The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Retro Seahorse

First, I have some news to share: I'm pleased to announce that as of today, I am a member of the Stampin' B's Design Team!! Each Thursday, one member of the Stampin' B's team issues a card-making challenge, and we invite you to be inspired and play along--just for the fun of it! :)

Today's challenge was issued by my SCS friend Brenda, known to many as Benzi. Her challenge was to use a charm on our cards. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!!! I was excited to dig into my collection of fun charms from Mark's Finest Papers for this adorable brass seahorse. For some crazy reason, seahorses make me think of retro 50s & 60s bathrooms, (I know, weird, huh??). I was picturing pearly seahorse plaques in a mint green and pink bathroom, so I Googled "mint pink bathroom" for inspiration for this card--and found it in spades!!

Fun stuff, right? Does it remind you of your grandmother's house??

I used images from the Mark's Finest Papers Flourished Sea Creatures stamp set and some lovely pearlescent Sparkle Finish card stock (also from MFP) for my 50s flashback card. I love how it turned out!! Here are a few close-up photos.

Thanks for checking out my little slice of bliss today!!

Stamps: MFP Flourished Sea Creatures
Paper: MFP Frosty Mint Sparkle Finish Card Stock, MFP Pink Freeze Sparkle Finish Premium Card Stock, MFP China Blue Eyes Linen Finish Card Stock
Ink: Palette noir black, Palette waterlily green, Palette toile pink
Accessories: scoring tool, dimensionals, sheer ribbon from MFP, brad, seahorse charm from MFP LARGE Seashore Brass Charms pack


snailzpace said...

congratulations! what a fun card; love the pink and green.

Joanne (jojot) said...

welcome aboard, Emily.....and wow...what a clean, crisp, fabulous FIRST B's card to start dramatic in its simple loveliness...loved seeing the source of your inspiration as well.....fabulous work, as always


Bonnie said...

I love it (on the card, not in the bath)! It is so 50s! Great job Emily.

maryr917 said...

congrats on being selected for the stampin b's dt-I like your work-this card is great and the colors you used are so fab-I didnt remember pink & green baths (lol)

Basslady said...

i love seahorses...what a perfect card!

marvellous stamp-image!

xoxo silvi (germany)

Ann English said...

This is perfectly lovely and reminds me so of my childhood---long story!

Benzi said...

Just visiting your blog and thought I would tell you again how much I like your seahorse card and charm. Can't say I like those baths that well, though. What were they thinking? Who could be back in style soon. Ugh! LOL

Courtney Baker said...

That's so funny! Love the inspiration and card!