Tuesday, May 31, 2022

TGF goes to the beach!



I'm up on the TGF blog today with the first sneak peeks of the newest digital stamp set hitting the store today. This fabulous Beach set includes so many amazing scene builder images, making it easy to transform a wide variety of the TGF characters already in your collection into beach going cuties. I couldn't stop mixing and matching the various Beach builder images with digital Anyas and Ians so that I could really play with sizing and perspective on these first three cards that I created.

My first card is an A2 size where I turned this Ian from the Birthday Boys digi set into a hunky lifeguard with the help of some cool shades from the Baldy Ian set. He is up in his guard tower while a cute beach babe, from the Backs 3 set, gives him a flirty wave. The beach fence, towel and tote bag are all part of the new Beach set while the sunblock and water bottle come in the Poolside digi set. The sentiment is from the retired Mega Mini Summer clear set

 My second card finds Dress Up Winter Ian shedding his cold weather clothes for a swim in the sea and Chore Day Anya is joining him thanks to a body swap with Dress Up Bedtime Anya. I used the sailboat from the new Beach set in three different sizes to play with perspective as the sailing regatta passes by in the distance. The beach ball is another digi from the Poolside set and the sentiment comes in the Dress Up Summer set.     

 My third card is a long slimline scene built around the awesome VW bus, which is probably one of my most favorite new images in this Beach set. Off in the distance I added two of the three palm trees that you get to really help set the scene. Both surf boards, the cooler and the tote bag are all new and start telling the story of our two cute surfer's day at the beach. Anya and her pup are both from the Dress Up Summer set while her glasses were borrowed from Baldy Ian. Another one of the Birthday Boys is having a blast at the beach too and of course I couldn't resist adding that Poolside beach ball into another scene. ;)

Stay crafty my friends!

Lifeguard supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It

digital stamps- The Greeting Farm (Beach set,
Birthday Boys set, Baldy Ian set, Backs 3 set, Poolside digi set)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Mega Mini Summer set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R20
 boy hair- Y32, E13, E33, E35, E44
boy clothes- R05, R08, E18
 girl hair- E53, E55, E57, E49
 girl clothes- Y0000, Y02, Y15, Y18, Y26, YR04, Y35, YR18
life guard tower- W00, W1, W2, W3, W4, 0, C1, C2, C3, R05, R08, E18, BG000
fence/grass- E43, E84, E44/BG96
sand- E30, E31, E33, E44
sea- BG000, BG01, BG02

sky- B0000, B000, B00, B01, C0

towel/tote/bottles- C00, C1, C2, FY1, Y08/YG01, YG03, YG25, G94, Y18/YR15, BG07, B02

 Swimming supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It

digital stamps- The Greeting Farm (Beach set,
Dress Up Winter, Chore Day, Dress Up Bedtime, Poolside set and Dress Up Summer set)
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
 boy hair- E21, E23, E25, E57, E59
girl hair- YR31, YR14, YR27, E29
 girl clothes- RV52, V04, V09
 girl clothes- Y0000, Y02, Y15, Y18, Y26, YR04, Y35, YR18
boats- C1, C3, C5, BG02, BG05, BG07, Y11, Y02, Y15, Y18, Y17, Y38, YR04, R24, R27, R59, FYG1, FYG2
beach ball- C1, C2, C3, Y02, Y15, Y18, R24, R29
sky- Y0000, Y000, Y00, Y02, C0, C1, W00
sea- B000, B00, B01, B02, B04, B05, B16, B18

 Surfing supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Copic X-Press It

digital stamps- The Greeting Farm (Beach set,
Dress Up Summer set, Baldy Ian, Birthday Boys, Poolside)
Pinkfresh Studio stitched slimline die
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E21, E13, E04, R00, R20
 girl hair- YR23, YR24, E44, E57, E49
girl clothes- B93, B97, B99, RV02, RV14, RV29, YG25, YG67, YG01, YR31, YR12
 boy hair- E74, E77, E79, W10
 boy clothes- BG13, BG18, BG78, C7, C10, YG01, YG23, G07
sand- E30, E31, E33, E43, E44
van- W0, W2, W3, Y35, YR04, YR27, C3, C5, 0, T6, T9, T10, Y11, BG000, BG01
dog- N0, N1, N3, E55, E35, W5, W6, W7, W9
sky- Y00, Y11, B0000, B00, B01, B02

palm trees- E35, E44, E47, YG25, YG67, BG99
surf boards- C1, C3, C5, BG11, BG53, BG57, YR04, YR27/C0, C1, C3, RV10, FRV1, RV06, RV09, Y17, YR04 
cooler- C3, R14, R17, R29
beach ball- C1, C3, RV02, RV04, RV09, YG01, YG25, YG67
tote bag- W2, Y02, Y15, Y18, BG05, BG09, Y35, YR04, YR27

Better together...


I'm back to end the month of May with another card using stamps from Hello Bluebird's recent release. These cute critters are part of the Forest Friends set and I just love how animated and full of personality they all are. The Better Together sentiment inspired the idea to first show each animal on their own individual panel then bring them all together on a larger panel to represent the importance of good friendships. The Gallery Frame #1 was the perfect die to make this idea happen so I used it to cut the Copic X-Press It card stock for my coloring as well as this cool embossed wood grain card stock for the outer frame. The little touches of grass and rocks on the bottom panel are actually from the large Pathway Background stamp, I simply did some very selective inking to get just the background bits that I needed.  

Have a great day my friends!  

 Supply list:
cardstock- Simon Says Stamp and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Hello Bluebird (Forest Friends and Pathway Background)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa
Hello Bluebird Gallery Frame #1 die

Prima flowers

Kaiser Craft pearls
Copic markers:
dirt/grass- E31, E34, E42, E43, E44, YG01, YG03, YG25, YG63, G94

sky- B00, B01

rocks- C3, C4, N5, W2, W3

raccoon- E42, W0, W2, W4, T2, T3, T6, T9, R000, R30, R21
bunny- C1, C2, W0, W1, N4, 0, R000, R30, R21

hedgie- E30, E42, E43, E44, E47, E53, E55, W4, R000, R30