May 11, 2010

"Miss Fish"

"Miss Fish"
4"x8" Skinny
(Click on her crown to see the details!)

This fun piece was created for Tumble Fish Studio's "Fishy Challenge" at DeviantScrap.com. Believe it or not, I've never worked in this particular size before, so this was a good challenge. Sometimes just changing something a tiny bit gives you a new perspective and makes you think differently.

FYI, my background was created with a page from an old children's dictionary. And since this was a "Fishy Challenge", this page showcases the word, fish, as well as few "fishy" derivatives.

If you'd like to participate in Marsha's "Fishy Challenge", you still have plenty of time to enter your skinny and possibly win a $10 coupon. To find out more about this fun challenge, click here.

Hope you challenge yourself a bit today!

Credits: Special thanks to Angellea - Flickr for the scalloped border, to Holliewood Studios - DeviantScrap.com for the tiny heart on the crown, to DutchClogs - Flickr for all of the little fish and to Itkupilli for the can-can girl (highly altered). The rose and blue swirl border are from my collection. All of the remaining images are from Tumble Fish Studio at DeviantScrap.com including: Miss Fish's body and face, her crown, her eyes, all of the lettering, the remaining borders (including the black & white checkered stripe), sash and random words.

30 comments:

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Fiona Finished First is so catchy and your skinny is such fishy fun!!!
So true about working in different sizes ... always nice to have a little stretch ... you certainly rose to the occasion Terri!
oxo

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

Hi!
i just had to click on over here! this is a great work of art! i absolutely love the finished page...and the colours..the layout, everything! well done!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

daisydolls said...

Wow, everything about your blog is pleasing to my eyes, your work is beautiful!

susi said...

how phunny! fiona certainly did! very cute.

Andrea said...

This is great!

Debby said...

I love the name of this piece and of course your work is amazing. I so enjoy seeing your art.
Debby

sharon said...

This is so great Terri! I love the text in the background! Your fishy girl is cool!

Sherry Goodloe said...

Hi Terri! LOVE your "skinny" piece!

Janny said...

So difficult a small piece but it's beautiful!

Gaby Bee said...

This is fantastic and wonderfully detailed as always. Love it!

Lynn said...

I don't think it would matter what size you worked on my friend, your work would always be spectacular :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm always amazed at the number of elements you use in each of your collages. I've found skinny pages to be a difficult size for composition, but you have handled it admirably. Very lovely Miss Fish, Terri. I'll say one thing: she's too hot to be a cold fish.

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Yay! Cool size! This is divine! Love it! Blessings friend.

Marilyn Rock said...

This is just awesome! What colors and composition - beautiful Terri! xxoo

Martina2801 said...

This is so fantastic, Terri!! I have no words enough to say how I love this!

Taluula said...

Yay, this is awesome Miss Terri, full of fun and a feast for the eyes.

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

So colorful and happy! She makes me feel smile!

LiveArt said...

What a fun and fabulous creation Terri!! I've also just started working with skinnies and it's a fun and challenging format to work with :) There is so many wonderful details, such humour and such wonderful colours in your piece, it's pure eyecandy!! BRAVO Terri!!!

Hugs,
Linda

Ozstuff said...

Yep, there is somethin' fishy going on around here. Definitely fishy.
The 4 x 8 template suits your art so well, Terri, but, to be honest, your art would look good ANYWHERE and in any size.
Stunning and gorgeous.

LiveArt said...

Dear Terri,

just wanted to let you know you've inspired my skinny and thank you once more for providing the most gorgeous eyecandy :)

Hugs, smiles and thanks,
Linda

peggy aplSEEDS said...

fantastic colors and details! i love it!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Love all your fancyfull creations, they are so inspiring.
Have a nice weekend,
hugs Anja

Amy said...

Hello Terri, I do adore your Miss Fish!! She's so vibrant, full of life and brings happiness to all her know her!!
Have a sweet day my friend

indybev said...

There's definitely something fishy about this page, Terri..... (sorry, couldn't resist). I love the way you are able to put so much on a page in such an artistic manner. Beautiful!

gypsy said...

Terri, what an interesting size for a piece of art. This is a totally fun piece. I find that when I try new sizes, it challenges my mind to think differently.

Tammy

Lori Saul said...

What a fun skinny- great collage of whimsical images! Playful and as always perfectly designed!

Ophelia said...

This is such a great piece!

Julia said...

O my I always love your pieces so much ! This is fantastic as always! So much to see ,I can't stop looking at your art!

thekathrynwheel said...

Oooooh this is fabulousl and totally 'you'! The colours rock! Kate x

Oxana said...

Gorgeous piece!!!