Thursday, June 3, 2010

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day 3-Hangin' Out - at the Beach

The fun continues today with more previews of stamps that will be available at Taylored Expressions tomorrow, Friday June 4th! Today half of the Baker's Dozen is sharing samples created with 4th of July Stamps a-la-carte images and the rest of us are sharing samples using Hangin' Out - At the Beach. I love love LOVE this Hangin' Out set and I can see soooooooo many combinations using it along with the original Hangin' Out set that was released last month. This set is another carefully thought out collection of images and sentiments illustrated by Nancy McKinney (she's playing along with sneak peeks today too!) for the Whimsical Wishes line.

As soon as I saw this set I knew immediately that I wanted to create a frame. After all, we just got back from Hawaii so I knew I'd have plenty of fabulous beachy picture to swoon over. Isn't this paradise?!? This was the view from our hotel room...we sat out on the balcony every morning drinking our delicious Kona coffee. I already wanna go back!!!

I picked up the wood frame at a craft store and it measures 8 inches square. I love how the wide border affords plenty or space for creativity. I started by choosing my papers...the patterned papers are from October Afternoon Fly a Kite 8x8 pad and I added in some kraft for contrast. Actually, I must confess...the entire bottom wavy part wasn't in my original plan but I had to get creative to hide some ink smudges that happened after the base paper was glued down. Now I honestly can't imagine the frame without the wavy layers...they add so much dimension and help ground the images.

All the images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream then coloured with copics. I cut out an extra section of palm leaves and popped them on foam tape for dimension. If you look closely to the detail photos you'll see there are touches of Spica Glitter pen on each image too...I love the subtle shimmer the Spica pens give.


I have to tell you that the entire time I was colouring these patio lanterns I was singing Kim Mitchell's Patio Lanterns song. It's one of those that when it pops in your head you're singing it for the rest of the day, and I'm still singing it. Kim Mitchell is a Canadian artist so if you're not familiar with the song Patio Lanterns you really should google it...it's super catchy and perfect for summer time! "...under those patio lanterns..."  :)



Now it's time to hop on and see what the rest of the Baker's Dozen created using either Hangin' Out-At the Beach or the 4th of July Stamps a-la-carte.


Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

16 comments:

Taylor said...

Super cute, Karen! I knew you'd have a fabulous picture to share of the tropical paradise you just visited!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

THUD...yep...that was me falling off my chair!!! Saucy, this ROCKS my world girlie!! The scene you created is AH-MAZING and I LOVE how you did the sand with the patterned paper! Every bit of this is PERFECTION!!
I WISH I could go back to Hawaii!!! That view is unbelievable!!!

chris said...

Aww Karen its so fabulous, such a great idea using thr frame.
hugs chris xx

Leslie said...

Crikey!!! That's over the top in fabulousness! Love all the detail - amazing!

Jami said...

Oh Saucy WOW this frame is FANTASTIC!!!!! So often a smudge has ended up making my projects even better...isn't that funny? Your rolling sandy beach is just perfect. I wanna go to Hawaii now!

Candace said...

Karen, this is wonderful! I love all the different colors, and what a beautiful picture!!

Dana White said...

This is FABULOUS!! If I go on a tropical vaca will you make me one?!?!

Nancy said...

Love it! Your colours and layout are amazing. Is there any question that Dana will be going on a tropical vaca?

Kathy Martin said...

WOWZA! Super cool summer frame! LOVE it! :)

Janet said...

AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Karen Giron said...

OK, that beach is just pure genius!! I love the mix of papers and all those surf boards!! I just want to go ONCE! hahaha!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What a GORGEOUS picture frame, Karen! I LOVE it! The details are just fabulous!

Carolina said...

Okay, seriously? Just Wow!!! Thanks for the close up of all the different elements you added on your adorable frame ~ this turned out amazing!!!

paulatracy said...

Hope you don't mind saying it, but damn girl, this is one AMAZING frame!! I love the dotted sand and everythig about it. Drooling in Michigan...

Joanne B. said...

This came out AMAZING! Fantastic job my friend!

Jenna said...

So FAB picture frame, Karen! Great job!