Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Seahorse

After I loved the last round stamp so much, it inspired me to get even more of these beautiful round shaped stamps from artist ching-chou kuik of Sweet Pea Stamps. These stamps are stunning artwork and fit beautifully using Spellbinder's Nestibilities as backgrounds. The stamp used in this card comes from a sheet called "The Seahorse". I wanted to make her hair look like the water so I used copic markers in four shades of blue to color her hair. Then, I used a dark brown copic markers to color in the background of the stamp, as well as the leaves and the outfit of the maiden.

I chose a wonderful saying from Plate #24 that says, "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller" I added two adorable brown hearts, metallic burnt gold border-punched paper, and a few buttons to coordinate with the color of the seahorses; these buttons make the seahorses in the image pop out of the design.

Be sure to scroll down a few entries and read about the HUGE blog candy celebration that will start on Feb 1st!

Hope you have a heartfelt day!

Holley

8 comments:

Shazza said...

this is so beautiful x

Karin said...

So beautiful, love the stamp.

Karin

AK Stamper said...

Wonderful job on the coloring Holley.....Love them Sweet Pea Stamps!

Shell~Alaska♥

stamping sue said...

just beautiful!!!
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Shelley said...

You've managed to create such depth in the way you colored the image, I love it!

Denise(AZ) said...

she is beautiful and the sea horses are so cute

Miranda said...

this is one beautiful card, soooo pretty and your colouring is fab

hugs
Miranda

lizzyscraps said...

Wow. another absolutely perfect card. I'll have to go look at these stamps.