Saturday, 9 May 2009

Double Whammy!

Today i managed to combine 2 challenges for this card
1.Secret Crafter #31 Brads or Eyelets..or both!
2.ICSketches #15

Seeing the shape immediately made me think of a fish tank, who knows why but it did, and as i had just received my new Greeting Farm stamp set "down by the pond" with the most fab fishy i though it would work perfectly.
What do you think?

I used a sheet of K&Co paper in the background to look like wallpaper, Used my Slice to cut the tank shape from some wood grain effect texture paper.
I placed a couple of sheets of blue vellum under the fishy to look like the water, adding eyelets as bubbles. Fishy was stamped with archival black and coloured using my distress re-inkers {working from a pallet and only a tiny drop of each, and some water}
I placed a piece of thick acetate over the whole tank for the glass effect, you can just make it out by the reflection of the flash in the photo, i attached this with some brass coloured big brads.
To finish i wrapped some leaf ribbon round some paper covered wire to be able to bend in place, stamped the greeting and cut it out and placed it on top of the ribbon, as per the sketch.
I wasn't sure about the card as i was making it but it all came together nicely!
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Artyjen said...

Very creative great idea.

having a {me} day said...

Oh I love those bubbles and the beautifully coloured fish. Great card! katxx

brenda said...

Very imaginative and so different. Great card.

Brenda x

CraftyC said...

Hiya Minxy, looks even better now I can see it properly. Coloured your fishy perfectly and I love the idea of the vellum ater. Thanks for taking part in this weeks scsc!

Bee said...

beautiful card Minxy, and I love your fishey stamp


Fink said...

Oh my! What a pretty card! I love the goldfish plus the rounded corners! Lovely!

Jill said...

gorgeous card Nicky and very creative, thanks for joining us at scsc hugs Jill xx

Cathy said...

Fab card Nicky. I love the image, and great use of brads.
Thank you for joining in the SCSC this week.
Cathy xx

Jess said...

Adorable card! Such a cute little fishy too!

scrapnnMO said...

WOW it's perfect and that little fish is soo CUTE! Awesome job and thank you for playing along with ICS! :)

Jane Carroll said...

great job

thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x