Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Wanda & a School of Fish


Hi everyone !

I have a card today created for Designs by Ryn featuring another 'Sea Scene'.   Ryn has a variety of awesome Sea Creatures to choose from !

  

The background was created using watercolour paints (wet on wet) and adding sea salt that absorbs some of the colour.   I followed the steps that I showed at my blog post here but then added sea salt and let it dry.  

I stamped with Ryn's Sea Bubbles (using the small one in the set) with Salty Ocean Distress Ink.  I stamped off the ink on a scrap sheet first for a more subtle look.   I wanted them to blend with the sea salt marks so that it all appeared as sea bubbles.    The School of Fish was stamped with Midnight Colorbox Ink and embossed with blue over top.   Just a note B3552 is from Impression Obsession. 

I embossed Wanda the Angelfish with silver and colours with my Tombows, cut out and attached as shown.



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 & have a great day !
Shirley

27 comments:

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow Shirley, this is stunning, the background has the look of coral in it where to salt has soaked up some of the colour. An ideal one to use with lovely Wanda, and her friends.

Sue x

Paula (PEP) said...

Striking with the gold of Wanda against the glittery aqua of the fish school. The combination of your watercolour background with the drops stamping looks seamless. I shall have to get myself some coarse salt to work with my watercolours for backgrounds.
I love the way Wanda's nose is pink as if she's dipped it into some iridescent plankton floating about her.
Paula (PEP)

Creations by Shirl said...

lovely fish scene, great undersea colours.....

Sophie said...

Oh, Shirley,
wieder so einen märchenhafte Unterwasser-Szene.
Fantastisch!

Umarmung xx

Miranda said...

Hi teamie, lovely sea scenery with Wanda the pinknose fish! Indeed like Paula said it's a nice accent on her nose! Love the salted background, always a joy to see!
warm greet Mirandaxx

SUE said...

Oh wow Shirley adore the colours you have used on this fab creation once again!!! huggles hun Sue J xxx

Bärbel said...

Was für eine wunderbare Unterwasserwelt, Shirley. Erstaunlich sind auch die Wasserblasen,Sie haben die Karte so farbenfroh gestaltet, mein Kompliment.
Liebe Grüße.

friemelchen said...

Eine fantastische Unterwasserwelt, ein Traum so schön!
lg uli

maria's knutselplezier said...

WOW, WOW, WOW Shirley I really, really love your background!!! what a beautifull color combination, an olse the fishes are really great!!

Greetings and have a lovely week and lots of love on Valentine!!

Greetings
Maria

Eileen said...

Stunning background Shirley. Beautiful work....love the colours and the 'salt' look is so cool! Thanks for the link... star you are.
E xxx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

what a wonderful card Shirley!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your Wanda and her school of fish are brilliant, Shirley, with that wonderful salt technique! I did a fish, too. It's like going from your sublime to my ridiculous! LOL!!

Karin said...

a beautiful underwater world! gorgeous colors!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Lovely effect with the salt and the stamping is great, the stamps so nice.

greetings, Alie :-)

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

I adore your perfect color feeling!This combination is fantastic as always.Background patterns are gorgeous and the turquoise fish is really incredible!

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley, I love the bubble effect that you created using salt. You´ve certainly mastered that technique :)Great colours and great use of those two stamps together. Thank you SO much!

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful sea scene, Shirley! Getting this in the mail would make anyone's day!

Gerrina said...

The seasalt -effect is great for the bubbles! Love the color; it looks so beautiful watery and still bright! Hugs, Gerrina

Nan G said...

What a beauty! Wanda is gorgeous and the background is so cool. I finally have some sea salt now to find the technique. Thanks for visiting me! Hugs

brenda said...

Another stunning piece of artwork Shirley, fabulous colours and inspiration.

B x

Barbara said...

I love this Shirley....the colours and stamps are fab. I've been out to buy some sea salt and can't wait to get experimenting. Thanks for the inspiration xx

Donna Ellis said...

Just beautiful, Shirley! The background looks so peacefully soft, and the fish look amazing! Your "vibrant colors" signature make your gorgeous card a Classic Shirley Masterpiece. hope you are staying warm! xo

aussie aNNie said...

Hi from Australia Shirley...wow this is gorgeous and very calming. Using sea salt for bubbles wow, how good is that. I have now joined your blog as a new member...got to keep coming back...luv annie..

http://annieforeva.blogspot.com.au

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Beautiful Shirley and indeed great stamps.
Greetings Janny

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

Dear Shirley this is so beautiful. I adore the use of colors. Marvelous work.
Lovely greet and hug
Marja

Shannon White said...

Goodness what a Gorgeous underwater scene Shirley! Love your Beautiful Angel Fish! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Craftystamper said...

Love Wanda. What an underwater scene!