Monday, August 30, 2010

H{ippity} Hop-a-doodle Do!

Yes, I'm in a silly mood. Sometimes I just can't help it, especially when I'm happy. VSN was so much fun this weekend! I am exhausted, but it was worth it! As of the time this post goes live, there will be 14 hours remaining for people to get their cards up and still be eligible for prizes. A master challenge thread is posted here, so if you didn't get a chance to catch it live, you still have time to play along with one or two challenges!

I overdid it again - which happens pretty much every time there's a VSN, and my back is very cranky today. I'll probably be moving a little slow all week. Thank goodness for ibuprofen is all I have to say.

So for today's {ippity} hop, I pulled out another stamp set I hadn't yet inked up. Yes, I know. I have too many of those, which is a situation I'm working hard to rectify. This one is Fishy Philosophy. I went with sleepyinseattle's salted background technique challenge from Saturday evening. This is a really fun technique! I used my Distress Ink pads and reinkers to get the ocean-y colours I was looking for.So, in addition to the VSN challenge and CPS sketch 182, this is also for EIC103. I used the fish on this cute little bracelet, which I'm tempted to order for one of my girls to set aside for Christmas. No, I'm not saying which daughter, since they sometimes read my blog.

And InStyle Stamps has their colour challenge for this month, based on this photo. Those drinks sure look cool and refreshing - just what we need, since the weather turned super hot again.
The {ippity} blog has a list of everyone participation today. Head on over for a full list. Check it out. There are some fantabulous peeps sharing their talent.

18 comments:

Angie Blom said...

oh this is wonderful , love the background.

Danni said...

That background is gorgeous!! Fun card! Now I'm singing with Dory on Nemo though...just keep swimming, just keep swimming, what do we do we swim! LOL!

Joanne Gilch said...

Your ocean-y colors are lovely and that technique looks fabulous. wonderful creation.

Karen said...

That background rocks!!! Love it and the sweet little fishy looks wonderful!! Fabulous card!!!

StampinCathy said...

This one awesome card. I just love how this background looks for this set. I might have to try this too.

Lisa said...

Fabulous!!!!! That background is incredible!

Susan B. said...

What a great card! Your background is fabulous!

Jen said...

What fabulous colors you chose Carole! Such a darling card...love your fish too!

JenMarie said...

FABULOUS background for your fishy!!

Linda Beeson said...

Wow, where do I start? That background and the technique you used is just plain perfect, cute fish and wonderful colors. Love how it fits the CPS sketch too.

de said...

GORGEOUS as usual! Love that background technique! Hope you rest up and are as good as new soon! :-)

Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

What a fun background for your fish.

Janneke Smit said...

love the background!

Axa said...

love those bubbles! Thanks for joining us at Instyle STamps Color Challenge!

LB Designs said...

Beautiful background!

SmilynStef said...

Love that cool watery background ... great inspired card.

Cheryl said...

Awesome! Very cute card. I love the background. I am going to have to try this technique.

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is really stunning! Love the papers and what a gorgeous image!!! Hugs, Karen

P.S. If you love challenges you are sure to love my new blog: www.felineplayful.blogspot.com