Sunday, September 15, 2013

Sketch Challenge #190 OWH


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. 

18 comments:

  1. Lots of great details going on here, definitely not a quick and be done card. Love the extra details like stamping the orange solid and adding the pearl accents. Thanks for sharing, C

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  2. Very Cute card! I love all the details on your card. Your fish reminds me of a movie I used to watch as a kid. "The Incredible Mr. Limpet". Dose anyone else remember this movie?

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    1. Thank you Jan!
      Oh yes, Mr. Limpet. I remember, those were simpler times for sure.

      :)

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    2. Melissa, Yes it was. Thank you for sharing your card he is really cute.

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  3. very cheerful and colorful! You did a great job of coloring. I love the pearls for bubbles.

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  4. Very cute card! Blue and orange are two favorite combinations of mine, so I'm loving the colors on your card! I also like the minnow "outside the box" and the faux stitching. I'm glad you went with the gingham paper - it makes a great background!

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  5. Oh my gosh, what a CUTE card with that image and punny sentiment! I especially like the white "stitching" you added along with all that great gingham dsp! NJ!

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  6. Your card is super cute! Great sentiment, sure to bring a smile. I like the details of the waves behind the fish, the 'stitching' and the gems for bubbles.

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  7. This is so cute! I love that stamp set and the bubble gems are brilliant!

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  8. Super fun card and great use of the flipped sketch! The orage paper adda a little pop! wtg!!!

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  9. Oh how adorable is this??? So happy and cheerful, and love the blue gingham background. Lots of cute details and I love the minnow offset from the white square. The orange really pops and the pearls are great accents.

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