Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge

Hi looks a Pickle Posts world record cuz I was slackin' before LOL!

I think all of this Zumba has made me hyper... :) And I have personal training this morning and salsa dancing tonight, so I gotta HURRY to create this post.

It's NO secret that I LOVE love LOVE Paper Smooches! The neighbors can hear me shriek with each new release LOL! While I REALLY wanted to create more cards for this challenge, I just ran out of time. So I started this card. The creative juices just weren't flowing... then I was doing laundry Sunday and it all came together in my head. Does that ever happen to you? Completely blank mind and finally a creative idea pops in there! Happens to me all the time LOL...anyway, back to the challenge and my card!

We needed to use certain colors or a sketch for this challenge. I actually used a color scheme from last week's Colour Q challenge for this (again mojo didn't make the deadline) but I used this sketch as my inspiration.

My 'Way to Go Gill-Friend' Card: 
I created this card to congratulate one of my good friends who just got a new job (yay Linda!). I stamped and fussy cut the pelican, that cute little fish and wood pylons and popped them up with dimensional adhesive. The pelican is colored with Copics. I die cut the waves and the scalloped ocean bottom and layered them on my card front. The stars are actually striped canvas stars that I painted over with Gelatos - LOVE THOSE THINGS! After that dried, I painted Iridescent Medium over the top for pearly shine, hole punched them and added bakers twine to dangle them in the water. Of course, Cutie Fish needed some bling so I gave her fins some Star Dust Stickle shine!
A close up view to see the bling!
Isn't this pelican adorable? Makes me smile every time I see him...
Stuff I Used:
Stamps: Paper Smooches 'Surf and Turf' & 'Sentiment Sampler'
Cardstock: AMuse Studio Sugar, Sky, Ocean, Watermelon, Latte, French Roast
MFT Die-Namics: Catch a Wave, Small Scallop Border
Copics: C1, C3, Y17, Y19, YR07, YR09
Embellishments & Bling: Jillibean Soup White Stripes Canvas Stars, Faber Castell Metallic Peach & Turquoise Gelatos, Brown & White Bakers Twine, Iridescent Medium, Star Dust Stickles, 3-D Dimensional Adhesive
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black & Rich Cocoa

Wish me luck! Thanks for stopping by - your comments make my day!


Patricia said...

Super cute card I love it

Delo said...

Love this card. I guess since I live in the desert I like anything to do with the sea. But your coloring is great I love the pelican and the fish is just the cutest. Great card my friend!

Kelly Braund said...

LOVE this! So cute!

Laura Sterckx said...

What a nice card! Love the color combos! Hugs to you .

Nazeema Calypso Thompson said...

Hola amiga!!!
I call it the creative spark and it happenes to me ALL the time!!! I carft at night, so I go to bed and wake up the next morning with fabulous ideas.

This is card is incredibly too cute!!! I see all your creations with Paper Smoothes stamps and you make me want to buy some!!!

Before I go, I want to make sure you got my email last week?!?!?!?!

Talk to you soon.


whoistracy said...

Oh my gosh- sooo adorable!!!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Cathy this card is so cute, I love it! I bet she did too :)

RiNNE said...

This is wonderful!! So very creative!! It makes me smile!

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