Sunday, June 15, 2008

Best Fishes!

I have always had a weakness for sea themed stamps, so I chose this Impression Obsession Ocean Fish to ink up first. Honestly, I love ALL of the new Impression Obsession stamps so much that it was a tough decision! LOL!

I stamped the Ocean Fish on watercolor paper using Onyx Black Versafine ink, then embossed using JudiKins Detail Clear embossing powder.

The stamped image was colored and shaded using Tombow (water based) markers. I used my oval Nestabilities to cut out the image, as well as the scalloped frame.

The border on the background layer is Ocean Border , also from Impression Obsession. I stamped it using VersaMark Ink , then embossed with Seafoam White embossing powder. It is my very favorite white ep!

The sentiment is Best Fishes . I stamped it on watercolor paper, then cut it out using Spellbinders Tag Trio . I added a little color to it with my Tombow markers.

The ribbon is from Martha Stewart. I found it on sale a while back, and to be honest, I'm really disappointed that it doesn't tie or hold a knot very well. I guess I'm just spoiled to May Arts ribbon, huh?

Early yesterday morning my neighbor and I went to a berry farm. We picked buckets of blackberries and blueberries. Mine are already in freezer bags, ready for me when I get the urge make something delicious. They will have tomatoes, squash, zuccini and eggplant in a couple of weeks, so I will definitely be going back then. It was a lot of fun, even though the clouds rolled in and we got totally drenched!

Why is it that weekends are so darned short? I am totally convinced that there are less than 24 hours in Saturdays and Sundays! KWIM? LOL!

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend, and a great Father's Day celebration.


Jennifer said...

Michelle, this card is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Really! I love using Tombows too but I've never gotten anywhere close to the soft "water" shading you've done behind the image as well as the image itself. And your new stamps are so fun!


p.s. I think you are absolutely right. Weekend days do NOT consist of 24 hour days. I'm not sure how many there are but I know it has to be considerably less!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Michelle, this is ADORABLE! I LOVE these stamps. . .they are so cute!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh what fun, love your fish.

Carol said...

What a fun card this is! I love all the white embossing! I only have 4 Tombow markers and I love them, but I rarely see them sold anywhere to add to my collection. I think you are "enabling" me to invest in more Nesties with this card aren't you? *smile* NJ!

Carolyn King said...

golly---I LOVE THIS STAMP and your card is amazing Michelle! Boy, what a time to have my stamping stuff packed up! lol!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

This is just too dern cute!! I love what you did with this!! Your coloring is fabulous, and the white embossing is perfection!! So totally AWESOME!!