Monday, May 31, 2010

July's Camper Bus

Hello everyone! I can't believe that another month has flown past. We're moving into summer territory and with that comes some vacation time and adventures. To help put us in that mood, I inked up Flower Power Camper Van by Helz Puppleditch, a Stampavie photpolymer clear stamp. This is the image (and card) we are going to do for my July Copic Class at Mary Maxim. I fell in love with the novelty of a VW camper and this one with it's colorful flowers just called my name. And then I happened upon some delicious flower design paper by Little Yellow Bicycle and I knew where I was headed.

As you have probably guessed, I have stamped the image on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo black ink. Colored cardstock is Prism. Have you guessed that I used Copics to color with? Well I did, but I also used a couple Prismacolor pencils with gamsol to add some shading.

I've been trying to mix up the colors and we have yet to hit the purples in class so I decided to pull that color as my main component. I've used it as the base color of the bus, and brought it out as highlights in the background cardstock and my strip across the middle. Believe it or not, that's a piece of bias tape that I found in my ribbon drawer from my Grandmother's stash of craft supplies. So glad I scarfed so much of that up - I love when I can incorporate her supplies into a card. Brings me fond memories of Grammy!

My second highlight color is yellow. I knew that it would compliment the purple nicely and also bring some sunshine into this joyride so I added a strip of cardstock across the middle of the card cut with the Martha Stewart Daisy Border punch to anchor the flower theme.

The sentiment is computer generated and I hoped for one that could be used to wish someone a Bon Voyage or Happy Trails. The pink flower is a button from the sewing department at Mary Maxim. They have a huge novelty button bin that I never noticed because I rarely make my way out of the scrap and papercraft section. There were many colors to choose from but I loved the way this pulled out the vibrant pink I used in the flowers around the camper.

I little glitter was added to the ribbon on the top package using a clear glaze pen to adhere it to. I then added some clear glaze to the headights so they could shine too!

I'll be taking a trip in July and hope to rent a Motorhome to tour the UP and the Wisconson countryside with my sister's famiy. What do you think Madison and McKenz should I rent one of these colorful campers for us?

Hope you all have a wonderfu Memorial Day! While you hopefully have time to play, I hope you also have a spare moment to share some thanks to the honorable soldiers that serve to protect our freedoms.

Hope to see you again soon.



ScrappyLin said...

Cath, I love this! Purple is such a hard color to work with because there are so few papers with purple. I love the pp that you found. The VW bus just makes you smile. How could anyone not like it! I love the button and you are right it ties it all in. I wish that we could take your class.

paulatracy said...

So, your sister knows what I do too.... purple is so hard to work with, unless you find a cool paper with purple in it. And....they don't make many with that color? What's up with THAT? This is a very cute card...LOVED it even more in person. WOW, maybe I can join in if it's not class??