Thursday, February 18, 2010

Praying for... Inkspiration! Colour Challenge 18

Hello! I'm sneaking anothe challenge in at the last minute.. and almost wasn't going to submit this card as it is only a wee little love note, and it's sooo simple! I had to restrain myself from paper piercing, or adding a few more buttons! And if there'd been room, I'm sure there would have been brocade blue ribbon as well!

Here is our gorgeous colour palette from Makeesha

And here is the finished product. I had a tricky time with the lighting coming out a shade of blue, but there was no getting around that :( But hopefully the Vanilla DSP in the background helps to discern the vanilla from white.

I have cut an oval using my CM cutting system out of a piece of scrap, and laid it over my vanilla lovenote (the card is actually 3.5x3.5"). I stamped the seaweed in mellow moss, then the fish in ruby red. With the mask still in place, I have sponged around the edges in brocade blue. I've then removed the mask, leaving a frame-like edge on my ocean scene. I've stamped the fish again on vanilla c/stock, cut him out and popped him up on dimensionals, to give him depth. I've chosen ruby red to be my focus colour, so I've embellished with a ruby red button (retired) and tied a bow with linen thread. My sentiment is from So Many Sayings (retired hostess) and I have stamped it on a little pennant flag. I've finished off with a little sponging around the edges of the card, just to frame it.
All materials Stampin Up! unless otherwise stated.
Lee x


Sarah-Jane Kale' said...


xx SJ

Fiona Harrison said...

That is lovely, the fish l& the sponging look amazing. Glad you submitted it.

Kelly said...

Congratulations! I just wanted you to know that your project will appear on the Yahoo Group Late Night Stamper’s blog finds of the day for February 19. Want to receive your own copy of the blog finds of the day? Join us at or visit our Blog Finds of the Day Blog at

Chantelle said...

Fabulous card Lee, glad you could join in. x

Fiona said...

Love the realistic fish. It looks just like it's swimming in the sea. The sponging is very clever.

Susan Joyce said...

Love the red fish, very striking design.