38 minutes ago
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
This card is for Sara's Perfect Match color challenge--see it here. I cheated a bit--The only black is the stamped outline of the boat and the sentiment! And I used Ripe Avocado and Ocean Tides in addition to the challenge colors (Aqua Mist, Spring Rain, and True Black). Also I don't have Spring Rain, so I used Bashful Blue. Sorry Sara! I hope it still counts! Anyway, as soon as I saw this vine image in Beyond Basic Borders, I thought of kelp! So I stamped that and the fish and bubbles from Pond Life, trimmed top with my wave scissors, stamped and cut out boat from Bitty Baby Blessings, and added the sentiment from Pond Life Sentiments. I inked the crests of the waves with SU Craft White. I got the fish going in opposite directions by stamping them upside down, filling in the eyes with a blender pen and OT ink, and using my white gel pen to make eyes in the appropriate spot. I am just so dog-gone proud of myself I can't stand it! Seriously this card makes me happy and I would use it for my PTI swap if it had any embellies on it. So far I haven't figured out how to add any--it really isn't an embellie kind of card. I'll give it some thought. All suggestions are welcome!