Monday, August 16, 2010

By the Sea...

Yes, we were at the beach last week.

We did see dolphins in the water.

I saw (and photographed) lots of coastal birds.

But I didn't see one of these....




I don't really know why I punched this.

Or why I "saw" it.

Or what I (or you) could use it for.

But it is what you get today....

What I spied was actually a sea shell on a decorative item in the condo we rented.  But in the dark (by the light of the TV screen the kids were watching) it looked like an octopus to me. (edit: but has now been clearly identified as a jelly fish)  So the next morning, I sketched it and now you get to see it.


The only thing that makes sense here is that one of the blues is called "marina mist".

Body is part of 1.25 circle - I stamped with the solid stripes stamp.
Body "edge" is small oval next to small oval hole
Legs are branch from 2 step bird snipped at the first leaf.  Remember you don't have to punch the "whole bird" - you can put a strip of paper in the upside down punch  - make sure the paper is where you need it to be to get the branch.
Eyes are combo of circles from the owl punch and the circle from the itty bitty punch pack.  You just need 2 sizes of circles.  Add a white highlight with your gel pen.

Background is random circles - positive and negative.

11 comments:

Carol said...

Adorable! You are so clever!

Sandra said...

very cute!
Sandra

Kim Score said...

this looks like a little jellyfish, very cute

Anonymous said...

Not sure what I would use it for, but i still like it...

Linda said...

As always, your work is amazing.
Not to critize but when I first saw it, I thought it was a jellyfish. Either way it is adorable.

Ellen Kemper said...

I think you ladies are right - definately a Jelly Fish

And I should have made it reddish purple because I DID see those washed up on the beach.

What would I do without you all to help me out?

Patrice Herrera said...

Cute Cute Cute!!! Great idea about the bubbles!

Carolyn Sharkas said...

He's cute! such a cheerful little guy. Makes me smile. Love it when that happens.

hugs

Nancy Dawson said...

Too cute! I agree, Jellyfish but still amazing! (as always)

Kimm BT said...

Ellen your jelly is so cute!

catscrafts said...

He looks like the 'scrubbing bubbles' guy in the tv commercial at a quick glance. Love how it looks like a jellyfish though. Great idea!