Friday, July 16, 2010

Fishin' for COLOR inspiration...


You NEVER know where you might find it!





I caught me some RIGHT HERE, at Dawn's wonderful Color Cue! Do these colors say "make a fish card" to you? They sure were a challenge for little old me. Plus, I am SO loving this stamp set from Dawn's latest release.... And while I'm totally smitten for the supremely elegant, Mehndi Medallions, I just can't STOP playing with these little fishies, from Kerrianne's hand, and her darling, Hooked On You set! and their wonderful sentiments - the possibilities for fun card craft are endless! So, I just kept my "line" in the water until the conditions were right and I MADE me a fish scene out of these colors - FISH ON!




I've said it before, but it always helps to admit my problem... I'm kind of a literal girl. I have problems s t r e t c h i n g colors to fit non-traditional subjects.... ie... Using kraft as my underwater scene... But then I just "swam around in the idea." I thought of a shallow tributary of water, via snorkel and mask... and it kinda just came to me! Then, I got the idea to use real sand... combined with a wrong way splatter of glue, the sandy outcroppings of coral were born! HEEEE HEEEE! {Don't we love when a mistake turns... HAPPY!!!}



Forgive me, but I had to show you this card from an additional angle, so that I could share the JOY of using a happy bottle of Lumiere that's been living in a special drawer for, too many, years... {never used! DOH!} Today, it got out to play! Yes, I did! And it was "legal" in the color scheme and gave that adorable lil' fishy just the character she needed... next to this guy!




What a doll! I'm NEVER going to tire of Mr. Wormy, here! Don't these two make a darling pair!?!



So, there's my CATCH OF THE DAY! Color fun + happy fish + IT'S FRIDAY! Yeahooooooooo!

That's for swimming by! Hope it's flawlessly seasonal summer weather for you this weekend!

Enjoy!

Supplies -

C/S - Stampin' Up!
Stamps - WPLUS9design studio
Ink - Stampin' Up! & Versa Fine
Eyelets - Doodlebug
Embossing Folder - Stampin' Up!

14 comments:

Karen said...

Seriously! You can make a scene outta anything! And kraft for the sea defnitely did not hold You back. :> There's even texture there!! Fish ON! :>

Dana Gustafson said...

Aww how cute! And oh be-HAVE! THat sandy/coral-ly sea bottom is totally rocking my world! I am SWIMMING with inspiration here!!! I'm hooked on your creativity!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Now this is one CUTE image! A fish and a worm making nice with each other LOL I love love LOVE all the texture you created with this great card! Your underwater scene ROCKS!.....er......SWIMS!! Great creativity at work here and I love it!
Have a fishy-good weekend! ((hugs))

~amy~ said...

Soooooo fun sista!!!!!

Brandi said...

Elise this is such a cute card. I enjoy looking through your blog and your creations are so great! I will definitely be stopping back by!

Brandi

Rose said...

how cute !!! love the real sand :)
*did i ever answer you last email?? i am so far behind!! let me know if i need to still :) oh to have more hours in the day and more days off to play lol

Rosemary said...

adorable card, elise! i agree with karen... YOU can make a scene out of anything! just keep swimmin' friend, just keep swimmin'!

Karen B. said...

So very cute! And so very impressed that you could use this stamp set with these colors!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Super cute card!! Thanks for your comment on my entry, and to think I thought the door was too much... chuckle, chuckle.

Jenny said...

Sooo cute love this card!!! :) :) :) :)

Tammy said...

Oh My this is so cute! Love it! Your post crack me up! You have a new follower for sure! I always need more humor in my life! {wink}

RetroGirly said...

Elise!! Love, love, love what you have done with my stamp set!!! :) You make me so happy!! The colors are perfect and the textures are amazing!! And I LOVE that you added sand!! So much fun!! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Julie Ranae said...

Elise...congrats on 100 followers! Your card is so cute : )

Dawn said...

Everything about this card is super cute! I love the alterations you've done to the eye on the fish! You are so fricken creative girl!!