby...! But that's not MY baby: that a "spam" baby! That sweet little tot came right out of the junk coupon mailer, and I picked her to celebrate this groovy challenge:



Click on the link or my earlier post for details... In the meantime, here are some baby details:



Can you even tell that baby is printed on news print! {Sweet lil' baby!} I sponged the edges of the printed image and the edges of all of these elements with white craft ink to soften it all down and give is a warm "new baby" quality... Sweet and powdery and dreamy! Loved the duck image and had to play it up with the use of a "well loved" ducky stamp by "Rubber Stampede"... I colored the ducks with chalk pencils and then added Crystal Effects with a dry brush to set the colors... Then I cropped them and glued them on top of some {*swoon!*} Tim Holtz Fragments, that had been glued to Making Memories D/P.... I thought they made magical embellishments to go with THAT BABY!



Of course, if you know of my passion for Tim's Fragments, then you'll understand why I had to throw these down when I saw this sketch for Limelight Papercraft! A totally new (to me) challenge that I've heard a few of my fave blog buddies, Ann and Sarah, design for! I was so thrilled by their use of this sketch that I decided to give it a shot.



Sweet Mandy, who runs the blog, invited ME to partake after I'd left some love for Sarah, who will be designing for them for a while! Nothing like the crafty "tap on the shoulder!" I was honored! She's got goodies and all kinds of fun over on her blog/store, so check it, if ya can!




So, at final review, I'm clearly having a "thing" with clouds! Tee hee Loving that cloud paper in the background by "My Little Shoebox"... I was trying to pull from scraps and embellishments that are "in the magic bucket" of leftovers that live near my scrap table... {trying to keep in the recycle theme of The kitchen Sink Challenge}.... Anywhoo, I had some scraps from Making Memories "Flower Patch" 6x6" pad sitting out, and I was DELIGHTED that they kind of worked with my colors and I just FORCED them the rest of the way! I really like the quilty quality of some of the swatches and these colors provided an excellent bridge from the baby image to my rad cloud paper! {*sigh!* I just loves me MY paper!}

If any of my explanation seems "vague" or you have any specific questions about my post, technique or materials, please don't hesitate to e-mail me! I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend... and between you and me {shhhhhh!} we can make EVERY DAY World Card Making Day! Yipee!

Supplies -

C/S - Stampin' Up!
Ink - Stampin' Up!
Stamps - Ruber Stamped
Acrylic Fragments - Tim Holtz
Ribbon - Stampin' Up!
Metal Charm - Michael's
Thread - Gutermann

21 comments:

sarahmartina said...

YAY! Yay for late nights! Yay for WCMD! Yay for that adorable trinket! Yay for your stitching! Yay for you playing along with Limelight! Yay for your card! Yay!!! :-) Love it all, girl! *hugs!!!*

DottyJo said...

Another great challenge card Elise, hope you got to bed soon after you made this card - even fabulous, craftylicious babes need their shut eye! Jo x

Lynnette said...

You are an over-achiever! But I'm with you, let's make everyday Card Making day!! Thanks for playing twice with the Kitchen Sink Challenge.

sam said...

beautiful card! lovely colors!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Woah!!!! This is one super duper fab baby card:) Love what you did with the sketch and a big congrats on the invitation!!

Can we have a WCMD Queen???? I nominate you!
I on the other hand.... will have to be a serf... No WCMD for me.. it was a long long work day...

So, I'm looking at 'what I missed'!!!

Crying in my soup...

Butternut Sage Designs said...

hi Elise, what a great project you did for card making day. It is a perfect baby card or scrap book page...what super inspiration. Love your blog mamacow! Hugs Donna

Dana Gustafson said...

Hey sweet lil BABY! Love that you dug deep into your hoard of cloud paper for the perfect backdrop to float this precious baby card on. Just lovely and powdery fresh!

Vanessa said...

Baby baby, me too! Can`t wait for next year! Love this super cute card! Adorable creation!

Hugs,
Vanessa

Ann said...

Ohhhhh, TOO cute, girl! I love that sweet baby face! Thanks for playing with us Kitchen Sink girls!

Mandy said...

ELISE! This is too cute! So glad you had time to play this week... I am definitely featuring your card on my blog tomorrow! :)

Linda aka Oz said...

I used to think of myself as the Village (do not insert Idiot) Story Teller, but Hey "Stand back - Here comes the Card Maker" works for me. Love the part about being festooned..oh yeah festoon me!
This is the sweetest little baby card in the entire world... our world anyway. I love the embellies. Those little ducks on your hug buddy t!m's nuggets are to die for. Not like I am a fan or anything... gush gush gush..hehe But I do so love your work my darlin Elise! Happy belated new favorite (almost cause of Halloween) Holiday to you!

Rosemary said...

Holey Cow, Mamacow!! What an incredibly ADORABLE card!!! Love it and love how you made your ducky little embellies!! You da masta with the Tim Holtz fragments!!! Wonderful, simply wonderful!

Dawn said...

Ha ha! Love that you use a pic of a baby from advertisement. LMAO. I thought I was the only one who did stuff like that...I swear I still have frames up in the house with the "happy families" that came in the frame! It's an ongoing joke here, I think there are actually bets going as to when I will put our pics in them!

I have a color challenge going on my blog, I'd love for you to play! http://www.stampawaywithme.blogspot.com

Kelley Eubanks said...

Elise.... that is the sweetest card!! I love it!! I can't believe you got that cute baby out of the mail!! I love this card Elise!!

Deanne K said...

Woah!! I just love it! It is so totally sweet! Just perfect :)

Courtney Baker said...

Hey girl! That is so SWEET! I love it! And how creative to use the picture of the baby! I love it girl!

Winter said...

You clever lady! :) This is just too cute! Thanks for playing with us in the challenge! :)

Melissa said...

So cute! What an adorable card!

Jane said...

How GORGEOUS is this card!!!

LeAnne said...

Well, I love your little spam baby-----you are just too funny! I didn't stamp a THING on WCMD!! Shame on me! But I did save some junk mail to use on my "Everything but the KS" card---if I ever get to do it! Love this card, it is sweet, sweet, sweet!!! You do awesome work, girl!

~kelly marie~ said...

Your card is absolutely adorable and so is that baby! Thank you so much for playing along with us!