So Sunday is my usual day to catch up on stuff around the house, print off challenges for the week and nap :) When I saw this week's CPS sketch I kept thinking ... bubbles, it looks like bubbles, I need a fish in the middle. But do I have any fish stamps - No. So I whooshed across the internets to one of my new fave spots (www.someoddgirl.com) and searched for fish stamps. I found Goldie ... a terribly cute little gold fish. Lucky for me and my instant gratification soul Goldie is also a digi - so my fish stamping soul was gratified instantly (or in a minute or too - cuz I did have to actually pay first)
Here's my card:
I started with a Pool Party base and cut another layer just 1/4 inch smaller. On the smaller layer I stamped the grass clump image from Peaceful Garden [PTI] in Lucky Limeade [SU!]. I stamped the sentiment from Peaceful Garden in Tuxedo Black on a 1" strip of vellum. Then I used a trick I learned from Nichole Heady's blog and scored a 1/8" strip on either side and adhered the strip with scor-tape hidden by the score line.
This came out pretty much how I anticipated. I did have a little trouble with the bubbles. I wanted them more 3D but all my attempts met with failure, so I settled for simple vellum circles. I used Divine Swirls embossing folder to give some texture instead.
For Goldie I used YR18, YR15 and YR12. For the water around her, I used BG10, BG11 and BG000. I used a colorless blender and dotted her with the brush end to simulate a scaled look.
Thanks for stopping!!