Sunday, June 5, 2011

Wet Puddle

I hope you are having a great weekend. It is unbearably hot here so I've been indoors with the air conditioner for the most part. It doesn't make for a funfilled weekend but at least I am getting quite a few things done in the house. I just made a pitcher of nice, tart lemonade. I'm waiting for the lemons to steep a bit more before pouring me a big glass. I made up a batch of hummingbird feeder food I while I was at it but I'm going to wait until late in the afternoon to put it out. It doesn't take long for that sugar water to turn to alcohol in this blistering heat.

Today's card is for this week's The Cat's Pajamas Tuesday Challenge (TCPTUES161) which is an inspiration challenge. I took my inspiration from the colors of pink and green. I'm using the Wet Puddle stamp again. I have definitely got my money's worth out of this stamp! This time I also added the clouds and pinwheel from another TCP set, What a Blast. I used the Pinwheel Cutups to add another small pinwheel on top of the stamped one. I paperpieced a lot of this and colored the rest with Copic markers.

I thought I would also share with you a stamp mishap while working on this card. I stamped the image, masked it, then stamped the puddle portion. I was reaching for the stamp pad to stamp the pinwheel at the top when I fumbled it and naturally it landed right on my image.

Definitely had to have a do-over. Now if I had been planning on a grungy type card, I would have just left it, pretending it was part of my design plan all along!

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and Cutups, My Mind's Eye dp, Martha Stewart paper doily, PTI button, May Arts ribbon, Copic Markers

Copics: Skin-E000, E00, E11, R20; Hair-E53, E55, E57, E29; Pinwheel-R81, R83, R85, R89; YG01, YG13, YG23; Bubbles/Shadows-BG0000, BG10, BG11, BG70

That's it for today. I hope the weather is better in your neck of the woods. See you back here soon.


  1. Cute image and such a pretty card Nancy, love the soft colors! I hate it when I accidently drop the ink pad, it almost always means a do over!
    It's kind of cool here today but a lemonade still sounds good! It never occured to me that the hummingbird syrup could lead to tipsy wonder they crowd around the feeders in the summer! ;)

  2. Super cute, Nancy! Can't tell you how many times I have made the same foible! ;)

  3. Haha- done that too Nancy!!! Great card though! Love the pinwheel in front of the cool circle die!

  4. Wonderful card Nancy!! Great papers and the pinwheel addition is perfect! :)

  5. Out of the mishap came an AWESOME card Nancy. I wasn't drawn to this set previously, but after seeing your card I want it. LOVE this!!!