Friday, February 4, 2011

Feeling Fishy??

Howdy from snowy North Texas! My, oh my, have we had some snow, my friends. That big winter weather system dumped more than 6 inches of snow on us in the early morning hours this morning. And I'm now on Day 4 of being housebound. *sarcastic slow clap*

Soooooooo, I've made lemonade out of lemons and have done a little crafting. We're working on some new product packs, and today you're getting a sneak peak one of the Get Well cards that might appear in our new Assortment Pack.

This cute card was inspired by two challenges: a CR84FN Color Challenge calling for turquoise, brown, and red and the 365 Cards challenge calling for a combination of techniques - masking, ribbon, and stickers. A look through our supply of stamps and stickers quickly spawned the theme for this card - under the sea.

I began by tearing a piece of paper, masking the bottom of the card, and spraying the exposed portion with Caribbean Blue Glimmer Mist. I dried the sprayed portion a bit with my heat tool and then took the negative portion of my torn paper, covering the blue portion I just sprayed, and then spritzed the bottom portion of the card with a combination of more Glimmer Mists, starting with Wheatfields, adding Tattered Leather, and then finishing with a light mist of Graphite. I really loved how it turned out - lots of depth and realism to this scene! I shot the card again with my heat tool so I could begin layering the other elements of my card.

We had a perfect supply of stickers to meet the color challenge and to create the underwater scene, and the cute crab came from a stamp set we picked up at Michaels. I popped up the fish and the crab to give some dimension to the scene. I dressed up the crab with a little bowtie to meet the ribbon requirement and gave him some googly eyes to punch up the fun. And I loved the idea of the crab being surrounded by so many fish to really solidify the "Feeling Fishy" sentiment.

With all of this icky weather, let's hope that none of US start "feeling fishy!" *grin*

Stay warm, chickies!!!


Debgem said...

Such an unusual card - I do like what you've done with our colours! Such a sweet little crab! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

Sue Lelli said...

Since i am a beachy person, I fell in love with your card! The crab with the googlie eyes made me laugh! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Cute card! Love the googly eyes on the crab :) Thanks for playing along with CR84FN :)

Andrea M said...

So so cute!!! Great job! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!!! Hope you can join us again next week!

Stephanie Kraft said...

What a darling underwater scene you've created.. love it! Thanks for playing with CR84FN!