Wednesday, 6 January 2016

best fishes retirement

One of my hubby's colleagues has recently retired and so a card was required. He loves fishing and in the past has had an ornamental fish pond so I thought these fab aurora wings digital fishes would be perfect.                                                                                                                                                    Now I don't normally dream about cards but I knew exactly what I wanted to do when I dreamt about this one though it wasn't quite like this.                                                                                                  The fish were the same and so was the background it was the circles that were slightly different.
I fell in love with this bubble border die but for some strange reason in my dream when I used it to cut my base card it looked like this but in reality it cut out the shape and left the hole in the card. All worked out in the end though as a bit of sticky and sparkly blue mirri-card and the look I dreamt of was achieved.

 The background is moonglow inks that have a wonderful sheen and sparkle to them simply blobbed onto the base card with a stipple brush.                                                                                                                                                                The fish I coloured with promarkers and fussy cut them out before sticking to the card and all finished with a gold peel-off sentiment.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

 we love 2 create -anything goes/mixed media

crafting musketeers - new beginnings

stempelsome - anything goes

crafty boots - something old(moonglow inks) 
                                   something new(bubble die and stamps)

craft your passion - anything goes

crafting from the heart -anything goes

fairytale challenge -everything goes

city crafter- say hello,wave goodbye

crafty sentiments- anything goes

through the craft room door - anything goes


Patricia Alvarez said...

Great card. I love the background and your coloring. Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs. Good luck!!! Patricia.

Claudia said...

Tolle Karte. Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der SsC.

LG, Claudia

Dee's Craft Room said...

This is such a beautiful card, from the pretty gold fish to the way you have treated the background and the cut work. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Lisette Baker said...

Great card, such an effective and beautiful design. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

Ros Crawford said...

What a fabulous card!! Great for our challenge! Thanks so much for paying along at CCCB!

Stella said...

Speaking of a personalised card; this is perfect. Fabulous! I love the design. Thank you for playing along at CCCB!

Christi Conley said...

Beautiful!! What a great idea to incorporate the fish :) Thank you so much for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door ~ Christi DT

Marina said...

So much fabulous detail on this elegant card.Perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter. Marina DT

Kelly Patricia said...

Great card. Perfect for the recipient. Great research and dream!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting Musketeers Challenge ☺ xx

Kati said...

what a pretty Card! thanks for showing your beautiful Card and gone fishing in our fairytale-challenge.