Thursday, September 16, 2010

Driving By Saying Hi

I am absolutely thrilled when I received my set of Half-Pint Heroes from Claire. I was a lucky winner and received two random sets in the new September release. I don't know how Claire knew which to send me, but I was so beyond myself when I received my stamps in the mail, that I was jumping up and down like a little kid. My houseguest probably thought I was weird - or he is getting used to my stunts. Half-Pint Heroes are one of my favorites that made my "to purchase" list came.

So what better to show-case my new Waltzingmouse Stamps then to play in the next Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge? Right...? And I knew I wanted to play with the little car...



My heart almost sank when I saw this sketch, where is my car going to go? But, guess what? If you tilt your held by 90 degrees I have a long enough card to make a road for the car to play.

Driving By Saying Hi
Stamps: Half-Pint Heroes, Pic-Nic Patterns (Waltzingmouse Stamps); Up, Up & Away (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Paper Basics Card Stock - White (Papertrey Ink); Dotted Swiss Card Stock - Clover Leaf, Irish Eyes (Bazzill Basics Paper); Urban Prairie (Basic Grey); Textured Basic Card Stock - ? (DCWV?)
Ink: Perfect Match Pigment Ink - Orange Zest (Papertrey Ink); Brilliance - Pearlescent Yellow (Tsukineko); Pigment Ink - Black (Colorbox); Earth Elements - Creamy Caramel (Stamping Up!)
Embellishments: Souffle 3D Opaque Ink - Matte Gray (Sakura); Softcore Colored Pencils - PC946 Dark Brown, PC1003 Spanish Orange, PC942 Yellow Ochre, PC1015 Deco Blue, PC1052 Warm Grey 30%, PC911 Olive Green, PC945 Sienna Brown (Prismacolor); Double-ended Art Markers - Terra Cotta, Crimson Red, Cool Grey 90%, Cool Grey 30% (Prismacolor)


The inception of the green, grassy field was also inspired by the September Border Punch challenge from Scrap Our Stash. In the Waltzingmouse Sketch, there was also a scalloped border that immediately screamed "border punch!" And then I had a vision - sitting in a car zipping past fun fields of flowers and how scenic it was. Those were some of my favorite childhood road trip moments. So converting a scalloped border into a field of green was just "au naturale." I love how I can stretch my border punches to do more than just fancy up a border. Scalloped borders make also good fake water waves...

When I was all done, someone pointed out that I chose my color palette from the next Embellish Paper Piecing challenge. Ha - thank goodness I cut out my yellow bug - that satisfies the Paper Piecing, right?




It is kind of crazy how things sit in my subconscious. Here I intended to meet two challenges, but an additional was satisfied - not by intention. I suppose the orange accents make me deviate from the challenge, just a tad. Maybe when time permits, I will make another one next week, with the Embellish challenge in mind.

Driving By Saying Hi

Does your subconscious play dirty tricks on you?

10 comments:

Laurie Marmon said...

Oh how fun! What other set did you get?

Claire Brennan said...

LOL! his is soo cool!!!Thanks for playing along!!

Belinda said...

Super cute! Love the fun scene and the fun take on the sketch!

Cristina said...

Great take on the sketch!

Julia Aston said...

What a fun, fun card Ren-Yi! love that yellow bug! thanks for playing with WMS again this week!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Ren-Yi, this is adorable!! I love it!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Pure cuteness Ren-Yi! Those puffy clouds look darling & love the yellow Bug! Thanks for playing along with the WMSC :)

Antje said...

I just love your creation - so far I tried to stay hard, but I think I really have to order this sweet set!

Mariana Grigsby said...

That is what I call a super cute card! I love the details and images! Thanks for playing along with us!

Sarah Martina said...

Oh how ADORABLE!!! And I love the sketch, too! ;) So glad you joined us for the Embellish Color Challenge!

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