Friday, March 6, 2009
Brett loves this shark image from Ocean Friends (Kim Hughes by CHF) so I thought it would be fun to make him a diminutive card ( 3-3/8 x 4-7/8) to either mail to him or put in his lunch/notebook sometime next week. He loves to get mail, so I may opt for that route....but he loves cards at school too, hmmm, decisions, decisions!
A simple layout and color scheme brings out the cute shark (can I say that, a cute shark? *grin*) that I colored with a couple shades of blue Copic markers, using dots of color to give him a textured kind of look. After coloring, he's cut out and popped up on dimensional foam. The scallop waves were a leftover strip I had from a project I had going on and I thought they would be a fun way to imply the water. Seaweed and a lobster complete the image panel. The card base is Kiwi Kiss, the strip, Tango Tangerine plus four black brads round out the card.
Ocean Friends (Kim Hughes) by Cornish Heritage Farms
SU! Kiwi Kiss, Tsukineko Memento Tangelo, Tuxedo Black and Versafine Onyx Black
Paper: SU! Kiwi Kiss, Tango Tangerine, Prism Nautical Blue Medium
Copic Markers (you'll have to forgive me, I put them away before jotting down the numbers), Black mini brads, Fiskar's Scallop Blade, Dimensional foam