A Fin-tastic Day!

Monday, June 8, 2009

It's a VERY happy morning for me! Can you guess why??

I found out yesterday that my Cutie Pie card made the Top 30 cardmakers on 2sketches4you Ultimate Card Showdown!! Ahhhhh! Can you believe that?! And it's all thanks to my husband for making me do this second card! LOL

I was so excited when I found out; then I checked out the other 29 cards that made it into the Top 30 and I haven't been able to pick my jaw up off the floor since!! Holy Moly! I think I'm in over my head a little! Anyone got a mojo dance or ritual they wanna share so I can make sure my mojo doesn't fail me this week?! I'm all ears! LOL

Ok, enough about that; onto today's card! This was the only card I managed to complete all weekend! Hubby wasn't working and the weather was gorgeous so we spent most of the two days outside or running errands. I barely spent any time at my table. I even got a bit of sun! :)

How cute is this fishy?! I couldn't help coloring him in Goldfish colors! He looks exactly like the crackers doesn't he?! hehe This fishy is in the 'Swimming By' set by Whipper Snapper and his party accessories are included in that set. He'd make great birthday cards for little kids, wouldn't he?

I watercolored Mr Goldfish with the reinkers and an aquapainter. The background was sponged with two shades of blue ink. I knew as soon as I pulled this patterned paper from Scenic Route that it was a perfect match to the blue panel. It was all the other layers I had trouble with! LOL I tried for hours to get a good balance. Finally I just took an afternoon nap with Sydney and it all made sense when I woke up! Nothing like a good nap to set you straight! hahaha

I know you guys like wish you could see my coloring in real life, so I hope these snap shots I do help you see the detail in the images. Watercoloring can be this bright; it just takes a few layers of color to get the intensity.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I've got a house to clean today, but I'm off to my local scrapbook store to look for some inspiration! ;)

Stamps: Whipper Snapper 'Swimming By'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, Pink Passion, Old Olive
Papers: Canson Watercolor, Georgia Pacific, Bazzil Basics, Bazzil Bling, PP - Scenic Route
Access: Dew Drops, Dimensionals


Lorie said...

Oh yeah! A great card, a glorious weekend, and a trip to the LSS! You've got it all, Miss Sandra!! Love the card and your photo does a great job picking up the color intensity! Just gorgeous!!!

Elena said...

I was sure that you will be in the top of 30 best card makers! I knew it because your cards are the most beauitful and the best!
And your coloring is Stunning! Thank you for your beautiful art, Sandra!

Vicki G said...

And I am not the least bit surprised that you won this title Sandra...... in my mind you're one of the best!


Renata van Miltenburg said...

First: Congratulations!!
Second: I don't like fish at all but my hubbie does so we have an awfull aquarium...but I have to admit, this little fish isn't bad at all!! If he was in the aquarium I maybe even liked it, *grin*

Sunny regards,


MiamiKel said...

Congratulations for being in the top 30! Of course that is a coveted spot where you BELONG! :) You are an amazing artist and it shows - they are a gift to peek at! Woohooooooo girl!

Mary Giles said...

A big huge congratulations Sandra! It is no wonder your in the top 30...I mean your work is crazy fabulous. You are in a league of your own dear. This is such a cute fish and I love the pop of teal and black. The card is very balanced and yes a nap is just wat is called for.

Jacilynn said...

Super cute and it does remind me of a cracker! Great card.

Kimmie said...

That goldfish is amazing!

kadie said...

This is beautiful. Again, love how you made the water so realistic, like in your submarine card. And I love how you popped him and his hat up. Beautifully simplistic with still so much detail.

Saskia said...


And another lovely card!!! So beautiful and cute!!

Saskia :)

Anonymous said...

I love your fishy card and super congrats on making it to the finals for the sketch contest. Your card it so die for! I love that image too and have had her in and out of my basket a dozen times.

Zooming you all kinds of good mojo for a "sisterhood" victory!


Judy McMullen said...

Wow! Another gorgeous card by the no longer "B-gin-R)! Your coloring is so awesome, Sandra! And thanks for the close up. And congrats on being in the top thirty! You deserve it, girl!!!

Tab said...

Oh honey I just adore your sweet card! Love the colours you have used and your colouring is outstanding! Congrats on making the top 30, well and truly deserved!
Hugs Tab xxx

Christi Flores said...

Congrats on making the top 30! Very deserved! :) I also LOVE this card! Too cute!!

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

I LOVE this card -- super fun color combo!! And congrats on the top 30! Three cheers!!

Unknown said...

Congratulations on making the top 30! Both of your cards were amazing! And so is this fabulous fish!

Linda Beeson said...

Big congrats on the 2 sketches win - can't wait to see your next card. This card you posted is amazing! I can hardly believe the colors and everything is totally perfect.

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