Colour Me...! Crabby!!

by Joanne James13. August 2014 10:00

Time for this week's challenge over at Colour Me...! where we have this striking colour palette to work with this week:

After much thought, I decided that a fun card was the order of the day so I got to work creating another card with a custom sentiment using my Alphabet rotary stamp - such a useful stamp. Here's the outside of my card:

I used Tempting Turquoise for my base, then cut a Tangelo Twist starburst sun and adhered this to my base. I tore a couple of strips of naturals Ivory cardstock to look like sand, then randomly stamped a row of crabs across the front in Tangelo Twist ink and added the first party of my sentiment to the sky, stamped in Tempting Turquoise. The remainder of the sentiment continues on the inside of the card:

Fun, eh?! Let's face it - we all have times when we're grumpy and maybe others are on the receiving end of our less than happy demeanour - this would be the perfect fun apology! The Alphabet Rotary stamp is so useful for this kind of thing - you can create custom sentiments in a snap (pardon the pun!)

I hope you like today's card; why not visit the other Colour Me...! designers and check out their takes on this week's colour combination:

And our guest designer for August - Stephanie K
Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!

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Comments (12) -

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
8/13/2014 12:25:01 PM #

Joanne, this card is adorable!  I love that BIG orange sun and those little crabs in the sand made me smile!  I have that rotary stamp and I don't think I have ever used it.  Thanks for the inspiration to pull it out and ink it up!  This card is just so fun!  XX

Joanne James
Joanne James
8/17/2014 9:06:38 PM #

Thanks Claire - what can I say, I think I must have a quirky sense of humour sometimes and the rotary stamp definitely helps to get that across Smile It's great for one-off sentiments, when I don't always want to resort to MDS!

Tara Bourgoin
Tara BourgoinCanada
8/13/2014 12:54:04 PM #

This is just too cute! I love the little crab inside and that fabulous sun!

Joanne James
Joanne James
8/17/2014 9:07:02 PM #

Thank you Tara - a fun take on the colours this week!

8/13/2014 5:00:29 PM #

Such a sweet and adorable  'sorry' card. I love the scene you have created.

Joanne James
Joanne James
8/17/2014 9:07:28 PM #

Thanks Jasleen - so glad you like my card!

Stephanie K
Stephanie KCanada
8/14/2014 7:29:21 PM #

This card is way too cute for words!  Love your little "crabbys"!

Joanne James
Joanne James
8/17/2014 9:08:14 PM #

Thank you Stephanie - I love the Sea Street set, you can have so much fun with it!

Greta H
Greta HUnited States
8/17/2014 9:19:41 PM #

Wonderful, fun card!

Joanne James
Joanne James
8/21/2014 12:53:34 PM #

Thanks Greta!

Hayley's Paper Garden
Hayley's Paper GardenCanada
8/18/2014 10:13:17 PM #

Total summer perfection!!! LOVE those wee crabs Smile TOO CUTE!!!

Joanne James
Joanne James
8/19/2014 8:48:47 PM #

Thanks Hayley! I love this set - plenty more where that came from!

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