Friday, June 19, 2009

AI June Release Blog Hop

Good Friday Morning!!! Today is the Artful INKables blog hop. If you came by and didn't start the hop at the beginning, I would invite you to hop on over to Kristin's blog to start at the very beginning. If you are following the hop, you have arrived here from Joy's blog. Isn't this just totally fun! Totally inspiring! I love the amazing talent of the other Artful INKables girls that I have the privileged to be working with. Aren't these new release stamps fabulous?!!! Aren't Joy's projects AMAZING?!!! That girl is a huge Twi fan! I know - who'da thunk?!!

I have so many ideas for this lighthouse. In honour of Dawn Lusk, who is in Nova Scotia for this release and was at Peggy's Cove earlier this week, I did this lighthouse in more muted colours and tried to catch the chill of the north Atlantic of the east coast of Canada. I think I did Peggy's Cove justice here.



I coloured the image with prismacolours. I just couldn't get a shot of how cool the water looks IRL since I gave it a light coating of crystal effects and it has the fabulous look of wet water! I gave the crab's shell a wee shot of crystal effects as well. I tried dangling several things from the white bow before I remembered these darling miniature bottles I have lying around. I scooped a little glitter into it since I have no sand at this moment. Besides, I thought the glitter looked a little more magical - KWIM?

I want to do the lighthouse more vibrant next time. After that, I want to stamp it in white on kraft and do a monochromatic look. I love the sentiments with this set - 'You light my way', 'From far away - a friendly light' and 'Thank-you for your guidance'. So inspiring! There's a darling image of a trio of shells and a kingfisher to boot! I have idea for those as well. That kingfisher really is quite fabulous!!!

Thanks for hopping my way today! As always, there is some wonderful blog candy at the end of the hop, so I send you on your way to Holly's blog for more fabulous creations! Enjoy!!!

stamps; a friendly light (Artful INKables)
paper; brown (bazzill), new garden (crate paper), whisper white (SU!)
accessories; labels four nesties (spellbinders IHP), sunburst border punch (fiskars), brown crochet ribbon (may arts IHP), mini bottle (blue moon beads), white satin ribbon (offray), flax glitter (art institute glitter), adhesive pearls (kaiser craft)

21 comments:

Elena said...

Very beautiful card! So elegant! I love the little bottle charm! You did a fabulous job, Loretta!

Dawn said...

beautiful Loretta! I just love lighthouses!!

Dawn said...

haha...oh duh, forgive me, I'm on a little laptop, slow internet in a small hotel room with a sick husband (need I say more?)...

I didn't read entirely through your post...awww, thanks Loretta! Yes, you know this release is killing me! Knowing my stamps are home and I'm here! Can't wait to stamp the lighthouse! Awesome that you thought "Peggy's Cove"!!

Cathy Indelicato said...

Beautiful!!!

Joanne Travis said...

So beautifully done, Loretta!! Love this. Gorgeous coloring!

Velta said...

Gorgeous! I love the punch you used...it almost looks like waves from the beach!! All of your elements have meaning to this great image! Too lovely Loretta !

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous coloring!! Beautiful card!!

Stampin_melissa said...

Your card is just gorgeous! This is my favorite set of the release!

Kerri said...

This is just gorgeous, Loretta! I love the muted colors, and the hanging bottle is awesome!!!

Kristin said...

WOW, Loretta! This is so artistic, I love the feel you created with your coloring. And that bottle was an inspired idea!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Love this card! I like lighthouses and you did it beautifully.

Connie (cmc2stamp) said...

OOOhh...love this new image, and that DP is just pefect with it...looks like sand on a beach!

Dorinda said...

Great card, just beautiful!

toners said...

Loretta, this is beautiful!! I love the colors you used - and the layout is great!

Randi said...

Beautiful coloring!! Great layout!

Lois said...

Lovely card -- cool image with that lighthouse scene.

StampinCathy said...

Fabulous card!!! I just love the colors and your layout.

Debby said...

Gorgeous! Your butterfly blessings tag is a delight too!

Joanna said...

What a beautiful card! I love coloring! I am new to this card making and I also use prismacolor and your card gave me hope that I one day can make cards as beautiful as your!

Melissa said...

You can almost hear the waves caressing the sand. Your card is beautiful. :-)

Conniecrafter said...

neat stamp and love the way you framed it, the lace and punched borders is a nice touch too!

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