Tuesday, May 11, 2021

It's FIN-tastic!

This fortnight's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called, "Here Fishy Fishy" and if you think we're looking for projects which feature our fin-bedecked aquatic pals, you're way ahead of the game! This would be a great time to get a jump on Father's Day cards; or even maybe just a little kid birthday, as I've done here:

I've had Lawn Fawn's "Critters in the Sea" stamp set* for at least eight or nine years and I still find myself coming back to it over and over. The critters are a lot of fun to color, or... as I've done here... to paper-piece. I also make a couple of "Best Fishes" cards per year, in styles ranging from realistic to uber-cute; clearly this is the latter, so I've used Doodlebug and Pink Paislee alphabet stickers for the sentiment. I torn apart a piece of well-hoarded, not-quite-solid, Basic Grey patterned paper and layered it over a background featuring all my pale blue washi tapes, added the fishy friends, et voila: une carte avec poisson!

Swim on over to SOS to see additional aquatic awesomeness and link up your own FIN-tastic creation! 

*Out of curiosity, I checked Lawn Fawn's website and discovered that "Critters in the Sea" was released in 2010, and along with many others in the "Critters" line, it's still in print! (PS: I've now made myself crave a BUNCH more sets, especially "Critters in the Arctic"!)


  1. You always have the perfect ingredients for beautiful cards!

  2. Love your paper pieced sea critters!!
    Fab way to use that stamp set!!!

  3. Nice compilation, Lady! Every time I see a designer use torn paper on a project, I vow to use it and I never do. It is an elevating element on your design. Beautiful work, as always!
    Chana Malkah

  4. Lauren, I love this fabulous array of DSP's, your cute sea creatures, the washi tape looks beautiful behind your torn pieces.
    Beautifully done!!
    Stay healthy and safe.

  5. Love the paper pieced fishy scene, Awesome job.

  6. What a sweet card you have created, and, as always, your pattern-play is the BEST around!


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