Saturday, March 24, 2012

A Fish Named Wanda

Good evening !    I'm still feeling a little jet-lagged, but it's going away thank heavens.   At least I'm still awake and it's later than 8:00 pm  :)

I created this card for Designs by Ryn using her new Sea Creatures line.      The new line is awesome, I especially like the texture of the Bubbles.    They will be added to her website at the end of April.

The background for this card was created by blending Smooch inks- Frosted Aqua, Pool & Lettuce.   I stamped over the smooch inks with Ryn's "Sea Bubbles Set CM-S15" with Brilliance Gold and then again with Memento Bamboo Leaves.     The Angel Fish - "Wanda CM-S7" was stamped and embossed with gold on water colour paper and then painted with my Tom bow markers & water.  I cut her out and popped her up onto the background.    I added a few pearls and layered onto co-ordinating cardstock.

The wonderful quote is by Impression Obsession C5053 - "Voice of the Sea"  which was embossed with Jade powder.     

I recall a movie that was out in the Eighties titled a 'Fish named Wanda' , it's a hilarious comedy.   Nothing to do with this card of coarse but it came to mind when I saw that Ryn named this Angel fish 'Wanda' :)

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the weekend.


Ann said...

Beautiful card Shirley, I love the name of it ! That movie was hilarious :)

Shannon White said...

Wowzers Shirley! This is Gor-Juss!! 8-) Love the Wonderful colors you chose and the Awesome Bubble BG! Just Fabulous! 8-)

Hugs and Happy Weekend!

maria's knutselplezier said...

Really beautifull card, like the colours of the see, the beautifull fisch and the bubbles ,and a great sentiment!!I admire your work of art!!!



Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Dear Shirley this is sooooo beautiful. The colors, the combination and verly lovely.
I email you soon, sorry for the long time between.
Lovely greet

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This is stunning Shirley, a beautiful fish and a wonderful background. I love those bubbles, and the colours really work well together. Glad to see you were not too jet lagged to Craft :)

Sue x

Miranda said...

Hi Shirley,
I am awful busy at the moment so I don't leave comments frequently, I saw your beautiful fish and the background swirls are lovely! Could not discover the new stamps at the website of Ryn but maybe they are's a beautiful coloured card! sunny greet, Miranda

cparsons said...

This is gorgeous Shirley!! The colors certainly speak of the ocean. I'm so glad I live on the coast! The background reminds me of polished stone. I haven't used smooch inks, now I'm intrigued.

Ellen Taylor said...

You know you are good when you can make a card this good when you are jet lagged! You convinced me that I should buy some colored smooch inks next time I go shopping! Love the background and those bubbles and sentiment!

Ina G said...

Awsome background and such beautiful colours.Love this card. Just gorgeous. PS Hope you brought back some lovelies from BONNIE SCOTLAND.

Ryn Tanaka said...

Shirley you did a beautiful job again with my stamps!!! I am so lucky to have you as a part of my design team :)I couldn't resist naming this fish Wanda after the movie. haha, I was wondering if anyone would notice.

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
WOW this one is REALLY nice!! What a nice fish and terrific background with those very cool bubbles! Really great! Love the colours as well, what a nice combination! Great tropical colours for the fish too, what a nice card, very pleasing to the eye! Very very nicely done!
Warm greetings from Marlene :)

Sharon said...

Hi Shirley: This card makes me think of snorkelling in Bahamas - gorgeous colours and nice, inspirational verse to go with the fishie.

I was reading that you have an Aunt in the Netherlands and you visit her there. My daughter was an exchange student with Rotary International and lived in Zeist, Nederlands for a year in 1995. We visited her for two weeks and toured all over Holland - my gosh, such a beautiful country and friendly people. We have fond memories of our time there, and someday,I would love to go back.

Shirley said...

The whole card makes you want to go for a swim! Love those bubbles, the fish, and that BG too!!