Sunday, June 22, 2014

Grillin' Burgers with Kiyoko

Hey there everyone!  Hope you all had a fabulous weekend.

A few days ago, I was so happy to have met Cindy of Crafting in Waikiki while she was here on the Big Island.   We initially met in blog land and it was so nice to have met her in person.  She's super nice.

Last week, I purchased the landscape die set by Mama Elephant from Island Scrapbooking to create the hills and clouds as shown on this card.  OK, I know clouds are supposed to be white but with card making, its anything goes....right?  Since I couldn't resist using the checkered lavender and white DP to match the Kiyoko's kimono (color-wise), I thought the white clouds wouldn't stand out so I made blue clouds.  LOL.   

 For another sample using this cool landscape die set, hop over to the Island Scrapbooking  blog to see a picture of a card that Don made and a pix of the die.   

To create this fun summer grillin' scene, I used Kiyoko by Sister Stamps, inked her up with Copics and paper-pieced her kimono with washi paper.  In the actual image, she is holding 2 sparklers, one in each hand.  I clipped off the sparklers and replaced them with a tong and spatula from the "Grill Master" die by Memory Box. This die comes with an apron and oven mitt too.  Do you see the oven mitt hanging on the table?   I made a hook for it using an itty-bitty piece of the smoke from the grill die and taped it to the table. Then added a single-strand of embroidery thread to create a loop for the oven mitt to hang onto the hook.

Other fun ingredients for this card:
"Party Grill" die by Memory Box
"Baby Kittens" die by Poppy Stamps
"Aston Side Table" die by Poppy Stamps
Sun die by Lawn Fawn "Spring Showers" set
And I made my own plate and burgers

All of the dies and washi paper are from Island Scrapbooking.

Hope you enjoyed this fun card.  If you're in Hilo and would like to see this card "in real life," stop by Island Scrapbooking.

Thanks for stopping by and HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY!


eunice said...

OMG, so darned CUTE!!!! Karen, I'm sure everyone will agree, you are truly the QUEEN of SCENE CARDS! I'm in awe at how you used all kinds of different dies to put this adorable scene together. Really amazing!!!

Lynn said...

This one is a winner! You have such a great imagination. I love how you combined everything into a summer grilling scene. Perfect!

cygenovia said...

Thanks Karen, such kind words. I want that die you used on this card. Cute card!!! The three in one set. I like the one that looks like clouds. Please let Michelle know I want to place an order for that die. Thanks

Leanne said...

Get out of town!!! Oh my goodness this is one awesome card Karen!! The details are fantastic and I wish I was in Hilo right now so I could stalk IS for those dies! hahaha! What an awesome transformation Karen and a wonderful looking scene! You are the die queen!
Have a terrific day!

Leanne said...

I should have said the CRAFTY die queen. ;)

cuilliesocks said...

Lovely cute card, Karen, lovely scene love your colours, hugs Kate x

eva said...

ha, so cute and creative! she does look like she's grilling up some yummy food!

Colleen Kwan said...

Your card is so creative and cute with so much detail too. Kiyoko looks like she is doing a great job BBQing.

You did a fab job incorporating the new dies. I've never heard of the company Mama Elephant. I will have to look them up.

It's great that you were able to meet one the gals that you met through blogland. Hopefully some day we will have the opportunity to too. Hugs!

Cyndi said...

Super adorable! Always love your little scenes!