Monday, May 05, 2014

Koi Fish by Designs by Ryn

Hello everyone,  I hope you are doing well and enjoyed your weekend.

I have a card today that features fabulous stamps by Designs by Ryn.


The background is Dylusions inks, I started with yellow in the centre and sprayed the green & blue around it.  I spritz water over top, let it blend and then blot off with a paper towel roll.   I also splattered a little water and blotted with a paper towel.  Next I blended a little Salty Ocean DI over a couple of TCW stencils - Fish Scale & Coral.

Next I stamped with Ryn's Fish Scales and part of Rising Bubbles with Salty Ocean Distress ink.  The Koi Fish and Spiral Branch were stamped with black Archival ink and highlighted with Gelly Roll Pens.  I coloured the fish with Dylusions inks (on my craft mat with water & brush).

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Shirley

32 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is wonderful Shirley!
xxx Susi

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Gorgeous color variations, Shirley! yellow in the middle of the card looks like light!
Leaves, stones, movement of fish, water bubbles....wow!! I am staring at this art piece for long time! TFS this eye-candy :)

Claire said...

Hi Shirley, what a beautiful card, that background is fabulous and really echoes the effect of sunlight on the water Hope you've had a good weekend and are enjoying some better weather now
Claire xx

Cathy said...

Love this background Shirley, the colours and texture look amazing, Cathy x

chrissies said...

Wonderful oriental feel to this card with the beautiful fish and the very colourful background

Love Chrissie x

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow Shirley, this looks amazing! I love those Koi and the way you have enhanced them with your doodling and white highlights just makes this whole card pop, really stunning!!

Valerie-Jael said...

Really beautiful, I just love the colours and style. Hugs, Valerie

LonettA said...

Oh, this is absolutely gorgeous! I do love these colours and composition!

aileen (mum) said...

Beautiful card, Shirley. Love your talent.

Annie said...

Wow Shirley :-) adore the fabulous colour combo and amazing layers created here. Stunning x

TFS and crafty hugs
Annie x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A stunning watery scene Shirley, I love the gorgeous colours you've used, whenever I see these colours together I always think of you. I hope the hint of sunlight on the water is what your weather is doing, and it's improving for you. All is well here, hope it is for you too.

Sue xx

Margik said...

Absolutely wonderful card! I Love the cute stamp.

Sophie said...

Oh, wie süß, Shirley, ich liebe diese asiatischen Kreationen von dir immer ganz besonders.
Es sieht einfach grandios aus.
Ganz liebe Grüße von Sophie xx

Gerrina said...

You made a perfect surrounding for those beautiful fish! Warm hugs, Gerrina

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Beautiful under water world composition!
I wish you a nice week, today I can see a blue sky and a lot wonderful sunshine:-)
big hugs Anja

Wendy McCarthy said...

A lovely, tranquil scene Shirley! Xx

Shona said...

I love how you used the yellow in the centre, keeping the fish as the focus. Your beautiful card inspired me to pull my sprays out of the drawer they live in. But then I had to put them back, knowing that things are safer that way! LOL I can dream though, and that's what you make me do, when you share such dreamy creations!

Karin said...

Fabulous card, great stamp those koi fish and lovely fresh colors!
Groetjes Karin x

Pat said...

Your backgrounds are always beautiful, and this one is no exception. With the lighter but yet quite vibrant yellow in the middle flanked by the darker blue and green is just lovely, and the stencilling and background stamping and then the use of Ryns spiral branch round the edge frames the pretty koi fish which you have coloured so prettily by placing over the tones already on the paper and then just enhancing them. The Fish Scales and Rising Bubble stamps complement the rest of the artwork perfectly. I also love the highlighting you have done with the Gelly Roll pens. A gorgeous card Shirley. x

Ryn Tanaka said...

I agree with so many of the comments on here. Great background as usual. I noticed right away the way that you did the scales on the fish. Also love how you use Spiral Branch Set as an aquatic plant. Beautiful card!!!!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Awesome work Shirley...great scenery with the koi fish and again lovely colours!! Kind regards, Alie

Greta said...

I really love this card, Shirley!

Patricia said...

WOW beautiful fish card!!! Loveley colours!
Greetz Patricia

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Another wonderful card, gorgeous color scheme again.

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning card, love the background. Hi to the kitties.

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

So very nice and so very Shirley. Fantastic work also the colors. Love it. Big hug xx

Miranda said...

Hi teamie, lovely background and those fish have a beautiful environment to be in, great card!xxMiranda

Gery said...

Lovely vibrant colours in the background for your beautiful fishes to swim in, Shirley.
Saw the card in my sidebar and knew immediately that it was one of yours.
Your work is your signature.
Groetjes Gery

~*~Patty S said...

WOW I have a lot to catch up on Shirley...
your creativity is boundless and each piece you make is so special and lovely!
Such realistic bubbles I can almost hear them gently popping ;)
oxo

MaryH said...

Another stunning Ryn stamping! The koi really give a strong sense of movement with the stenciling you've placed 'behind' them. Just love this one! (well, I love them all, let's face it!) Happy weekend. TFS

friemelchen said...

Herrlich, grandios gemacht, eine tolle Unter-Wasser-Szene!
lg Uli

Shirley said...

Love the background and how you used the mixed media look with the white. Really lovely and the highlight in the middle is wonderful for the Koi!