JFF Design Team · JFF Monthly Challenge

Two Lost Souls Swimming in a Fish Bowl

I tried to relax on the ride home from work. The weather was cool, I had the windows down and I was in the first stages of “Aaaaahhhh…it’s Friday”. Then, “Wish You Were Here” started playing on the Pandora station I was listening to…such a great chill out song!

How I wish, how I wish you were here. 

We’re just two lost souls 

Swimming in a fish bowl, 

Year after year, 

Running over the same old ground.

And how we found

The same old fears. 

Wish you were here.

I was tired when I got home, but knew I needed to make a card for my blog post. I picked up a little bit and sat at my craft table. I wasn’t in the mood…I had just bought some Kuretake Gansai Tambi Water Colors and decided to made a color swatch on some watercolor paper to engage my creativity.


I liked the rainbow effect, so I painted some on a card sized piece. I freed myself to explore and let my creativity flow, then the ideas started rolling! I had the JFF Stamptangle Fancy FishFish Bowl  and Sentiment Hearts Mini Cube stamps sitting out on my craft table and my card came together!


I liked the “see-through” effect on the fish and added the little heart to look like it had sunk to the bottom of the fish bowl.


I wrote the sentiment with a Ranger – Perfect Pen and heat embossed with white embossing powder.


I distressed the edges of the card panel with a Tim Holtz Paper Distresser, added some paint spatters and highlighted the fish bowl with the silvery pearlescent water color. I mounted the card panel on Club Scrap® card stock. I love the grungy graffiti art look that evolved!

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10 thoughts on “Two Lost Souls Swimming in a Fish Bowl

  1. WOOOOOOOOW!!!!!! THIS.IS.AMAZING…!!!!!!! Beautiful background, beautiful images, and what!? that sentiment is your own hand writing!? I wish I could write like that! This is just awesome! I would frame this piece of art!!!

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