Papertrey Ink – Make it Monday – From Black and White to Colour

The challenge today at Papertrey Ink was to make something partially in black and white and partially in colour. I have done this type of card before with both a colouring/painting theme and with florals, so this time I wanted to try it with a different type of image.  I looked through my stamp sets until I saw the Keep Swimming set.  I thought the sea would be quite pretty in black and white and super cool in aqua colours.

In the end, I decided to add Shimmer Pico Embellisher to the fish.  That made my whale recede into the background and he was supposed to be the star of the show.  What to do, I decided to add the same embellisher to him.  I had what I thought was barely enough Shimmer Embellisher left in my bottle, so I squeezed quite hard.  Out came a TON  of liquid onto the whale (yes, pun intended) and it was quickly spreading and threatening to pour all over the ocean area.  What to do.  A quick run to the bathroom for a tissue to sop up some of the liquid, saved the day.  Now, the next Make it Monday may be posted before this image is dry enough to attach to the card base, but if I can just be patient……………………..


(go for a shower)


If I had the right keys on my keyboard, I would type out the Jeopardy final question music……………………..

Ok couldn’t wait and I took it outside and perched it on a stump of a tree and tried to take a quick picture before the wind blew the whole still wet  thing into the dirt below.  The picture is not the best but at least it is not covered in dirt.



Supplies:  Papertreey Ink Keep Swimming stamp set, Copic markers, Lifestyle crafts nested labels, fun foam, Pico Shimmer Embellisher, Elizabeth Crafts Metals 6 X 6 patterned paper, Simon Says Stamp card base and Scor tape



About DebSelby

I am a Mom to three great sons, a grandmother to seven great grandkids and a totally addicted scrapbooker, cardmaker now that I have retired from paid work.

Posted on September 5, 2016, in Card Samples, Challenge Entries, Debbie's Challenge Entries, Oscar's (Deb's) Card Samples and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Cute little ocean scene. Great take on the Challenge.


  2. Oh boy, this is SO cute! Love the whale. What a great scene.


  3. Funny sequence of events leading to the completion of your cute card! Happy Labor Day to you and hope the rest of your week goes well. 😉


  4. Your story is too familiar!! *wink* What we don’t do to make a card, right? Well, I think your little whale and the sea is a perfect scene for this challenge…I had to try four times to get it right! Glad you hung in there Deb, it was worth it!!


  5. Great way to highlight the action with the color in the label.. nice job.


  6. Your post gave me a good chuckle to start my day! This came out fabulous despite all that you had to go through. So glad you persevered and came out the victor! I hope you win!!


  7. Love it! What a fun image to choose for this one!


  8. Super! I have always loved this set.


  9. Really cute. I love how you colored the whale to make it the focal image.


  10. I think it turned out adorable, wet shimmer and all! Love the sweet images and the bubbles!


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