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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Takin' a Break

Today's color challenge over at Splitcoast is Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi and Certainly Celery.  I used some new images to be released by Hanna Stamps onFriday July 4th.  New sets used include Lazy Days & Patio Mini.  I also used the grass from Springtime and the sentiment from Cafe Hanna.  I started by stamping the hammock and masking it off, then I stamped the cobblestone path repeatedly across the card.  I made another mask with tracing paper to get a mask for the path and then stamped the grass along the edges.  After coloring the cobblestones and grass, I sponged some green and tan to fill in and then spritzed the walkway with a brown marker with an InkWorkz art gun. The tree was sponged with Tim Holtz Peeled Paint after coloring with copic markers and the background with Soft Sky classic ink.  The pot for the tree is cut from really rust cardstock and the hose was stamped on GP white, colored and cut out.  I added crystal effects to the hose and lemonade glass. 


  1. THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!
    Wonderful coloring!!!

    Definately WOW!

  2. Awesome job, Shellious!

  3. wow Shelly, haven't visited the blog in a while I guess. Love the new look!

  4. How Fun!! Love the colours.


  5. fabulous! great colors, Hanna really rocks!

  6. This is SO CUTE, Shelly! It's a perfect little summer scene!


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