Thursday, May 6

Quite a Catch blog hop


Tonight I am joining several other Gina K Designers and CSS Alumni in a blog hop for the Quite the Catch stamp set. This stamp set come with a free card kit designed by Jessica Fick.

There are lots of blogs to visit tonight so let get right to the cards. All my cards tonight are made with some of the current challenges in mind going on over at Stamp TV this week.

My first card is for the color challenge which is Turquoise Sea and Innocent Pink. I used Bubblegum Pink instead of Innocent Pink. I really like this color combo!

Don't you just love the goldfish and starfish in this set? The goldfish looks like a princess and I love the big happy smile on the starfish! Both are colored with copics and I added some stickles for a bit of sparkle. The pattern paper is October Afternoon's Ducks in a Row.

Here is the finished inside.

My second card is for the Anything by a Card Challenge. The challenge is to create a matchbook. I used some of the fun pattern paper included in the card kit. The base of the matchbook is Gina's Green Apple and the red is her Red Hot. Behind the fish I used a Cuttlebug Mess embossing folder then sponged versamark ink over it then pearlescent chalk over the versamark. The circle sentiment is from Gina's Holiday Greetings stamp set.

This is what the inside of the matchbook looks like. The sentiment is included in the Quite a Catch stamp set.
And finally the last one...
This card is for this weeks Blast from the Past challenge. I am challenging everyone to create a project using the Cracked Glass technique.
I actually wanted the fish bowl to look like it was cracking under the weight of the kitten sitting on top of it so I used a piece of acrylic to do the cracked Glass on. As you know acrylic can melt and curl when heated to it was rather tricky to do but I really like how it turned out. I framed the 'cracked glass' with big scalloped circles, attached the seaweed along the inside bottom of the glass and popped it up over the fish to look like he was in a fish bowl. I used the kitten from Purr-fectly Delightful to perch on top of the fishbowl. The papers are Gina K's Smokey Slate and White PL. The pattern paper is Basic Grey's new Basic White.
Here is a closeup of the cracked fishbowl. Doesn't the look on that fish face say it all? Hee Hee!

Here is the inside. I used a sentiment from the Friends stamp set. I hope you will join me for this weeks Blast from the Past challenge. If you do be sure to upload your project to the stamp TV gallery using the tag STVBPSLS10.

Visit these designer's blogs tonight for even more samples with the Quite a Catch stamp set

To see the adorable samples in the StampTV gallery, check out this link: quiteacatch

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!!

Color Challenge Card:
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Copics (R81, R83, R85, R32, R43, Y35, Y38, Y23, Y20, B93, BG10, BG11, BG13, BG49, YG63, YG67
Other: Circle Nestibilities, Spellbinders Labels 10, Ribbon, Pearls, Stickles, EK Border Punch

Matchbook Supplies:
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Vivid's Red, versmark, Copics (Y00, Y02, Y04, Y06, B02, B04, B05, B06)
Paper: Green Apple, Red Hot, White PL, DP - Card Kit
Other: Ribbon, Brads, Circle and Square Nestibilities, Pearlescent Chalks. EK Border Punch, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder.

Blast From the Past Challenge Card:
Ink: Versamark, Tuxedo Black, Copics (T2, T4, T6, W2, W3, W5, YR12, YR14, YR15, YR16, Y32, Y35, Y38, YG63, YG67, B93, R20)
Paper: Smokey Slate, White PL, Basic Grey - Basic White Paper Pad
Other: Thick Embossing Powder, Black Pearls, Acrylic, Circle and Square Nestibilities


Jessica said...

Oh my GOODNESS, Sharri!! I adore all 3 of your cards so much! That flounder just made me giggle so much - his face is so funny! Your challenge card knocks my socks off... you are so talented!!! Thanks for hopping with us tonight!

JessicaK said...

Wowowow! These were all fantastic, but the last card with the fish and the kitty and the cracked bowl - priceless. So fun.

Tina Gilliland said...

HA HA Sharri... I love them all but the kitten just cracked me up!!!!! GREAT design!!!

Carolyn King said...

Your cards are fabulous! I am soooo in love with your fabulously creative cracked fishbowl one---------it is PERFECTION and hysterical! That explains the fish's expression! Great job!

joy said...

How clever you are with the kitty giving that fish a hard time! You have created a great card!

Becky said...

How creative with the cracked glass and kitty. This is fabulous.

Lagene said...

Great cards!!!! And your challenge, cracked glass card is Great!

Bev Gerard said...

I am awestruck with these cards!
***catching my breath****


I have never ever had such success with "cracked glass" as you have presented! ***bowing in respect***

Fabulous schtuff!

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh my, love all three! BUT that cracked fish bowl is just "over the top" LOVE IT!

Theresa Momber said...

OMGosh, Sharri, these are fabulous! I almost fell off my chair when I saw that naughty kitty. Sooo clever!

Cheryl said...

Wow - I love all of these! The LO on the first one is so fun. The cracked glass on the last one was so creative. Wonderful projects!

catdidit said...

All of these are so awesome Sharri, but the kitty...omg I just laughed out loud literally on that one, too stinking cute and just so clever!

redwasher1 said...

Ok, you did it!!! You made me speechless!! I love all three cards but that last sent me over the edge!! You rocked this!!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Wow, Sharri! All three are amazing, but I think my favorite is the last one with the cat after the fish.

Jennie said...

Thud...again... These are amazing Sharri! Love the color combos and design on these and the cat after the fish is just so creative. Love the cracked fishbowl...fabulous touch :o)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Sharri - excellent creations! Love the colors of your first card - just breath taking~~

lisa808 said...

Love the pink and turquoise together.

The fish/cat card is just too darn cute and fun.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh beautiful!!! You know I'm LOVIN' the pink and turquoise! LOL And that cracked glass fish bowl!! AMAZING!!!!!!

colleen said...

I love the color combo on the first card... and OMGosh... that last one made me giggle!!! What a creative idea! TFS

Brenda said...

Oh Sharri you out did yourself. All of your cards are wonderful, but the last one with the "bad" kitty is way awesome!! Very creative and a fantastic card for your challenge, I love it!

Cheri said...

They're all great cards, but the cracked glass fish bowl is outstanding.

Betty Neville said...

Wonderful projects Sharri! I always love your creativity!