Sunday, June 7, 2009

A Fishy Challenge

May was Sid's choice to choose a theme for our ATC swap. He chose "Fishy". I'll have to admit I almost wrote "pick another theme", but replied I was up for a challenge. Turns out it wasn't so bad after all.

The blue one was made with a small section of scrapbook paper that came in a bundle. I over stamped with a stamp bubble looking stamp from Stamp Camp in clear embossing powder. I picked the various sections and colored in with Ranger Distress Inks to try to make the bubbles pop. I layered that on top of glimmery white paper from the Paper Cut that I also colored with the distress inks. After that I looked at it and decided something was missing, so borrowing from Dr. Suess I used the title of one of his great books -- one fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish.

The middle one was made with a stamp by Rubber Stampede that I stamped on some thick handmade mulberry paper. I colored it in with some shimmery watercolor paints by Yasutomo. After that I sprayed it with Polar Glimmer Mist and layered on a metallic paper by DCWV and added the fiber.

Two down one to go. This last one shows a bit of my weird humor. I had this stamp of the woman holding her nose and thought it would go great with a picture of a fish. Then I found this quote and it all came together. The stamp is from 100 Proof Press.

Until my next post,


1 comment:

  1. Very nice too Diane, I am now the proud owner of your swaps !!