Tuesday, July 27, 2010

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

So goes the title of a famous Dr. Seuss book, which resides still on our bookshelf.  It is also the name of a challenge over at Splitcoaststampers. 



I took it literally and used fish AND red and blue.  I'm lovin' my Bizarro fish stamp.  Did you see my Fishy Father's Day card?  The stamp sat for 20 or so years in a drawer, and now it's seen ink on two cards within a couple of months of each other!  It definitely says "masculine" to me, and so this card fits another challenge over at Mark's Finest Papers. 

I'm not usually into things with patriotic colors (that has no effect whatsoever on my patriotism though).  But I kinda like how this turned out. 

Here are the challenges:
See the embossed 'ocean waves'?


My Late Summer Wreath card was mentioned today on the ColourQ Challenge blog by Arielle - Snappy Stamper.  I did not make it into the top Court, but hey, an honorable mention is just fine with me!

Thanks for joining me today.  Until next time...

Happy Stamping,
Colleen

Stamps:  fish by Bizarro, Birthday Whimsy by Stampin' Up!
Paper:  Night of Navy, Whisper White, Riding Hood Red
Ink:  Night of Navy, Riding Hood Red, Basic Black
Other:  dimensionals, paper piercer, brads, Stampamajig, Big Shot, D'Vine Swirls embossing folder

13 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the nice clean look of this card! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Bonnie said...

Way to go Colleen. Love the fish and it's a great guy card.

Bonnie said...

Oh, and congrats on the honorable mention. What an honor!

Cheryl said...

this is one beautiful card,hun love the coulrs layout,and super image ,too bless you for playing at creative inspirations,this week,love hugs cheryl xxxxx

Andrea Ewen said...

Love this great CAS card, Colleen! And congrats on the honorable mention at ColourQ! You are definitely on a roll!

Marisa said...

Any fisherman would go ga-ga after this card. Fabulous use of the challenge, even including the fish LOL

Emily Keaton said...

I'd have to say that that Bizarro fish stamp is THE best fish stamp ever. I love it!! And you are making some quite excellent stamps with it, Colleen!! I love this one, super simple, such clean lines, bold colors. Great for the CAS challenge! And this doesn't at all scream "patriotic" to me at all. Just a classic color combo, that's all!! Congrats on the shout-out on your late summer wreath card. It was absolutely beautiful and certainly deserves all that and more :)

Benzi said...

That is a great fish stamp and makes a wonderful masculine. I think it is fabulous in the red, blue, and white. Congrats on the mention of your wreath card. It is a beauty!

Basement gal said...

This is so chic and stylish, I love it. Thank you for entering the creative inspirations challenge this week.

Carol said...

Coleen this is just adorable. I love that story too!!! I read it to my boys when they were younger and it was so much fun. Beautiful card and thanks for the memories!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Perfect masculine card! Not just the images, I like the embossed background too! If you have time, do pop over to join in the fun at City Crafter Challenge Blog (www.citycrafter.blogspot.com), we also have a Swap Party going on, check it out (www.citycrafterpartyblog.blogspot.com)

Liz Williams said...

A perfect CAS and love these manly colors. Thanks for joining with Speedy's Friends.

Julia Aston said...

A great masculine card! love the fish and embossing! thanks for playing with Speedy this week!

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