Saturday, June 28, 2008

Sushi Party Bowl~

Good morning! Surprise! I'm home this weekend! The price of gas has everyone re-thinking their driving habits lately; us included. We've cut back our trips to the cabin this summer because it costs so much to fill the gas tanks up. So you're stuck with me ALL weekend! Last week I started playing with my Eclectic Paperie Exclusive Stampendous "Sushi" Party Bowl set. I discovered something REALLY COOL! You can *STRETCH* the fishbowl to make it any shape you want! So on this card, I made a tall, skinny fish bowl for sushi to swim in! I thought it would be cute as a FLOWER VASE TOO! I have another shape I'll show you tomorrow! Just be sure you have an acrylic block that's large enough to fit the fishbowl. The block I have is ginormous: 5" x 4"...I got it from Hanna Stamps here or you can get one from E.P. also here. Make sure you get a big block if you buy this set, because there are TONS of ways you can use this fishbowl! Paper is by Kaiser called "Cheer" Merry Christmas, and the blue gingham is Daisy D's. Copic colors:Phthalo Blue, Spring Dim Green, Lipstick Red, Salmon Pink, Spanish Olive. I used Brocade Blue stampin up ink and an water pen to watercolor in the water background, and then copics to color in the fish and balloons, etc. Speaking of fish, we did some fishing off the dock at the cabin last weekend. The sunfish were biting like crazy!

This guy was so big you could barely get your hands around him! We threw them back in, though. Catch & release!


Joy said...

I loooooove how you stretched the fish bowl. Looks adorable!

Jennifer Love said...

That card is so cute! Love the colors you chose!

Anonymous said...

I saw the bluegill picture and could smell the fish and the lake. I enjoy fishing and try to get out at least once a year with a friend who lives on WBL.

I think the Yoga guy knew what you were looking at. His team mate was having a good laugh.

Love the cards using the fish stamps.

Anonymous said...

Your fish bowl looks darling! Here at Stampendous we're calling this the SHAPE SHIFT technique. Wait until you see our adorable new jumbo Clear Stamps that can all be Shape Shifted... you'll love them! Thanks for making such a cute sample!

Heather McNally and Melissa MacDonald said...

You've created more uses for this whole set now! AWESOME!