Friday, July 13, 2012

How we really get sunsets in the west!

Maybe it is because it is gray, dreary and rainy on this July 13th but when I saw this weeks Peachy Keen Challenge I knew what I wanted to do. We need to decorate a GiftBag and I LOVE my gift wrap. I have one little closet for just paper, ribbons, gift bags and tags.

So this is how my brain works. I rummaged through my paper stash and found this pink and orange paper in a K&Co stack. I tore it to start my sunset. Next I knew Cricut Cartridge Creat a Critter had a great sun that could be the backdrop for a great Peachy Keen Stamped Face. I used Dolly Dumplins for the crab and Just Baby Faces for the sun. Added some chalked cheeks, white pen accents and more ink! I love these happy faces and you can peachify just about anything!

Then I pulled out Cricut Cartridge Lifes a Beach and cut the mermaid and the crab and the flip flops. I inked a lot, ran the hair through the cuttlebug and used a Jolees birthday candle sticker. Because that is how we get sunsets!! The mermaids climb up on rocks and light candles!!! And the diamonds glisten on the water. All of the papers are solid except for the sunset. I just got carried away inking!

Even though we have beautiful sunsets we still get clouds so I grabbed my cloud die from MyCreativeTime Fly Away with Me. I just inked the edges in blue and layered a few. I love this set because it includes a hot air balloon, a plane and these clouds in 2 sizes. Add to that coordinating stamps and you can play for hours with this one set!!

I like the way it turned out. I sprayed the whole thing with Glimmer Mist and it really made the colors pop and glisten. I just wish I had some sand paper...that is what I would have used to make my sand.

NEXT TIME!!

27 comments:

  1. Super cute! I have a friend that loves mermaids! I may have to borrow the idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. You do a GREAT job!! I'm off to start mine. I'm a new follower. Hope you will visit my blog.

    Tara

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    1. Thank you and welcome! I've been a follower of yours for a while and have had your button on my sidebar. What desert??? Our son lives in Victorville. The High Desert in SoCal.

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  3. great scene! love how you made the jewels look like bubbles. Thanks for playing along on the PKS challenge

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  5. Well... I saw a great sunset Friday night. TWO of them! (from your card and outside my window) Thanks for sharing at Peachy Keen's challenge.

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  6. What a darling gift bag. This turned out SO very cute! I LOVE it!!!! Thanks for joining the PKS Challenge this week! Hugs- Glora

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    1. Thank you Glora and thanks for stopping by.

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  7. That is so adorable!! Love this scene!!
    Thanks for Playing with us @ PKS!!
    TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

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  8. Super cute. I love your choice of colors! Love your water bubbles!

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  9. Very cute! What an adorable scene!!! So glad you joined us this week at Peachy Keen!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  10. Ilove your bag you did a wonderful job on it :)

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  11. I love your story and your bag, thanks for joining us at FCCB this week
    xhugsx
    Nikki

    http://craftycalamities.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. What a great scene you have made here! Thank you so much for joining in on the Peachy Keen Stamps 3D Challenge!!

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  13. Your bag turned out super cute! I love all of the details you put into it and your color choices are perfect. I think youve inspired me to try decorating a bag now. Thanks so much for joining us over at Fantabulous Cricut Challeng...good luck. Kathie

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  14. Adorable scene bag. Your newest follower here.

    Nana
    My Crafting Channel

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