Thursday, March 28, 2024

Freshly Made Sketches #629 and STRIPES for Time Out #260

Here I am sharing one card to two challenges - the opportunity only just presented itself after reading my friend Bobby's post announcing that Time Out #260 is looking for stripes!  I hope this doesn't smell fishy... it was created for Freshly Made Sketches #629!


My card features that darling Fintastic set from The Stamp Market...
I don't know what it is about that guy that screams poisson [fish in French] but a striped 'shirt', beret, and kerchief suddenly seemed fitting!
My little hook is from my HoneyBee Rod & Reel set but the bait was right
there in that TSM set.

Okay... how about the stripes, you ask?
I have embossed dots in stripes, and the lower portion of my panel is 
embossed in stripes... you may see them better here...


Then there is his shirt - and EVEN scalloped stripes on his tailfin!

I think it works!


Your visits sure do help to overcome this cold Spring weather we're experiencing - keep them coming please - and merci, Bobby!
=] Michele

27 comments:

Ida said...

Oh my gosh this fish is so adorable. I love the beret and stripes.

LeAnne said...

Oui, oui, this little French fishy is oh-so-cute!

HilaryJane said...

So many different types of stripes and still it is a beautiful and perfectly CAS card xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Well, this is total cuteness! Love that striped fish fabulous job

Katrina Bufton said...

Gorgeous card, I love your French fish x

Lisa Elton said...

I see all of the stripes scattered among all of the cuteness! I hope that cold you mentioned is of the weather kind and not the sniffly kind... if not feel better!

Marcia Hill said...

You know how I feel about all your fish cards, and this one is no exception!! The black, white & red color scheme is a favorite of mine and I love how you incorporated all the stripes! Seriously cute, CUTE card my friend!! Hugs. ❤️

TK said...

What an adorable french boy, well handsome! His attire is definitely on point and so are all your stripes -- adorable!

Barb Best said...

This is the CUTEST card I have seen!! Pure genius!! I love it!

lostinpaper said...

So here I am wondering if this fish is French or is in jail? Either way I adore this card and it totally made me laugh out loud!!

Jeanne said...

Chef's kiss to you! What a fabulous card. I'm so sorry you got a spring cold. I sure hope you feel better really soon. Masked hugs to you (sorry, I don't want another cold)!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Oh my goodness, Michele. What a great take on "stripes". Such a great way to use the sketch and incorporate stripes too. Love the black & white Pierre le poisson's Parisian flair! I was so happy to see your #1 entry at Time Out today. Thanks for playing with us!

Dotty Jo said...

Tres bien! Jo x

Cindy H. said...

What a fun Thank You card! Fabulous and so clever!!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, that fish in his beret and kerchief... I love him! You know he's a pretty good mime, too, but not as annoying. Crisp and cute, perfect for the two challenges. I also love your perfect little quilting thread bow!

Cat Craig said...

Oh My Goodness....J'aime beaucoup. This lil french poisson is so freaking adorable. And look at you...scalloped stripes...that is brain power.

Linda Callahan said...

Votre poisson definitely needed a striped shirt and beret! Totally fun card!

Bobby said...

Pas de quoi, Michele. I bet you were giddy the whole time you were creating your French fish. How fun and creative and downright silly-in a good way. :D Thanks for sharing your card with us at Time Out.

Greta said...

Oh what a creative, fun card--love it! Thank you for joining our striped challenge at Time Out!

Bonnie said...

Your French fish is delightful! Not fishy at all.

donna mikasa said...

Mais oui, that is one handsome poisson! I love his wardrobe and all that yummy embossing. Super fun take on the theme, Michele!

Kim S said...

Your little poisson is absolutely chrming!! What fun details you created! And I love the dotted background with it. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Kelly S said...

I CAN'T! This is the cutest fishy card that I have ever seen, Michele! LOVE it!

C├ęcile RIBON said...

Wow! Wow this "poisson" with its fun "french touch" immediately caught my eye and makes me smile. What a fabulous CAS card. Merci Michele! And thanks for joining us at FMS this week.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Absolute creative genius! Formidable! Thanks for joining the fun at Time Out Challenges:)

Kate said...

Ooo la la - c'est formidable! Love this Michelle! Thank for showing us your stripes at Time Out Challenges!
Hugs, Kate (DT Time Out Challenges)!

Kate said...

and congrats on your Honourable Mention at Time Out too! Hugs, Kate (DT Time Out)!