Just keep swimming…


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As soon as I saw Isobel – Fishy Friends I knew I had to make one of these… ummm…not sure what you call them?It’s like a cross between a sideways tent fold and a slightly open book?!Well,at least that’s how I describe it ūüėõ

Here’s a different view as it may just explain it better than I do :

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I’ve not made one in ¬†a while and I wanted to make it feel as if she were swimming under the sea.I stamped her out on acetate then onto my regular colouring cardstock.On the reverse of the acetate I painted the fish and bubbles with pearlescent watercolour paints,mixed to a thick consistency.I also used them on her tail and clothing on the cardstock,altho’ the camera hasn’t picked up the prettiness.Her hair and skin have been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers with a few white gel pen highlights.I then fussy cut her and overlayed her onto the acetate.It was pretty easy as I didn’t have to worry about any intricate details as they were already going to be there underneath ūüėÄ ¬†I added the pearls in her hair using using Cosmic Shimmer Pastel PVA Glue.

The card base was made from card in my stash and I die cut an aperture in the front.The¬†sparkly paper,that I’ve had in my stash from my early cardmaking days,stuck in the back.For a little more dimension I placed some die cuts to represent seaweed poking out before adding the acetate panel on the inside.The sentiment is from a foam backed set that is an oldie from my stash too,masking off the little fish that were on the bottom, and adding pearls to fill the gaps.A piece of netting from a cheese bag,a few shells that were collected from various holidays and a rose,for a feminine touch have been used to embellish.

Supplies :

Image : Isobel РFishy Friends by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : From an unknown foam backed set in my stash

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Pearlescent Watercolour Paints from The Works many moons ago,Cosmic Shimmer Pastel PVA Glue Ivory,Jet Black Stazon Ink,Jet Black Archival Ink

Paper & Card : All from stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,X-Cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Ornate Frame,Joy!Crafts Leaves 1,Big Shot

To Embellish : Netting Cheese Bag,Seashells,Paper Rose and Flat Backed Pearls all from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Creative Card Crew : Sentiment 

Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes

{Pin}spirational : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Top Tip Tuesday : 3 Of Something (seashells)

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Open-Minded Challenges : Recycle Something (Netting Cheese Bag)

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Use a Die Cut

Sister Act Card Challenge : Always Anything Goes

Crafting with an Attitude : Freestyle/Fantasy

Thanks for looking

Lisa x