Sunday, June 2, 2013

KCC's One Colorful Summer Blog Hop - June 2

Welcome to the One Colorful Summer Blog Hop, sponsored by the Krazy Crafting Crew (KCC).

The KCC is a group of mad-talented women who get together in a Hop format on the first Sunday of every month to show you projects with a new theme.

C
OLOR and SUMMER are our themes this month.

PROJECT DETAILS:
Here is the card I made for this Hop. First, I printed out the sweet scuba swimmer image (which comes with the fish and sentiment), which I purchased from Hambo Stamps. I printed it out on X-Press Paper and colored the images using Copic Markers.  

I cut the sentiment using a tag die plate by Sizzix and inked the edges using CTMH Exclusive Inks, in Sorbet; I tied a piece of twine from The Twinery. I fussy cut the scuba guy and the fish from the white background paper, and popped the guy up on an adhesive spring from CTMH. I used a piece of acetate for the scuba guy's mask for a little more realism. The tag is popped with foam dots. 

The background swirled glitter stock that's perfect for this image is from Robin's Nest, as are the Dew Drops I used to simulate bubbles. I decided the piece of cork paper simulated the sandy beach bottom, and its additional thickness is just perfect to hold up the easel card. The sender can use a Sharpie marker to sign the card right on the cork, or I think it would be clever to staple a Post-It Note to the corkboard with a sentiment, too.

Like it?  Stop back each month to see how we interpret the themes. Now it's time for you to move on through the Hop for more colorful, summerful, inspiration....

... BUT WAIT! There's blog candy to be won!! Our hostess this month (Robin Lane, at Create-A-Latte) has gotten a sweet gift package of Mary (Englebreit) & Company goodies that will be awarded to a random visitor who leaves comments on all blog participants' blogs. Here it is:



Yes ma'am -- I'd love to win this sweet packet myself, Mary Englebreit stuff!! 

OK, time to move on. Your next stop is LUCY who Loves 2 Create It ALLLLL! Click HERE for your link to her blogspot.  In case you want to qualify for the grand prize, here is a list of all 10 of the participating bloggers in this month's Hop:


Robin Lane - Create a latte


Thanks for Hopping By!
 

26 comments:

Camille Short said...

OMG! This is just too cute!

Lori Comeau said...

Adorable, love the water drops. Cute sentiment.
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Sarah Biswabic said...

What a cute card! Love it!
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Sheri R said...

Love the card, the boy is way too cute!

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Marianne Barkman said...

Precious card. Love how you put it all together. That cork paper and post it note inspires me! Thanks for sharing.

Star said...

So very clever, Ellen! Another good one!

Jeannie Walsh said...

I <3 your adorable card and how you did both the water and the sandy bottom.

Janet's Planet said...

cute card, love it! TFS

Jean Bullock said...

What a fun easel card. The cork paper was a great idea.

Lissa Marie said...

Ellen, Ellen, Ellen, you always amaze me! I love your card!

D- said...

This card is terrific. Love it. TFS.
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C'est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC said...

Your card is ALL THAT! TFS! I'm off to do the hop.

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Dawn Carlyle said...

Incredible - so adorable and realistic!

Scrappin Robin said...

Super cute card.

Karon said...

Such a fabulous easel card. Love the image and so wonderfully coloured. TFS

Lucy Kelleher said...

Love your card Ellen -- very, very cute!! The little details really make a difference :) TFS

Lucy
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Jennifer Earley said...

Just love your card! Great details on your card...love the sand and bubbles.

Paula Jennings said...

that card is AMAZING!

lorby said...

I have to say you inspired me. I saw your card in the group on Facebook and thought I can't just throw some sloppy card together after seeing this so I got searching for digital stamps and ended up finding my watermelon girl which made me remember my watermelon box so i ended up not making a card but I did put some thought in my project so thank you very much.

Pink Dalmatians said...

I love all the details Ellen, The cork paper is perfect! I'll have to remember that trick.

Carla said...

I love your card!!! The cork paper is really cool standing in as sand. Thanks so much for sharing.


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Michele I said...

great card love the sentiment and the guy

Karenladd said...

Wow, this card is amazing and so darn cute! Love the cork paper and the fancy fold.

Vickie said...

This card is awesome. I love the cork paper that looks like sand.

Dorcas Troche said...

Wow. This is amazing. Your projects are always amazing to me. The color is wonderful!!!

Debi said...

Great card! The cork was a perfect idea! And who doesn't love bubble bling? Your coloring is wonderful and I love the glitter swirls in the water. Fab job!

Debi
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