Monday, June 21, 2010

Gallery Idol Round 3

Hi peeps! Are you ready to vote again? Please say yes!! :) From this week vote they will pick the Top 5 that go to the final. I would love to make it to the Top 5. But, I need your help to make it to Top 5. You can click on the widget on the right side of the blog or you can go here to vote. You have till Thursday 1PM CST to vote.

So, the challenge is creative use of ribbons. And Kelly (Paper Craft Editor) said they're looking for creative, “outside the box” applications. Boy, I am not one to make masculine card, and never thought I'd say this, but I found this challenge harder than using stuff found in the garage.

Something different with ribbon?? All I can say, my angel must  have watch over me, cause out of the blue I found out that there's what they call "ribbon sculpture". Do you know it? I didn't. But after some research, I found amazing creative use of ribbon. Now, I don't have instruction on this, so I pick something that I can figure out on my own. Peeps, here's my happy goldfish. :)



I am proud to say I figured out this goldfish all by myself through trial & error. Took a couple try, but I thought it turned out pretty darn good. For the goldfish, I used grossgrain ribbon. All I can say, my patience sure was tested when I did this. LOL. I am very picky with my fish. Like I told hubby, not all stuff animal created equal, some are just cuter than the other even if they're from the same manufacturer & same type of animal. Same as my fish. The first one was  too skinny. Looks like I didn't feed it enough food. After 3 or maybe 4 tries, I end up with pretty healthy fish.

For the water, I layered 2 different sizes sheer ribbons. The tricky part is to only taped part of the ribbons, so the bottom part hang loose to create the water ripple effect. Even the bubbles are made with ribbon as well. I used Love My Tapes adhesive, best one to use with sheer ribbons.

The rest of the card, I want to keep it clean. I stitched all around the edges and that's it. I want the water & the fish to be the main focus. Taking the pic just as hard as I want the fish to look like it's pucker up and said, Oohh... someone's having a birthday partay!!" *grin* When it comes to animal stuff, I have great imagination. Heh.. What do you think? You think it's unique? I sure hope so! Would you be interested in tutorial for this fish? I thought of doing a tutorial, but only if I have enough people interested.

So, how about going to Paper Craft Gallery & vote. Pretty please, with cherry and all yummy goodness on top. And again, thank you all for your supports & vote. If I could hug each of you, I would. I am a hugger. *grin*

Don't forget to enter my "B'day Bash Blog Candy". You have till June 28 to enter for a chance to win some goodies. And tomorrow, I have another announcement to make. I am joining another awesome company as part of their DT. Details coming up tomorrow. Okay peeps, may your week be a blessed one. Hugs, Vera.

21 comments:

Lillian Child said...

Ling - that has GOT to be the most creative fish I've ever scene - so inventive and so unique - would LOVE to know how you did it - so it's a BIG YES to a future tutorial for me! My daughter's married last name is Troudt and I'm always on the lookout for unique and cute ideas for cards for them, and this fish is JUST perfect!! Best of luck on the Idol contest!! You definitely hit this one out of the park!!

donna mikasa said...

love your goldfish, vera! sure wish you had a tutorial for it! good luck with the contest!

Martha said...

ahhh this is adorable.

Pascale said...

Wow great use of the ribbon Vera a fantastic card xxx Hugs Pascale

Cassie_lu said...

that fish is just too cute. amazing idea you came up with and an amazing card.

Heather Maria said...

Wow what amazing use of ribbon Vera and I love your fish - I'd love to see a tutorial on how you made it. Best of luck in Round 3!!

stampinlynn said...

Sweet card tfs

Elisa said...

Best of luck, Ling. Your card is amazing - I love the little fish.

Lynne in NI said...

You got my vote! What a fabulous card - best of luck for the next round!

Nancy said...

This is just so fabulous, Vera! That ribbon fish is just too cute! I love it. He looks real!

Trinh said...

So creative & fun, Vera! Love that fish & the pretty water made of ribbon too!

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

You know I love that fish, Vera! You are so funny...I enjoy easing about your process. Very cute and good luck!

Karen B. said...

What a cute post about your fantastic card.

TexInTheCity said...

Ling! That is super duper cute!

Tiffany said...

Darling card and that fish is absolutely amazing, LOVE THIS!

Dwita said...

Dear Vera, I voted your card before I came to your blog. This is creative card with an inspirative ribbon work. I also just scrolled down to see what I missed to read. Indeed, I envy you for having '3 gals' with whom you can express your feeling out loud. The real friendship is a treasure for life. Glad for you..

jo said...

Good luck, Vera! I'm rooting for you - your card is just too cute! :)

Andrea6760 said...

Vera, Your card is so adorable!! I gladly gave you my vote and wish you the best of luck! The ribbon goldfish is fantastic! My niece sent me the link to your site and I am now a follower and a fan of your work. Im looking forward to seeing more of your creations.

Thanks,
Andrea

Andrea6760 said...

P.S. I forgot to include that I would LOVE to see a tutorial for the goldfish. Thanks for sharing such a great idea :)

Thanks,
Andrea

Whimcees said...

What a great card! The fish is awesome! A tutorial would be wonderful!

Wishing you a happy weekend!

Barbara Diane

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Dedda Bergam Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ said...

Lindo o seu peixinho feito de fita, amei muito é lindo parabéns. Seu blog é maravilhoso, estou a te seguir. Um beijo. Debora Rocha
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