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Thursday, January 29, 2009

1 Sketch, 2 Cards

I've been so busy this week that I haven't been able to the weekly PCP Sketch challenge. This week Jessica is hosting (it was her birthday this past weekend so pop in and say Happy Birthday) and there's a giveaway! A free Gina K. Designs set worth up to $19.95!!!! And you know me and my love for all things Gina K!!!!

So, I have been wanting to play with all my new stamps, so I ended up taking this sketch and making 2 cards with it. One with my new Stampin' Up! "Branch Out" set and the other with my new Gina K. Designs set "Best Fishes". I made the first card with the thought of doing an SUO card, only to realize the paper I was using got retired on the 19th.....doh! Oh well....I try. It's still mostly SUO though. I'm loving this new set "Branch Out". It's so simple! This whole card came together from start to finish during the 10 mins I was talking to my mom tonight. Wanna know why? No coloring involved!!! Just stamp and done. I haven't really done that in awhile so it was a nice change. I used my Gelly Roll glitterpen on the little butterflies for a little added bling.

Stamps: "Branch Out" by Stampin' Up!
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Basic Grey, Brocade Blue, Garden Green
Paper: Night of Navy, Garden Green, Prestwick DSP
Accessories: Gelly Roll Clear Star glitter pen, Chocolate Chip double-stitched grosgrain ribbon

The second card I really had fun with. The Prismacolor pencils I ordered arrived on Wednesday and I haven't been able to play with them yet, so this is my first card using them with baby oil to blend. I'd use Gamsol, but I don't have any and I'd worry about having it in the house with my 2 crazy cats running around.
I mean, how cute is this???? The little fishy is just too adorable for words and I'm glad I was finally able to ink him up and play. I even managed to put him in a little fish bowl. Although it looks nothing like the any of the 4 tanks I have. Yep, 4! 1-2.5gal Betta tank, 1-30 gal goldfish tank, 1-10 gal tropical tank and 1-75 gal "I love fish" tropical tank. The 75 gal tank is in my family room and I love it!!!! I have so many very cool fish in there...and it's self-maintaining at this point because of the type and variety of fish I've added to it. It's just cool to watch them all interact from my big Blood Parrot to my shy little loaches.

Anyhoo.....back to the matter at hand. Here's a closeup shot of the fish. I added white and glitter highlights for an added pop. The main background paper was crumpled up then run thru the Big Shot with the "D'vine Swirl" Cuttlebug Embossing folder then sanded. So fun! And with alittle more practice with the pencils and baby oil I might just get it.
Stamps: "Best Fishes" by Gina K. Designs
Ink: Taken with Teal, Mellow Moss, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: "Urban Prairie" by Basic Grey, Whisper White, Night of Navy
Accessories: "D'vine Swirl" Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Sanding block, Gelly Roll Clear Star glitter pen, Inkssentials White pen, twine, yellow buttons, Prismacolor pencils, baby oil, blending stumps. Classic Circles Nestabilities


La'Diva said...

These are so great! And that fish is awesome!!!

xiumaiyuki said...

these are fabulous! love that fish! my, you are a fish lover! i love fishes are well but don't know if my cats will feel the same way!

Alison Anderson said...

I love that tree stamp! I ALMOST got that! Good jobs with all of the leaves, etc. The fish is super cute too!


Donna said...

I ADORE your fishy card! too cute