Friday, 30 June 2017

Tropical best fishes

I love this Aurora wings fish its part of a set of two but I decided I was only going to use this one alone for my card.  I decided to make this card . I coloured my fish with promarkers and then fussy cut it out. For extra shine I covered my image in pva glue and left it to dry.

My background was white card covered with distress inks and water drops added and dried just for a more watery effect.

I treated myself to some new dies and these fab hibiscus dies are such fun. I used both the hibiscus and happy hibiscus dies and fancy blossom dies. I cut several flowers of each size out in dark pink card and the stamens in yellow card. 

The leaves I cut from white card and coloured with promarkers. I used promarkers to add definition to the petals using a darker pink and then slightly lighter pink to blend all together,I coloured the flower centres with orange. The stamens I added pink dots to for the pollen.
The promarkers also softened the card which made it easier to shape the petals using a ball tool on the reverse of the flowers.


I attached flowers and leaves to each corner of my background base, but decided it still needed something. I used a Dienamics swirl die again cut in white card and coloured with promarker. I didn't use the whole swirl but cut small sections and stuck them in place just sticking out from beneath the flowers and leaves.

I then positioned and stuck my dried fish to the centre of my card. I pondered about where to put my sentiment. I had already decided to use a 5  by 7 card base which allowed a nice white border around my little fishy scene and allowed the flowers to overhang my background without getting squashed in an envelope. I went with this tiny sentiment from a mini set from Lily of the valley, sends good wishes but doesn't detract from the rest of the card.

I was really pleased with how my card turned out and love the flowers they really worked just how I hoped.

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

Always playing with paper - flowers,bright,watercolour,birthday and square
(I chose brights ,flowers and birthday)

A gem of a challenge - summer colours

Allsorts - flower power

Make my monday - summer brights

Addicted to stamps - summer and beaches

LMMC - anything goes

cute card thursday - anything goes


brenda said...

A really pretty floral creation, many thanks for joining or Flower Power theme at Allsorts this week.

B x

Margreet said...

Gorgeous card, your coloring of the fish and that hibuscus die is
Thanks for joining us at LMMS!
xxx Margreet said...

A beautiful colorful card Julye. Love the background and the beautiful fish.
Thank you for joining the challenge at Addicted To Stamps Challengeblog.
Greetings Miranda (dt-ATSC)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely tropical colours thanks for playing at agoac. I have some candy on offer.

Anita said...

Very pretty card! Thank you for joining us at The Challenge.

Sian said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Sian.

Creative world said...

Beautiful card..thank you for sharing it with us at ATSM challenge this week
Ċ½eljka DT xx

Lesley said...

What a lovely piece of art! Love those beautiful flowers and your colouring! Thanks for joining us at The Challenge!

Tanja said...

such a colorful card - especially love the hibiscus flowers - thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More

*Vicki* said...

Really stunning card and I love how the flowers pop off your design too! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

Claire Broadwater said...

I love the beautiful background you created! The Aurora fish is colored beautifully and those hibiscus are lovely! SO happy you joined us at The Challenge! XX

Lori said...

Fabulous! Love the vibrant colors. Thanks for joining us at The Challenge!

inkedx2 said...

Great card! Love how the flowers and fish are 3D. Really adds to the card. Thanks for playing with us at MMM.


Julie said...

What lovely colors. Beautiful card
Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps
Julie T