Sunday, October 12, 2008

Snappy Crabby

Here's a simple birthday card using another set from this month's SU! birthday special. This little guy looks anything but crabby but I just can't help myself calling him that! For a change I went back to my roots and pulled out my watercolouring pencils to colour in Crabby and his surrounds, then blended the colours with an aquapainter. Once the I had coloured him in I used a scalpel to cut around the larger part of his claws so I could slip the sentiment in so it looked like he was holding it up. I kept the rest of the card pretty simple, a little background stamping and some twine to finish it off.

All supplies by Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, More Mustard, Whisper White
Stamp set: Crab & Company, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Inks: StazOn Jet Black, VersaMark
Accessories: watercolour pencils, aquapainter, hemp twine
Show watched while creating: Heroes

I've also uploaded another card over at the Elite Challenges blog if you'd like to check it out


Makeesha Byl said...

Oh he is so cute Carol! I loved reading about your 7 loves! It is so true, and your samples are just stunning! THanks for sharing :)
Keesh x

Night Owl Designs said...

This card looks far from simple! Your colouring looks soooo good. Love the twine!