Saturday, December 6, 2008

3-D Fish Tank Fun

For the past week my daughter has been asking, nagging, begging me to make her a fish tank. "Just like the one we saw, Mom. You know the one. Pleeeeeeeeeeeasssssssssssssssssse!" Oh my, how can I resist? My daughter begging to stamp with me!?! Only, I kept stalling. I could not quite figure out how I wanted to go about it to make it just right.

Today, I told her this morning was the time to finally do it. My only problem is that when I am creating on the fly [without a template or picture to copy] I need music, no kids, no phone. [That is why I generally do my best work at 11pm!] However, today is a family Saturday...a pajama day....a day that we have not had in a long time, so to shoooo everyone away was not an option. So, "E" stamped and created a variety of items [fish food] for her fish tank, while I created the tank itself. With my husband's music blaring from the stereo and "Mommy, why are you doing that?" "Mommy, what is that for?" "Mommy, can I help?" Sigh..."yes, of course.", it took 2-1/2 hours for us to finalize it, but here is the final creation.

I know it may seem that I am complaining, but I do not intend to do so. I am blessed with my family and I love them so much! I love to stamp with "E", but for some reason this morning I was all stressed about it. Sigh....good memories, right? I hope this creation lasts a long time for her to enjoy. My fabulous husband thought it was "very cool." Phew!

  • The window is made with a Large Cello bag, hair gel & glitter. I didn't have an zip-loc bags big enough, so I SNAILed and Sticky Taped it shut REALLY tight to make sure we didn't have a leak in the fish tank. The "water" is layered between the outside Tempting turquoise layer and the inside Whisper White front layer with TONS of Sticky Tape. Great stuff!
  • Next time, I think I might add some fish inside with the "water." That way there are some that float around!
  • This is a free standing 3-D project, so that "E" can feed the fish!
Project Supplies:
Life's A Breeze Stamp Set
Something Fishy Jumbo Wheel
Brilliant Blue Ink, CS & Jumbo Wheel Cartridge
Tempting Turquoise CS
Whisper White CS
Pink Passion Ink
Only Orange Ink
YoYo Yellow Ink
Garden Green Ink & CS
Stampin' Pastels
Sponge Daubers
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Jumbo Wheel Handle
Coluzzle Cutting System
Hobby Blade
Cutting Mat
Large Cello Bag
Sticky Tape
SNAIL Adhesive
Mini Glue Dots
Paper Snips
Hair Gel

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