Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wednesday challenge

Good morning!

So who else teared up just a bit last night during "To Sir With Love"?
I'm not ashamed to admit it! :)
That's all I'm going to say about it for now, because I don't want to spoil Glee for anyone who hasn't watched it yet.

I have a card for the new ATS challenge to use buttons and ribbon and I wanted to use them in a way other than my norm. So I thought about it for a bit and realized that if I twisted the ribbon and used glue dots to hold it down then it could pass as some pretty sweet seaweed. From there it wasn't too big of a leap to use the buttons as bubbles and luckily I had just the stamps to complete the scene, LOL! ;)
Fathom Calmsea is on the scene again and this time she and Lio are joined by Seamoor and Moki as well. Looks like a fun little gathering of friends beneath the waves, doesn't it? I even added glitter to all of the 'water' they are swimming in to make it look even more festive. :)
So now it's your turn to pull out those buttons and ribbon and see what you can create with them for the challenge.Remember, every week there is a new and exciting prize being offered and in order to be eligible to win, your card must include a stamp that is sold in the All That Scraps store. Whether it is any of our wonderful in house designs or from the various other stamp companies that ATS carries, the choice is yours. Then be sure to link up your creation with Mr Linky by next Tuesday at 10pm est and only one entry per person please!

Alright, I've got to go get busy... so much to do so little time, as they say.
Have a stamp happy day my friends! :)

Supply list:
cardstock- DCWV and PTI
stamps- Sweet November (Fathom Calmsea and Lio, Moki, Seamoor), Hero Arts (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox dark brown chalk ink
ribbon
buttons
Ranger Stickles and Liquid Pearls
Copic Spica gold glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R20
eyes- B12, B16, B18
hair- N3, N5, N7, N9, B00
tail- BG000, BG11, BG45, Y11, 0
starfish and top- Y13, Y15, Y17, Y35, Y38, YR04, RV23, RV25, RV29
water- BG0000, BG000, B0000, B000, B00

42 comments:

Lisa said...

oh so gorgeous i love the colors .Love it so much! and yay!! i have ordered your mermaids.so excited.
hugs
xx

Berenice said...

Absolutely beautiful! And the ribbon idea is so cleaver. TFS Big hugs :)

Angela said...

She is beautiful Amy!!! I forgot to order these I am as soon as I get home!! I love your mermaids, so adorable. I can't wait to play with them!!
Hugs:)
Angela

Nancy Thomas said...

So sweet - love the mermaid and all her friends gathered to party. Ingenious use of the ribbon.

Shaela said...

wow, this is such a great example of non-traditional button and ribbon use! love the idea... and I might need one of those mermaids to recreate it myself now... :)

Kelly Booth said...

GORGEOUS GORGEOUS Amy!!! Love these Mermaids SOOOOOOOOOOO Much!!!!

Juls said...

so so gorgeous!!! Love your colouring!! Love how you have used the ribbon, so creative! such a gorgeous card!! Hugs Juls

♥Rach♥ said...

Just when I think you can't be any more brilliant, you are! Love the "seaweed"! The mermaid with her little friends is so cute, the sentiment is really perfect :0)

bosenberries said...

Love the way you did the ribbon and the clear buttons... great ideas!! Robin

Anna said...

So cute! Love the seaweed.

chris said...

So, So, SO, perfect

Lisa Summerhays said...

Beautiful! Love the ribbons and buttons.

MicheyMoo said...

I'm so glad I decided to pop by the ol' blog-o world before heading to bed....even though its after 1am here. This card has totally made my night Amy....you're such a clever chickee. Inspired!! I couldn't even imagine using twisted ribbon to replicate underwater foilage. This is such a beautiful little card, I love how Fathom has such a darling, and adoring crowd of cute wee ones around her......totally brought a smile to my face (something you would appreciate if you knew what I've just seen. Have just subjected myself to the season finales for Bros&Sis, Grey's & just now.....Private Practice!! Who knew I had so many tears bottled up inside??)
Anyways.....the Gaga episode of Glee airs here tomorrow night and I know that'll make me smile (even if its on the inside).
Hugs, Michey xxx

Niki Estes said...

Just beautiful, Amy! Love your coloring and the ribbon seaweed!

Tammy Hershberger said...

LOVE how you made the seaweed, Amy! That is fabulous, and I LOVE the bubble buttons!

Kimberly S said...

Beautiful card, and such gorgeous colors! Love all of her little friends. :)

sweet craf-tea chick said...

pretty pretty card! love the ribbon as the seaweed, love your images. so sweet all the little friends. thanks for sharing :)!
i finally watched glee, amy!! i loved it! i finally remembered, hehe. shucks, wasn't that the finale? hehe.
thank you for your oh-so-sweet comments!!!
have a wonderful day! *hugs* steph :)

itsabrt said...

What a magnificent card I love the colors and that awesome image! I am glad to be back visiting all my favorite blogs once again! Beth

CraftyC said...

Beautiful card Amy, very colourful!
Clairexx

Kris said...

the way you made the ribbon look like seaweed is so creative!! Love that!! Love the all the beautiful colors on this precious mermaid!! TFS another fabulous card! =D

donna mikasa said...

Oh, so clever! Love the seaweed and bubbles! Such a cute little scene with your new mermaid and friends!

"Teared up" is an understatement...LOL!

joni h said...

Love the ribbon for seaweed & buttons for bubbles! So creative! Love your coloring!

Mariska said...

Oh I love the way you've used the ribbons and buttons Amy, what a great idea!! A gorgeous card with a super cute image!

xxx
Mariska

Rachel Hope said...

OH!!!! Amy, this is so Gorgeous!!!!

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeoud Amy ♥♥♥ I love the seagrass ribon! You just have the greatest ideas!

Pam S. said...

awesome ribbon & buttons ideas Amy! Cute as can be!
Pam Going Postal

Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

Awwww, she is precious. :)

1LuvnMama said...

Oh, I even cried hearing the JOURNEY medley and Queen oh, and not to mention, Somewhere Over the Rainbow! I was hearing it in Bruddah Iz Kamakawiwoole's version (our Hawaiian Superman). Heck, I cried at every song they sang. I suppose I was sad that the season had ended and that I have to wait for the new season! :)

Luv your card Amy with the ribbon seaweed! Clever! Always amazing!

Shirley N said...

Your seaweed is fab girl, brilliant! Another beautiful card with your gorgeous coloring. Fathom Calmsea is soooo pretty!!!

Jodi said...

Another very gorgeous creation! I love this image and all the mermaids you have created!! Love the coloring you did on her too!!
Hugs
Jodi =)

RiNNE said...

Love what you did with the buttons and 'seaweed.' I loved last night's Glee episode-- so many sweet moments. But you know I started lauging when Shuester cried a couple of times (I couldn't take him seriously for some reason). I think it was because I saw him in the movie Music & Lyrics (you have to see it!). But then I started crushing on him again after his ukelele-playing Somewhere Over the Rainbow! Ahhhhh, I'll miss you Glee!

Joy said...

such cute and darling stamps! LOVE the turtle, sea horse & clown fish! I even love the way you twisted those ribbons to make them look like seaweed! you are so clever! have a great hump day!

Tonje said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! Love what you did with the ribbon, and your colouring is perfect as always!

Pam Varnell said...

This is awesome Amy. Love the way you colored her tail. I just love this image. Can't wait to play with this cutie.

Erin said...

I was crying like a baby. I can't believe the season is over already.

Sparkle said...

Just darling! I love your ribbon.

Kim said...

Wow, your coloring is gorgeous! Love the ribbon seaweed too!

Leanne said...

WOW!! Fantastic underwater scene.. And the use of the ribbon into kelp is awesome! Great idea! Can't wait to get my stamps!! Thanks for sharing!

gobeagirl said...

Hi Amy, as you can see I am playing catch up tonight. heehee. This is just such an adorable card. I have to tell you that I bought one of the ATS's storage boxes for your stamps. Yay! I love it and it just looks so cool with your Sweet Novemeber Stamps on the binding and the front on it. Now I will be able to go right to them. :D Hugs, Lisa

Alice Wertz said...

Fathom Calmsea is such a beauty! love your ribbon seaweed! gorgeous coloring as always! love this!! =)

Stamping Cafe said...

OMG... awesome coloring, Amy!! LOVE your mermaids, they are totally gorgeous... just ordered all of them! :D

Neva said...

Amy this is so gorgeous. I saved this into my favs on SCS so I would have it then lost it until Shannon pointed me back to it.
I CASEd you Monday for the TLC with ribbon use without bows or knots. Thank you for the inspiration.