Thursday, November 13, 2008
A "not so simple" Fishy Card
I decided that since I didn't get a chance to do yesterday's SCS sketch challenge that I would do it today. Usually I work on whatever I'm going to post in the morning while Tyler's at Pre-K and then post it while they are eating lunch. This card, however, took a bit longer. I really wanted to use this "Sushi" set from Stampendous that I've not used in a long time. I started out with a piece of Ballet Blue as my base and cut out the Rose Red squares and attached them along the bottom. Then I cut another piece of Rose Red and paper pierced along the sides and tops and stitched in a guava and blue thread around it. For the record, that is the step that took the longest; but that was my vision and that was where I was going! Then I took a piece of glossy white and placed a circle scrap in the middle, then I sponged Rose Red around the edges and then Ballet Blue. I removed the circle and then sponged in Bashful Blue inside the circle. I used a retired wheel for the strip at the bottom and then brayered Groovy Guava ink over it. I stamped the various images for the main scene in Ballet Blue. The castle and the fish were stamped separately, colored and then cut out and attached.
So, there you have it. This card was a bit out of my comfort zone; but I think the results were decent enough. Thanks so much for visiting with me and have a great day!Oh, and be sure to scroll down for this week's recipe.