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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

FSS "Fish Bowl Party!" - My First Cuttlebug Challenge Blog DT Card


Hello!
Thanks for stopping by!
This is my very first card as a "Cuttlebug Challenge Blog" DT!
The challenge for this week is to make a "shaped" card. I wanted to use the adorable fishes from "Fred She Said's" "Emma The Mermaid and Friends" digi set.
The fish bowl is one of my own digis that I worked up on my computer.



The image is watercolored and popped for that 3D thing I love so well. I used my handy dandy Cuttlebug and embossing folder to create the "swirls" in the pearl blue "water" paper then hit the edges lightly with distressing ink to give it a little depth. I used thick embossing powders to give the bowl a glassy look.
I had a really hard time not sewing on this one! You all know how I love my sewing machine! LOL! I just don't think stitches on a fish bowl would have cut it! ;)
I think this turned out to be a very fun card. I hope you like it!



Before you go check out the cards the other awesome DT girls have done for your viewing pleasure... I hope you will leave me a comment AND go sign up for the 2 blog candy give-aways I have going on right now!
Thanks and hugs your way!

50 comments:

Cassie said...

This is so darn cute, True! What a cool idea to do a fish bowl ;D

Beth said...

Welcome aboard Trudy and your first DT project is awesome I just love it those little fishes are so cute.
Look forward to working with you on the team
Hugs
Beth

the funkie junkie said...

OMG, True. This is just too stinkin' cute!!! You are going to blow 'em away with this one, my friend. Love it soooo much.

Hugs,
Linda

Angie said...

fantastic card,
its so real,
Hugs
Angie

Cindy said...

Awesome, True! I, too, stayed away from my sewing machine for this Be Inspired and it WAS HARD!

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Absolutely stunning card True!! Fantastic idea :)

Tracy said...

What a great card I love it, it's fun, bright and brilliant.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Karen said...

WOW..what a gorgeous blog you have True, and wonderful cards! Welcome to the Cuttlebug Blog!!

Hugs,
Karen

Sue a/k/a MOUSEMOM40 said...

OMWord this is adorable True! You are SO creative!

SMK said...

oh my goodness- this is soooo adorable!!! i love the fishie with the balloons hehe and what a great use of the embossing for the water! love it :D congrats again on the DT :)

Clare (Littlebear) said...

This is fabulous. You are so talented!
Clare x

Dawn said...

This is too stinkin cute !!! I love how your mind works and congratulations on becoming a DT member they chose a great person to inspire the rest of us.

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow True, this is gorgeously creative and looks just like the real thing ... I can even smell the fishies from here.
Hugs
Desire

Debbie said...

This is totally fin-tastic!!! Love the swirls for the water and how you used the brads. Great job

Penni said...

Wow that it "True"ly amazing.

Hugs
Penni
X

Dragonlady said...

WOW! This is "truely" wonderful. Gorgeous. I love all the colours, the images, the embossing - everything.

Ali x

Sue said...

Oh my gosh!! Your fishbowl card is absolutely adorable. I love all the details such as the glitter on the fish and the shimmer on the balloons.

Beautiful Greetings said...

True this is beyond cute! Great job all around. I think your fishbowl digi will be a hit when you start selling them (hint, hint!)

Terrie B x said...

Hiya True...
WoW your card is `gorgeous`..
I love my sewing machine..I am not that good but I still love it...
`Welcome to the CB` look forward to sharing lots of your beautiful creations:)x

Kim. said...

This has got to be the best fun shaped card I have ever seen, it put a real smile on my face when I opened your page and saw it.
Excellent work, Love it.
Kim xXx

Spyder said...

Love this card, so bright, and very cute!

((lyn))

Andrea said...

Absolutely fintastic!! I love the goldfish bowl shape, the embossing looks brill - and all those little sea creatures are sooooooooo cute!
Love, Andrea xx

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Fabulous card True....love how you did the balloons.

Rosemary said...

what a cute fish bowl card!!..I love those fishies and recognized them from my visits to Fred She Said!!
So glad you have you on the team!!

Angie Tieman said...

Welcome to the design team!! YOur fishbowl card is super cuteness!!

Jodi said...

True this is adorable! That paper is absolutely perfect for this and with the embossed swirls ~ even better! Love your fish bowl pattern ~ and would love if you wouldn't mind sharing it with us ;. Those images are so cute too.

Jolanda said...

Owww WOW What a gorgeous fishbowl....It's fantastic....I love it. What a fun and great Idea.
Hugs...Jolada

Lavimom said...

That fishbowl card is one of the best I've seen in a while! Kudos.

Scrapycandy said...

This fishy card is the cutest card I have seen in a looonnnggg time! Congrats too! And thanks for letting us know about your giveaway. Great blog!

Wendy said...

How cute is this True!! Love the shaped card too!!

Karen said...

You did a FANTASTIC job - found your card on SCS and followed to your blog - just LOVE IT!

Dianne said...

True, you are one talented lady. This card is beyond words. So cute !!

CraftyC said...

Wow True, this is totally gorgeous. I just love your fish bowl and the little fishies really stand out!
Clairex

Gunn (Merete) said...

WOOOW, this is so amazing. I love your cards. This fishbowl is so great and I totally love it. The colors are so bright and they make me smile.

Shawne said...

ADORABLE! Love the shape and water!

Days down Under Ag said...

This card took my breath away when I first spied it on the CB Challenges. It is so realistic it is incredible.
What a gift you have to be able to stamp and create like you do; plus be able to do digi - I am green with envy!
Any chance you would make the fishbowl available? Name your price and I'll paypal you. I absolutely love it.
Cheers!
Ag

Jenny said...

Wow True. This is stunning. Love all the details.

Jenny

LORi said...

Adorable!!!

Esther said...

SO ADORABLE!!!!!!!

iluvmybugs said...

What an outstanding job you did in creating this card...it is super cute!!! Congrats on being selected for the DT...can't wait to see what you come up with next!!

~Terry

sugar n spice said...

Oh my goodness, this is just gorgeous, I love visiting you for inspiration, don't always comment but I just had to for this one, outstandingly creative. Many Congrats on your 2 new posts as DT
members.
Suzi xx

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

This is really NEAT! I like how you did the CB swirls folder on the bowl! great idea! and the fish are so neat and sparkly! ooh!

Dee said...

this is the cutest card. love it. congrats on being the new DT.

Michele said...

WOW this is fabulous True, cute images and love the colours. Hugs Michele x

Krich said...

Wow I really like how you made this card. Congrats on being in the DT, they are lucky to have you join them. Thanks for the chance to win.

Krich

Linda Beeson said...

You could not have picked a cuter look for "water"! The embossing and the color are perfect. SOOO love the entire creation.

Lisa aka Allissa said...

Hi ya True...this is totally awsome hun. Well done a real beaut for your 1st DT card.
Fab idea and so well done. I would def have this in a frame for a childs room or even a study!

Bless yer heart.

Hugs
Lisa.xx

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

This card is amazing! I couldn't be more thrilled that you're on the Cuttlebug team (and also so super excited that I bought these Fred She Said images since you've inspired me SO much with them! heehee) Your work is sooooh AWEsome; can't wait to see more of it. And Congrats also on your Inspirational feature! :o)

Alice said...

this card is very original!!!
Alice

maxine said...

This is fantastic