Hi there all. This card was made for a friend, and I found this free image of a fish. I am not great at recognising fresh water fish, and although I think this is supposed to be a trout of some kind, the fact that it is leaping out of the water is more the behaviour of a salmon, and also my colouring makes it look more like a salmon too, so a salmon it has become. I printed this free image and coloured using my Spectrun Noir pencils, and for the background I made a print from my Gelli Plate.
I used a 6" x 4" Kraft card and made a print using Distress Inks - Walnut Stain and Spiced Marmalade, and also some Adirondack - Espresso. I laid the ink down straight on to the Gelli Plate in vertical stripes quite randomly and then brayered the ink smooth but keeping he different tones a bit, and pulled the print using a snippet of white card. When dry I ran it through a Craft Concepts - Wood Grain Embossing Folder. I had to extend it a bit to keep the pattern running in the right direction on this landscape card. I cut it into four pieces and backed it with a snippet of black card. The image, which I cut out after colouring has been placed on two mats cut using a S/B Labels Thirty Two. The smaller one was cut from a darker blue snippet, and then stamped with a Creative Expressions - Bubbles using Adirondack - Stonewashed ink blended with some DI - Faded Jeans and then some Memento - Nautical Blue to darken the corner, and also on the water attached to the image.
I finished with some Glossy Accents on the eye and some Perfect Pearls on the on the bits of foamy water, and then added a sentiment.
Thank you for stopping by.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Week 146 where we use snippets of card and paper, and I used quite a few here.