Sunday, July 22, 2012
ISSC25 - Fish More
I had a little free time to play today - my son made it down to Bloomington ok - I got to see him for all of an hour! My husband drove him down and got back late last night. Early this morning he snuck out with my daughter to go fishing! I haven't played along with I Spy Sketch Challenge for a while and when I saw the photo I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it! I got these cute lure stamps about a month ago and haven't had time to ink them up so this was perfect. I got a lot of practice coloring the fish - experimenting with my momento markers and lining up the stamp on the die cut.
At first I just layed out the lures in the skech photo pattern, but it still seemed to be missing something. Next I tried scoring the lines between the lures like a checkerboard, but still wasn't happy. In the end I added some button twine to divide the areas and give it a more finished look. I think the button thread ties in well with the fishing theme - sort of looks like a net! How do you like those googlie eyes? I got the stamp of approval from my husband who suggested I mail this one out to his friend Mike who owns a small boat. Mike is always happy for some company, and my family is always grateful for the adventure.
Thanks for having a look - I hope you find some time today to play - doing what ever you love to do!
Supplies Used: Finished Size:6" x 6"
Stamps: WPlus9 Fish More
Dies: WPlus9 Fish More
Paper: Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream, Blueberry
Extras:Twine, Googlie Eyes