Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Hugs and fishes...


What FUN I had creating this card! I wanted something fun and funky to reflect the lighter side of love.

Fishing for LOVE (lol)...

I painted the surface with four different Lumiere metallic paints, let it dry, then stamped the fish and shells (on this fabulous unmounted set, from Art Journey in the Netherlands) with Ancient Page Coal Black Ink. I cut that panel and distressed it, then mounted it on an off-white base on which I'd computer generated the sentiment. Then, wanting to mimic waves, I masked the sentiment and stamped the swirls (Hero Arts) over top with Versamark and gold embossed them.

So...challenges:

Created by Hand (words of love or friendship)
Papertake Weekly (cards for men or boys)
Gingersnap Creations (challenge 74 use Versamark)
Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger (blue-blue-blue...living near the ocean, blues always evoke sea themes for me)
Wee Memories and One Stop (free theme)
Creative Cottage (use embossing)



Thanks so much for stopping by today!

10 comments:

Willy said...

What a funny idea, Deborah. Another great entry! Thanks for joining us again on Art Journey Challenge # 3.

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Deborah! Terrific card! I love your handpainted background. I bet the metallics just shimmer and shine in real life! :-)

scotspanda said...

hey Deborah how are you my dear, long time since I stopped by your blog!! Mind you I have been a wee bit busy lol Alfie William Jack Wallace was born 31 December so almost a year old already, a bundle of joy and he is so full of mischief I daren't take my eye off him for a moment. Lily as you can imagine is loving being a big sister, its her 7th birthday next week, I can'tr believe she is that old already!

Hope you are well my friend, lotsalove from your Panda is Scotland :o)

Amanda xxx

Karen said...

Gorgeous!!! I love those Lumiere paints - this card is inspiring me to get them out and make a background.

Becky said...

What a gorgeous card, perfect for the embossing theme!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Creative Cottage and good luck!!
Love Becky xx

Suzanne C said...

So fun! Love the colors in the background and the sentiment is too fun!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Wee Memories! :)

Sija said...

Great idea! Thanks for joining us again on Art Journey Challenge # 3.

SmilynStef said...

That sentiment made me smile ... ... thanks for celebrating Goth-tober with us at Gingersnap Creations.

Ali Manning said...

Wow - this is beautiful, Deborah!