Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Something "fishy" going on...

So I couldn't resist this adorable fish stamp at the convention earlier this month.  I guess I had to have it because it involved paper piecing, not just straight stamping.  I looooove this type of paper crafting, so it went in my "gotta have it" bag and came home with me.

I stamped the fish on vellum and colored it in on the back of the vellum using Copic markers.  I then used my stylus to form all the hills and valleys for folding.  I've had this wonderful water bubble background stamp for forever and stamped it using Tumbled Glass Distress ink.  I also stamped the aqua card stock at the top using the same background stamp but with white ink.  The little aqua swirls around the fish are the negative pieces from a water wave die from Memory Box (why waste paper, right?).  The crowning glory (to me, anyway) was this wonderful ribbon I've been hoarding for just the right project.  This is by May Arts and it's self gathering.  Such a beautiful ribbon!

Lastly, I stamped the bubbly sentiment in black at the top (another old stamp I've had for years) and added some fishy bubbles using Tombow's Aqua glue (the one in the blue container).  It dried so nice and clear and I added some sparkly glitter from DeNami before it dried.

So that's my fish story - you shoulda seen the one that got away (LOL!)!

I haven't posted since my granddaughter's play and hope to get back to posting more often.  Hope to hear from you!  I'll also have another rendition of this fish going up on my Craft-Dee BowZ blog next month so be sure and watch for it!  It's quite different (because of the bow it will have on it!).

Ciao for now!

Ciao Bella!