Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Relaxing at the Shore... I WISH!

Right off the bat, before I forget.... I'm going to mention the Blog Candy giveaway on yesterday's post. By answering one little question you'll be entered to win 2 stamps from American Art Stamp and a Colorbox Ink pad. So check out the post from yesterday!



Today's card was made for the SCS Color Challenge #201. It features kraft, NQN and Sage or Baja Breeze. I used paper from K&Company... it's an older pad, but the colors matched the combo quite nicely. I used one of my brand new stamp sets from Impression Obsession. When I went to CHA last summer their booth was my very first stop, and I was totally blown away by their cute, whisical and just plain pretty stamps. So when they had a design team call I was tickled pink to be choosen as a guest designer for January, February & March. This set is called "By the Seaside" - doesn't it seriously make you want to take a vacation??

I stamped all my sea critters in black memento ink, then colored them with copic markers in shades of green, blue & turquoise. I added a glaze of shimmerz in candlelight over the top to give them a pearly sheen. They are each popped up on dimensionals over a rectangle nestie die cut.


For a ribbon embellishment I used green dotted grosgrain ribbon (currently on sale) and added a Basic Grey button and a blue rhinestone to hold it all together. These rhinestone brads have long enough fasteners that they fit through the button, around the bow and through the cardstock for a nice secure fastening.


Thanks for looking and let me know what you think!

12 comments:

StampinCathy said...

This is beautiful. Love those colors and these images are so cute. With all the cold weather, this is the perfect card to feel warm. Thanks so much for your inspiration MOJO!

DeniseLynn said...

Oh it's lovely! Had me dreaming of warmer tempuratures (and sad that we cannot afford a vacation this year!}. So glad you shared this great card.

Tracey said...

A fantastic card Michelle. I love the colour scheme!

Julie M said...

Oh wow - that's beautiful. How long does that card so detailed take you to make? I'm thinking hours and hours!!! Julie.

dini said...

Beautiful card - love the colors! Also, congrats and welcome to the team!!

Dina @ mamadinis.blogspot.com

leenda said...

Outstanding piece of artwork!!

stampqueen said...

Love this card!!!! Such a peaceful ocean feel!!!

Laura M. said...

WOW!

Norine said...

love the colors and all the details
Hugs
Norine

Michelle said...

Very relaxing card. I love the colors you used. I definitely wish I could be at the seashore, but your beautiful card will have to do.

Conniecrafter said...

Great papers and coloring, especially like the star fish!

krcrafts said...

What a beautiful card! I love the colors you chose for the images. Gorgeous!!

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