Fun fact about me: I'm not really a beach baby. Sure, the ocean is nice and all, but I don't like to go swimming out there where there are sharks and jellyfish and all kinds of other things that can kill you painfully in under a minute. My husband, on the other hand, is an avid scuba diver. I do like to go to aquariums though, I like to look at the pretty fishies where I'm in no danger of drowning. And so I almost always buy any marine stamp sets that SU puts out. Meet the brand-new set By the Tide:
It's a little difficult to see unless you click on the photo to enlarge it, but the fish and seahorse have the coral stamp in the background in stamped-off Crumb Cake. I think I used every stamp in the set except one. I wonder if it's weird to have a fish staring at you from a card, but is it any more arbitrary than all the cards with flowers or whatnot on them? Things that make you go hmm.
Another fun fact: when I was in 7th grade, I wanted to be a marine biologist. Then I found out in high school that biology was pretty much my worst subject ever, and then there was the whole fear of drowning thing. So I'll stick to visiting aquariums. And rubber stamps. Maybe the occasional educational program on TV.
Anyway, today's card is another combination of sketch and color challenges, there are just so MANY to choose from and I love them. First up is the sketch from Sketch Frenzy Friday:
I stuck pretty close to it, didn't I? The color combo is courtesy of Inkspirational, I couldn't wait to give this on a try especially since there was no pink involved. I love pink, and I'm not one of those Valentine's Day haters, but it was nice to get away from pink for a bit since it's everywhere this time of year.
I used Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, and Perfect Plum and even managed to stick to just those three colors and nothing else. I don't think we see NQN or Perfect Plum on enough color challenges, I love those colors. Oh, let's be real--I just love color in general. The more the better :)
Thanks for stopping by today, happy stampin'!
Supplies (all SU!):
Stamps: By the Tide, You Are Loved (sentiment)
Ink: Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, Perfect Plum
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Perfect Plum, Very Vanilla
Accessories: 1 3/8" square punch, Crumb Cake taffeta