Tuesday, April 28, 2009

CDS Sneak Peek - Charlie Gardens


Welcome back for day 2 of the CDStamps sneak peeks :) Today I have the newest Charlie to show you and this set is called Charlie Gardens. Many of you know how much I love Charlie stamps so of course I was going to be showing this new one off!



I'm not really sure that I was in the right state of mind when I decided to make a shaped card! It was late at night and all of a sudden this bright idea popped into my head and I started drawing up my template. Realistically the card base should have come together quickly, but Murphy's law sets in and it actually took me hours to make it! Needless to say that I was regretting my "light bulb" moment! lol Its' supposed to be a watering can and I think that it turned out alright in the end...


The Charlie image was watercoloured and papter toled. I was a little tired after working on the card base and my patience was wearing thin, so I was playing around a little and figured out a little trick. With the Charlie Gardens set comes the image of a metal bin filled with vegetables and some individual veggie images to name a few. Instead of masking off all of the individual veggies to fill up the wheel barrow, I just masked off the metal bin with veggies image and it fit perfectly inside - Way less work and it looks great!

I added crystal effects to look like water as a last minute adornment and let it dry overnight because I added and extra thick coating.

I know that there are other fabulous sets been shown off today so don't forget to pop by the links below to see what other goodies Clear Dollar Stamps has in store for May 1st :)




Card Recipe:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps - Charlie Gardens
Paper: Basic Grey, Sahara Sand, Watercolour
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Basic Grey, Soft Sky, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Corner Rounder Punch, Lg & Sm Oval Punches, Mat Pack, Hand Drawn Template, Sponges, Dimensionals, Button, Linen Thread, Satin Ribbon, Crystal Effects, Heart Nestabilities, Aqua Painter, Re-Inkers

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16 comments:

jellybean74 said...

Another amazing card!!! I love this - you always come up with fantastic ideas!!!

Tori Wild said...

If that's what you do when you are tired... holy cow!! (or horse in this case)--- I loved the watering can and am so impressed with how you put it together! Great tip with the veggie bucket too... I didn't think about that!

Chrissy's Creations said...

Wow, how cute is that???

Splendid Things said...

Gorgeous card! So creative...I love it! Jeanette

itsabrt said...

Holy cow, I need to borrow your light bulb for a night or a year or forever! BR-T

Tracey said...

This is fantastic Kim!!

Bellawhoop said...

This is just precious! I love your watering can. :)And of course, I love your coloring!

KanataNewf said...

Just adorable!

Scrappinangler said...

Wow! Wish I was that creative when I was tired! :)

Your layering is beautiful! What a cute set!
~Tori

Jerri Kay said...

Oh my goodness, he's way too cute Kim, fabulous coloring!

mochamama said...

This card turned out BEAUTIFUL! Your lightbulb moment was amazing!

emilie said...

wow lovely card!!!!!
I have posted the cards I made with the stamps that you send me.
greetings Emilie

Wendy said...

Just adorbale Kim, have left you a little something on my blog too!!

Lisa Lara said...

Oh my goodness, a watering can? How adorable is that!!!!!!!!! I did not know Charlie likes to garden? Of course he does. What doesn't Charlie do? Amazing card Kim, thank you for the inspiration.

Conniecrafter said...

That watering can is so cute, Awesome job, terrific coloring too!

Cassie said...

Very gorgeous, Kim! Love that watering can! ;D