I know I've posted fish cards recently but "Wanda the Fish" is back ! I've created two more cards for Designs by Ryn using her Sea Bubbles Set CM-S15 and Wanda the Angelfish CM-S7. I included her African Daisy CM-F1 on this design as it looks tropical or could be a water lily !
I love Ryn's hand drawn designs and her stamps are top quality & deeply etched which results in crisp images every time. Her Sea Creature line will be added to her website by the end of April. We are going to celebrate with Blog Candy in May, so stayed tuned !
To create the background for this card I started with Kaleidacolour Ink- Caribbean Sea using a Brayer to ink onto IO's Solid Cover a Card CC084. I stamp-kissed the small bubble stamp in the set before stamping onto white card stock. It's a little hard to see the stamp-kiss effect in the photo, but it added some texture. I heat dried and then stamped the large Bubble in the set with Versamark and embossed with Gold EP that has a little glitter.
I stamped and embossed the Angel Fish and Daisy with Gold on water color paper and colored with Tom Bows and water. I stamped the flower twice and cut a mid-section out of the 2nd to add to the flower for more dimension. I realise as I'm writing this that I should have added some glitter to the centre of the flower - I will do that !
The wonderful quote is from Chocolate Baroque's Artistic Expression set. It was also embossed with Gold and then I blended a little Shabby Shutters and Old Paper Distress Inks over the lettering. I also added gold ribbon before I popped up the images onto the background.
I used Wanda the Angel fish & the Bubbles again on this next card but also sponged some larger bubbles by using card stock that has circles cut out as a mask. I've been using the sponge technique to create 'scenes' & bubbles for quite a while now, ever since I was inspired (again) by cards made by Miranda (of 'Mir'acle art Inspiration Blog). I was wishing for a lesson, but I figured out a way to sponge using card stock for shapes. I've had a lot of fun with creating scenes !
The two Angel fish were stamped and embossed with black on Watercolour paper and painted with Tombows and water. The purple mat was embossed with CB Divine Swirls Folder. The fish were popped up over the background. You can see the stamp-kissed bubbles on the close-up below.
That's all for today, thanks for visiting !