Sunday, June 2, 2013

Sea You Later...

The theme this week at Pile It On is "Stripes and/or Plaid," and since I don't really have any plaid paper I concentrated on stripes!

I used Alligator Swim by our sponsor, 2 Cute Ink:

I came up with the sentiment myself; not sure I should be proud of that, ha! I made the banner in InDesign, using the font Atlas. The banner, alligator, and starfish are printed/stamped on "Sea Otter" textured DP from Core'Dinations.

The starfish is from a Recollections set, and stamped with Staz-On and inked with blue & purple inks (Ranger & Versamark). I backed the banner with my favorite ribbon, Celery Striped/Chevron Twill from MayArts (purchased at Can You Digi It?).

The alligator piece was embossed with a Fiskars Texture Plate in my BigShot, inked with Wild Wasabi (SU!), and detailed with a Copic and a white glaze pen (Sakura). He's attached with an Action Wobble, as if he could get any cuter.


The "sea" was made with a digital patterned paper from Papercraft Inspirations magazine (I love how they offer their free papers as digital downloads as well). The striped background is from a 6x6 Echo Park pack.

I added Mircobeads to the corners with Glossy Accents. All the shiny blue detail was done with a Sakura glaze pen.

I know that someday I'll find the perfect occasion for this card; for now, it just makes me smile!


Inspiration/Challenges:
Card Crafter's Circle #77: Stripe Me Silly
Cutie Pie Challenge: 3, 2, 1 recipe (3 DPs, 2 images, 1 sentiment)
Eureka Stamps: The Great Outdoors
Ooh La La Creations: Inspired by Nature

Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
Songbird Challenges: All Creatures Great & Small
The Perfect Sentiment: Humorous Sentiment


Thank you for visiting, and hope you'll join us this week at Pile It On,

8 comments:

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the whimsy gator card and sentiment.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
new member OSAAT DT

CheerDown said...

Loving the humour in this card Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La creations

Alli x

Jennifer said...

This is an incredible card! I just love your crocodile and the fabulous design! Thank you for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

LOL! Perfect creation for our 'humour' challenge. Love the gator he is a cutie & your sea looks fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at The Perfect Sentiment this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

cotnob said...

This is an adorable card, such a fabulous image and lovely colour combination.
Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations.
Pauline
x

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Oh, this is just too adorable!!! I love this!! So cute!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Also, if you have time, please Make a Card for Maddy! And there is a fab Giveaway too!

hugs...
Melissa
Simon Says DT

Sandy said...

An adorable card, love the cute alligator and you fun sentiment too.
Thanks for sharing with us at the Perfect Sentiment this week.
Hugs,
Sandy

ScrappinFabPam said...

Great card..Thanks for joining us over at Perfect Sentiments.

Hope you'll join us again.


Pam DT