Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Same, but different!

It's the same focal image and the same patterned paper, but I changed the layout and size of the card as well as the colorant.

The ship and sentiment stamps are from the "Homeward Bound" set by Bombshell Stamps. This time I colored the image and background with chalk pencils. I like this sunset better, but after seeing a glorious one last night, I realize that I still need to work on it. Chalks were fun to use and I like the soft look of the image. I still want to play with this stamp using colored pencils and then Copic markers, though I am running out of that specific map patterned paper. Luckily, I seem to have a lot of map-themed patterned paper.

I realize that the brads on the sentiment block (which is popped up) are not terribly straight. Oh well. I need to improve my stabbing-through-the-ruler skills. :D

So, which do card do you like better?

Thanks for visiting today!


  1. I love the blue sky you created on this one! :D

  2. OOOH!

    I too love the sky on this one and the little details like the brads in the photo corner and the sentiment.

    I think the first one is my favorite because there is more white caps on the waves and it brings my eye to the water a bit more. I also love the rough distressed edges on that card. It reminds me of slivery deck planks.

    That said, this card has a much more formal feel to it and would be marvelous for a man's birthday or a retirement party.

    Both are brilliant. Great job!

  3. I love the rough water and the paler sky on the first really looked like a day at sea.
    Both cards are gorgeous!

  4. I really do like both cards, but the one I like best is the first one. So far. And that's only because the colors are more vibrant. I can't wait to see what this looks like in Copics and Prismas.

    I think it's great you are doing this same image all these different ways.

  5. This one looks great too, great job with the colouring!

  6. I like both but my favorite it the first one :) Awsome card