Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy Summer Mailers

A few cards created in celebration of Summer. Tell me who does not love the Red White and Blue, and cute little crabs :)
For these two cards I used two cartridges. First, Pack your Bags. A new summer cartridge that the Anchor stamp was cut from.  The second cartridge was Create a Critter. The obvious cut, that sweet little crab. I used Peachy Keen to stamp his happy face. 
The not so obvious cut... the STARFISH ! YEPPERS these little starfish were cut using Create a Critter, and after a bit of shaping, coloring and a sprinkle of glitter to give it that wet sandy look I think they look almost real. A bit more practice and ill have a handfull sitting ready for some overdue scrapbook pages sitting in my round to it pile. :)
Happy Summer all!
and a dream of beautiful ocean side, feet in the sand and cold drink in the hand moments.

I have entered these into the BBTB2 Starfish Challenge :)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Star Spangled Banner ?!?! ;)

For an upcoming swap where the theme is Red White and Blue,
I wanted to challenge myself not to go with the typical patriotic theme.
So... in keeping with Red White and Blue and
considering my partner and her love of the beach I am going with Nautical instead.
For this project... our challenge was ' Star Spangled Banner '.  I believe I stayed well with in the rules.  I have RWB and stars and stripes and it is a banner.  Tell me you Agree ? ;)
I used the Cricut cart. Life's a Beach to cut for patterns for both the anchor and the crab.
Please don't count his legs !!!
I accidentally cut one off!! so had to on the other side too or he would have looked wonky.  
We cant have a wonky crab.
Anyway... another feltie, these are wired too and the idea was to have the crab hold a little sign but cant settle on one saying yet.  Suggestions welcomed :)

The back ground is canvas that I painted and glittered and pearlized
The pennants are also felt with stitched Stars and Circles cut from my Sizzix.
I hope my partner appreciates my interpretation of the Red White and Blue swap.
If not... Ill happily pay for return shipping.
Ha. Life's a Beach !!! enjoy!!!

now I'm feelin' BEACHY !!!  ( that's a good thing :)