Wednesday, November 19, 2008

SC203 - Christmas Fishes

I told you that I have been busy with new Whipper Snapper Stamps! I took the opportunity to use the fish from Cozy Critters to use on the SC203 Sketch over at Splitcoast :)

This is the sketch that we were given to work with and it was perfect for my purposes. As a quilter, I instantly recognized this as a very common quilt block. I wanted to stitch around the individual shapes within my "block" which turned out to be no easy task! My card is 4 1/4" square and each little corner square is 7/8" square - pretty tiny!

I love the idea of creating little vignettes for my images so this fishy has a water world complete with some felt seaweed. I cut the tips of some swirls off some pre-sticky felt boarders that I had in my drawer. The fish has a coating of crystal effects and has been layered with dimensionals.

To create the waves, I used a pieced of scallop punched paper as my mask and then simply sponged around it with some re-inkers. I added some sponging of coordinating colours to my new Basic Grey designer paper (Granola Collection). I just got a large package of new basic grey collections in the mail from Clear Dollar Stamps yesterday and of course I had to play with them :)

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Whipper Snapper Designs - Cozy Critters
Paper: Papertrey White, Basic Gray, More Mustard, Watercolour, Basic Grey DP
Ink: Basic Black, Versa Mark, Creamy Caramel, Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, Bordering Blue, Various Re-Inkers for watercolouring
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Page Pebbles, Hodgepodge Hardware, Taffeta Ribbon, Sponges, Dimensionals, Crystal Effects, Aqua Painter, Felt Border

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Anonymous said...

Kim, this is adorable and the DP is perfect!!

Tori Wild said...

WOW Kim-- Your detail just blows me away!! Every one of your cards should be put in frames!! Just adorable!

Cheryl said...

Kim, I study every card of yours! Each one is so beautiful and this is no exception! I love how you color your backgrounds. It is such a perfect accent to the main image which is also colored so perfectly!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Too flippin' cute!!! Love the little waves!!
hugs, Jami

Lana said...

Kim you are killing me with your creativeness! Every detail on your cards is PERFECT! Thank you for sharing with us!

Gail S. said...

I can't believe you sewed around each one of those TINY squares! Your card turned out so cute, I'm glad you did! I love the fish!

Basement Stamper said...

Love this card. The paper is perfect and the little fish is just adorable. Love the colors you chose!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Oh my! What detail............Just gorgeous!

Michelle said...

It looks like a Goldfish cracker, lol!! Very cute ~~ details are perfect as always :)