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Sunday, 23 September 2007

Something's Fishy!

Wednesday Stampers challenge this week was to take inspiration from fish - a strange request maybe but I immediately knew where I was going with that. I think regular visitors to my blog are probably aware that my youngest is known by the nickname 'fish' & is the source of the majority of my inspiration anyway! So I decided to take a fairly literal approach and base a whole layout on the reason why he is Fish! Happily, the One Little Word challenge prompt this time is 'perfect', which led to the 'My Perfect Pisces' title & the sketch came from Valerie Salmon. So it's a 3 challenge layout & all came together quite effortlessly.
The papers are from the birthday theme set in the August 07 Personal Shopper Kit (I still have tons of it left!) & one of the things I most like about the Wednesday Stamper challenge is that I get to do a bit more stamping on my layouts. The fish stamp & circles background are both by A Muse (you may have noticed how much I luuuurve their stamps!) I stamped a background on plain green paper (most of the patterned ones I have left are scraps now) using lime pastel, prussian blue & ice blue fluid chalk inks. The journaling & title are a mix of handwriting, two stamped alphas & a die cut one. The big fish was handrawn using the A Muse one as inspiration, then collaged & I machine stitched orange organza ribbon (from the kit) at the neckline. The eye is a brad but it's difficult to tell from the photo I think.


Hermine said...

Its great!

Lynn said...

awesome layout! Love it!
One little word

Deanne said...

You are like me! I try to work 2-3 challenges into one project!!! I love doing that! It's all part of the challenge!!
Great job on the cute layout!

Sandy said...

Its so pretty.

Paula said...

Fabulous photos.
Very clever incorporation of two challenges.

Andrea said...

Great LO

Sija said...

Great LO.

Lis said...

Such a a great layout :)

Still Loving Cosmo Cricket!