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Friday, July 24, 2009

Come Sail Away on the Catty Cruise - Peace Within

Thanks for dropping anchor to visit my blog today! I hope you are enjoying your tour on the Catty Cruise! In case you washed ashore here unexpectedly, the Catty Cruise is a blog tour featuring 12 talented bloggers sharing projects highlighting their favorite Stampin' Up! products from the newly released Idea Book & Catalog... or Catty for short. If you are taking the full tour, then you sailed in from Linda McClain's blog LMac's Catered Crop. Don't you love the beautiful projects she created with the Cottage Wall papers and the new Butterfly punch?

If you popped in here without knowing about the cruise, I hope you'll join us. Just sail along to the next port with the link provided at the bottom of my post and continue on until you wind up back here...that way you will have visited everyone. If you get lost at sea, then just go on back to our Home Port . Just don't go anywhere until you've see my creations...

I am sharing a few projects I created using one of my favorite new stamp sets called Peace Within. I love to watercolor and I love cats and nature, so I was delighted to see this set in the new catalog. My first project shows how to transform a plain little frame from the Target Dollar Spot into a cute little piece of art, just by using some pretty paper and a few accessories. Kinda like MacGyver...only with stamps and embellishments. hehehe
I love all the patterns in the Razzleberry Lemonade Designer paper pack, but I managed to narrow it down to my favorite two and that's what I used here. I stamped my image onto watercolor paper using Black Stazon and used my aqua painter and classic inks to watercolor. See the pillow that the kitty is napping on? That was stamped onto patterned paper, cut out and then adhered into place. I think the paper piecing technique adds such nice detail to any project.

The finishing touch is the silk daisy from the Pretties Kit. I used my Rich Razzleberry re-inker and my aqua painter to add color to the petals. The center is a White Jumbo Grommet with Razzleberry Lemonade center. Rich Razzleberry Polka-dot grosgrain ribbon was attached to the hangers and it is ready to hang. Here's a closer look...
Here's another way to use this same image and papers but achieve an entirely different look with the spotlighting technique.
I stamped my image onto Whisper White card stock and using the 1-3/4 inch circle punch, I punched out the part of the image I wanted to spotlight. Then I stamped the image a second time onto a piece of Razzleberry Lemonade DP. After water coloring the image on the punched out circle, I carefully adhered it over the top of my full image.

Ink: Black Stazon & various Classic Inks for water coloring
Card stock: Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Razzleberry Lemonade DP
Accessories: Mat Pack, White Gel pen, Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain ribbon & Dew Drops

My last project uses the other beautiful image from the Peace Within set along with paper from the Thoroughly Modern Designer paper pack.
I stamped my image and water colored the same as described for my first project. I added a sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set inked in Soft Suede. I matted the image onto Soft Suede card stock and then layered it onto a Top Note cut from the DP. My card base is Kraft card stock which I ran though the Big Shot using the new Perfect Details Texturz Plate. I used the Eyelet Border Punch along the bottom and added some Soft Suede Polka-dot Grosgrain ribbon to finish my card.

PhotobucketI hope you enjoyed your visit...now it's time to sail on to our next port...iSTAMP to see the super talented Nancy Riley's amazing creations using the Level 3 Hostess Set The More the Merrier along with Sunny Days Simply Scrappin' Kit.

35 comments:

Linda McClain said...

Oh my goodness gracious gravy, these are beautiful. I'm gonna have to steal that idea for the Target frame. You did a fantastic job!

Angie Tieman said...

Wow! Your watercoloring is amazing!! That hanging frame is out of this world!! Great job on these projects!!

Tracy said...

fantastic job on your projects!! Your watercoloring is off the charts!

LeeAnn Greff said...

I knew I loved that stamp set, but you've blown me away! Great projects & your ideas are so creative!

Vicki said...

Awesome projects, I adore that picture frame one!! It is totally ROCKIN'!!!!!

Becky Roberts said...

I LOVE these projects. So sweet and perfectly done!
Becky

Nancy Riley said...

Lynn, you are an expert watercolor-er ... that's for sure! Your projects are BEAUTIFUL !!! I especially like the altered frame ... very creative! Outstanding job, Catty Cruise friend!

Keesh said...

OH Lynn your projects are amazing!!! I love them all, and your watercolouring ROCKS! Thanks for sharing! Love Keesh x

Brooke S said...

Wowers! I love your projects Lynn. Everything from the picture frame to the beautiful cards.. You shared some really great ideas.. The watercolor is just beautiful..

Hugs
Brooke

LeAnne said...

Lynn, this is like sitting on a shady porch on a hot summer day--delightfully refreshing! Your creations are BEAUTIFUL! Your coloring is superb; I couldn't wait to see what you came up with!

carolm said...

your projects are gorgeous. i love the frame especially!!!

thanx for sharing your talent.

cheers ~ carol marbach

Marilyn Goodrich said...

WOW!! You are amazing! Love all your projects, but especially how you transformed that Target frame! Fabulous!

Diane said...

All your art is wonderful, but LOVE the spotlight card! Just wonderful.
Diane

Kim Williams said...

Lynn these are gorgeous as always! Whenever I am in need of a jolt of inspiration I stop here first, and these cards are the reason why. Thank you for sharing with us.

windchase said...

Your projects are beautiful! I love the spotlight card.

lisa808 said...

Beautiful frame project.

Lois said...

Beatuiful projects, especially the framed project.

Rachel said...

Gorgeous as usual! Love what you did with the Thoroughly Modern paper. and of course, spectacular watercoloring and details!

Shabby Horse said...

Wow, the framed one is so awesome! Love the colors and coloring!

Cheryl Lynn Hirzel said...

Gorgeous work and so deatailed! Beautiful work and thanks for sharing!

Silke said...

Super beautiful creations - I love the frame!!!

Shari Nelson said...

Wow, nice job! Love 'em all!

jmniffer said...

Wonderful projects! You have me rethinking this set. Thanks for sharing. jmniffer

sherri barron said...

This is gorgeous!

Kathi said...

Wow! I love the altered frame, your coloring is awesome and I love how you gave the pillow a pattern! I just used this stamp for the first time a few days ago, I just love the homey/country feel of it! I love the different look that the spotlighting technique gives to it too! All three cards are spectacular!

Kay Kalthoff said...

WOWZERS! Your projects are AWESOME! I love the wall hanging and the soft toned card with the birdie is just beautiful. TFS!!
Kay

Connie Collins said...

Oh Lynn, I just adore your projects...but that framed artwork is gorgeous. I want to watercolor like you when I grow up! WOW.

domestic.blizz said...

Fantastic projects. The frame is fabulous. Totally transformed. Love how you have used the spotlighting technique to highlight the cat. Really makes the cat pop.

TFS.

Cindee said...

Just gorgeous!

Stamp and Smile said...

Just amazing Lynn!! Love your cute little picture and what fun cards... No detail left behind!! TFS! :)

nannette13 said...

Love the spotlight technique! Thank you for sharing with us!

Busym1 said...

what beautiful projects! Love them all! hugs,michelle

Twila said...

Super projects, Lynn. I love the spotlighted card! WOW!

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Cindy Major said...

I never really thought twice about this stamp set, but you used it beautifully. That frame is absolutely gorgeous!!!