Friday, August 27, 2010

The new white meat...

Whew! What a few weeks it has been since I last posted! We had the most amazing vacation on Cape Cod and in the Berkeshires of western MA and it's been very hard to come back, start the new school year (already!) and get back to the regular routine. My mind is still very much on vacation-lol!

This is a card I started more than a year ago with some stamps I bought from Rubbernecker and has been on the shelf half done since then. It was one of the first times I used my Copic markers and was just learning some techniques, so you won't find much shading in these images! After I colored the scene, I sponged Bordering Blue and Brocade Blue for the sea, as solid coloring with markers was too "dense". It's always good to look back on you prior work- the sponging on this piece would certainly not pass muster now!

After I finished the card, I realized I need some hungry fish to complete the joke, but by the time I got around to ordering them and they arrived, I was on to other projects. When I retured from vacation I was in clean-up mode in my craft room (a daunting task for sure!) and decided to stamp some fish and get this card done. Cutting them out was a challenge, because cutting them close would loose the bubbles and swimming lines, so I ended up cutting them out in a larger shape and sponging the background. Not sure I like the way this turned out so there is a high chance I will go back and cut them out closer and hand draw some bubbles.

This is a close-up of the crab- the combination of his sign and the facial expressions of the clam and the starfish crack me up! This is one of those cards that will likely never be sent, but will sit on my desk to amuse me when I have a bad day.

Hopefully I will be able to get into the swing of stamping again this weekend- I feel some Halloween cards coming!

Have a great Friday!


  1. Very cute card. Glad you had a nice vacation.

  2. LOVE these stamps and your card-- VERY cute! Chin up-- it's Friday. :)