Saturday, May 23, 2009

Hang Ten *amuse-bouche* Style



On our second course of amuse-bouche, I'm serving up a surfboard. I love the images I see of various surfboards lined up in the sand, waiting for riders. It is really the ultimate in picture postcards. And the designs on some of those boards are serious art!

The stamp itself is such a cool image, with the waves curling on the board. Just to change things a bit, though, I stamped the outline of the board, reverse masked it, and stamped the mermaid over it. I had so many ideas to change up the surfboard, but the mermaid is one of my all-time favorite images. Who's ready for a ride?

Be sure to check around, there should be a feast for your eyes today!

26 comments:

june said...

aaaghh, i can't take it! i never would have thought to put the mermaid on the board! love it:)

Becky Rusher said...

What a cool idea, Elena! Now why didn't I think of that???

Katie said...

Soooo cute!!

Lori Barnett said...

RIGHT ON ELENA!! This is cool! Now guess what...I'm NEED that Mermaid stamp. THANKS! hee hee hee

Novell said...

Ha! Love the mermaid surfboard!

cheiron said...

This is super cute! Love the mermaid surfboard.

Dawn said...

That mermaid is out of this world! Great idea!

Cookie said...

WOW! I had to come take a look see after I read Julies post on her blog...This is aweseome! LOVE the popped up mermaid surfboard!

Krystie Lee said...

Amazing! I totally thought they made a mermaid surfboard image until I read the post!

jenn shurkus said...

arent you tricky tricky :) LOVE IT!!!

Michellem said...

LOVE IT!!! The mermaid was my very first A Muse stamp!!

Pamela said...

Super! The addition of the mermaid is an awesome idea!!!

Jennie M said...

WOW!! This is SO creative and awesome!! Thanks for the inspiration!! :)

jill Grace said...

OMG - That is so totally rad! Like you, I love seeing boards all lined up! :) The masking job you did is pure genius. Seriously buff babe! ;)

Michelle (aka mybelle101) said...

WOWZA!! Love it! The mermaid is perfect on the surfboard!

Linda said...

You are one clever chiquita! LOVE it.

Beth Thomas said...

This is way too cool!!! Love your creativity!

Cat said...

gorgeous card! i agree with you - i love to see boards lined up, all their interesting designs. i've never surfed (i'm SURE i'd break my neck) but love them all the same. TFS

MissTangerine said...

it s cool!!! ( i have a mermaid tattoo on my wrist and it looks good too)

Laura said...

This is one of my favorite cards! Just gave me a great big smile!

Jenn said...

oh good golly, Elena - this is just way too clever! Well done!

lexi said...

this is absolutely amazing--can't wait to design a new board now!!!

iott said...

You did it again, Elena. Awesome outside the box thinking! WOW.

Geeta (craftyengineer/texaslonghorns) said...

WOW, Elena. This is amazing. Great card!

Tisha said...

Absolutely amazing!! Love it!!

Rhonda said...

SOOOO stinking cool!! I love this!!! TFS!!