Saturday, May 15, 2010

Summer Mini Sudsol Blog Tour ~ Stop 16

Good Morning and welcome to the first ever SUDSOL Blog Tour!

My name is Selene Kempton, I have been a demonstrator for four wonderful years and a SUDSOL member for about two years.

I have six beautiful, but simple and reproducible samples for you share with you today. They all use the Island Oasis Designer Series Paper from the summer mini catalog.
And a BONUS!!!, I've got measurements for you.

I used markers to stamp and color ALL the images and used an aqua painter to blend the colors.

Project 1: It's Saturday, and I could use a coconut drink (lol)
~ shown above
This first project use the Tropical Party Stamp set and the happy birthday stamp is from king of the grill, both in the summer mini.

Base: 11 x 4 1/4", scored and folded in half at 5 1/2"Layer 2: 3 1/4" x 4 1/4, tempting turquoise
Layer 3: two pieces of DSP 2 x 4 (green pattern) 1 x 4 (tropical pattern)
I used a 1 3/4" white circle for layer 4, and cut my drink out. The button is threaded with 8" of linen thread which I tied in a bow. Then I used a glue dot to attach the button and dimensionals to attach the drink.

Project 2: Watercolor Bouquet
Uses the Bouquet Bunch stamp set (page 21 of the summer mini). I used markers and an aqua painter to watercolor the vase image, and a chocolate chip marker to stamp the happy birthday. Clean simple and adorable!

Base: Kraft color 11 x 4 1/4", scored and folded in half at 5 1/2"
Layer 2: 2 x 5 1/2" striped DSPLayer 3: 4 1/4" x 1 1/4" old olive
Layer 4: 4 x 1 striped DSP (lined up to match like spotlighting)
10" strip of whisper white taffeta ribbon, tied in a bow
Layer 5: 2 1/4" square, tempting turquoise
Layer 6: 2 1/8" square watercolor paper

Project 3: Blissful Bride Card
This one uses the blissful bride stamp set, water colored with turquoise marker and an aqua painter. Your measurements are below.
Base: Kraft color 11 x 4 1/4", scored and folded in half at 5 1/2"
Layer 2: 5 1/8" x 3 7/8" tempting turquoiseLayer 3: 5" x 3 3/4", whisper white
Layer 4: 4 1/4" x 1 1/4" polka dot Designer paper
10" strip of whisper white taffeta ribbon, tied in a bow, and a filigree brad
Layer 5: craft paper stamped with the word bliss

Project 4: Fathers Day Card
This one is my FAVORITE card of the set that I made. It uses the Tropical Party Stamp set. I stamped the image, by inking my chocolate and olive markers, and stamping that directly on watercolor paper. The background was hand painted in using markers and an aqua painter.. Notice a pattern on all my cards?
Base: Kraft color 11 x 4 1/4", scored and folded in half at 5 1/2"
Layer 2: 4 1/4" x 2 1/2: DSP, rounded corners
8" piece of chocolate chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon (snailed on either end and hidden underneath the layer 3 panel
Layer 3: 2 5/8" x 1 3/4" Chocolate chip
Layer 4: 2 1/2" x 1 5/8" Watercolor paper (you can get 4 from one sheet).

Project 5: Congratulations, Graduate
Base: Kraft color 11 x 4 1/4", scored and folded in half at 5 1/2"
Layer 2: 1 1/4" x 3 7/8", old olive
Layer 3: 1 1/4" x 3 3/4" whisper white
Layer 4: 1 1/4" x 4 1/4" old olive
Layer 5: 1" x 4 1/4" designer series paper.
I used whisper white grosgrain 12" around layers 4 and 5, then tied a bow.
I used the tag punch, and punched out the "go you" sentiment on a tiny tag (punch that's still available although it didn't make the catalog).

Project 6: Sweet Celebration Card

This one is the favorite of my daughter (she's 5 years old and sat with me while I was making these).
Base: Kraft color 11 x 4 1/4", scored and folded in half at 5 1/2"
Layer 2: 2 1/8" x 4 1/4" Tempting Turquoise
Layer 3: 2" x 4 1/4" Designer Series Paper, Polka Dot Pattern.
Layer 4: 1 3/4" x 2 1/2", chocolate chip layer (with dimensionals to attach this layer)
Layer 5: 1 3/8" x 2 1/8", tempting turquoise
Layer 6: 1 1/4" x 2" Whisper white.For some reason, the photo doesn't do this one justice. The colors in real life are much more vibrant.

Whew! It took more to write this post than it did to stamp the cards! I hope you had fun while I shared some clean and simple projects with you, that you might be able to use again!

So next ~ I'd like to share a little bit about what SUDSOL is...

SUDSOL (Simply Unique Demonstrators Sharing On Line) is a online community of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators dedicated to providing creative and professional information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All demonstrators regardless of location, regardless of the support you are getting elsewhere, we are here to support you 24/7.

The link to my online gallery with more samples is here, but you must be a SUDSOL member in order to access it. For a FREE trial membership, click the below membership and try it out!

Finally, are you one of my local customers who would like to make one or more of these cards? Give me a call to schedule a date and we'll make plans to entertain your girlfriends for a night! Thanks so much for visiting! Have a great weekend!


Claudia said...

Hi Selene,
I LOVED all of you projects, but now I wonder how to get to the next stop in the blog tour. I don't see a link for Carol T.

MJ said...

Selene, you projects are perfect, so simple yet wow! Love them all.

Melissa Stout said...

These are fantastic!

Tammy Fite said...

Beautiful, as always!!!

Pam said...

Selene, your projects are wonderful! I can't decide which one I like best!!!

Tea said...

Great selection! I love your style and think all of these are wonderful ideas! I'll be back to case your talent.
Marti Crapo

Elaine said...

Beautiful projects Selene.

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Love all of them. You are so talented!!
The Bride one is to die for! You're going to make me buy that set you know!!!

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

Selene, your projects are all wonderful! I love that they are all CAS. I'll be definitely be CASEing them!

Deborah Arleque said...

I love your bouquet card. I like using the water color technique with the aqua painters and markers. I just haven't mastered it quit like you. I will just have to keep practicing. Also love your wedding card. With my wedding coming up I hope to receive some pretty home made cards. I know I am prejudice but home made is SO much prettier.

Carol Matthews said...

Selene - these are all lovely but I really like your watercoloring - it's something I enjoy and love to see other demos work too!

Your cards are really do-able - thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Selene, Love, love, love your samples. The one that really caught my eye is the second with the stripes on stripes that makes your eyes do a double-take. Love the simplicity and elegance of all of them. Thanks for the peek into your stampin' eye my friend. ~Blythe

Sunflower Stamper said...

All great projects! Not sure I've ever actually been to your blog before even though I've seen your stuff at Stamping411, but I'll be back!!! Thanks for sharing!

Leanne Gorsuch said...

Thanks for sharing your great projects Selene. You're truly an ARTIST!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Hi again! Phew! That was a marathon post for sure! I so want that bridal set. I haven't much for weddings ... and would love to see this one! Alas! Not in AUS as yet! (sigh) Lots of cute and simple projects here! TFS, Selene! xxAxx

Cynthia said...

Such wonderful projects - simple and lovely and they send the thought so very well. Wonderfully done!

Mary (aka Muffin's Mama) said...

Beautiful projects. I love the Kraft base on all the cards, and I especially like your Dad's Day card. TFS and thank you for sharing all the measurements too!

Debbie McNeill said...

Fantastic projects...all of them.

Alicia Chaparro said...

The projects were beautiful, clean and easy to replicate! Just the right format for a Make-N-Take or Workshop! Thanks for sharing and participating in the SUDSOL Blog Tour!

Hugs and Blessings