Wednesday, May 19, 2010

You're A Keeper

Hello! Here's a card I created for the most recent challenge at Everything But The Kitchen Sink! Click HERE to check out all of the details and to see the incredible creations of all of the other participants! 

The sketch:

My creation:

I have had this card in my head for quite a while now and finally stamped it out! :) I love those cute little fish stamps from Endless Creations! And I thought all of the layers in the sketch were perfect for creating the water and sky!

I drew the wavy layers freehand and then distressed them to add interest. At first I had a black line drawn for the fishing line, but it just seemed too harsh. So, I decided to cover it with floss. I kind of like the texture that it adds, and it's definitely a lot softer than the solid black line.

What do you think?

Oh...and one last thing before I go...the hummingbirds have returned to the mountains! YAY! Maybe SPRING has finally arrived!

Thanks for stopping by!!! Have a wonderful day!

Stamped Images - "Fish Two Lg" (Endless Creations), "Fish Two Sm" (Endless Creations), Sentiment (Endless Creations)
Ink - "Ultramarine Vivid!" (Clearsnap)
Cardstock - "Ocean Breeze" (Bazzill Basics), "Stampers' Choice White" (PTI), "Gray and all other shades of teal/aqua" (The Paper Company)
Patterned Paper - "Orange Gingham" (Making Memories)
Edge Distresser Tool (Heidi Swapp)
Pop Dots (All Night Media)
Adhesive Tape Runner (Therm-o-web)
Zots (Therm-o-web)
Floss (Janlynn)
Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura)

Finished Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"


Jinny Newlin said...

Ooo! Too cute! And you're right about the fishing line. Plus, it ties to the color of the little fishies perfectly :).

Aah! I wish we could get the hummingbirds to visit our neck of the woods. We've tried the color red, specific hummingbird favorite plants, and feeders. We miss seeing so many, when we lived in Colorado years ago :(.

Karen B. said...

Glad to hear you got something from your head to paper the way you like it, hardly happens for me! Great card, cool colors, love the orange against the blue. And that little hummingbird is amazing-the picture and the bird itself!

Jenny said...

Love this creative card!! I like how you created the water! Great card all around!! Super cute Hummingbird!!! I love Spring in Colorado!

Brandi said...

What a great sentiment! So sweet! Such a creative idea. I just love humming birds, especially when you can hear their wings going a mile a minute!

Sue Lelli said...

How adorable is this???!!! LOVE the fish and LOVE the sentiment! Very COOL card!

Courtney Baker said...

Fabulous job on the sketch! Such a creative idea!

Angie Tieman said...

Oh, what a great take on the sketch!! I love how you made the curvy lines, so creative with the little fish! Love it!

Jenn Evans said...

Such an adorable idea! I love it.

Ayana Posadas said...

Ok, I love, love, loveee this card! What a superrr fabulous idea, Lisa! You're so creative! I love how you incorporated the waves into the sketch. Brilliant! :)

Winter said...

So cute! Thanks for playing with us in the EBTKS Challange! :)

Rosa Forino said...

vuoi dire che la foto l'hai scattata tu... io adoro i colibri scusa se ti scrivo in italiano ma credo che tradurre con google, rende tutto piĆ¹ complicato per te... ;-)
Grazie per la tua comprensione....