Thursday, January 10, 2013

Betta Fish by Ryn

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well and enjoying 2013 !

I have a couple of cards today using stamps from Designs by Ryn.   It's hard to believe that I've been designing for Ryn for over a year.   The time has flown and I've enjoyed every minute 'working' with her stamps.     Her designs are all hand drawn, the stamps are high quality and deeply etched for crisp images. 

Designs by Ryn stamps used on above card:   Betta, Starfish Set & Sea Bubbles Set  

To create the background I started by spraying Turquoise & Blue Dylusions Inks along with Sunshine Glimmer Mist along with water.   I tipped the page and let the inks run & then I covered the background with another piece of watercolour paper which I used for the 2nd card below.   After it was dry,  I stamped the medium & small Star Fish from the set with Iced Spruce & Salty Ocean Distress Inks.   I stamped the smaller piece from Sea Bubble set with Salty Ocean around the border as well.

I stamped Betta Fish with Black Stazon Ink over the background.       I removed most of the spray inks from the fish by adding water, blotting off and then coloured with my Tombows.     I stamped 3 of the medium sized starfish on watercolour paper with black Stazon Ink, coloured with Tombows, cut out and attached as shown.    Voice of the Sea C5053 is from Impression Obsession.

And below is pink version of Betta along with other images by Ryn.

Designs by Ryn stamps used on above card:   BettaSea Bubbles Set, Coral set & School of Fish Set
The background is the watercolour paper used to blot the background above.  I sprayed a little Purple Glimmer Mist over it.    I over-stamped with the medium Coral with Salty Ocean & Mowed Lawn DI,  Sea Bubbles with Concord DI & School of Fish with black Stazon ink.    Betta was stamped on watercolour paper with Black Stazon ink, coloured with my Tombows and then cut out to attach.  

Hello A3579 is from Impression Obsession.

If you have a chance, please drop by Miranda's and Eileen's Blogs, both with lots of inspiration,  who are also on Ryn's Design Team.   Also Ryn's Facebook page is full of ideas using her stamps.

Thanks for your visit and have a great day !


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

Again so betiful Shirley. Great colors and co inations. The stamps of Ryn are so beautiful.
My lovely grdet

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Great colour combintaions Shirley and the stamps are so nice!!
Not for sale Holland :-((((

greetings, Alie :-)

Felicie said...

Both cards are so beautiful Shirley.I love them a lot.

linda said...

these are both gorgeous and i love the techniques you've used to colour with; i especially love the colour combo of the first one.

Creations by Shirl said...

Both are gorgeous Shirley...
Love those betta fish, I remember several years back
I had two of them, and they lasted for quite some time
until they got somekind of algae on their body and passed
away. They can be very aggressive fish too....
Pretty colors...

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two gorgeous cards Shirley, I love both of the backgrounds (stunning colours) I also love the stamps and have added the betta fish and the school of fish to my wish list.

Sue x

Sue said...

Gorgeous cards Shirley the backgrounds are stunning huggles hun xxx

Karin said...

both cards are gorgeous! the backgounds are great too and the color are stunning! Greetings karin

Ina G said...

Beautiful brightly coloured cards Shirley. Stunning. Love the effect you have achieved in both cards.

Miranda said...

Hi teamie, two beautiful creations with your own colours! I love the sea theme and also what you've did with it! warm greet Miranda xx

marg said...

Hello Shirley
I have ordered the Water droplets stamp from Ryn, but will have to wait for my delivery from Canada..... wish they were in the UK!
Love the colours from you and Miranda
Love Marg

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Shirley, both card are so wonderfull!! But the pink fish I like the most, what a beautifull background and colours, love looking in your seaworld!!!


Sophie said...

Shirley, was für wunderschöne Ergebnisse.
Ich bin begeistert.
Diese Farbenpracht - es sieht so schön aus, so echt.

Herzlichst Sophie

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW Shirley what a fascinating underwater world. Both are amazing,great backgrounds, my favorit is the first.
Wish you a nice day,
hugs Anja

Donna Ellis said...

Shirley, GORGEOUS colors - so intense and beautiful - and your underwater scenes are like a fantasy! Such delicate, pretty fish. The accompanying images look fantastic! Has all your snow melted? I cannot believe these temperatures! ((((( huggers )))))

friemelchen said...

Fantastisch, die Farben sind einfach eine Pracht!

alix said...

Hi Shiriley, first I like to wish you a very happy and creatvie 2013!
And I like to compliment you , again, with thee beautiful cards!
Marvelous coulours , as usual!
Gr, alix

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hello Shirley, I have been so happy to have worked with you for over a year now :)These two sea scenes are great! I especially like how you did the Starfish stamps on the first and how you coloured Betta in the second. Great backgrounds with the other stamps too... Looking forward to another year of working with you in 2013 :)

Rosie said...

Wonderful artworks, Shirley.
Thank you for your visit earlier today.

Greetings from Germany

Janny's Cards Creations said...

Beautiful colours the light and the stamps also the background. wow wow. Janny

Darnell said...

This whole artist technique is so intriguing to me, Shirley. I would be interested if you ever get a chance to do a photo, or video, tutorial of your process. While I don't fancy myself entering this arena, I do enjoy seeing it and trying to visualize the process. The end results are just stunning!!

Bonnie said...

I can't decide which I like the best, Shirley! Like Darnell, I find your technique fascinating!

cparsons said...

I love them! Ryn's designs are so pretty and you always do such a great job with them. I made a card today with purple and green too. It's been hard to sit at my desk for any length of time after my knee surgery, but I'm getting better.

Julia said...

Very nice !! Beautiful colours !! looks like "florida" colours ! Very talented work !! :)

Shannon White said...

Beautiful Beautiful Shirley!! I Love your Gorgeous underwater scene cards!! So Dreamy and Beautiful all at the same time! Such Wonderful BG's and I Love your Fabulous Fishes too! 8-)


Marn said...

Hi Shirley! Awww what a nice fish, he is very neat! I love the colours so much in both cards! Terrific backgrounds and really beautiful colours! Love the starfish in the first one too, and really neat with all the small fish on the second one! Both are so nice, well done!
Warm greetings, Marlene :)