Wednesday, May 8, 2013

P is for Procrastination and Pink (with Turquoise)

I was determined to get this card finished in time for Stampotique Designer's Challenge #98: Pink & Turquoise. Alas, my sinuses were determined to derail that goal.

So once again, I'm a day late. But it's cool because I like this card and I really like the color scheme.

Stampotique's Octopet is the star of the show. She was stamped with Memento ink onto white Neenah cardstock as were the cute fishies from the late lamented justjohanna/odd bird planet. They were all colored with Copic markers (RV52, RV55, RV66), then coated with a layer of VersaMarker and heat embossed with two layers of clear embossing powder.

Neptune Ancient Page ink was sponged over the octopus and the fish to create a base sea tone. Peacock Feathers Distress ink was sponged over the Fish Scales stencil by The Crafter's Workshop and Stream Adirondack ink was sponged over the Tiny Circles stencil. When I was done, I used a q-tip to clean the ink off of the shiny fish and octopus, then repeatedly stamped the seaweeds from Bombshell Stamps' Mermaid Treasure set. The air bubbles were all accented with the Clear Gelly Roll Glaze pen and the edges of the stamped piece were sponged with Black Soot Distress Ink.

Black/pink Black Magic paper from Core'dinations took a ride through the Big Kick in the gorgeous Art Nouveau Waterfall embossing folder by Couture Creations. This piece was sanded to reveal the pink color core. I accented the pink bits here and there with the same Copic markers I used to color the images. The edges of this panel were distressed and rolled back a bit.

I stamped the sentiment, from Bombshell Stamps' Homeward Bound set, kept it in the die,, and sponged Peacock Feathers Distress ink over it. When released, I mounted it onto a die cut from Spellbinders, adhered it to the card, and accented it with turquoise jewels.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card in the following challenges:
Stampotique Designers Challenge #98: Pink & Turquoise
Crafty Creations Challenges: Something old, something new: New, my Octopet stamp and the Art Nouveau Waterfall Embossing folder; something old: the justjohanna/Odd Bird Planet stamps, the Black Magic cardstock
The Perfect Sentiments Challenge #78: Dry Embossing
Cards Und More #81: Animal Friends: Sea creatures are animals,right?
Creative Craft Challenge #9: All About Animals
Paper Take Weekly: Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations: May Challenge -- Embossing and Texture


  1. Gorgeous underwater scene! Thanks for joining at Creative Craft Challenges: All About Animals

  2. Wow what a great scene!!! It's fantastic artwork!!!

  3. Love your underwater project! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

  4. The colours work so well and the octopus is a real focus in the centre of the card.

  5. Great card! Love the colors and the scene you have created! Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment!

  6. Kathi, I love your fun animals, your finishes, the stamping, design, & cool colors & papers! Just a fabulous card! (I am trying to finish an underwater card right now, and am having very little luck--drat! Should have asked you to do it for me!)
    Hugs, Penny

  7. I like those colors too and the curled corners are a great touch! Sorry about the sinuses' though.

  8. Very cool underwater scene - again love all the details involved and the colour scheme is a fave of mine too! The straggly seaweed hanging down is just fab :)

  9. What gorgeous lush colours Kathi, thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  10. What a fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us at stamping sensations for our embossing and texture theme this month and good luck!

  11. Fab card! Love the image and the colors!
    Unfortunately we cannot take your card for the Top3 and the winner, indeed we accept only 5 challenges max. accumulated - I'm so sorry.
    Thank you for joining us at Cards und More!
    Hugs, Gaby