Then, this morning I realised - turn the sketch on its side - and it came to me. Out came one of my favourite stamp sets - by the ever talented Claire Brennan!! I bought these stamps as soon as they were released but I've only used a few bits from the set - however in the last couple of weeks, I seem to be finding reasons for the Half Pint Heroes to come out to play. And you know I mentioned the goodies I bought yesterday, well I've found a use for the papers on this card!
The papers are shades of blue, green and brown - so naturally I did an underwater scene with the submarine!! Actually the first time I saw this stamp I was going to make a yellow submarine!! I've coloured the image with lots of Promarkers and coloured the card with distress inks. There's a fabulous port hole in the set and I've used it to make a window with a little chap waving - I'm not sure it shows up properly in the photo, but the window is covered by a lovely big glass chip! Detail in picture below. I'm keeping this card in my stash.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Half Pint Heroes
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Cottage Ivy, Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves; Distress - Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans
Paper: Avec - Deco Designs
Accessories: Card, paper, glass chip, embossing powder - from stash
And now I need to say, Hi, Hello to a couple of new followers - welcome aboard to Sylvie (GibbMiss) and Lynn (Delphinoid). Thanks for joining me.
Now, don't forget that tomorrow sees the start of a new challenge over at CR84FN - and boy have we got some lush colours to inspire you!! So please join us then. In the meantime, I'm off to read one of my Christmas books - The Lily Bard Mysteries by Charlaine Harris (she writes the Sookie Stackhouse books - seen on TV as True Blood). Take care all - see you tomorrow!