Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Ice Cream and Giraffes

Early this morning I made a couple cards before leaving for my daughter's last day of mommy-and-me preschool. It's a gorgeous day here in PA, bright and sunny, and it's supposed to go up to 80 degrees!! Our last day of preschool was spent at a local park where the kids had storytime on a picnic blanket, had a scavenger hunt, played on the slides, and we got a class photo of all of them in some t-shirts they painted. Fun morning! It was a nice way to end the school year.

So anyway, I'm just now getting a chance to upload pics of the cards I made this a.m.

The first is for yesterday's SCS Color Challenge (Lovely Lilac, Pretty in Pink, and Certainly Celery). These colors remind me of candy and ice cream so I pulled out this new stamp I got at AC Moore about a month ago. The scoops of ice cream are up on dimensionals. Stickles (in all different colors) were added to the scoops, the cherries, and the drips of ice cream. It's very sparkly in real life.

Recipe ~
Stamps: Stamps Happen Ice Cream Cones #30021, SU Short & Sweet
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Creamy Caramel, Lovely Lilac, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery
Paper: Papertrey White, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Stickles, Sm and Lg Oval Punches, Brown Satin Ribbon, Lavender Organdy Polka Dot Ribbon, Dimensionals
Technique: Watercoloring

The second is for today's SCS Sketch Challenge. I wasn't real crazy about the way the edges of the half, off-set circles stuck out...so I hid them with some punched stars. Probably illegal for the challenge, but I did it anyway {smile}.

Recipe ~
Stamps: Great Impressions #2006
Paper: PTI Summer Sunrise, Lemon Tart, and White; SU Chocolate Chip
Ink: StazOn Timber Brown
Accessories: yellow bling stars, Nestabilities circle die, Creative Memories star punches, Prisma pencils, 3-D glue dots (the double-layered stars at the top and bottom are up on dimensionals)
Technique: Baby Oil


Thanks for stopping by my blog, and I hope you're having some gorgeous weather too!

17 comments:

Wendy said...

OMGosh......I LOVE your Ice Cream Cone card! Wowzers, Denise that's fantastic! Wonderful coloring and the 3-D look is so cool! Your color challenge card is so cool as well! Love that giraffe stamp! So cute!

Enjoy this weather...isn't it gorgeous! Happy last day of school for the little one. Mine had a half day of school today and about a month to go. I'm looking forward to the lazy hazy days of summer. :)

Happy Wednesday!
Wendy

Nancy said...

I visit your blog often and just love your work! Love these ice cream cones, just too cute. You are correct, it's a beautiful day in SE PA.

silke said...

OMG - THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I WAS SAYING TOO!!! DENISE - YOUR ICE CREAM CARD IS ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!!! I LOVE IT!!! I'M GONNA HAVE TO RUN OUT AND GET ME A COUPLE OF THOSE YUMMY CONES - LOL!!!

YOUR CARD FOR TODAY'S CHALLENGE IS FABULOUS TOO AND I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN BY COVERING UP THE ENDS...YOU HAVE MADE IT PERFECT - I LOVE IT THIS WAY!!! YOU ROCK - MY FRIEND!!!

2stampis2b said...

All I can say is a big WOW on the ice cream cone card! I love it!

LeAnne said...

Denise, that ice cream cone card is unbelievable!!! I want some right now! The challenge for today is cute, too! I am enjoying the weather--gotta run & take the sheets off the line!
LeAnne

Jen said...

These are adorable! I love the stars on the giraffe card...Sooooo cute. And how totally cute is your ice cream card? I love the "cream" on dimensionals and the glitter, so pretty! You have been a busy girl!

JenMarie said...

Ooo, these are FABULOUS!!!!

Need More Time to Craft said...

Wow....your Ice-cream card, made my mouth water.....it makes you just want to try all of them...
Love it.....

Jetstudio Designs said...

Very pretty card, I like how you did the ice cream!

Janice M said...

I've been waiting for you to use that ice cream cone stamp! You did an AWESOME job on it! I love all the sparkle. Your giraffe card is cute too, I like all the stars

Carolyn King said...

both cards are fantastic!!! Wow..great job and glad you are having some nice weather in pa too!

Joan said...

Wow, these ice cream cones are absolutely fantastic. And that giraffe....made me giggle because he looks so funny from the front with the paper in his mouth. Very very cute. Joan

Sandy said...

Love your cards Denise!! That row of ice cream cones all pretty & shiney looks so cute. That giraffe image is adorable.

Glad the weather cooperated and you had a nice day with your youngest daughter.

Lori said...

LOVE the ice cream card! My daughter would love it, too. Just today she wore her "Ice Cream Queen" tshirt and ice cream earrings to school. LOL

beate said...

Denise, both cards look wonderful! I love the icecream cone row with popped up icecream.

The giraffe card is adorable. Great coloring on both.

Hugs and smiles

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

OMG Denise...these are absolutely amazing! I love the ice cream cones...so cute!

JAR said...

Absolutely fabo cards!! Both are so well put together!! I have to say, though, that my favorite is the giraffe!! (What a surprise, huh?)