Monday, 4 June 2018

Birthday Fishes

I have a simple little 'fishy' card to share today...featuring stamps from the 'Birthday Buddies' set by Paper Smooches. I started by painting an 'underwater' background by painting Distress Inks on a piece of damp watercolour paper. I used a few shades of blue...working down from lightest to darkest (Salty Ocean, Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon & Chipped Sapphire), then dried it using my heatgun. I splattered it with a little water...to make some little 'air bubbles', then doodled a simple border. I stamped the fishes on to some more watercolour paper, coloured them using watercolour pencils, then carefully cut them out. I popped them on to my card using 3D foam pads, and added a matching sentiment from the same stamp set.


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11 comments:

Marcia HIll said...

CUTE card Helen! Your water coloured background is beautiful and those little fishies and the FUN sentiment make this such happy card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!! :0)

Bonnie said...

What a fun card, Helen! Love the bubbly ocean background and the cut fishies! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

Loll said...

Adorable card Helen. Love your ombre watercoloured background. Your fishes are adorable with their birthday hats! :) Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

Macimbalo said...

Great water scene card - love the whimsy of it! Thanks so much for joining us this month at Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge!

Robyn Oliver said...

Super cute card Helen, love the sentiment

Mandy said...

Fabulous card Helen! the little fish are so cute.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Love those crazy fish. Love your fabulous background. Love that doodle frame! I love everything about it. Thanks so much for playing with us at ATCAS!!!!

Diane Louise J said...

Hello Helen... it’s so lovely to see you have shared one of your gorgeous cards with us. Thanks for entering your fishy card into our ‘Happy Birthday’ Challenge. Good luck in the draw and hope you will come back again soon.
Diane Louise
[Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Anja Curvers said...

Lovely card with those cute fishes. Thanks for joining us over at ATCAS.

Barbara Schiassi said...

Gorgeous card! love colors and design, images you used are absolutely fun! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

Melanie said...

A wonderful card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "happy birthday” challenge over at Crafty Friends.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)



PS: Sorry for the late comment, I had been away on holidays…