Friday, February 25, 2011

Sitting on the Dock of the Bay

"Sitting on the Dock of the Bay, watching the tide roll away....."  That's what this young lady is doing, or is she just thinking?
This is another of the digistamps in CC Designs February release, due in All That Scraps store on Feb 25th, isn't she just adorable?  This is Emma, one of the Sugarplums from CC Designs that I love so much, the Feb release has Emma as a Sailor, the Dock she is sitting on is another one of the stamps in the release.  My first post for the day here is also from the current release.
I used this sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches for this card, I wanted a simple layout to showcase the darling image.  The background paper is from Creative imaginations (I think, I got it in my LSS and was so excited to get something to match up to the Life Preserver that I chopped and pasted without taking note!)
The mat that Emma is sitting on is from Kaisercrafts Peachy Keen collection, it was just the right shade of blue/green, I cut and embossed it using my Nestabilities Labels Twelve.
After colouring my images with Copics I cut them out, then popped them up on foam dots - it's my favourite way of using images - I love the extra dimension and "fussy cutting" really doesn't take that long.
The stripes on the coffee coloured paper are a lovely brown shiny foil - it doesn't show in the photos, it never does, does it?  It is from Kaisercrafts Made With Love collection.  The red is actually a file cover I got in my local Officeworks store, it's got a lovely texture. I cut the edge with my Fiskars Apron Lace border punch, as Digital Tuesday Challenge this week has "Use a punch" I'll be entering there.  
The anchor (which I've used to replace the bow in the sketch) looks metal but is plastic - it means it's nice and lightweight to stick on (sometimes I have "droop" issues with the heavy stuff 'coz I'm always in a rush and don't leave the glue long enough to dry!!) Me bad!
My Time To Craft has "hats" as it's theme this time, so I'll be entering there, Simon Says Stamp has "coffee and cream" that's definitely how I'd describe the basic colour of my papers (the Kaisercrafts Made With Love collection is FULL of papers in this colour range - and I love 'em all so I could be making a few more entries for Simon at this stage, lol) 
Totally Papercrafts has "Do it with Digis", yay, one of my favourite challenges (I do love my digis) so I'm entering there and Crazy 4 Challenges has "Use a Die", again NOT a problem.  Actually, I was thinking about that the other day, I bought a Texture Boutique because I only ever wanted to emboss, then I invested in a Cuttlebug and now I use Dies on just about every card, anybody want a barely used Texture Boutique - going cheap, lol? 
Thanks for having a look at Emma on the Dock.  If you look here you'll see her in another pose with her little friend Trevor, I think it's just as cute - go and see what you think!
Until then, Happy Crafting, Dee


Marion E. said...

Oh this sitting Emma is so gorguous!! The colors and your cutting.. really a piece of art girl!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

This is just so adorable. I love the little dock scene and your colouring is fab.
Thanks for joining our 'digi' challenge at Totally Papercrafts.
Caroline xxx

Brenda said...

Oh my gosh this is darling!! I love her!!! Your card is so stinkin cute!

Craftyanny said...

Great colourwork Donna, she's a cutie
Thanks for playing along with TPC this week
Anne x

deesdesigns said...

Another winner - your coloring is perfect! I'm so glad you were able to join us in our "Hats" challenge this week at My Time To Craft. Dee

TaraG said...

OMGosh!!! Donna this is absolutely adorable! Love how you have added a little pop of colour to Coffee and Cream colour challenge and the image is darling and coloured beautifully! Thank so much for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

coldwaters2 said...

Wow what a stunning card you have created a brilliant little scene and I so love the image and the use of the border punch, thank you for joining us at Digital Tuesday this week.
Lorraine x

Melissa Craig said...

How sweet - I love the new image. CC Designs is one of my faves. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Dawny P said...

I love your card chick. That is such a cute image (on my 'need' list now!!) and the colours are gorgeous. Thank you for joining us us this week over at the Simon Saya Stamp challenge. Hugs, Dawny xxx