Monday, December 3, 2012

Paper Smooches SPARKS-December Trend Watch Challenge

This week's Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge is a Trend Watch challenge based on this photo of a retro camera.

Instead of using a camera image, I went with a Polaroid style frame around a scene created with the Get Outta Town set.  I stamped the palm tree pair and colored them with Copic markers, then stamped the sun at the opposite side of the panel in a mix of orange and yellow inks.  I used some distress inks for the sky and the warm glow around the sun.  The sand is made from torn kraft cardstock strips, inked along the edges with white pigment ink, then layered at the bottom of the panel.  The scene is framed with a die cut photo frame.  I stamped the set's "go to your happy place" in blue ink at the bottom of the frame and accented it with a button tied with matching baker's twine.

To set the image off from the light green cardfront, I adhered a piece of chevron patterned paper to the card before adding the image at an angle.  To bring in the rest of the colors I used in the scene, I attached a piece of chevron patterned decorative tape at the bottom of the patterned paper panel.

Here are the other team members posting today. Be sure to check out what they've created for the challenge:

Ashley Marcu
Jessica Davis
Nina Yang
Savannah O'Gwynn

And, stop by the challenge blog for all the challenge details.

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: Paper Smooches Get Outta Town stamp set, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Cantaloupe, Tangelo, and Bahama Blue inks, Copic markers (YG01, YG13, YG17, YG25, E27), My Mind's Eye Happy Day 6x6 paper pad, Divine Twine orange baker's twine

other:  Certainly Celery and Whisper White cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Fresh Snow ink, Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Mustard Seed and Tumbled Glass distress inks (Ranger); frame die (Lil' Inker Designs); orange button (My Favorite Things); decorative tape (Queen & Co.)


  1. Thanks for warming me up Lori! Really lovely.

  2. ADORABLE! love love love the use of these papers and this stamp set! I love how you've used only one set--I need to try this sometime!! LOVE that sand too!! YOU ROCK:)

  3. Lori, you have created the perfect getaway scene for this time of year! I love that funky washi tape and that great scene you created in the polaroid. The colors really cheer me up :)


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