Sunday, August 20, 2017

Fishy Fun with a new technique

My brother-in-law loves to fish.  Recently a sweet friend gave me the Penny Black fish dies, so had to use one for his BD card.
Luckily, one of the Pinterest emails had a Ranger video showing how to paint with Liquid Pearls.  I have 6 bottles because I love the beautiful, shimmery colors.  However, I've never been successful using them to make pearls.  Now they'll be more than decorations for my craft table!  
I was playing around with Distress Ink techniques using several shades of blue.  Didn't really turn out, but decided it'd work for the sea by cutting it apart with Spellbinder edge dies I won at The Playground.  The sentiment is a very old PB stamp I always reach for--just love that font which I think works for guys or gals.  I didn't like how stark the clear dots looked, so used soft green sequins for the bubbles.  Really had fun making this card--a bit different.  I'm entering The Playground, SSS Monday, Country View Challenges, DRU, SSS Wednesday & Word Art Wednesday.
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Hubby's washing off the deck where we'll be sitting tomorrow morning watching the total eclipse.  How lucky to be in the path of totality & not even have to leave home!  Hoping the clouds & smoke stay away!  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
Edited to add: Also entering Inkspirational.

27 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous little fish! I also love how you created your water background, and added the "bubbles"! Thanks for joining us for the Nautical challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge! hugs, Maura

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  2. Yes you do look like you had fun and what a result. Great idea to die cut the waves out of distress ink trail sheet....always good to keep hold of 'everything'...just in case! x Pretty shine from the perfect pearls and fun idea to use the sequins for the bubbles x Fabulous card Greta x

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  3. what a beautiful design, greta!! the fish is gorgeous and I love the way you created the background... totally amazing!!

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  4. how fun and the background for the fish is wonderful - gonna have to try the painting with the Liquid Pearls (hope they haven't dried up!!)

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  5. What a great card, Greta! The fish is adorable! The background is stunning! And the instructions very helpful! I do not know if there are liquid pearls in Greece, but I will definitely try to find them. Have a great week, my friend.

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  6. Beautiful card, Greta. Thanks for the tip about painting with the Liquid Pearls. I have a little collection of them which I haven't used for ages as I couldn't get a good pearl shape either. Have you tried the Nuvo Crystal Drops? They are the most amazing product for making pearls, they just go into a perfect dome shape. xx

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    1. Forgot so say that I hope you get a great view of the total eclipse. How wonderful that you will be able to see it from your home! We saw a partial one a few years ago when we were camping. It didn't go very dark as we were too far away from seeing the total eclipse, but I remember how everything went silent - the birds stopped singing and the dogs stopped barking, it was quite eerie. There were lots of people around, but you could have heard a pin drop. xx

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  7. This is different for you Greta, but it's cool as heck! Your watery background is perfect with the fish die cut. I think your brother-in-law will love it! I've been thinking of all my blogging friends who will have front row seats to the eclipse. How fun you and hubby get to be safe and sound at home to marvel at yet another of God's wonders!!

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  8. A gorgeous background with the deep color of blue, Greta! A lovely fish die in a light soft color! And, great touch with the sequins! I'm sure your brother-in-law will love it!

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  9. A beautiful card Greta. It's a gorgeous fish die.

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  10. I love the fish die and your distress ink waves. I like how you made it a clean card by only using a small portion of the card base for the focal point. Wow, you have a great view of the eclipse with no effort. Make sure Fritz stays in or wears his glasses.

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  11. A bright and fun masculine card. So often I make them in browns and muted tones and they can seem a bit drab. Not yours though! I love this, the fish is so cute and I really like the sea.

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  12. LOVE this card ... what a great design! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything using Dies’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
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    P.S. How cool you can watch the eclipse from your deck ... here in Ohio we'll only have 80% but still a pretty cool event.

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  13. This is just fabulous Greta! What a stunning card, you must be delighted with the result - I love it!

    I hope you get to see the eclipse. I was working in Central London a lot of years ago when we had a total eclipse way back in 1999. For such a busy city, as Liz says above, you could have heard a pin drop! The birds fell silent and in became really cold on what was really a hot August day, Quite an experience - enjoy!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  14. It must be amazing to be able to watch the eclipse right from your deck!
    I smiled when I read your post. I have lots of supplies for decoration in my craftroom LOL! Your card turned out lovely; that fish die really stands out and I love that blue background!

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  15. Love, love your fish card! The ocean turned out so pretty and the fish die is so cool. I just came in from looking at the eclipse - we only have about 85%. Wonderful that you can catch it from your deck!

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  16. Your fish card is awesome..love the background you made too!

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  17. Gorgeous card Greta :-) the fish is fabulous and I love the waves, I am sure the shimmer looks even more beautiful IRL :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Luv
    Lols x x x

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  18. Your fish and ocean look amazing Greta. I hope you had a fab view of the eclipse. I was in an airplane but on the wrong side. I did however get a few cool pictures of the horizon. I hope to post them soon.

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  19. Wow! This is fabulous!! I love the design and the waves are amazing!

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  20. Fantastic card Greta, love the way you've done the wavy background and the sequins are perfect bubbles, Cathy x

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  21. Oh my stars! This card catapulted to top honours in being one of my favourites you've created! Love the waves, the deep colours, the fish! Sheer awesome; your brother-in-law will LOVE this, as do I! So thrilled you shared this gem in the Inkspirational gallery!
    Hugs~c

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  22. Nice ! Thank you for joining my challenge over at Country View Challenges !
    Corrie xx

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  23. What a unique way to create waves and a great water scene! Very cute and a great use of dies! Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

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  24. This is so beautiful Greta and prefect for our August blue and green challenge over at Country View. Thanks so much for joining in with the fun xx

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  25. This is a great fish themed card. I love the water and the fish die is amazing. Hope you enjoyed the eclipse!

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  26. A great idea to paint with liquid pearls and perfect for your fish. This is a lovely card.

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