Friday, April 17, 2009

Aloha...wish I was there...;)

Ahhh...don't you wish you were there, too?? Relaxing on a beach in Hawaii??? Hee hee...OK - so I really can't complain today - it's 70 degrees and beautiful outside here in Indiana and I got myself an awesome new toy today - hee hee...but I'll tell you about that in a bit! ;) This is my card for today's Friday Hanna Stamps challenge - you can view Sandra's challenge here - the challenge today is to create a card using polka dots and flowers and this is what I came up with - I think it was supposed to be something Spring-y - but I am jumping right ahead to Summer!!! I used Dress Up Hanna for my main image - but rather than dressing her in one of her outfits in the set - I decided to dress her as a Hula girl. I made her bra into a bikini top (drew on the straps) - then colored it and added white polka dots with my gel pen. I made a real hula skirt for her to wear - I used strips of raffia from an old hula skirt I have recycled from a luau party my sister had a couple of summers ago - I figured why throw it away - there is LOTS of useable raffia in it! I adhered them at her waistband with glue dots and then to make it look finished - I added a few flowers to it as well and one to her hair - the red gems in the centers of them are Hero Arts gemstones. I wanted my card to resemble a postage stamp - so I enlisted the help of my Cricut and Design Studio software - the postage stamp card was cut using the Base Camp cartridge and Design Studio to weld it together. The sand are torn strips of cardstock - the palm tree is from the Dreams Come True (Disney) cartridge - and the sun was cut with a circle punch.

Now for that new toy I was talking about - I splurged a bit today and bought myself an air compressor for my Copic airbrush system!!!! OMG - I have been wanting one of these SO bad - but wow - that Sparmax model that Copic reccommends is SO expensive. Harbor Freight has one - a 40 PSI airbrush compressor that is PERFECT to use with the airbrush system - it's small too and really not that noisy (I'll see if I can get a pic later) - I don't like going into how much I spend on things - but I will tell you that this generic brand that Harbor Freight is carrying is MUCH cheaper than the Sparmax and on sale this weekend....not that I'm enabling - LMBO!! Soooooooo - I am guessing you will see a lot of airbrushed things in the next couple of weeks because I usually go gung ho with my new toys when I get them - LOL!!!

Anywho - thanks so much for stopping by - I hope you all have a wonderful Friday afternoon!!


kadie said...

CUTE idea!!! What a great idea for the card and for using this Hanna!

Savor the Journey said...

Hey sweet Lady! I'm on the prowl for a new air compressor! Mine bit the perverbial dust a few months ago .... So if you have a moment, I'd love for you to share more deets on your "find"! Please just shoot me a PM at SCS, and I'll check it out!

I'm going to miss teaming with you, Candice. But hopefully, we'll find ourselves at the same place & time again some day.


Kerry D-C said...

This is so clever!! Love the postage stamp look and her grass skirt, of course!

PaperTree Designs said...

I cant believe this post only has 3 comments. This card is amazing! Love it all!