Saturday, 18 August 2012

CFC66 - Splish Splash


A while ago, I went through all my stamps and sold a whole big bunch of them at garage sale that our local stamping store hosts twice a year. Before I took everything in, my daughter went through the boxes and 'rescued' a 'few'. In her part of the craft room, I found a whole set of High Hopes sea creatures that I thought were long gone, including this little oyster. (glad they're not!).

I coloured him simply with copics, trying to achieve that iridescence of 'mother of pearl' on the inside of the shell. I made up the sentiment using part of a Papertrey valentine and Lawn Fawn's Harold's Alpha. Finally, I added a half-pearl.

This card is for this week's CASual Friday challenge - to use something you would find in or at the ocean.

22 comments:

Berni Cuttino said...

This is so cute. Love it. Actually cards are fabulous. Hugs

Lisa Lara said...

Now how cute is that! Love love the pearl Ardyth.

Meadie said...

Your card is adorable - I love the pearl, hugs x x

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Sure cute!!!!!!!!! You did a great job coloring the interior shell! WOW!

Love the pearl of course :)

Brandi said...

So cute with the pearl accent!

Geri said...

Love it! The aqua color of the card base really makes me think ocean! Great job with the Copics - it does look like 'mother of pearl'

Darnell J Knauss said...

You owe your daughter big time! This image is adorable, especially with the pearl bling!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Seriously this one cute cute stamp! Yay that your daughter rescued it.

Kirsten Corby said...

How cute!

Carol L said...

Thank goodness this stamp set was saved by your daughter! It's adorable and so is this cute card!

Michele Gross said...

How cute! I love the pearl-perfect touch :) Thanks for joining the fun at CAS-ual Fridays!

Julie S. said...

Cute! You did a fabulous job coloring the inside of the shell. What a sweet card.

I need to go through my stamps too - just need to hunt for a garage sale. :)

Pryn said...

Gorgeous card! I love how you colored the oyster...especially the shadowing underneath.

Sharon Jones said...

Totally WOW factor, Ardyth! So happy she rescued it!

Janna said...

What an adorable card, and perfect for the challenge!
Happy stamping :)

pamela said...

SOOOO cute! I love that little pearl on the side!

Daen'Ys said...

How cute! And this little gem is just what was needed to give the final touch!

Daen'Ys

shirley-bee said...

...and that's why I don't like to part with my stamps - you never know when you might need 'em! You nailed the iridescence, and the sentiment is perfect.

JoAnn Ross said...

What a gem of a card! I'm so glad your daughter saved that stamp, and the coloring is fab!

Stephanie Washburn said...

Super cute! Love how you added that pearl! Perfect touch! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week! :)

Debby said...

I love this smiling oyster! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week :)

Gayatri Murali said...

I love your card, Arydth! That pearl is a great touch. Love it. Thanks so much for playing along with us @ CAS-ual Fridays:)