Friday, June 8, 2012

just keep swimming

fun fact - this is my 200th post!!

i saw the latest challenge at the alley way stamps, and i fell in love with the inspiration photo! i think i may play more than once! alas - i don't own any taws stamps yet, but they have free digi's available, so i used a few of those!! how cool!!

as soon as i saw the clusters of pleated circles, i knew what i wanted to do! i have been wanted to make a pleated flower forever, but just hadn't done it! so this was my chance - and my first time making them! of course, they're super easy!

here's my card:

i paper-pieced the little fishy guy, but i also added some extra fun to him by outlining it with an orange marker. i really like how that looks! i can see more of that in my future!

i the staggered, pleated flowers are meant to represent the bubbles. and of course, what's a sea-scape without sand/seaweed? :) 

inside the card, it says, 'just keep swimming' - another digi freebie from the fabulous alley way stamps!

i think i'm loving this card, and i totally can't wait to use pleated flowers on my next layout!! 

so that's it! SO happy that it's friday!!! i'm going to try to get crafty more this weekend and play again - i LOVE the colors and cluster in that photo! i honestly can't stop looking at it! lol


  1. Samantha this is super cute...thanks for joining us at The Alley Way Stamps...Be Inspired Challenge

  2. this is super adorable.. LOVE how you took the inspiration photo and "swam" with it.. hehe.. love the pleated bubbles too :) hugs
    -the alley way stamps owner

  3. Wow, this is super cute! Love how you made the rosettes look like bubbles! Thanks for joining in on the fun at TAWS.

  4. Gorgeous, gorgeous pleated flowers Samantha, love your coloured fish too :)

  5. i Love it love it love it! genuis! :-)

  6. Soooo sweet! I love the pleated bubbles! So creative and well designed. Thanks for joining our Be Inspired challenge!


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