Background Clouds + Scenic

Au Revoir friends!  I'm closing my craftroom and heading off for a two weeks family vacation.  But here's a card before I go.  

This is my oldie but goodie Sherry T. Designs -A Random Fan Travel Bug rubber stamp.  I have her over a year now and finally get to use her. 


First I color this cutie so I have a better idea of how large my layer for the background is going to be. Then to create my background, I begin with the clouds.  For my template, I used the Taylored Expressions - Build a Scene - Rolling Clouds and then outline and colored in with copic marker (B000).  At first I tried stamping with distress ink, but that didn't turned out too well.  That's what the bright blue is on the cloud template.

Next, I outline two hills using the Taylored Expressions - Build a Scene - Rolling Hills with a pencil and then sketch in the road.

After that...bring in the splash of colors!

Color Combo:

cloud: B000
hills: YG00, YG03, YG06, G24, G43, G46
road: N0, N2, N4

Having done the Power Poppy "CUT-IT-OUT" challenge a few weeks ago, I'm hook onto just cutting out everything!  Haha!  So after coloring this gorgeous girl, I SNIP her up and popped her onto the road with foam tape for an added dept.   Notice the gray shadow effect around the image?  This is new technique I discovered from my lamp's light.  You know that's the cool thing about coloring at 11 p.m besides getting bad vision.  Haha.  The lamp light open your vision to a whole new level, allowing you to see what you will likely missed during the day! 

Color Combo:

Black Multi-liner
Hair: N0, N2, N4, N6, N8
skin: E0000, E000, E00, RV10
outfit: RV02, RV04, RV10
hat: Y00, Y15, Y18, RV02, RV04
car: B000, BG01, BG13, BG15, N0, N2, N4, N6, RV25, RV29
dog: E31, E35, E47, E50, E57, RV02, RV10, RV13
luggage: BV02, BV11, Y28, Y32, E0000, E50, RV02, RV04, RV10, RV25, RV29

I couldn't resist not adding a touch of humor to this CAS card.  So I hammered in this road sign. Beach or back to the craft-room?  Hmmm...let me think about that!  I think I'll hit the road and take that surprise vacation trip!

And now friends...Au Revoir!  Have a lovely rest of your June wherever you may be.  Smiles & hugs from your truly...


Build a scene - Rolling Hills dies (TE)
Build a scene - Rolling Clouds dies (TE)
Copic markers
Sugar cube cardstock (TE)
Multi-liner: black 0.05 tip
Black cardstock
Foam tape
Double side tape
Doodlebug glitter sprinkles


Virginia Lu said...

BEAUTIFULLY crafted, Christina! I love the coloring and cloud scene that you created! Wish you a great vacation ahead! Travel safe! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christina, what an adorable card! I love this sweet image, and I think it's delightful that you've caught the fussy cutting "bug" with me! Isn't it such fun!? What a beautiful scene you've created, and such beautiful coloring adds to your card! How exciting that you will be a guest designer!! And I hope you have a wonderful time on your travels, my sweet friend! Hugs!

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Oh, this is absolutely gorgeous. I just love the colours too x

Lisa said...

Super cute!

Squirrel x said...

Christina, your card is breathtaking hun! So much work but what a gorgeous scene. Thank you so much for sharing at Without Words - your work is the epitome of what the challenge was created for. Hope you have a brilliant holiday. Hugs Squirrel xx

Rannah Romps said...

I love to cut out so I can make it 3-D. I love this card a lot!!

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