Tuesday, February 10, 2009

*BOOM* - USC23

Today's Unity Addicts Challenge comes from Lori..."For this week's challenge, come up with a tiny Valentine along these lines--one image, bright and colorful, Valentine-ish sentiment". (Lori's a school teacher, so she sees *a lot* of these kinds of Valentines!)

Here's mine:
I started by stamping the 'Boom' image onto a scrap of Whisper White (the scrap was actually perfectly sized...I didn't cut it, and I'm not really sure what the dimensions are...approx. 2 3/4" x 3 1/2", I think). Then I stamped the image again on a scrap of Jersey Shore DP, and again on a pink shipping tag I picked up a few years ago at a stamping convention. I cut out the parts I wanted, and pieced the turtles onto the white base. I colored in the 'BOOM' and the small heart on the bubble with straight Real Red reinker, and used the Real Red ink pad and my blender pen to add some shading to the heart (which mostly soaked into the tag's paper and didn't really show up!). The design seemed a bit off-balance, so I added a 'pond' for my turtles with a different piece of Jersey Shore DP. Finally, I added a piece of Real Red CS to the back to create a very thin mat for the card, and give it some stability.

Be sure to check out what the other girls have made for this great challenge, and play along, by checking out {this thread}.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used:
Paper: Real Red and Whisper White CS, Jersey Shore DP (SU!); pink shipping tag (unknown)
Ink: Stazon Jet Black (Tsukineko)
Stamps: Boom goes my {heart} (Unity Stamp Co.)

1 comment:

Erin Kersh said...

Darling turtles! This card reminds me of Riley -- we always say "boom" when she falls down. Now she says it -- I think she likes the way it sounds.