Thursday, February 9, 2012

Lollipop Crafts #66 Spotlight

Hey everyone!! 
It's really good to be back and sharing another crafty creation with you.  Today is spotlight day for us at Lollipop Crafts.  This week our sponsor is the amazing Meljen's Designs.  Check out the Lollipop Crafts blog today for Team T's spotlight showcase using some cute Meljen's Designs images.

Here's a little tidbit on our sponsor:
Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical digital images inspired by her kids and family. The Meljen's Designs store officially launched on April 1 and is steadily growing!   Meljen's Designs has new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, freebies every Monday and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog.  For our challenge #66, make a Valentine's day card, Meljen's is offering up 4 digis from the store.  Can't wait to see some amazing Valentine's day cards linked up to our post by YOU!

I decided to play along with this week's challenge theme.  Make a Valentine's day card.  As you can tell my card is a different kind of Valentine's day card.  Not your traditional sort of valentine with reds, pinks, etc; but still represents that special day.  I used Turtle's Little Star because it's so darn cute and I love turtles!!  Melissa's version of turtles is so up my alley.  Super cute face and love the fun details.  This image called for some blues and greens and well an under water theme.  So I went super simple and used a really pretty dp from the Whimsy DCWV paper pad.

The paper had so many beautiful details I didn't want to add too much more, but had to throw in some hearts and those computer generated sentiments as this is a Valentine's day card.   It kind of looks like they are on a search for some very rare flowers that only grow in the ocean. ;)  Printed out the image and cut it out with a Spellbinder circle.  I printed it out 3 times.  Why?  So I could create an underwater scene with a paper stencil and Distress inks, color up the image and layer parts of the turtle & starfish to give them dimension. 

Alrighty, you still have time to link up your Valentine's day card to our blog and remember the winner gets a pick of 4 free digis to choose from the Meljen's Designs store and 3 of you will be featured in our top 3.  How cool is that?  Way!!  

Mahalo for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your week, it's Friday tomorrow!!

Meljen's - #96 Pastels


Supplies not mentioned above:
White cs (Neenah Solar Crest & Recollections), white card base (Recollections)
Distress Ink in Tumbled glass (Ranger by Tim Holtz)
Small heart punch
Pop dots
Corner punch (Fiskars)


Altax said...

Excellent work and it looks great. Lovely.

Valentines Day Crafts

Alyce said...

What a cutie! Love this image :) Great job with the colouring and those papers look amazing!

Creations by Shirl said...

Love the ocean scenery and the layering of the turtle and starfish. It does give it some dimension to it....Awesome card Leanne.... Hope you are having a great Thursday....

Rachel Parys said... that turtle! And I love how you popped him up off the page! Very sweet. Gonna have to go take a look over at Meljen!

Amy said...

Ah, that turtle is so cute and I love how you've added the hearts to that perfect paper! Love your nontraditional Valentine card, Leanne!

Nady said...

Ta carte est splendide! j'adore ta petite tortue. bravo!
Nadyne xx

Mimi said...

awwww... he's so adorable! yup... i'm a big turtle lover too! Love the non-traditional color and layout for a Vday card! Have a great day Leanne!! ;)

Mary J said...

That is so clever Leanne! All the flourishes makeyou feel you're under water! Love the little hearts too - makes it pop!

Alice Wertz said...

too cute! perfect background for the image. love the dimension you created, too. beautiful card!

Cyndi said...

Great card! Love the unique vday card with the cute turtle!

sweet said...

Wow this such a cute Honu! I love it!

Robin Parker said...

This is one of the cutest creations I have seen. Love everything about this card. Just awesome! Thanks for sharing on the Meljen's Design Challenge for Pastels.