Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sailboat of Dreams

Welcome to the first ever Little Darlings Blog Hop by Love to Stamp! You should have arrived here from Myrna, however, if your just joining in, you can always start at the Little Darlings Challenge Blog. There is even sweet blog candy up for grabs and a contest that runs until June 8th with prizes!

For this card I used Sailboat of Dreams and had to place Testing the Waters behind her to create a scene! I colored the water quickly with all the blues in the B90s range then went back in with a white gel pen to give it some highlights. I wanted the effect to look a little chaotic like water usually is.

I used another felt sun, mainly because it was left over on my desk, but also it just seemed to fit. ;D The corners are new laser cut embellishments from Make it Crafty that I just got in the mail so of course I had to use them! They're covered with yellow and gold acrylic paint. (Supply list below.) Hope you like it!

Remember there will be a candy offered on the Challenge blog for those who complete the hop, so leave a comment for a chance to win the Love to Stamp Blog Candy!

Your next stop on the hop is our special guest, Sandie!

I'd like to enter into the following challenges:
CES Challenge #36 (on holiday)
Creative Cowgirls Challenge (anything goes)
Stamps R Us Challenges (anything digital)

DT Hop: Little Darlings Blog Hop
Main Stamp:
Sailboat of Dreams (LTS) and Testing the Waters (LTS) [digital versions]
Patterned Paper: Stella & Rose Hattie (MME)
Chipboard: Swirly Corners (MiC)
Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber: Gold and Sunshine Yellow
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Ten

Copic Markers colored on Copy Paper:
-skin tone: E000, E00, E11, R11, R12
-browns: E41, E42, E43, E44; E07, E09, E18
-reds: R21, R24, R29
-oranges: YR12, YR14, YR18
-yellows: YR30, Y21, Y26

-greens: YG61, YG63, YG67
-blues: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99; BG70, BG72, BG75, BG11
-grays: 0, C1, C3

Did you know? The CSI effect, also known as the CSI syndrome and the CSI infection, is any of several ways in which the exaggerated portrayal of forensic science on crime television shows such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation influences its public perception. The term most often refers to the belief that jurors have come to demand more forensic evidence in criminal trials, thereby raising the effective standard of proof for prosecutors. Although this belief is widely held among American legal professionals, several studies have shown that crime shows are unlikely to cause such an effect.
[CSI Effect, Wikipedia.org]

Update: I was a top pick at Creative Cowgirls for this challenge!


  1. Wowzers! Barbara this is gorgeous! I love how you combined the 2 images. Great idea! Your coloring is stunning too!

    Hugs, Mindy

  2. This is absolutely awesome!!

  3. Great scene with both images. I love the dots in the background.
    super creation.
    Hugs Maz

  4. woww this is so stunning, love your creation xx

  5. This is just amazing perspective! So cool that both images work so well together! Amazing colouring, Barbara!

  6. Fantastic, I love it!! Love those colors!

  7. That's so cute Barbara !

    Hugs Monique

  8. Wow gorgeous setup and colours:) Love it:)

  9. What a fun scene this is Barbara! Beautiful work! Love how you combined the 2 images and your coloring is amazing!:) hugs, Angela

  10. Barbara, love your card.....amazing! Great job combining the two images, and your coloring is awesome!

  11. Wow! What a perfect card, so intricate. It must have taken you ages.


  12. Awe! I love the little sun peeking out and the sweet scene you created with both stamps!!! Great job!
    Hugs, Dena

  13. OMG...OMG...OMG!!!!! I don't even know what to say!!!! This is OUTSTANDING Barbara!


  14. Barbara, this is outstanding! Your coloring on this is incredible! Beautiful, beautiful job! ~kurlygirl Kurly-Q

  15. Gorgeous coloring, gorgeous card!! I love the two images together!!! You just rocked this!!!

  16. Super card Barbara! Love the two combined images makes an awesome scene.

  17. AMAZING........This is just awesome how you incorporated both stamps to creat this scene. I can't believe that you did such an awesome job of it. WOW... It looks more like a painting than a card. GREAT GREAT GREAT JOB...........

  18. gorgeous card, love the scene you created!
    Happy Crafting, Debxx

  19. Hi ya
    wowzer a gorgeous card, lovely image & colouring, fab scene luv the colours,thank you for joining us at CES this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  20. Beautiful scene creating! love it!

  21. Stunning, love this card! Thanks for sharing at CES this week, Karen GDT for May.

  22. Oh how FUN! I love that felt sun peeking out! Awesome!
    Rene :D

  23. Wow what a card, I bet you had fun coloring it!! because it shows!! Beautiful job!!

  24. What a gorgeous card using 2 of Angie's new stamps! Great job!
    Huggies ~

  25. Awesome card Barbara. Lovely layers and coloring. The sun is so cute too :-)

  26. YOU SO ROCK BAM BAM!!!! Wow hun your clever moving images around.The scenery is spectacular and the colouring is such an eye candy!!! Your amasing teammie,Ruby♥

  27. WOW!! Great coloring!! Fabulous Card!

  28. Beautiful, the colouring is amazing. I love the combination!

  29. FAbulous card - love the scene you've created - such a perfect holiday scene!! Thanks for joining in our challenge this week at CES, Juliexx

  30. What a fabulous card Barbara!! Wonderful coloring and I love all the little 'specials' you've added to it!
    Hugs, Denise

  31. From the frame work and Die's used right down to the ink used, this is really a photo of a chaotic boat trip in the caribean! The colors are beautiful and the images used were brilliant. I didn't know the testing waters was so much smaller than the boat image! Anyway, Angie chose well and congrats
    Tammy Louise

  32. Wow, I love the scene that you've created! Just feel so summery!

  33. Whoa AMAZING!!!!!! Love that WATER hun!!!!! Gorgeous!!!!

    Great images, great coloring, GREAT EVERYTHING!!!!!!

  34. What a fabulous little scene & you've coloured it beautifully!
    Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us.

  35. Beautiful! Your color and combination of images is just fabulous! Thanks for playing in our challenge at Stamps R Us!


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