Friday, February 26, 2010

Just floating by to say hi!

Happy Friday to you! I decided to play along with this week's sketch challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers and use some of my brand spankin' new Webster's Pages Seaside Retreat paper. The paper comes in a 6x6 pad, so I had to cut it down to fit on an A2 card (4 1/4 x 5 1/2). This sketch worked perfectly since it allowed me to cut the paper on the diagonal and not lose any of the underwater scene portions. The diagonal strip is the reverse side, cut from the scraps - waste not, want not!

This month's Stamper's Sampler magazine had an article on using paint chips, so I decided to pull out my collection of paint chips and use one. I stamped my sentiment using Versafine Black Onyx ink, expecting to get the usual crisp impression you get with it, but alas it didn't play too nicely on my paint chip and bled a bit.

The seahorse image is from ERA Graphics and was colored with Copic markers. The sentiment is from Great Impressions. The ribbon is from American Crafts and was topped with some Memory Box crystals, which I also used for the seahorse's eye.

That's about it. Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!

12 comments:

Marcia Antle said...

I love that! I have tons of paint chips and don't really know what to do with them, but this is a great idea!!!!
qkk

The Rubber Maid said...

Great paper for a girl like you who loves to be under the water! Beautiful. Pat

Anonymous said...

Great card, Robin. I love the way you worked around getting more of the printed pattern on the card, since it had to be cut down. Awesome coloring job on the seahorse, too.

SueP 40MinutesFromTheAirport

Maria Matter said...

oh how fun is this with the paint chips! great accent to this gorgeous paper and lovely seahorse!
Fabulous card Robin!!!
blessings, Maria

Denise (peanutbee) said...

LOOOOVIN' that seahorse!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Love your seahorse!! Love your use of the color sample card! Very creative!!

Janine said...

Well hi there!! Where have you been?? Love this card!! Hope all is well with you!

Joan Ervin said...

What a beautiful design, Robin...the new dp is sooo pretty and I just love your gorgeous seahorse!!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

So clever - Robin...love the added color swatches and the seahorse!!! Beautiful card...and you know I love those sparkles :)!!! Hugs ~S~

Susan (rainy) said...

LOVE that ribbon treatment!! And the seahorse looks so fabulous with the wonderfully used paint chip. Gorgeous card.

chercroppin said...

Sorry am late commenting on this Robin!! It's awesome girl! Gorgeous bg paper, amazing details, and I love that seahorse and that paint swatch with the sentiment, way cool! Hope you have a great weekend!

Jenny Gropp said...

What a cool use of paint chips! Way to go, Sister!!!! Love it and of course the Webster's pages are too cool!