Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Wishing you Blue Skies.....

I received a new shipment of stamps from Northwoods Rubber Stamps a couple of days ago, and just couldn't wait to ink one of them. For me, there is something very relaxing about watercoloring.

This stamp is Northwoods Sailboat Regatta . I think the prospect of coloring the sails in bright and cheerful colors is what attracted me to use this one first.

I stamped the image on watercolor paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink, then embossed with JudiKins Detail Clear embossing powder. Be sure to use a detail powder due to all the fine lines in the image.


I colored the stamped image using Tombow markers and a blender pen. It doesn't show very well in the photos, but I used Crystal Stickles on some of the water to make it glisten.

On the inside (which I forgot to photograph), I stamped Inkadinkado's Blue Skies sentiment. It reads, "Wishing you Blue Skies and Sunny Days". I thought it was the perfect compliment for the image!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be back as soon as I can!

Until then.....

6 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

This card is beautiful, what a wonderful stamp, great coloring.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Oh my Michelle!! Your boats are gorgeous!! Wish I was watching them irl!! Fabulous coloring, and I love the striped ribbon with the stars...so ultra clever!!

Carol said...

What a beautiful, soothing card this is! The vivid colors make it come to life and I can almost smell the fresh air and water now:)

leenda said...

Excellent, excellent!! Wish I were there!

Jennifer said...

I love this! It makes me think SUMMER and you know how sick I am of all of our snow so your card picked my spirits right up.

You get the best, most vibrant colours with your Tombows. I need to use mine direct to paper more often.

Beautiful work, as always!

Jennifer :)

Denise said...

What a great card. I always need ideas for masculine cards. Thanks for sharing.