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!
Enjoy!

Jeanne

Supplies Used:  Finished Size:6" x 6"
Stamps:  WPlus9 Fish More
Dies:  WPlus9 Fish More
Ink:  Momento
Paper:  Papertrey Ink  Rustic Cream, Blueberry
Extras:Twine, Googlie Eyes

21 comments:

Lisa M said...

LOL...Now I have that song stuck in my head..."I lobster and never flounder her..."
Jeanne, the button twine is the perfect division for these google-eyed outstanding fish lures! It completely reminds me of a net. Your friend will love this card!
I'm glad I don't see any Gar on here. Last weekend at the lake, while I'm waiting for the boat to circle around and pull me up to ski, one of those nasty things came floating right by me...GAK!!! I'm sure several people on the shore were thinking, "That lunatic woman will never get up with her skiis flailing around like that!"

Elaine said...

Jeanne How fabulous what a super card well done Hugs Elaine

Jill Norwood said...

This card just made me smile! The fishermen in my life would love it! I love how you colored the different lures! Just fabulous!!!

Pauline said...

What a fab fun card Jeanne, I love these sweet little fishes!

Jinny Newlin said...

Super, stinkin' adorable, Jeanne! And such a great way to showcase this set! LOVE all the bright, happy colors! LOVE!

Amy said...

Goodness sakes!!! How stinkin' adorable! Love those googly eyes and the colorful lures! I think coloring them with markers was a fab idea as was the twine!!! Jeanne...why did I look at this? Now I NEED this set! I didn't think so at first but now I DO! ;)

Cindy in Wisconsin said...

Jeanne, I really like your card! Could you tell me where I can get the stamps, please?

Suzanne D. said...

Jeanne! Hi!!! I am back from my travels and drueling over this card. I haven't inked up my fish yet, but your take on this sketch is fabulous!

anya said...

Love this, Jeanne! I think these fish look so great colored up all differently, and the bright colors you used for yours are perfect! A fun card, for sure, and the googlie eyes are the icing on the cake!

Renee said...

It's fabulous!!
Between you and Anya I am going to have so many fabby projects to CASE when I finally ink this set up (sshhh...I was supposed to do it for Father's Day...I got busy ;(...but soon!)!
It's a perfect sketch for this set...
and it's amazing...
as always! :)

The Paper Parade said...

Jeanne, this is adorable!! I love all the colors you chose...those little hooks off the fish are awesome! And then the twine really gives the card texture!

Sabrina said...

Oh Jeanne, that's one clean lovely card! The fishes are cuteness! Have a great week ahead! :)

Joyce said...

This is just darling. The eyes are the perfect addition, and I love how you used the twine as well. Now, I wish I knew someone who fished.

Lisa S. said...

I love the variety you've given us to look at Jeanne. Awesome coloring on all of these and the google eyes make me smile. :)

Vickie Z said...

Perfect set for the sketch!!! Love those fish and the goggly eyes! Twine is perfect! Thanks for playing at I Spy girl!!

Sharron said...

This is the coolest fish set ever! I wanted to order it just because it is so stinkin' cute but don't know anyone who fishes! You used it perfectly! Love the bright colors and the twine--a really fun, fun card!

Ren-Yi said...

Oh - this is amazing! i love the color choices and the fun googly eyes! Absolutely lovely!

Kim Teasdale said...

O.M.G! How cute is this? Your card is phenomenal!!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at iSpy Sketches :D

Teresa Zuehls said...

Congrats on your deserving win!! What an awesome card! Love the google eyes and how you made the grid with the jute twine. Great job on the sketch. "It's a keeper."

Indy said...

EEK! This is just too cute! Congrats on your win!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

This is absolutely ADORABLE! Love the colors you've used, the twine, your use of the sketch. I had to just run right over and buy this set! Love it!!!!!