Happy Sunday everyone! Today is Sketch Challenge #190 for Operation Write Home. Here is the sketch:
You can find details about the challenge here:
I have been trying to use this rubber stamp set from Stampers Best called "Write Soon Minnow" more often since the OWH/Stampers Best Blog Hop. I had colored up the fish last night using Spectrum Noir OR1, CT3, & GB3 but I had to flip the sketch to get everything to fit. I also fussy cut the fish and popped him on a little dimensional tape (though I can not really see it in the photo.)
If I had used a light colored background paper (rather than the royal blue gingham) I could have stamped the "let minnow how you are" sentiment directly onto the background paper and everything would have fit just fine. But I wanted to use the gingham. And I could only have one element on the upper left (rather than two like the sketch.) Two things there would have been too busy I think. I also was thinking if I did a mirror image of the fish (flipped him to face the other direction), I could have added another bubble to the "Write Soon" sentiment bubble to make it look more like air bubbles.
Other details on this card.....I used Fun Stampers Journey's "Basket Weave" rubber stamp on the orange paper, a little white pen on the edges to make the faux stitching, a little white ribbon, and a couple of sparkly stickers.
You can find the "Write Soon Minnow" rubber stamp here:
and the Fun Stampers Journey "Basket Weave" stamp here:
The papers are all from Recollections at Michaels.