Friday, July 27, 2012

Just Ducky {Clean & Simple Summer}

Pin It Now! Hey crafty friend!  I'm in the mood for something bright and cheerful today, how about you?
I have always had a fascination for vintage Mother Goose, and I am going to be using this set, Storybook Friends, a lot!  I Googled a bunch of vintage Mother Goose images to get a feel for the way illustrations were done, and I see a lot of these colorwashed brights, which is easy to duplicate with Stampin' Write Markers and an Aqua Painter.  I also added some graphic lines & dots on the ducky to make it look more like a comic strip character.  Add a little glitter, of course, to bump up the CAS a bit :)
I've been seeing these bows around, too...all paper but a really fabulous shape.  So of course, off we go to the craft room to figure it out.  You can make these with an oval punch, by first punching and then sliding the oval back in to repunch it narrower.  I'll do a tutorial on this on my next post.  

A little dahlia graces the paper bow!  They are just the best.  

This is going into my {Have Stash Will Travel} section, I'm away and using what I could fit in my one SU tote. So many things you can do with just a few supplies!  

I'm also playing along with Connie and Mary for this sketch...
STAMPS:  Storybook Friends
PAPER:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Gumball Green
INK:  Pool Party, Island Indigo, Gumball Green, Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight
DSP:  Polka Dot Parade
EMBELLISHMENTS:  In Color Dahlias, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
PUNCHES:  Scallop Border Punch, Large Oval, Sizzlits Lg Delicate Doilies


  1. These bright colors caught my eye right away! Then I saw your fabulously colored image, then I saw that fantastic bow! Wow, lots of fantastic going on here! Thanks for sharing with us at Create With Connie and Mary!

  2. Oh my goodness! This is just delightful! I love the bright colors and the way you colored the image! Just perfect! The paper bow and dahlia finish it off beautifully! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  3. Lovin' that paper bow! Thanks for playing along this week with Create with Connie & Mary!

  4. I love this little guy! The ducky is super cute, and the colour combo you've used is perfect!

  5. What a FUN that little duck and the scene you placed him! Too cute! Love the paper bow with dahlia, too! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  6. LOVE! Darling paper bow! Great colors! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge this week!

  7. Oh my...such WONDERFUL details on your card! LOVE how you kept the pieces in the doily and your little paper bow is ADORABLE! Thanks for playing along in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  8. Very nice! I love so much about this card - the little bow, the dahlia, the duck to name a few! I'm so glad you joined our challenge at Create with Connie & Mary!