Sunday, September 17, 2017

Goldfish and Seahorses

     I have two cards to share with you today - both of which I made this morning and I couldn't decide which one to share today so I'm sharing both of them in the same post.

    This first one features an image from MHK Designs and I can't remember the last time I did an image with such gorgeous fish in it!

I used a number of the colors from Stamping Sensations,
although my "pink" turned a bit coral.

     I colored the fish bowl and fish with ProMarkers and chalks, then cut the image with a stitch, scalloped die from Memory Box.  The black background piece is cut with a die from Altenew and I love the way it gives the impression of bubbles in water.  I found sparkly, silver ribbon in my stash and used it to wrap the card front and tie the bow.

     The sentiment is from the same MHK Designs set.

     Challenges: (for this card only)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
Pile It On
Ribbon Girl

     My next card stays with the water creature theme and this time I've used a seahorse image called "Barbie Mate" from the challenge on Sasayaki Glitter's Facebook page.  I must admit, I'm not sure this seahorse is actually underwater since that would have a negative effect on his BBQ fire but he's grilling for all he's worth, regardless.     :-D

     Again, I used my ProMarkers to color the image, sticking with ocean blues and greens, and this time I die cut it with a die from Spellbinders.  I added strips of double sided tape and used loose glitter to make all the sparkles around the frame.

     I kept everything very CAS, adding only two scrap strips of embossed ("Linen" folder) CS and one tiny bow which I dyed to match with ProMarkers.

     Challenges: (for this card only)
A Gem of a Challenge
Glitter n Sparkle
Jo's Scrap Shack
Outlawz CAS
Scrapper's Delights
Scrapy Land

     The weekend is fast disappearing and I hope you've stretched yours as far as possible.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Lori Kobular said...

Both your cards are great! The fish in the fishbowl look so real and the second card is so fun with the seahorse! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challelnges!

Megan J said...

Hi Connie, two lovely cards, love the two fish in the bowl so brightly coloured. The background die looks like design paper, you must have some lovely confetti... Thank you for playing along with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck in the prize draw... have a wonderful week... Megan DT LPoCF

Teresa Arsenault said...

...the goldfish are gorgeous and that bbQing sea horse is adorable. Hugs, teresa

Angie said...

Both cards are very nice.
Thanks for joining us at Jo’s Funday Friday Challenge.
Angie - DT

Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh, you are so right- the image with the fish is so lovely- and your card really showcases the image beautifully! ANd your seahorse grilling- or cooking on the barbie is too cute- and I love your write up about it. Also love that little touch of glitter peaking out from behind the die cut!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Had a WOW for the first card, great image and love the die and colours, A laugh at the second, again great colours and colouring.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Two lovely cards here and I really like the image with the goldfish and how you've coloured it. I also like the background that you've used as it looks like bubbles, which works really well with the fish image. Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

Jessica K said...

Gorgeous card! I love the bright pop of color you added! Thanks for joining us at MHKDesigns this month!

Jess - DT

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Mieke Duckers said...

Gorgeous card!! Thank you for joining us at Wish you luck!!
Mieke DT xxx

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love this fun and quirky fish!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Julie Odil said...

Love your cards, Connie. I'm here with my MHKDesigns hat on, so I'll comment on that one, although that seahorse from Sasayaki is adores! I'm so glad you linked up this month at MHKDesigns, and I love your goldfish. I haven't been brave enough to try coloring them yet, but hope to soon. You've inspired me! Julie, MHKDesigns DT member

Keti's Projects said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing it with us at Pile It on. Be sure to visit again for a new challenge soon. Keti (DT)