April 4, 2009

Birthday Fishes :)

I made this card for a challenge at The Greeting Farm...called DON'T BE SQUARE lol. You had to make a card that was anything but square or rectangular....here is my creation:



I had a blast making this, but I have to say it was REALLY outside of my comfort zone lol. The shell card I sketched in Inkskape and then imported to my Cricut to cut. I used kraft paper for the bottom so it would look like sand. I added orange twine cord to create a shell look. I also colored this pretty Anya with my Copics (also outside my comfort zone since it a first time not using my Prismacolor Pencils). I only own 18 markers so for the limitations I love how it came out. It's hard to see in the photo but her hair and lashes have shimmer, it looks so cute in real life. Here's a close up - maybe you can see:


I used my Nesties to cut the circles and the scallop circle. I also used my cuttlebug to emboss the outer scallep circle which you can see in the close up pic above. I used tiny pearls that I found in my stash for her hair and the sentiment. I hand cut the seweed (my favorite part of the card lol). This is probably the most time I have ever spent on a card. Let me know what you think ...thanks for visiting!

6 comments:

L. Ann said...

Wow! what a lot of effort that went into your card. I love the coloring and the orange twine you used on the shell. Cool idea!

Becky said...

Wow is right!! This is just adorable, love the the shape and your coloring is awesome.

Cheryl Walker said...

Your card turned out Beautiful!!! I love the color combo and love miss mermaid Anya!!! She is sooooo sweet. I love the pearls in her hair, and her eyeshadow. You did a great job, and well worth the time!! :)

Cr8ive ME said...

what a cheerful card.

Kim said...

So pretty - great coloring!mmKim (stampinscrapnewbie)

Mugs said...

That is so creative! I love the shell shape and the all the little details :)

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