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Saturday, 25 April 2015

Sketch Saturday #358

It's Saturday and time for another great sketch at
and we are delighted to be sponsored by our very own

I'm unusually happy with the way my card turned out today.  I used Mariposa papers by DCWV with, I think, a Memory Box "Happy", a Papertrey Ink "Birthday" and number dies by Die-Namics.  The fish are Memory Box too called Clever Koi and is available here.  I cut them from silver card and inked them in teal and metallic copper and they change colour quite dramatically depending on the light and look really fishy IRL!  

In retrospect I could have been more clever with my bakers twine.  I missed an opportunity to place a fisherman's hook or fly on the end.  If I do something like this again, I will try that.  The sentiment on the inside does of course refer to Best Birthday Fishes.    And here is Debra's fab sketch.  
We'd love to see you join in with the Saturdays this week so scooch some space on your craft table and come and play along.
I will be entering my card into the following challenges: 
Make my Monday - Earth Day; and 
The Male Room - letters or numbers


Cathy P said...

Love your card, Lesley! I can see why you are happy with it. Those fish are awesome! Hugs, Cathy

debby4000 said...

Absolutely love your fishy card.

coops said...

stunning cards lesley.i really love your design and colours and the fish are fabulous :D

xx coops xx

Deborah Frings said...

I think this is fabulous. I really like the die cut birthday greeting and the super fish. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room!

Simone said...

Awesome!!! I cant find a Memory Box fish die anywhere. I've searched for hours... Where did you buy this tool?
I had to create cards with fishes for our local fishing club and I need this fish die. ;-)
Kind regards

Marina said...

Those fish do look real! Great design - quite unusual. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Marina DT

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Fabulous card!

Louise van Vuren said...

Those fish are stunning, such a clever idea. I think you have every right to be happy with this card, it is brilliant, and perfect for a small guy becoming a teenager! Thanks for sharing with us in TMR
Louise xx

Danielle Vincent said...

I don't think you missed any opportunity on this one Lesley - it's absolutely amazing as is!! Wow!!

Julie said...

There's something a bit fishy about this card, Lesley!! Tee Hee! Wonderful colouring of your fishes, they almost look photographic! Hugs, Juliexx