Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Here Fishy, Fishy....

This is another card using the tri-shutter template my friend Carolyn encouraged me to try. I cannot believe we are coming towards the end of July and I haven't made any beachy, seashell embellished cards this year. These are my favorite kinds of cards to make. :)
I've used this whimsical Fancy Fins image from McMahon 5 Designs as my focal piece of the card. Then I just went a little crazy with embellishments like the Prima Crystals, Line Pearls and some tissue paper die-cuts from SU with Stickles glitter generously added throughout.
There are also some miscellaneous seashell stamps, a sandcastle and a cute little turtle swimming around. This is one of those projects that I'd add a bit, walk away... then come back and add a bit more... Have you ever done a card like that? I kept telling myself I was done each time, but that's not how it happened. :) I thought I should get it photographed to share. That way I would finally stop. LOL!

This will be my last post for a couple weeks. It's time to hit the road with my family and enjoy the Florida sunshine. I hope to gain lots of inspiration while I'm away and come home to enjoy some serious crafting time in August once my sons go back to school. Take care all. :)

I'm linking to these challenges:
Allsorts ~ Summer Days
Our Creative Corner ~ Beachy

5 comments:

Abby's Garden said...

Beautiful Michelle! Love the serene feel and the colors! Have a great time with your family:)

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Whoa, Michelle, this is an amazing work of art! I can see why you had to keep working at it a little at a time - it's so intricate and detailed. It is truly gorgeous - a keepsake for sure!

Hope you are doing well. I was delighted to see you joining in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner!

Hugs,
Linda

xosparklesxo said...

That is just breathtaking! Great color choice also :)

Christine said...

Beautiful card! I love all the details!!!

xx

Kathlene said...

Okay Michelle, I know I told you I really loved your kitty trifold card, but this fishy one is even cuter! You're so rockin' the tri-shutter style. TFS.