Sunday 15 May 2016

Birthday fishes ...

Good afternoon from a beautiful day in Oxfordshire ... blue skies and sunshine!

I've put together a quick card (well not that quick) for this week's challenge at "Less is More" it is One Layer week and the theme is "At Sea".  I've gone for under the sea ...

I stamped, heat embossed and then water coloured the fishes before masking off a circle and then ink blended the background.  I then used a circle die to emboss the circle, added some bubbles from the fish and then stamped a rather corny sentiment!!

I used:
Altenew Ori Kami stamp set.
Distress Inks - Squeezed Lemonade, Ripe Persimmon and Spiced Marmalade
Lawn Fawn - Milo's ABC
Versafine Onyx Black Ink



  1. Fab card Elaine! The colours on the fish are great and I love how you've embossed with a die. It's a super LIM entry!

  2. never seen those geometric looking fish stamps before, well done on the coloring and the look and feel of the card, at first i thought it was a fishbowl, than a porthole...

  3. Love those origami fishes and embossing the circle die was a genius touch. Cara x

  4. I had forgotten about my origami fish from Altenew - what a great idea, Elaine! Love your watercolouring and the added texture from the embossing. Great to see you at Less is More :)

  5. Such a fun card. The colours are so vibrant.

  6. Ooh love your origami fish Elaine - and the porthole effect too - this is fab!
    Thanks so much for joining us for one layer week
    "Less is More"

  7. Fabulous fishes Elaine. Love the way you framed them with the circle and the colours are so pretty too.
    Thanks for sharing this with us at Less is More.
    Sharon xx

  8. The embossing and inking is so effective. Love it!

  9. This is terrific Elaine, I love the gradation of colour in the fish!
    Super card!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  10. That is so cool, I love your angular fish, striking colours too :D x

  11. Such a fab card Elaine ;) Viv xx


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