Sunday, May 31, 2015

Fishes - Freshly Made Sketch #188

We started with a little lazy Sunday, watching the French Open...then I went for the Sunday mountain ride.  I'm creeping closer to my personal best, but not quite there!  Lunch and a little more tennis viewing, before I have to go check out the garden and clean up a few things.

I decided to enter another challenge:  Freshly Made Sketches #188.  It looks like this challenge is right up my alley with clean and simple designs.  Here is the challenge for this week.

I had many ideas, and considered making something with flowers, which would be very elegant---however in the end, I decided to go the cute route.  It's been awhile since I used my fish stamps from Simon Says Stamps, so here's my take on the challenge (and since I decided to use Simon Says Stamps, I'm entering in the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge too!)

Not only do I love these fish, but I've been in the groove of making shaker cards!  So what an opportunity to combine both--and let's face it, a shaker card makes everyone smile.

I've also been excited about making my own shaker elements so I took the opportunity to do so with this card as well--you can kinda see them in the picture :)

  • Bazzill Card stock:  Marshmallow
  • Teal Foil Paper/POW Glitter Paper (for the shaker elements)
  • Simon Says Stamps Card Stock: Aubrey Blue
  • Simon Says Stamps and Dies:  Birthday Fishes
  • Distressed Ink:  Peacock Feathers, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint
  • Simon Says Stamps Wave Stencil
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Copic Markers


  1. Such a fun card! Love those fish! They are so happy looking! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. Love this! So glad you shared it at FMS!

  3. Very cute card !! Bright colors, funny fishes and even some self-made shaker elements !! Well done xx

  4. This is adorable! Love the brightly colored fish and the fun background, as well! Thanks so much for joining us for the Anything Goes Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!