Hero Arts Koi Hello

Hero Arts Koi Hello
It's almost Friday and I've been working away in my craft room this week, trying to work ahead for a change! Today, I was in the mood for a one layer card!  Hero Arts' new Color Layering Koi set was just perfect for what I had in mind!  I layer stamped the fish in Soft Vanilla & Soft Granite inks, stamping the eyes with Carcoal ink.  I used a clean fonted sentiment from Hero Arts' Everyday Sayings, stamping it in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  To finish off the design, I added some subtle sparkle to the fish using a Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle marker. 2017 Mar9 KoiCloseup I hope your week has been decent!  A busy one here, but we're doing okay! SaveContinue Reading...

Just Keep Swimming

It's Friday and that means there is a new Friends with Flair blog hop going on over at Unity!  It's been a long time since I've played along, so last night I decided to create a card using Unity stamps!

Stamps:  Unity (Fishy Philosophy)
Paper:  Paper Trey cardstock (white)
Ink:   SU (Basic Black, Island Indigo)
Accessories:  gemstones, foam dots, glaze pen , blender pen

I stamped the sea weeds and sentiment first.  I then stamped, colored and fussy cut the little fish.  After adhering it with foam dots for dimension, I added little bubbles of gemstone!  Pretty easy!

Have a fintastic Friday and a wonderful weekend!

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Pond Memories

With summer break winding down, I find myself thinking about my own childhood memories of summer!  For me, there were a couple summers when my family went to stay for a few days with some friends at their old farmhouse in rural Wisconsin.  They had a pond and we spent a fair amount of time fishing.  I was never one to actually touch a fish, but I sure enjoyed luring them in!  My father, being a vet, always had some kind of interesting tidbit to share with us regarding fish anatomy, but I don't remember any of that!  Poor dad!

Today is the beginning of a new cue word challenge over at CASology and this week the word is POND!

I had to create something with little fish on it!  I always managed to catch sunfish when fishing.  I thought they were pretty...for a fish!  I decided to use blue fish on my card just because I like the color blue with white (a good reason, right?).  I used a textured cardstock this week to give things a little character.  The fish panel is matted on SU's Pacific Point cadstock and then popped up with foam dots.  I tried adding some simple embellishments, but ended up deciding it was too much and left them off!

I hope you join us at CASology if you find time to craft this week!  We love seeing all the entries each week!

Have a terrific Tuesday!

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