Can I just say that I LOVE these longer days of summer when it stays light out 'til almost 9pm. Not getting off of work until 6pm it is always a drag to drive home in the dark during the winter. Now I get home and it feels like I still have plenty of day ahead of me to get things done, which is awesome. Maybe tonight I'll have to plan on eating dinner outside... possibly even bar-b-que... mmmmm, now that sounds good! LOL! :)
So we've got a Review Preview of the Sweet November June release over on the ATS blog today and any excuse to ink up these new merbabies is A-Ok in my book.
When I was drawing these characters I couldn't help but be inspired by my childhood memories of a cartoon/live action movie called "The Water Babies". They weren't merbabies with tails but they did live under the sea and this boy falls into the water and turns into a cartoon who then meets the Water Babies. I saw this when I was very young, probably about four or five, and for years after I would still hum the 'I coca lorem' song from it and I always hoped that when swimming in the lake I would see a Water Baby or two. I built it up in my mind as being one of the best shows ever so a few years ago I found a VHS copy of it on ebay and I had to get it. OMG I should have left it to my memories because man was that show awful! LOL! The animation was just dreadful and the storyline was painful to sit through. I really couldn't understand why I had loved it so much as a kid. But as bad as I now know it to be I do have to give it credit for sparking my imagination at such a young age.
Ok, that was quite the left turn down memory lane... back to my card, LOL! I decided to pair up Shelly and Pebble for a sweet little friendship card. I found this ooooold but still great KI Memories paper in my stash and I really liked the movement those wavy lines gave to the background so I decided to keep things simple and not clutter it up too much. And it looks like some irresponsible fisherman left a net behind but at least it is all tied up in pretty twine. ;)
The rest is finished off with some shell and starfish shaped brads and some old gelly gems that I found floating around in my gem drawer. I really managed to shop my stash with this card and that, my friends, is a good thing.
You can check out more fab Sweet November cards on the ATS blog today and all of the new stamps are now available here!
Later gators! :) Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- KI Memories
stamps- Sweet November (Pebble and Shelly), Inkadinkado (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox creamy brown
American Crafts tulle
Divine Twine twines
Sakura clear glaze and stardust glitter pens
Copic Spica glitter pen
skin- E000, E00, E21, E13, R00, R20
hair- C5, C7, C9, 100
everything else- YG95, YG97, YG99, B21, B23, B26, B29, B12, YG03, YG25, YG17, B000, B02, B04, B06, Y00, G20