7.10.2009

Oceans of Love card...

... ok... I'm not really feelin' this one...

This card is just not jumping out at me... I don't know if it is the color combo, or the fact that I can't put much on the card front because the image is ginormous.

This one of the new Hostess Level A sets, from The Angel Company, and it really was fun to color and paper piece. I started off by creating the image panel without doing any other pre-planning layout-wise... which sometimes works, sometimes notsomuch :)

I used a craft knife to cut along the wave so I could sorta tuck the boat bottom behind it while popping up the top portion to give a bit of a shape to the boat. The water, oar & clothes are paper pieced.


Stamps: Oceans of Love

Paper:
Mia's Cottage SWIC & Cardstock, White UltraSmooth cardstock


Ink: Noir Palette

Other: White Gel Pen, Prismacolors w/ mineral oil, black foam squares, Bazzill Bitty Blossom, button, & Mia's Cottage Ribbon, Limeade paper posies


Next time I make a card with this image, I plan to reverse-mask to create the sun first... it's buggin' me a bit that it isn't a perfect circle...

What do you think?

16 comments:

Danni said...

Way too cute!! Awesome card!

Anna said...

I love how you have this colored! I do understand what you mean about a big image though. I think this is just darling, and I love your sky. Love the cut out parts too!

suzann said...

I am speechless barb, once again you amaze me with your incredible talent and awesome ideas, i so much love this one and the yo yo spider one what an awesome job...bravo..

Jenn Embry said...

Okay well if you aren't lovin' this card, send it my way. I'll love it plenty! It's beautiful!!! So many details and that image is simply adorable. Great paper piecing!

Kim said...

Awwwww - that's Amore :) LOVE the dimension and the sunset!!

Suzanne said...

Send your juju my way! You are so creative!!

Diane said...

I agree that it's not your usu. style, but it's still really cute. And the detail...GREAT! ;-)

Debra Hensley said...

I just got this stamp as well and have been looking forward to coloring it- I love what you did- the dimension and paper peicing are fab!

Patti J. said...

Like most of us, you are far too critical of yourself! This is just so cute! That set is so full of cute that it doesn't need a ton of 'other stuff' to dress it up! Great card, super cute!!!

Sandy said...

The way you pieced in the water, fantastic!

LadybugSue said...

I Love it,it is sooo colorful. You did good with this biggin! Have a good weekend!

Michelle said...

I like how you paper pieced and colored the bears! Great idea about the boat - it does give it dimension. I think your card is cute!

Laurie said...

The coloring is awesome! Love the sun set! It turned out so cute!!

Seleise said...

I think it's super cute and love the boat "in the wave". you're amazing!

Melisa Waldorf Angel #4405 said...

simply adorable!

KellyRae said...

Your sky is awesome and the popped up layers are cool. Thanks for pointing this one out to me.