Welcome to the 11th Poulettes’ Blog Hop! You should be coming from the talented Marie, otherwise there is a list at the end of this post to catch up, or else just hop with me and follow the blog hop 🙂
Do you ever feel bored by the products you have, longing for new ones, and desperately trying to create with no mojo? That’s me at the moment. Thus I was interested by this month’s Poulettes’ challenge: April Fools Day! Today is a fun day, so I decided to create a fun project to share with you!
Ok, so I have only one set with fishes (Sea Street, I love it) but I didn’t want to use it. Nothing came while playing with the little fishies. So I opened my trusty Pinterest to browse some new ideas. And shazam! Pinterest did it again: I first tried a random “something” that eventually ended in… a 3D aquarium with a quilled fish! I had great fun creating it, so here it is:
I’ve been wanting to try the quilling technique for many years. I even bought a starting set a few years ago but I was so frustrated by my poor results (never compare your beginnings with the stunning “middles” you find on Pinterest! I know it… but still do 😦 ), I gave up. But this time I wanted to give it another try, because of this cutie. I used some Mambo Melon strips I had left after I made my sister’s baby anouncement cards.
To my big surprise, even if cardstock is a bit thick for quilling, it’s not impossible and I was pretty much happy with my fish. I added thin strips of Pool Party and Perfect Plum cardstock to give it beautiful fins like the Bettas I saw not long ago in a pet store. The lips and fin tail are made with Pink Pirouette cardstock.
I had no googly eye (have to buy some!) so I “made” one with a hand punch circle left over and a black pearl.
The aquarium in itself is freely inspired by these, but I made my own measurements, so it is 21cm x 8cm x 12cm. I chose Bermuda Bay cardstock to create mine. It is quite sturdy, thanks to the cardstock being double folded on itself and adhered with sticky tape. The bottom of the aquarium is made with a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock, stamped with the only stamp of the whole project, the little droplets from Awesomely Artistic. I put another piece of Bermuda Bay under the aquarium just to give it a nice finishing touch. Some sequins make for shiny gravels.
The algae are made with strips of Pear Pizzaz, that I swirled around a thin paint brush. And now what the fun part : how to give the illusion that my fish float like it’s actually swimming? I added a piece of acetate across the top of the aquarium and made a cut in the middle. I caught the thread tied around the fin of my fish in the acetate, and Voilà 🙂
What do you think? do you like it? I hope so 🙂
- stamps: Awesomely Artistic
- inks: Sand Stone
- Papers: Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Perfect Plum, Sahara Sand, Pear Pizzaz
You can now visit my lovely friend Valérie to see the beautiful creation she shared 🙂
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Today the Poulettes have decided to take up a challenge: create a shutter card. It looked like something fun to make, so everybody wanted to give it a try. Let’s see what each one has created by hopping from one blog to another!
You should have arrived from Mylou’s blog. If not, head to the end of this post to start at the beginning.
Here is what I came up with: a masculine Valentines shutter card!
I used this tutorial from StampInTexas to make my shutter card. It’s very easy to make and I’ll make more in the future because they are really fun! I did not want to play with traditional Valentines colours, because my husband likes more masculine colours and patterns.
I used Sahara Sand cardstock as the card base. The front panels were stamped in Pacific Point, Marina Mist and Sahara Sand, with a stamp I never used before: the “angle” one from the Dotty Angles set. I have been wondering how to use it from quite a long time, so I’m really chuffed to bit to have found a nice project for it. I like to use all the stamps from a stamp set and I frequently use the “dotty” stamp, so now I feel happy 🙂
The inside is made with another panel, stamped in the same colours as above, but this time the little dotty lines are from the Watercolour Wings stamp set. The panel was die cut with a circle, to create a window for my sentiment, wich is die cut too with a smaller circle.
The “shutter” part is made with two banner die cuts in Pacific Point. They show the sentiment when you open the card!
Lastly, a Sahara Sand belly band holds everything together. I added two stars in Pacific Point and Marina Mist and another sentiment from Watercolor Wings. The stars have been decorated with a blue gel pen.
That’s it! Now I hope my photo addict husband will like it! 🙂
Stamps: Dotty Angles, Watercolor Wings,
Dies: Stars thinlits, Banner thinlits, Circle thinlits
Inks & Papers: Sahara Sand, Marina Mist, Pacific Point
Now it’s time to hop on to the extra talended Marie’s blog! Please show her some love!
Here are the Poulettes’ blogs list
(me) Delphine : http://shimmerandshine.juloki.com/fr/
Céline : http://lagardeceline03.blogspot.fr/
Céline G. : http://scrapgribouil91.canalblog.com/
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