Wednesday, March 4, 2009

WUAC Wednesday & OCC Sketch Challenge

So yet again another late night for WUAC Wednesday. I really gotta find a way to post WUAC Wednesday eariler. Perhaps I should start cheating and just make up the post over the weekend and just save it as a draft till late Tuesday nights. I'll have to definitely think of something because these late nights are killin' me! Especially since I've got to wake up early tomorrow for work. So lets get started! This week's WUAC Wednesday I've combined with my very first Our Creative Corner (OCC) sketch challenge.

If you remember my huge rant about Treehousestamps, well this is one of the stamps that I got from there. I'd probably just get future Greeting Farm stamps directly from their website. So this super SUPER adorable stamp is called Angel Anya. There's a huge series of Anya stamps and I've got 3 of them: angel Anya, nurse Anya and teacher Anya. I also have little cute Ian as well. Now for some reason I had really wanted to use the blue designer paper from SU.

So I cute out your basic card base (5.5"x4.25") and made the blue designer paper 1/8" smaller to layer onto the white base. I stamped angel Anya in StazOn onto water color paper. I used StazOn rather than regular black Stampin' Up classic ink because I was planning on watercoloring the image and StazOn will prevent any smearing.

Now as usual I'm in a little bit of a rush to get to bed so I didn't even bother taking photos of the coloring. I was determined to color the entire image with just blender pens but alas, I had to succumb to the aqua painter and used it a touch as well. I attempted to do the oh so popular shading but it didn't turn out quite as hot. I first colored all the hair in Barely Banana. Then I just took Summer Sun and went around some of the edges. I have no idea where the "sun would hit" so I just color whatever. The dress is a combo of Pink Pirouette and Rose Red.

Next I needed to use my trusty Coluzzle to cut out an oval shape. You get two templates when you buy the Coluzzle from Stampin' Up (one oval and one circle). Super easy to use. Just line up your paper and use the blade that's with the kit, stick it in the groove and pull. Super simple.

Decided finally to layer the Whisper White onto some Brocade Blue. I would have never used that blue but thanks to Kristina's last color challenge, I still had pieces of it floating around.

Now this part made me super sad about my Coluzzle. I really hate how the size difference between one oval and the next is SOOO gimongous. I really had a smaller border in mind but at this point I couldn't figure out how to alter the template to get me a smaller cut.

Now I know you might think this picture and the previous one are exactly the same at first glance but look closely. I thought the white background was a touch plain so I took out the trusty sponge and sponged the background with Bashful Blue and Summer Sun.

Now I skipped a few pictures here but I'm really trying to save on time. I cut out a strip of Whisper White and scalloped the edge. Than I layered onto it a sheet of the exact same designer paper but just flipped (Yes the polka dots are on the other side of the swirly). I needed to add some ribbon to the card to tie it into the sketch so I used some Vanilla satin ribbon from Walmart and some blue ribbon I've had for probably over 10 years now that I just haven't used.

Glued both the extra piece of cardstock on and my ribbon. Lastly I popped up both Anya and the main oval with dimensionals.

To finish off the card I needed a little something something in the corner so I pulled out my trusty Prisma flowers and decided to add a pink and yellow one together. I put them together with mini glue dots and added a pearl from my Pretties Kit. Then I added it to the card with a pop-up glue dot.
Final product.... Tah dah! That only took me eons to do!! Boy watercoloring really takes a long time. Especially when you suck at it. Oh and in case you haven't noticed... I actually did a few more things. I pierced the edge of the oval for something extra and I also hand cut/eye-balled the Brocade Blue oval to make it smaller. Hope you've enjoyed another WUAC Wednesday and that you'll WUAC and post it for all to see!

If you'd like to play along for WUAC Wednesday, the rules are simple:
WUAC that has something related to the card I've made. It's being kept real simple right now so that means you can do anything!! It can be the same color, the same stamp, the same embellishments, the same technique or even the same tool (Coluzzle or scalloped edge). Post the link to your blog entry in Mister Linky below. Please do NOT just link your main blog address or link to your blog if you are not playing along. Those links will be deleted.

**P.S.** I have NO idea why the pictures and spacing are so messed up. I looked and looked at the html and all the coding stuff. I'll have to try looking again another day. It's 1:30 and I gotta wake up for work soon enough. So sorry about the hard read with spacing and such. Hopefully I can fix it. G'nite!


Regan said...

Sandy, this is ridiculously cute - so ADORABLE!! Makes me want to order this stamp ASAP!

Cynthia said...

Such a cute card! I love how the flower matches her dress! I still don't know how you did the circle cut out with the thingamajiggy so I wanna see one day in person!

Anonymous said...

Well, I am about to admit defeat! I tried to upload this weeks WUAC card on Flickr and it kept kicking me out and asking for my password. Way too frustrating!!!!
So suffice it to say I did make one...a "manly one" I might add, and Regan you will be happy to know that I used NO borders or punches what so ever! I thought it turned out well....but you all will just have to use your imaginations. Some of the "Earth Elements" were used (layered) with a small bit or gross grain ribbon....sigh....

Sandy said...

ohhhh arlie, that's why you need to START A BLOG!!!!