Friday, June 5, 2009

Fishy Mojo

Finally got around to trying my hand at the current Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge (it's a contest week!), MOJO89, but I got a small stamp camp project done (show that later).  I can get a lot of "crafty" things done when my husband is out of town, but I stay up WAY too late!  Oh well.

So I recently took advantage of the buy 3 get one free paper deal that SU! had last month and actually have some patterned paper on hand.  So knowing that I was making a card for a birthday boy, I chose the Rainbow Sherbert DSP and pulled out an oldie, but goodie:  Fishy Friends.  I stamped him in Basic Black and then colored him with a blender pen and ink pads in colors from the Rainbow Sherbert collection.  Knowing that it is a contest week at the Mojo Monday blog, I wanted to make my fishy a little extra special, so I cut extra fins for him and attached them so they are coming out of the paper (see the detail shot) and added some sparkle right?  I love how he is 3-dimensional!  

My bigger challenge came for the embellishment aspect of the sketch.  I don't have anything that goes with the fish, besides more fish, so I found this polka-dot circle in a Blooms and Stalks set by Sassafras Lass and thought that might work.  I stamped it in Apricot Appeal (added stickles, of course), layered it on a circle of Gable Green and then on a larger circle of Green Galore.  My final addition was to add the circle of triangle turquoise eyelets (way long ago retired from SU!), which made my day since I don't use them very often!  Oh and the sentiment is from the Very Punny set that was an SAB set a couple years ago. 

Most likely all of this was way over the top for a 5 year old, but his Mom will appreciate it!  Thanks for stopping by my engineering world!

The Engineering Details
Stamps - Fishy Friends, Very Punny, Blooms N' Stalks (Sassafras Lass); Paper - Rainbow Sherbert DSP, Gable Green, Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White; Ink - Gable Green, Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise, Apricot Appeal, Basic Black; Accessories - Apricot Appeal grosgrain ribbon, Tempting Turquoise Triangle Eyelets, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Crop-a-Dile, Diamond Stickles, dimensionals


Katie Cotton said...

love the detail!

Poprygunka said...

very beautiful little fish! pretty card!

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