I've had quite a play with this subject today and ended up with 3 different versions of a card for the ColourQ Challenge. They all related to the ocean in one way or another, although I'd love to make little houses too! The one I am sharing with you this time is the second creation, with an added suggestion from my dear hubby to include some sort of net. Butterfly Basics supplied the stamp for that, just a hint of Crumb Cake stamped over opposing corners. These sorts of stamps are great to 'ground' elements of a design, it has a faint honeycomb effect. The ocean creatures (or seafood platter!) come from my well-used set By The Tide. I noticed today that despite careful cleaning, these stamps are holding the ink stains. Nothing wrong with that, they still stamp perfectly.
I picked the largest square that would fit on the card front (it happens to be the largest square in this set of dies anyway) and cut a precious square of Midnight Muse, followed by the next smaller square in Pool Party, and finally, the stamped piece.
The final touch on this card is the big, bold birthday greeting from the new Hostess set, Happy Birthday Everyone. This stamp set is a 'must-have', in my opinion, not only for the large 'Happy Birthday' but for the one liners included such as to an amazing woman, to a wonderful man or to a good friend.
Initially my plan was to use this card for my husband's birthday, but after he took such an interest in the design process, it doesn't quite seem right!
What do you see when you look at these colours? Don't forget to check out the gallery at ColourQ and I will see you again later today.