Monday, 17 August 2015

Fun Fish

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!

 Pat  x

I am entering the following challenges:

Addicted to CAS - School.
Less is More - Congratulations.
Casology - Aquatic.
Happy Little Stampers - Masking.


  1. Love how you've used a very busy image, but kept it CAS by limiting it - classic layout, beautiful card! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

  2. ack, I love your fish! I agree with Ardyth--excellent example of CAS. Thanks for joining us!


  3. A striking and fabulously coloured card Pat, super CAS and a brilliant challenge combo.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More and ATCAS

  4. Fabulous CAS card Pat, I'm not generally very keen on fish images but your brilliant colouring here makes theses fish look amazing. The colours you used are lovely.
    Jean x

  5. LOVE your take on the code word, clever to use a school of fish! Beautiful color combo and CAS design, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

  6. Gorgeous colouring of your fish Pat. This looks so cool with the sketch you've used. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. xx

  7. Your fish are stunning to the power of ten! A glorious creation!

  8. WOW, your fish are so beautifully coloured, Pat!!! And yeah for that ink not running, hey!!!! I love the font of the sentiment - it looks great!!! A beautiful CAS card and so perfect for quite a few challenges!!!!
    Have a great day!!!

  9. Gorgeous card and beautiful stamping! Amazing coloring too,Pat!

  10. Your beautiful carp design is perfect for all the challenges, Pat! This is unique and amazing and colored perfectly!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

  11. Beautiful card, excellent colouring - simply brilliant!

  12. Wow Pat - your DI colouring is amazing! Your take on School is so clever and I LOVE your card - fab CAS creation
    Thanks for joining us this week
    Less is More

  13. Stunning card, love the fish.

  14. Beautiful card, Pat! Very cool take on the sketch!

  15. Your card is just lovely


  16. What a fabulous image Pat, that panel is wonderful!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More

  17. Hi, hi, I first thought you didn't use the codeword but love, love this way to use the word school......... How great and clever. Thanks for joining us over at ATCAS.

  18. Oh, how fun! Great take on the sketch!

  19. What a fabulous image and it gives so much movement in your wonderfully coloured panel.
    Thanks for sharing at Less is More and Happy Little Stampers.
    Anita x

  20. What a fabulous card ..... love the fish image and you've coloured everything beautifully. Thank you for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. Linda xx

  21. What a great card Pat, I love those fishes and the way you have put them on your card, great image and colours!!! Thanks for you garden tips!!


  22. Gorgeous card Pat, great masking, I love these colourful fish! Cathy x

  23. Oh my gosh Pat this is absolutely beautiful.. The watercolor is so well done and looks so professional it could be framed on a wall... This is one of my favorites and I want to thank you so much for sharing your amazing talent.

  24. This is beautiful, Pat! Love the pattern you've created with stamping and masking and the perfect colouring! Thanks a lot for playing along with us at ATCAS. -Ksenija

  25. love the fish, great card. xx


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