Wednesday, September 24, 2008

This is a card I made for the sketch challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers. I love that challenge, because I find the layout is the most challenging part of card making.
I used Copics to color the seaweed and coral and octopus. I wasn't happy with the shading I got on the critter, so I went over him with Prismacolor pencils. No Gamsol though. I used a Prismacolor pencil to make a light seafoam green around everything, and then distressed the edges with a green dye ink and a China Blue Distress ink. Further distressing with the edge of a metal ruler.
These stamps are from the July release at High Hopes Stamps that featured undersea creatures, pirates and the circus.


  1. Oh my, your coloring is absolutely fabulous, beautiful card Chrissy!!

  2. Adorable Crissy! I love how mix media ~~ it never looks like this when I try to do that :)

  3. Oh Crissy! It's just gorgeous! Gives a person that under the water feel! Not sure I would ever master copics, I love my Tombow's too much!
    Thanks to you!


  4. How gorgeous. You haved just captured that underwater feeling so perfectly! Love it! Hugs Jeanette

  5. Such a beautiful card. I didn't know you could mix copics and pencils. How interesting. I love the curled edges and the charm. So cute. Beautiful coloring!

  6. This is so adorable Crissy, most of all I love the colors you chose, deep, beautiful vibrant color, I just love it!