Today, both Danni and I are sharing sneak peeks of "Partners in Peeking"!
I am absolutely in love with The Peekers Collection 2...and how adorable is this little girl with her puppy??!! Elisabeth Bell has such a remarkable talent for capturing the innocence of childhood. Her images are always so sweet. :) The paper is from Basic Grey Sugar Rush . All paper edges were distressed with my scissors and then sponged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I stepped way out of my comfort zone on this one by sewing wonky, curvy lines of stitching with my machine...on purpose!!! lol Usually I'm very concerned with my stitching being as close to straight as possible, but I have seen this look on many cards around blogland and I really like it! I used some Prima flowers...Susana doesn't have this exact colour, but she does have a couple of packets of Prima Hydrangeas in purple and tan. (these hydrangeas are still some of my favourite flowers...you get a ton of them in the package!) The flower centres are some jewelry spacers topped off with a Dark Brown Viva Decor Pearl Pen. I also added a trio of little pearls created with the same Viva Pen. Those chipboard swirls are none other than the fantastic Make It Crafty Lasercut Chipboard that Susana carries...you can find it HERE. I just painted the chipboard with some acrylic craft paint, but there are so many possible treatments for this chipboard...it's such a great finishing touch to any project. The little sentiment is from the "Beachy Sentiments" set from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.
Partners In Peeking was stamped on Neenah cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with Copics. I was trying to recreate the look of a real wood door...but I didn't quite make the cut on this one. lol I kind of struggled a bit with the wood grain effect. Guess I'll need to tweak that technique a bit for next time. :) (I also forgot to add a deeper shadow on the door edge right under her arm and the puppy's face, as my light source was from the upper right hand corner.) I did crop the image a bit when I cut it out with my oval Spellbinders...the entire image actually includes a bit of a wall on the right hand side. Here's a closer look...isn't she just a doll??!!
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20 Hair: E50, E31, E33, E37, E59 Shirt: RV000, R81, R83, R85, B000, BG72, C5 Puppy: W00, W1, W3, W5, W7, C9, R20 Door: E25, E30, E31, E33, E37, E59, E97, E99, Y23 Handle: Y17, E33, E35, E50 Background: T2, BV00, BV02
How would you like to win "Partners In Peeking"?? All you need to do is leave a comment on my post here and also over at Danni's post featuring this adorable new stamp! Just read below for full details. :)
***PEEKER BLOG CANDY**** Susana will be giving away one of each Peeker stamp being previewed this week!! To be eligible, you must leave a comment on the personal blogs of the DT members who are sharing sneak peeks for that day (not on the store blog...those comments won't count!). Susana will draw the winners from those people who have left comments. Make sure to pop by the store blog Follow Your Heart each day for links to the talented ladies who are sharing the sneak peeks! All five winners will be posted on July 28, 2011 at 11:00 pm EST on the store blog Follow Your Heart.
If you missed any of the previous sneak peeks, you can still pop by to leave comments for those designers on their personal blog posts featuring The Peekers Collection 2:
So, if you haven't visited with Danni yet, make sure to head over to her blog next...you are going to love what she's created with Partners In Peeking!
Stamps: The Peekers Collection 2 from SCACD "Partners in Peeking", "Beachy Sentiments" from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, Basic Grey
Ink: Memento, Distress Ink, Copics
Embellishments: Make it Crafty chipboard, jewelry spacers, Viva Pearl Pen, machine stitching