Wednesday, March 4, 2009

So Long Fishy Friends!


I had a chance to stamp for myself today as my dear hubby was working from home. This means I need to be quiet when he's working and I have hardly any access to my home phone in case it's needed for business. What a shame most household chores are noisy, or at least the ones I HAD to do today like vacuuming - LOL. This meant I had to hide away and quietly play with my stamps - not too hard to take!! I have been wanting the Fishy Friends set for ages - and finally bit the bullet a few weeks ago and ordered it - JUST IN TIME!!! It's now on the retiring list and won't be available any more soon!! So I stamped up the octopus for the very first time! After I coloured him I covered his hood in Crystal Effects so he looks like he's all wet and in his home environment! I had started using Whisper White, Pretty in Pink and Tempting Turquoise but wasn't sure what other colours to put with them. I popped into SU Colour Combos and it suggested Certainly Celery and Rose Red - I'm quite happy with the effect - what do you think?? I also LOVED Keesh's last sketch so much that I based my layout on that!

Edit #1 - Think I had a senior's moment - having lots of those lately and I'm only 45!!! LOL. Thanx for pointing out that this is a jellyfish Lisa and NOT an octopus!!! Hmmm - think the fact it only has 7 legs would have been a hint!!
Edit #2 - I got the idea for layering the nesties the other way from Jessica Dizon - check out her gorgeous card here. Apologies for not giving her credit earlier - took me a while to remember where I saw it!!

16 comments:

Leigh said...

I like this card so much Debbie.

Marcia P @ The Stamp Spot said...

I love your colouring on the jellyfishy! And the crystal effects makes him jump off the card!

:) Marcia

Ange Kelly said...

So cute! Debbie. I love that you used crystal effects (something I haven't tried yet!). This is one of my favourite sets as well. I will be sorry to see it go. Ange

Beth Norman said...

What a lovely card. I love how you coloured the images and made the jellyfish all shiney! Found you through Taylor's blog. Awesome new banner.

Stamp and Smile said...

FIRST CLASS DESIGN Debbie! I enjoy the colors you chose, and the Crystal Effect is sooo "perfect" for this card... I love your idea of "quiet" house work.... He! (I'd do the same thing!) Hugs Debbie... :)

Leonie said...

Gorgeous, funny how when something becomes unavailable how much you want to use it huh?

~Christina~ said...

Great colors and super cute image!

Philippa said...

I love this little octopus. What a great idea with the crystal effects. I have just done a card with the octopus too, but I think I will add some crystal effects. Great card.

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

This is a really lovely card Debbie.

Sarah
x

Kellie said...

WOW Deb, your cards are always amazing. I love this one! I love how you used the Crystal Effects, very effective, hehe. Love it!
Kellie xx

Lisa Hjulberg said...

I think that's a jellyfish Debbie, and he looks wonderful with Crystal Effects! :-)

Poor you, having to forgo housework for stamping. I think you should ask Richard to work at home more often! LOL

xOx Lisa

Lisa Hjulberg said...

P.S. I love how you reversed the Nesties and put the scallop as the inside layer. Very clever!

Kristine B. said...

WOW...love that fishy with the Crystal Effects...that just really makes him POP off the page!! :) LOVE your colors too Debbie...great card!

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Makeesha Byl said...

WOW Debbie, that Octopus looks amazing! I have never thought to use Crystal Effects on him before, but it looks so good! Glad you loved the sketch, and way to go on getting two cards made! Love Keesh x

Emily said...

I love your card Debbie! You used the perfect embossing folder and the crystal effects on the jellyfish is genius! Very cute!