Thursday, June 07, 2012

By the Sea with Impression Obsession

Good Morning Crafters, I hope your week is going well.

I participated at Brookside Bed & Breakfast Open Gardens with Artisans yesterday.   It was a great day, I met lots of nice people and was pleased to sell some of my cards.      I recently treated myself to 26 Pan Pastels and have Dylusions Inks on order, so now I don't feel so guilty.

Impression Obsession's Challenge theme this week is "By the Sea".    All the details are here at Impression Obsession's Blog.    My IO Fish & Seaside stamps came out again for a swim to create another 'Fishie' card to participate.      

I'm also entering this card into the All Sorts Challenge Blog - Week 157 as the theme is "Oh I do like to be beside the seaside".    You will find great DT creations at both blogs. 

IO stamps used for this card:   F2211 Large Angel Fish & CL182 By the Seaside Set, both by Leigh Hannon. 

The background was created with Shabby Shutters & Broken China Distress Inks using the Acrylic Block Technique and then sprayed with Gold Glimmermist.   I stamped the 'bubble' fish from the Seaside set with Colorbox Harbour Pigment Ink many times on the background which gives the appearance of 'fish shaped bubbles'.

The blue panel at the top was created with Broken China Distress Ink using same technique and then sprayed with Juniper Glimmer Mist.   I stamped the 'wave' image from the Seaside set over the top panel with black Versafine ink & cut curves to imitate a wave.  

The Large Angel Fish, Shells & Seahorse were stamped on Watercolour paper, embossed with black and then coloured with Tombow markers and water.     I cut out the images, popped up the fish & seahorse and used double tape on the shells.   I added diamond stickles to the fins of the fish and areas of the seahorse, but it's hard to see in the photo.

The little poem is also from the wonderful Seaside clear set.  IO's smaller MC183 Angelfish set compliments it as the images go well together.  I was disappointed when I realised that my small Angelfish from the MC813 set is missing, sadly he must have swam away, I ignored him too long I guess :( 

Thanks for your visit and have a great day !


Dina Kowal Creative said...

Beautiful! I looooove your background - missing my inks these days. :) So glad you played along with us this week!!

Miranda said...

Hi Shirley, lovely 'sea' card with your special colours!I always like to play with this theme, so of now to find some cards with this theme and play along, warm greet Mirandax

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Every time if I visit your blog I'm excited. Your style is unique and incredible beautiful. Amazing new creation, fabulous stamps and colors!
Lieve groetjes Anja

maria's knutselplezier said...

I really love your beautifull fish card, I want to dive into your see to look to these marvellous fishes, Like you I have ordered thes new inkts,and I received them yesterday, but I wait for the weekend to try them!!!


ALIX said...

Hi Shirley,
i'm not very active these weeks because I'm in France, not at home.
But now and than I pay a visit at some blogs, incl. yours, because you'"work"is very beautiful. so is this one!! I fell in love withe the coulours, they are amazing. So are the stamps, I love the little seahorse!
Carry on, Shrley!
Warm greetings, ALix

Creations by Shirl said...

Love your special talents on your cardmaking.. You have this amazing uniqueness in the way you detail your creativity.... This sea scenery is just stunning... Great colours and so perfectly done....

Shirley said...

Wow, Shirley!!! That is just beautiful! The images in the background are wonderful. Your use of the seahorse and shell to support your Angelfish and the way you did the sentiment....awesome!! A real work of art. Thanks for playing, Shirley, and good luck in the drawing too!!!

Jenny Gropp said...

That background is fabulous, thinking it looks even more dynamic in person with the added glimmer mist. Very nice shading using Tombows! Glad to have you playing along with IO!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Wow Shirley...this is great! Love the background and the more than gorgeous stamps in those lovely colors..

greetings, Alie :-)

Karin said...

wow,looks great! beautiful stamps and colors!

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

This is so excited dear Shirley. Beautiful bright colors and love the fishes. great creation.
Lovely greet

Fleur said...

This is lovely,
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!

Hugz Fleur xXx

Tracey said...

Shirley this is GORGEOUS!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE those colours!!! SO jealous of all those pan pastels...I am collecting them too :) Can't wait to see what you create with them!

Sophie said...

Wow! Shirley, was für eine wunderschöne einzigartige Karte.
Die Farben passen so wunderbar zusammen, die ganze Karte ist ein Traum.
Super schön!

Liebe Grüße


Gorgeous gorgeous inkiness Shirley! Love the underwater scene - the fish stamps are stunning.
I have a couple of Leigh Hannan stamps - one of them is the Damask Floral, bought years ago, now hiding in a box somewhere (shame on me)! Her images are fabulous, and yet they are rarely seen in blogland, which is such a shame.
Have a wonderful weekend - hugs, Sylvia xx

Ellen Taylor said...

Love this fabulous background Shirley and how you stamped to make a school of gorgeous Angel fish! Hope your weather is warm enough for your garden to grow! Have a fab weekend girl!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Shirley! Trying to catch up visiting friends' blogs, and here I am, at your lovely, peaceful, fun home. Congratulations on your 25th! Do you look back and wonder where the time went so quickly? These cards are amazing - as always - as I looked at all your updates, I'm constantly impressed with your use of colors and the artsy-elegant style which is yours. So pretty!

Loli said...

Hola Shirley, thank you for your commen last week t:D, i'm glad to see you in my blog:d
Oh Shirley, FANTASTIC colouring background , your're an artist:D, gorgeous card and perfect work!
A hug from a vey, very hot place

Craftyfield said...

Wonderful card, the background is perfect and the seahorse, shells and fishes so well colored.

Eileen said...

Fabulous,fabulous,Fabulous Shirley! Love everything about this card. Gorgeous colours. I CANNOT wait to see what you do with the Pans!!

You will love them. As you know I am addicted!
Congrats to you and your hubby on your 25th and many, many thanks for such kind comments left on my blog.
Eileen xxx

G Peplow said...

Absolutely lovely card Shirley, I love the fish and the colours, fabulous text too:0) What a shame you lost a fishy one:{ I hate loosing stamps, they are precious!! Glad to hear that you've more stash but you earned it LOL Pan pastels are brilliant, you are going to love them, don't forget to share your lovely makes:0) Gay xxx

stampqueen said...

Wow - beauitiful card, I love the colors and the swirly feel of the background!!!

Katie said...

Really beautiful card! Love the fish stamped background. And your coloring with the tombow markers is fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Oh my Shirley... this is GORGEOUS! I have a thing for anything having to do with the sea. I love the colors and the texture. Your coloring is fabulous. Wow!