Thursday, May 20, 2010

Fishy, Fishy, Fishy Ohhhh!

This ATC is a fit for the TMTA challenge this week which was......wait for it........Fish !! I always find this one difficult because I dont have many fishy stamps. I have chosen one which is an oriental fish (?). 

The card blank was cut from white card and the background stamped numerous times with a background stamp from Tanda inked with Versamagic chalk ink in turquoise gem, aloe vera, tea leaves and hint of pesto.  The background was then painted with a fan brush and Moonglow Starburst Stains in delphinium turquoise and ponderosa pine olive in a criss-cross fashion allowing to dry between coats to add a feeling of depth.  As usual the mica shimmer cannot be seen on the photos but looks very nice in real life.

Next the fish stamp was selectively inked with Marvey le Plume II pens in yellow, violet and blue and stamped once. Another image of the fish was stamped in Versafine onyx black as shown.  Some little reeds were hand cut from lime green card and adhered with glue stick and the word 'fishy' applied with black rub-ons.

Finishing touch was to add some bubbles with Smooch molasses pearlised accent ink.

Sid xx

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  1. Sid this is great!! that oriental fish is fab

  2. You've created a lovely under the sea effect, cute fishy

  3. love the blue and green combo.. love the wriggly fishes!

  4. I love the colour combo's on this. I can see your struggle with fish. I bet a lot of people don't have fish stamps - I know I don't!

  5. Wonderful, love those colours

  6. Great underwater scene! Great to read about your techniques too. Cheers, Sharon

  7. Hi Sid!
    Thanks for coming over to my place :-) and leaving a comment. Your fishy is a lovely piece - your description sounds quite edible!
    You mentioned my background, it is all done digitally, although the starting point for the "sea" is a piece of Stardream card that I tore and scanned in. If you use image editing programs - Photoshop, PSP et al, I can explain more if you like...
    Juno's Place
    Cards by Carol

  8. Love the layered stmping of the reedy background and the colours are perfect for an aquatic feel!

  9. Know what you mean, I don't have any fishy stamps either, but you've made a cracking job of this, especially with the background - nice one xxxx

  10. Cool fish! I love the colorful seaweed added on top.


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