Monday, March 23, 2009

Corrosive Challenges No 4

This week's challenge theme at Corrosive Challenges was Under the Sea. Not a very easy one for me. I used Ocean Commotion, stamped the angelfish (?) image in Brilliant Blue on Yoyo Yellow. I then stamped the seaweed image in Glorious Green on Bashful Blue. To get the image of the fish facing the other way I inked the stamp then ran my brayer over it to pick up the image and then ran the brayer over the cardstock - an effective way to reverse an image (as long as it fits around the brayer circumference). The base of the card is Brillian Blue, layered with Rose Red. The ribbons are Whisper White grosgrain I dyed Rose Red using a Stampin' Write marker. I have actually layered a sheet of acetate over the Bashful Blue before I added the ribbons to give a fish tank effect (unfortunately, this is not picked up by the camera).

We attended a Fortieth Birthday Party on Saturday for 2 members of my husband's gold club, one of whom is also a friend of our family. We had a great night. Above are the cards I made for the 2 gentlemen in question. The Back Nine is a retired SU set but it is the only golf related set I have so I had to use it. It do love - it colours so well.

This card was for Hank. I really love how easy it is to colour this image.

I had the design for this card in my head all last week so it went together really easily. I just had to stamp 4 golf bags as the recipient (Stu) was turning forty. I made the inside of each card the same :
My husband appreciated both these cards as much as the recipients.


Valems said...

Gorgeous cards, Sharon!
Hugs, Vanja

Debby said...

I love your sea card! How clever with the brayer. Never have tried that. Knowing me I would make a huge mess!

Kristen said...

Great cards. Your coloring is fab! I bet they loved them!