Friday, March 18, 2011

Sorry I was CRABBY

Good Morning! It is almost "balmy" outside this morning but the weather forecast says that will change later today and the temperature will drop toward freezing again. Hopefully the slightly above freezing temperatures will thaw and melt all of the snow we still have. And at this time of year, I get CRABBY! The calendar says spring will arrive this coming Sunday, but the out-of-doors looks like winter.

I will probably get a lot of use out of this card and sentiment. Yep! This is another Anna Wight stamp design for Whipper Snapper Designs new cling mount Feelin' Fishy set. Isn't it a hoot?!

Feelin' Fishy Cling Mount stamp set

I don't know exactly why, but I have been designing all of my cards lately using Versamark on Watercolor paper and embossing the image in Antique Gold detail embossing powder and then watercoloring with Tombow Markers and a wet brush. It is a bit different look but I think it gives the sea world designs of fish and crabs and fun and water-like look. Using embossing powder does help hold the watercolor within the lines of the image.

The background designer paper is from K & Company. I added some machine stitching around the edges and some fun zig-zag stitches randomly around the crab. Maybe I was too crabby to stitch the entire circle? tee hee!

I love this bright and bold orange and blue color scheme. When I showed this card to the mister, his response was "WOW!" I'm not sure what his "wow" meant exactly and I didn't chance finding out what he was thinking.

Hope you aren't crabby today and have a glorious weekend.

Until next time,




  1. This is just as cute as can be! I'm not sure how anyone could not accept your crabby apology with this cutie! :)

  2. hee hee So so cute. I like the tiny bit of stitching you added.

  3. The bold colors are cheerful and that crab is too cute. Love the stitching. Hope your snow melts and Spring is good to you this year :)

  4. fab coloring and sewing! Love the sentiment!! :)


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