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Oh, Crab!

July 9, 2018 in My Favorite Things - 2 Comments

I can’t believe it’s been 6 months since I’ve posted on here! I made a decision at the beginning of the year to take several art classes and focus on improving my coloring skills with Copics and colored pencils. The courses were fantastic, but pretty intense, so I found myself not taking any time to just have fun with card making.

And honestly, after 4 months of doing nothing but classes, I kinda burned out on coloring. Eek. I’m gradually getting my mojo back and I thought I’d share this little card I made over the weekend.

First off, the background is part of a fun little mini course taught by Sandy Allnock and available in her online store The underwater scenes mini class has 5 different scenes and full video tutorials on them.


I also had an awesome opportunity to attend Jane Allen’s no-line coloring class last month at the MFT boutique! She’s such an amazing artist and the class was excellent. Highly recommend it, but be quick on the purchase of a seat when they announce the next class. Both days filled up really fast.

I used a few of the techniques I learned from Jane on this little crab from the MFT Just Beclaws stamp set. If you’re familiar with this set, you’ll notice the crab stamp has a smiley face. I changed it up a bit by drawing in the top shell parts and giving him a shocked look on his face. Fun stuff!

Hope you enjoyed my card today and thanks so much for stopping by!

I’ll try not to be absent so much and I really look forward to sharing more creative adventures!

Cathy Chapdelaine

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  • Diana July 14, 2018 at 10:57 am

    Love this card! The under-the-sea apsect is such a different viewpoint and I especially liked the way you ‘adapted’ the little crabs face! I have this die set but would never have been able to come up with such a different design in a million years! Your lovely card has opened up a whole new way that I can use the set! Very inspirational….thank you 🙂

    • Cathy Chapdelaine July 15, 2018 at 4:47 pm


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