Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Show me the way go go home...


... I'm tired and I wanna go to bed!

{WHOA! Sorry!} I'm exhausted! Somehow the last few weeks of summer have become a continuous (and somewhat unplanned!!!) train of high energy activities with family and friends! Fair, Theme Park, Fair, Concert, Fair, Horse Races, MORE Theme Park, Fair, and .... babies, I'm tired! {Not complaining, mind you - I'm just TIRED!}

Anywhoo, here's an uplifting bit of art and stampy fun to share with ya'll....



The AMAZING, Dawn, of WPLUS9 and Stamp Away With Me fame, has a whole big pile of new stamps to share with the world! In fact, the selection is so amazing, that the ENTIRE design team is joining in for the big count down, until her new releases become available to YOU, you... Y-O-U! She had to delay her releases a little later than normal, due to CHA {Check out her darling post on her adventures there! WHAT fun!}... But the GREAT news is that all of us were able to join in on her pre-release countdown to fun!

Here's my contribution, to emphasize the {FANTASTIC!} artwork and truly comforting sentiments in her "Guiding Light" stamp collection....



I just swooned and gasped with delight over this set. There's not only THIS fantastic lighthouse, Egret {at least I think that's an Egret... but either way, it's one lovely bird!}, reeds and sentiment, but there's a WHOLE lot more to this set, including an entirely different light house, that has the stripes on a separate stamp, so that color can be registered as you like! {Oh, be still my weary heart!} The sentiments are sympathetic and comforting, but these images are extremely scrapbook worthy and VERSATILE with a capital "V!"

SO, my friends, as you can see, I got a lil' busy with the detail scissors, but my favorite bit about this card was the use of water color crayons and then WHITE craft ink, direct to paper, to create the foggy background and perspective... That sort of inspiration is in great supply, here in No. California this week - it's been downright dark & COLD! But I was delighted with the use of light created by the water color crayons - a wonderful compliment to that comforting sentiment - it was just one of those projects where the pieces really fit! {Can I get a YEE HAW or even an AMEN! Depending on which inspires you more! Tee Hee}

Speaking of inspiration!?! {Did somebody, I say, somebody say INSPIRATION?} It is with equal amounts of my OWN excitement to be dazzled by, and my huge honor to be designing with, these fantastic talents... Kindly, click on over to these other AMAZING design girls, showcasing Dawn's new stamps:


...And be ready to add Dawn's latest output of beautiful, useful and inspired images to your wish list of stamping delight! Remember, stamping keeps us sane and wonderful - just sayin'! {hee hee} AS always... I hope you know how delighted I am to have had you stop by... Your comments lift me and comfort in ways, even this card might not be able to express! I love Blogland - THANKS for always making it such a wonderful place!

Supplies -

C/S - Stampin' Up!
Stamps - WPLUS9 design studio
Ink - Staz On; Stampin' Up!
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug
Ribbon - Making Memories
Sand Dollar Charm - {?}
Chipboard Oval - Stampin' Up!
Chipboard Oval cutter - Coluzzle
Water Color Wonder Crayons - Stampin' Up!

24 comments:

Vanessa said...

Your card is perfect, Elise! This looks like a painting, you should frame it and hang it to your wall! I love the fog and all your fussy cutting! Stunning!!! Hugs, Vanessa x

..::Paulina::.. said...

Elise, this card is just amazing! It's so warm and inviting, and it shows so many of the beautiful, new stamps! I can't wait to see what else you have created with the new images! :)

On a different note, I always love reading your blog. Your personality is AWESOME! Thank you for always leaving such sweet and touching comments on my blog- they truly mean the world to me. Hopefully one of these days, I can meet you!! :)

Karen said...

You CAN get a Yeehaw AND an Amen!! How about a Yahooooo too!?!?!! :> Jaw drop drool worthy misty fog, lighthouse beams o' light, and fabby detail cutting!! This sends me straight back to Chincoteague...thanks for the memories, my friend! :>

Susan said...

Oooh! I love, love, love what you did with the lighthouse. What a gorgeous and super creative card!!

RetroGirly said...

Elise...what a GORGEOUS little work of art! You rocked that lighthouse girl!! Love the ribbon too!! Great job {as always!!!}

Brandi said...

Wow this is so gorgeous! I can not think of a better way to spend my summer than fairs and theme parks! I am so jealous!

BonnieRose said...

how fabulous.. can't wait to get these!

Karen B. said...

Simply amazing. I always stare at your scenery cards, I'm transported away. Wonderful. Beautiful. Love these sets.

Cassie_lu said...

amazing card and the fog scene is awesome.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Wow!

Rose said...

awesome card and your coloring for the light is amazing!!!
it sounds to me like your on "fair overload" girl lol

Rosemary said...

just gorgeous, my friend, as always! your ability to build the perfect scene is astounding! hope you get some more down time soon!

Maile Belles said...

Wow, what an amazing piece of art!

Emily Leiphart said...

Wowza, Elise, your scene is so elaborate and soothing yet striking!

Dana Gustafson said...

Let there be LIGHT! Que the angels....aaaaahhhhhhhHHHHH!
Can we drive to the coast now for a picnic? Can we go to Point Reyes and climb the 100 or so steps to the lighthouse and back? THis card makes me think I could actually handle sand in my sandwich today! Brilliant!

Tammy said...

Hmmm I think you can get BOTH an AMEN AND A YEE HAW!!!! This is a dead ringer baby! This is a true piece of ART! Stunner to say the least! It will be hard to top yourself with this beauty! Oh my!

Dawn said...

I say it every month, but girl you've out done yourself here! I'm so lucky to have you on my Design Team!

Jenny said...

Holy MAMA COW!! This is soooo cute!! LOVE LOVE LVOE it!! :) :) :) :) :)

Ann said...

Ohhh, my, this is lovely! Wow oh wow, girl!

Kathy Martin said...

Such a lovely card! Reminds me of our vacation to the Outer Banks last summer when we got to see several lighthouses! :)

~amy~ said...

wowza...absolutely perfect piece of art!!!!

lynn said...

LOVE the foggy look, elise!

Leah said...

Oh my goodness! I gasped when I saw your card, turly a piece of art. I LOVE how you used the white ink to create the foggy look...makes it so beautiful and totally makes the scene come alive. Gorgeous!! Hope you feel rested soon...I took some Benadryl today not realizing that that stuff totally knocks me out, yuck. Not good when alone with two litte ones! Hugs..

Jinny Newlin said...

This is GORGEOUS! Everything about it! I love the way it almost appears as though one is looking out their beach-front, living-room window :). Makes me long for a trip to the beach!

Thanks so much for the super, sweet comment you left on my blog today! It had me all smiles!