Thursday, June 7, 2018

*Waving Madly*


Something about an octopus waving hello at you makes me giggle.  So Sea of Textures is the only brand new never-seen-before stamp set I have from the new catalog, but before the last one ended I did buy Lemon Zest, Beautiful Day, and at the last minute Beautiful Bouquet (which is where I got the "hello" from).  I won't be doing another new catty order until July so Sea of Textures is this year's featured set for me.  (Last year it was Orange Blossom, which I still can't believe it retired after one year!)  Anyway, I've inked up this octopus three times and two of those times he was purple.  Today he's black, and you can't tell but he's covered in Wink of Stella for some sparkle.

Octopi are animals, right?  Because the Paper Players challenge is all about the animals:

I used the sketch from Sunday Stamps:

To be honest I wish I'd used the Marbled background on my card front or something else and then left the oval behind the octopus plain, but my kiddo was waking up from his nap so I had to finish fast and I couldn't change it around.

Check out the Color Throwdown for this week:

I used Coastal Cabana for the aqua color; I've been mildly obsessed with it since it was announced that Coastal Cabana was returning to the SU! color lineup.  (I've done a couple of scrapbook layouts that haven't been shared here yet, plus a few cards that have been shared here.)

Hope you have a great day, y'all.  I've been fighting a cold all week and it is no fun, though Ryan thinks the noise I make when I blow my nose is super funny.  At least he's amused?

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Sea of Textures, Beautiful Bouquet
Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Memento Tuxedo Black, Whisper White
Paper:  Coastal Cabana, Basic Black, Thick Whisper White
Accessories:  Under the Sea Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, linen twine, Tailored Tag punch (to flag the end of the black banner), metallic sequins, Dimensionals


CCsMom said...

Are you a "honker" when you blow?!!! I am.

I like the card the way it is. Octopi (?) have always fascinated me. I've seen on one of those shows about sealife where a crew had pulled up a bunch of fish and captured an octopus with it. There was a very small hole at the side of the deck to let the water out when they brought the nets up and that BIG octopus was able to slither through it. Pretty fascinating. Great colors on the card, too!

Heather said...

So fun - I think I'm going to have to have this one on my "second wave," lol - I love how you've kept it so clean and simple, too - the octopus looks fabulous! Love that netting paper... Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

Jan Clothier said...

I've resisted the temptation to get this set - so far - but each time I see a card like this, the resolve gets a little less! I love it. I like the oval being patterned like this - it's like he has his own pond in the big ocean but I can see it would also work with a marbled background and a plain oval. This sounds like the perfect reason to make another card?! Love it, Christy. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week.

Joanne James said...

Christy I love the detail on this octopus and your clean background really shows this character off to great effect. Thanks for playing along with my theme challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

Annie Abrahamson said...

That octopus is on my wishlist. Love the image and the colors that you used. Hope your cold is getting better and thanks for joining in The Paper Players challenge this week!

Broni said...

Great card! I LOVE that octopus!! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at the Color Throwdown!!

Monika Reeck said...

that image
the color
all great together
love your CAS design
and great using our sketch this time too
wonderful card
many thanks for joining with us at Sunday Stamps Sketch challenge this time