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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

With friends like you...

This image and sentiment was another combo that I fell in love with immediately the first time I visited the Hambo Stamps website. That sentiment is too funny!! I'm not 100% sure I like this card, it's a little weird, for lack of a better word to describe it... but I do have to admit, I am awfully proud of my coloring of the image! This time I broke out a dear, old friend - my Stampin' Up watercolor pencils! They've been collecting dust on my shelf for years - I used to use them often, but then SU introduced the Watercolor Wonder Crayons and my pencils took a backseat (and of course now my crayons are lonely and envy the love I give to my Copics...!). I guess this time the pencils called to me because I felt like watercoloring, but since some of the details on this image are small I wanted a fine point - and the pencils were perfect. As I colored this, I actually kept thinking to myself "make Timbo proud, make Timbo proud...". I don't know if I achieved that... if you don't know, "Timbo" is the half of the dynamic Hambo duo that designs the stamps (Monica comes up with the funny sentiments!) and he is an *amazing* artist. Check out this post! Wouldn't you love to have just a fraction of his talent?? So for my card... I colored the image and had fun doing it, but then I couldn't figure out what to put with it to complete the card. That big orange flower is slightly goofy looking, I think, but it sort of mimics the starfish on the image. Maybe. Well that's my theory and I'm sticking with it! :-) And of course I had to use polka dots and scallops on this card. I think I better seek professional help with that.... Ok, better go do some housework! Thanks for stopping by today!!
  • Stamps: Lobster and Who Needs Anemones? from Hambo Stamps
  • Paper: Watercolor Paper, Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Making Memories DP
  • Ink: Black StazOn
  • Accessories: SU watercolor pencils, aquapainter, Slit punch, turquoise brads, Shell charm from K&Co, Black safety pin from JoAnn, embroidery floss, puffy felt orange flower


  1. You have every right to be proud, Libby, your watercolouring looks amazing. I've also long neglected my watercolour pencils (amongst other mediums) and must break them out again soon. Beautiful card!!

  2. I love that lobster stamp! He's adorable.

  3. Wow! What amazing coloring! I haven't used my pencils in probably 2 years! EEK! I love the orange "starfish" too! It really picks up the color in your image!

  4. I love this card - it is so unique and fun! Of course your coloring is awesome - would love to have some of your talent! I've not used watercolor pencils in ages either - good for you to bring them to life again!!

  5. Libby, this ROCKS!!! I love the coloring work and everything else, for that matter. TFS! XO, Mimi

  6. Tee hee! I love it! Love the polka dots and scallops, the colors and I think the flower and seashell combo look great. It really does perfectly mimic the starfish...well...maybe with a few extra legs. Your coloring is super! An extra fun card!

  7. I love this fun and fabulous card of yours, Libby!!! Your coloring is sooo great, and I love your "starfish"!! I don't think this is weird at all....just wonderful!!

  8. Too the sentiment!


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