Thursday, May 21, 2015

Best Fishes!

I'm still obsessed with water and fish. I don't know what it is. Maybe it's because I'm living in the desert and I would just love to be able to go to the beach and actually see water or maybe it's just that summer is coming! Either way, I've made another card featuring both water and fish!

I'm entering this card into 2 different challenges. The first at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog. Their challenge is to use a Stencil in your design. My background was created by using the Waves stencil. The second challenge is over at Colour Me. They have a beautiful color combo this week: Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz, and So Saffron.

To create the background, I sponged Bermuda Bay and Pear Pizzazz over the stencil and then cut it out using Simon's Stitched Rectangle Dies. I created the sentiment by using Mama Elephant's Landscape Trio Dies to cut an irregular strip of Pear Pizzazz. I then heat embossed the sentiment and the fish in white. The fish were all colored with Copic markers that closely matched each color. I added clear Wink of Stella to their fins for some sparkle and glossy accents to their eyes.

Stamps: Best Fishes (SSS)

Dies: Best Fishes, Stitched Rectangles (SSS), Landscaper Trio (Mama Elephant)
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz, Assorted Copics, Versamark
Other: Waves stencil (SSS), Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), white embossing powder, clear Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents


  1. This is wonderfully creative, Rachel! I'd love to have you share it with us at Word Art Wednesday.

    Always Anything Goes - Great prizes!

  2. I love your adorable fishes, Rachel! That wave background is amazing too and I've put it right on my wish list. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Colour Me!

  3. So super fun! The fishies are perfect for the colors! Thank you for joining us at Colour Me!

  4. This is fabulous, I love how you used the stencil and stamp set, love this.
    Thanks for playing along at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.
    Caryn xxx