Stampin’ Up’s Fishy Friends was the very first stamp set I bought, and I still have a warm spot in my heart for those cute little aquatics. My newest “tool” would be the octagonal nesties. I decided to make a framed project rather than a card. The octopus is stamped on white cardstock and colored with Copic markers. After cutting out the image and the two mat pieces with the nesties, I mounted them on some DP that looks like water. To create a “break” between the turquoise layer and the water, I outlined the octagon with a white gel pen; and to add a little whimsy, I attached the fish charm with a brad. The frame is probably older than the stamp because I found it in a bag of wooden frames that my mom had in her closet when I cleaned it out about six years ago. I spray-painted it and added the half-pearls. Do they look like bubbles? I hope so, because that was the look I was going for! I’m going to give this to a girl in my office who is pregnant. She told me she was decorating the nursery in the theme “Octopus Garden.” I think it will fit right in.
Happy New Year, everyone!