Hi all. I have a collection of fish, carp actually, to show you today. I needed a card and I wanted to enter a few CAS challenges. I have used the current sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch and here it is .....
..... and here is the card I made:
I used a carp from a set of stamps by Sheena Douglass called A Little Bit Oriental - Koi and Waterlilies, it's the smaller of the two fish. I stamped the central fish on a snippet of white card using Memento Tuxedo Black, and then I made a mask and covered that one up so I could stamp a few others around it. I then used my Distress Inks to watercolour in shades of blue including Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers and Stormy Sky. I then coloured the fish using Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed. I think I must have been half a sleep or something because I intended to use Archival Black but it wasn't until I had finished and coloured it that I realised I had used Memento which really should not be used when using water because it can run and blur the outline, but I was lucky that didn't happen. Some of the fish do look fainter anyway because they are second generation ink. I did add a little extra red to the orange on the fish and also a bit of darker blue around some of the fish using my Spectrum Noir pencils.
I finished by adding a snippet of black card as a mat before mounting on to my square white card and added a sentiment.
I have another new follower today who is Eve, and I think many of you will know her as last week she helped Di with the challenge over at Pixie's Playground and she is a very talented lady, so if you haven't seen her blog you will find it here.
Thank you for dropping by today and thank you also for your continued interest in my little corner of blogland. This community is the best!
I am entering the following challenges:
Addicted to CAS - School.
Less is More - Congratulations.
Casology - Aquatic.
Happy Little Stampers - Masking.