Wednesday, May 23, 2012

LC #81 - Sponsor Spotlight

Hey everyone!
Today I get to share the card I made using the adorable Surfing Oliver from this week's challenge sponsor, Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps!  Woo Hoo!  I'm pretty excited because Sparkle and I were on the TGF Farm Fresh team together and I've actually gotten to meet her a few times.  She's sweet and kind and has a great laugh you just can't help but smile when she's around.  I was so happy to see her at Winter CHA this year and so happy that she was sharing her adorable images in her booth. Here's a bit more on our Sponsor:
Sparkle and her husband, Brent, opened their own stamp company, Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps, in July 2010.  They sell cute and whimsical rubber stamps of darling little boy and girl images. Here are the links to the stamp company: If you are interested in joining one of their challenges they do have a challenge blog where you can upload all your creations using SCRS images. 
I'm using Surfer Oliver for this week's Sponsor Spotlight card.  I used this week's "Splash" theme going on at the LC blog.  I'm also using a fabulous background scene from Make It Crafty, because it was a pretty awesome fit for Oliver.  The scene is called, Island Hideaway, and you could say this is Oliver's private get-a-way.  Hope you like it...

This scene was actually printed on kraft cardstock and colored with Copics & Distress ink (Tumbled glass).  I did that on purpose because MIC is also having a color on kraft challenge that I wanted to enter.  (You can consider this a two birds with one stone card).  I hadn't attempted to color on kraft before, but I do like the results.  Oliver on the other hand was stamped on to white Xpress-It cardstock and colored with Copics.  I fussy cut him out and popped him in to the scene.  The Distress ink was used to create the clouds and I also used a white pencil to give the clouds some highlights.  I had a lot of fun coloring on kraft and I think Oliver loves his new hideaway spot.  :)

Please make sure to pop on over to the LC blog to see what the rest of the A-team created using Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps.  Don't forget to join our "Splash" challenge, all the details are on the LC blog.  Wanted to say a big Mahalo to Sparkle for sponsoring us this week!!  And Mahalo to you for stopping by today!  Have a terrific Wednesday!!

Coloring on kraft - Make it Crafty  6/4/12 Update: I made top 3! :)


Supplies not listed above:
Kraft cardstock: Neenah
Surfing Oliver:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, R20
Hair: E23, E25, E27, E29, E49
Wetsuit: N3, N5, N7
Goggles: B24, N3, N5, N7
Surf board: B24, G43
Water: B24, B21
Sand: E31, E34
Palm trees: G43, E34, N2
Rocks: N3


Shar said...

Oh my gosh girl this is AMAZING!!! A M A Z I N G!!!
You are so Awesome!! Love love love your work
and you say "I hope You like it" Ha, I love it!!
Love you Sweet cousin!!!

Kate said...

NOT NICE LEANNE. This seriously just makes me want to buy a ticket to Hawaii right now, just awesome. Love the layering of the clouds and just everything about this card. Great coloring too. Now to daydream on when I can go back again. Actually craving some hurricane popcorn right now, LOL. Enjoy your day!


Rosie said...

OH MY WORD, this is totally spectacular!!! The coloring on kraft is amazing girl!!! I love everything about it.....soooooo AWESOME!! Hugs, Rosie

Alyce said...

This is awesome leah anne! I absolutely love the clours and the texture. Yourr colouring is just so perfect :D

Rachel Parys said...

Hang ten!(don't know why, but had to say it.) What a gorgeous scene!!! I really need to try coloring with distress inks, I love the end result! He is perfect for summer!!

Creations by Shirl said...

Cute scene and great image....
TFS - great inspiration!

Denice said...

What a stunning background image...your coloring on Kraft has been perfected. Oliver looks right at home in this scene! Wonderful card Leanne!

eva said...

hi leanne! this is a great scene and love the background!

Annette Bowes said...

Fantastic beach scene Leanne, never been brave enough to colour on kraft. Take careX:)

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Nice to see "guy" cards sometimes. This one is totally cool.

Pia S said...

This card really stands out! The background scene and image are SO perfect together! Great colors too! A really awesome male card for any occasion!

Cyndi said...

So fabulous! Love the background for sure! Great clouds!

Mary J said...

Aloha Leanne! I am back online - hoorah!

What a fabulous make - the clouds are stunning and love the scene you've create! Just down the road from you, huh?!!