Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Fish in distress

No, not my goldfish, although at aged 9 (or 10) he is looking a bit shabby these days.


This is the fish I'm talking about, on a card coloured with Distress Inks.
After saying I wasn't going to buy any more inkpads, I mean how many shades of blue are there in the world?, I gave in on the Spring colours because I wanted the peacock feathers one.  Repeated my 'vow' again when the summer ones came out but after seeing the bright colours, including a fab pink my resolve crumbled and I splashed the cash.

Parcel arrived today (thanks Oyster Stamps - and a double thanks for an unbeatable price) and as I already had the fish stamps out it just had to be a seascape.  Blended peacock feathers and the salty ocean from the summer set and stamped a bubbles stamp in water before wiping off to create the blotchy effect. The words stamp is from a Crafty Individuals sheet.

I added some Glossy Accents bubbles but these are still wet - what's the betting I forget and put something down on top before they dry, been there, seen that, read the book.


6 comments:

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi Ann
The glossy accent bubbles is a wonderful touch.
Great background for the fish.
Wishes
Lynne

Ali H said...

Oh Ann
I'm so glad it isn't just me with those Distress Inks - I said "it's just a marketing ploy to make me spend more money", "I don't need more", "my box of inks is full" - but did I get the Fall & Winter ones - did I get the Spring ones - did I just order the summer ones this very morning - just can't bring myself not to have ALL the colours !!! So glad you are there with me on this ! Love your fish !! See you on WOYWW tomorrow ! Ali x

Brenda Brown said...

OK you have persuaded me I need and want them and just ordered!!!
Love the fishy piece, great background and bubbles.
hugs {brenda} xox

pat said...

I love that color of blue, and the fishy.
Guess I will have to go shopping.

florenceandfreddie said...

Stunning Card Ann. Love the fish and the background. Great design.
Regards Florence x

inkypinkycraft said...

This is a beautiful card!! And yes I was suckered into the ink pads too...some of them are yummy though!!!! This card is a wonderful example of how one colours can work so well! Hugs trace x