Thursday, May 31, 2012

[DYSU] Challenge #74 - Under the Sea

Good morning, everyone! Summer is really coming around - evident by the hot temperature. Makes me want to jump into a nice cool pool or hang out in the ocean. It's Beach Time after all...(although I'm not a big fan of all the sand)

So you know we had a DT call at DYSU, right? The new girls have all been notified but announcements don't go out officially until June 1st. Here a quick schedule of what's going on at DYSU...

  • Jun 01 - see who made the cut into our DYSU 2012 Term 2 Team
  • Jun 06 - Top Three & Winners post for #74
  • Jun 07 - last challenge for some of our current DT
  • Jun 10 - Goodbye & Hellos, including an introduction of the entire DYSU 2012 Term 2 Team
  • and then the normal fun resumes with the new team... 
Are you excited? We are for sure...But to tie you over until all this excitement goes live...we are breaking those record heat waves with a theme called Under the Sea. Yep - this one brought back memories of "The Little Mermaid." Some of you may know how susceptible I get to hearing songs in my head ;)

What a cooling picture, isn't it? This week I'm showcasing a Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps digi.  Sweet 'n Sassy is one of my first love and my first stamps ever purchased. I even got to meet Korin the wonderful brain behind Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps before I even knew I was addicted to paper crafting and stamping ;)

Wish You Were Here
Stamps: (Clownfish) Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps; (Roadtrip) Papertrey Ink
Paper: (Paper Basics Card Stock - Vintage Cream) Papertrey Ink; (Heatwave) American Crafts
Ink: (Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass; Jenni Bowlin - No. 9 Spice Tin) Ranger
Embellishments: (Impression Plate - Woodgrain) Papertrey; (Liquid Pearls - White Opal) Ranger; (Soft-core Color Pencils) Prismacolor; (Mister Huey - Lunchtray) Studio Calico; (Nestabilities - Standard Circles Small) Spellbinders; (Acetate)

I decided to emboss the base card stock with an Woodgrain Impression plate of texture. If you look at woodgraind side ways it looks a little like those patterns that carved into the sand by the water. Fun & wavy...Added a bit of Distress Ink on the side, and didn't like how "white" it still looked. So I took some misting to it. After all fishes swim in water, and no on the white beach sand... ;)

Next I colored this little cute Clownfish. I gave him a little makeover, because the fin had to be orange, but the stripes didn't play in my favor. I hope Korin doesn't mind. He is also dressed up with some Liquid Pearls for some extra sheen.

Wish You Were Here

The rest of the background is created by cutting a window out, cutting a piece of pattern paper from my very old Heatwave pattern paper, and adding some acetate to cover it up...I just noticed that you can see my reflection in the background taking the pic. Ha!

The sentiment is inspired by the word "fish." It ways makes me think of "wish." Fish-wish-fish-wish-fish-wish...see how fun that is to say? I bet every time you see a fish, you'll think of some "wishing sentiment" now too...

Wish You Were Here

So that's all I have for you today. Go check out the amazing creations by the talented DT and welcome our guest designer. I look forward to seeing your sea creations!

Our sponsors this week:

* $10 Gift Certificate 

* Winner’s Choice of 3 Digis

* $15 Gift Certificate


WencheP said...

This is so sweet. The cute little fish and the waves looks awesome.


Sonia said...

Love the fish image and your wonderful creation. GREAT JOB!

Denise and Louise said...

This is so cute Ren-Yi. Love how you have created the waves within the aperture and your textured background is great.
Denise xx

Frances said...

Very cute card, RenYi, Love the colors and your wonderful technique. hugs, Frances.

princesskitten said...

Love that effect

Mary Jo said...

Such a darling card! Love the textured and misted background-it really is fab!

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