Sunday, January 15, 2012

HSS100 - Best Fishes

After going through my Google Reader last week (gosh it gets filled up quickly!!)...I came across the Hand Stamp Sentiments blog and their current challenge is to use pleats or ruffles.  I thought that would be a fun challenge.   In my head, I decided I wanted to use pleats as ocean waves (not sure how that thought came to me) - so then I had to find a fish stamp in my stock.  I found an Impression Obsession stamp and thought it would work perfectly.   Before I go on more.........here's the card:


After coloring the fish with my Prisma pencils, I played around with the layout.  I used my Cuttlebug swirl folder for the water and then did the pleating for the waves.  I grabbed my Lawn Fawn letter stamps and stamped out the sentiment and then added a balloon.  The balloon and fish fins are all covered with glossy accents, but it was a rainy day when I took the picture, so this is the best one I could take!!

Here's the details if you want to play along. Entries are due TOMORROW at noon!

Hope you have a restful Sunday!!  Go Giants!! (that's for you Honey!)

Thanks for your visit!

10 comments:

Olga said...

that is awesome, love thefish!!!

Audrey Pettit said...

What a fun card, Maria! Really like how you created a wave effect with the embossing and the pleated ribbon. And those fish are adorable. Great coloring. Love the balloon, too.

Dawn Braun said...

this is adorable! don't you just love it when an idea hits you and it comes together?! Lovin' your ocean wave pleated ribbon and those little fish make me laugh! Great sentiment too, thanks for playing along this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

jimlynn said...

CUTE little fish Maria! Really like your "water" and "waves" too......now you're making me want to go fishing - and it's too cold!
Cute card.
Lynn

inkedx2 said...

What a fun card! Very clever way to use the ribbon as the waves. So glad you played with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Monica said...

How creative is that... you are on a roll, I see, coming out with such beauties. Very cute!!!

Monica xxx

Kathy and Lucky said...

A big old adorable!!!! This is so wonderful using the ribbon ruffles as the water and then the embossing behind those cutie fishes. Love it!

Krista said...

Great idea turning the pleats into the ripple of the water. So fun!! Those fish look like they are ready to party in the deep blue sea. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Bada-Bing Creations said...

Hehe, what a fun way to use ruffles! Very inventive and I love it! Wish it was summer so I could go fishing now:-) Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Cheryl said...

Cute! I love the embossing and ruffled ribbon.

Have a great week!

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