Thursday, August 30, 2007

Cranberry Crisp Crab anyone?

Sounds quite delicious, doesn't it?! A perfect Christmas dish. Well, this little guy is happy just being a Christmas card, I think. This is another image that Karen sent me.They're so much fun, and stepping me out of my colour comfort zone....forcing me to use reds and oranges! (although I always manage to sneak some blue or green in there somehow!). I stamped Paisley Background in Real Red onto the Cranberry Crisp card, and sponged the edges with a dauber. I've stamped Big and Little Pieces in Sahara Sand onto the Sahara Sand piece, and sponged the edges with True Thyme. I used the large oval punch to punch the greeting (I LOVE this stands so well on it's own, without layering or embellishment), stamped Canvas background a couple of times on there, and sponged the edges in True Thyme. I used the Slit punch to make the 'ticket corners', and the scalloped edge. I watercoloured Mr Crabby with Inkpad lids and Aquapainter. I like to give some dimension to my watercolouring by using a Blender Pen on my Going Gray Inkpad lid to go around the image.
Check back tomorrow for another crab!
Colours: Cranberry Crisp, Bordering Blue, Sahara sand, Real Red, Whisper White.
Accessories: Cranberry Stitched Ribbon, Antique Brass Hodgepodge


  1. Very apt for an Aussie Christmas!! Looks great Marelle!

  2. Very apt for an Aussie Christmas!! Looks great Marelle!

  3. Holy cow..I mean crab!!! - that is totally awesome Marelle!!! You and those crabs are meant to be together!!


  4. looks great Marelle - I think I need to get some cute critters for a change

  5. Love it Marelle - the stamps, the design, the colours, the way you have shaded it - beautiful!!

  6. Thanks Marelle, another set I am going to HAVE to get. *sigh* I must stop coming to your blog!!



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