Sunday, October 18, 2009

One Little Fishie...


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I've admired the Cinema Saturday Challenge for some time now, but I just haven't had the guts to try it out. When I saw this week's inspiration movie, however, I decided it was time to brave it out and give it a whirl. The movie is one of my all-time faves...Finding Nemo! It's also a color challenge, and I thought the bright colors would make for a fun card. Nemo reminds me of my own little boy--he's brave and spunky and never gives up, and they are both the inspiration behind my slightly different take on a tent card.
I stamped the fishie image several times on Whisper White, cutting them all out (a good task to do while watching a movie, by the way.) To create my little "one of kind" guppie, I used a reverse stamp imager and drew in some stripes to make him into a clown fish. With a white gel pen, I colored in the stripes and added a little crystal glitter to make him stand out of the crowd. The sentiment was done on a computer, and I used the gel pen again to draw in a fishing hook. Remember, "fish are friends, not food," when it comes to cuties like this little guy!
BEAN NOTES: Clear Mini Dropping You a Line Stamp; Stampin' Up Basic Black Classic Dye Ink; SU Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango, and Pacific Point Cardstock; Dark Blue/Nave Textured Cardstock (generic); Cuttlebug Bubbles Embossing Folder; Big Shot; Spellbinders Classic Circle Nestabilities; EK Success Dotted Wave Border Punch; Computer & Printer; Foam Dimensional Squares (generic) HAPPY BEANS: Uni-ball Signo White Gel Pen

17 comments:

....Linda.... said...

I think you are one of a kind as well - so artistic - and the card is way too cute!!

Sankari W. said...

WOWWOW!!! Regina this is awesome!!! I love the way that you created this beautiful one of a kind beauty!! What a special card to make inspired by your little boy and love the layout of your card and the colors are perfect! Simply beautiful!! (I also love that line: "Fish are friends, not food :)" - but Bruce the Shark still scares me a wee bit :)

Thank you so much for joining us this week and playing along over at Cinema Saturday! I hope you had fun and that you play along with us again!!
Big hugs! :)
Sankari :)

Beverly S. said...

You "rocked" this challenge! What a beautiful card...love all your fish and the total design. :)

Maureen said...

this is so fun! I love the hook on the sentiment banner...adorable!

Nancy K said...

Oh my gosh -LOVE this!! You must have a ton of patience to cut all those fishies out -I'm impressed!
This card is wonderful!!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a great card and brilliant idea! Love it!!

scrapperjulia said...

This is super cute! I love that design, will have to try it sometime!

Cards by Gina said...

So very cool! I think you did a fantastic job with the challenge. Your card totally captures the whimsy of the movie!

Ann Schach said...

Too cute! Bright and cheery...and totally in tune with the movie!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Awesome... I esp love that fish swimming the other way and the hook in the sentiment. Hugs,

Patti MacLeith said...

The texture behind the fishies is awesome!

Tethered2Home said...

This is way cool, Regina. I love it!

Mary Fish said...

Well, someone out in blog land will pick this up as a favorite. It's simply amazing and charming. Way to present something fresh and new :)

Kathy said...

What a darling card! Love it!

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

Simply adorable!

Samara Navi said...

Ohhhh I can so see why your card stood out! It is gorgeous!!! I love how you offset it from the card. SO creative. It is incredibly cute with little bitty NEMO all colored up in the middle. It is so lovely that your inspiration was derived from your own boy child...nothing like that bond...nemo and your son! Love it all. Congrats!!!!

Lourdes Torres said...

Congrats Regina! This is a one SPECIAL card. Very creative and well executed.