Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Escape!


Note: this is my second post for today. Please scroll down for my Waltzingmouse Stamps July Release Preview. 

Happy Wednesday everyone! Time for La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge! And it's a fun one! Our hostess is my dear friend Kim Yu, and she challenged us to try something new; i.e., a new technique we've been wanting to try but haven't had the time, such as a new card shape, hand made embellishments, altering images, etc. 

The hard part for me was picking just one! There are so many techniques I've been meaning to try but haven't. Since I recently took a Glimmer Mist class, I decided to go with that. I used three colors of Glimmer Mist to create the background mat. The blue, green and brown are meant to emulate the beach. What do you think? I kinda like it... and now I'm inspired to try a few of the other Glimmer Mist techniques I learned.

My card features Summer Bill and Maya. I just love those two! They are so much fun to color! I don't know about you, but I'd like to ESCAPE to the beach. Perhaps we'll venture forth this weekend, although it's going to be PACKED for the 4th of July holidays. The colors and theme also go nicely with the inspiration challenge at Whimsical Wednesdays: The Diedrich Dare!

Since Kim used Banjo Maya on her card today, she is 20% off until next Tuesday! Banjo Maya is another of my faves. (*grin*)

So why not take the plunge and try something new this week? By playing in our challenge, you have a chance to win a $10 voucher to spend on rubber in the La-La Land Crafts store and/or a Top 3 badge! Be sure to pop over to the La-La Land Crafts blog for all the details and to see all the other fun cards created by the design team!

Before I go, I want to let you all know that this is my last post as a member of the La-La Land Crafts design team. I've decided to step down after a wonderful nine-month run. I'm proud to say that I was one of the first design team members, starting out when Irina opened the doors to La-La Land Crafts. I was THRILLED when she invited me to be part of the team. I LOVE the whimsical images of La-La Land and always will!

So this isn't good-bye. I could never say good-bye to Lala and Rosie and Maya and the rest of the gang. I'll just be posting from now on as a fan. I'll look forward to future releases and seeing what the design team comes up with.

So thank you Irina for a truly magical time in La-La Land! I wish you and the rest of the design team all the best! Hugs, dear girl. And Cheers!!!

10 comments:

Alice Wertz said...

this makes me smile! so cute!! lovely card, Lisa!!

Julia Aston said...

what fun summertime cows! love the palm branches overhaning the card and all the shimmer on this Lisa! very cute!

Patti J said...

Hi Lisa, what's moo? Sorry, couldn't help myself! LOVE this darling card! What a happy, summery creation to see this morning :) I'm sure you will be missed at La-La, and can't wait to see what your next endeavor is! Hugs...

Kim Y. said...

This is absolutely stunning, Lisa! I love the colors and I love what you did with the tree! I will have to try this!!! Thanks for the inspiration! You always do amazing work and I will sure miss you at La La Land Crafts!

Karen said...

What a lovely background you've created! And, those colors are so striking!! We will miss you at La La Land!! I just adore your creative card!!

Danni said...

So very fun! Really made me smile!

jo said...

Love this card, honey! :) What you did with that tree is amazing! :)

Debbie Pamment said...

What a FUNTASTIC card to send you off into the sunset from La-La Land! I'm sure they have LOVED having you on the DT as much as you have loved being there - enjoy your new adventures
xXx

Larissa said...

Great card with an adorable image! I love the big palm tree!

Hugs,
Larissa

Cheryl Valadez said...

Lisa, I will miss you! But I'll be by your blog often to see all of your fabulous creations ;D Bill and Maya look happy and dapper in their blue and green beach attire! Love that glimmer mist background!

Hugz to you!
Cheryl