The background on this card
is another piece that I made using
I hade used an Emerald Acrlic Silkies paint
by Imagination Crafts this time along with
green/blue/purple distress inks.
It has ben sat on my desk for the last 2 weeks
as I couldn't make up my mind how to use it.
I had first thought to use it as a sky background
but the more I looked at it the more it started to look
like under water murkiness!
I have also had a challenge in mind waiting for me to come up with an idea
and it finally all came together late last night.
The Koi Carp is a stamp by Sheena Douglas
'Koi and Water Lillies.'
which I inked using DI in 'Vintage Photo' onto some
really old scraps of thick paper so old it had turned a yellow colour!
I painted using water colours which have a metallic mix to them
and fussy cut. I went round the edges using a grey green marker pen.
The bubbles effect is made from my Ryan art stamp 'Water Droplets'
stamped with black Stazon ink straight onto the background.
The sentiments are silver peel offs that I have had for ages.
The top one says Wisdom and the bottom Courage.
I mounted the koi up just slightly using 1mm sticky pads
and matted onto navy and then grey pearlised card.
IRL the card has a lovely gloss and sheen to it.
Entering into the following challenges:
Artful Times #66 Go green (background and fish are shades of green).
Crafty Card Makers #125 It's only words.
Paper Minutes #344 Maritime.
Craft Room # Make your own background.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #147 Use up your snippets (aged yellowing card).