Monday, June 8, 2015

Colorful Fish in a sleepy blue ocean...

Rainbow fish

Welcome! I've changed it up a bit and made a fish card instead of a moose card.

I found this stamp at a local thrift store and decided he needed rescuing. It was a pretty dirty stamp so after cleaning it up I unmounted it from the wood block to use with my MISTI (Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented) stamp tool. And I did need to stamp him several times for good coverage on the Ranger watercolor paper and that's where the MISTI shines!  I'm not sure the kind of fish this is but I decided he needed to be in bright blue water (thanks to Ranger distress inks and Perfect Pearls for shimmer) and he himself (I'm assuming it's a he since most "he's" in nature are the more flamboyant colored) is as colorful as you can get! I used a Colorbox rainbow pad to stamp him and he's glittery everywhere there is color with a Wink of Stella glitter pen. I used sequins again *gasp* for his eyes (a clear and a green) and bubbles. I also added Ranger enamel in black for his pupil in the green sequin. I was going to give this a bold message but wanted him to take center stage so I made it just a sweet simple message from Papertrey Ink.

Thanks for stopping by and God bless.

Stamps: Papertrey Ink Mega Mixed Messages (Sentiment), Unknown (fish)
Paper: Ranger watercolor, Neenah Solar White 110 lb
Ink: Colorbox Primary Pigment
Accessories/Tools: MISTI, Wink of Stella clear pen, Ranger distress inks (Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn, Dusty Concord), sequins, Perfect Pearls spray mist
Kathy Racoosin's 30 day color challenge2
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Masculine
Seize the Birthday: Animal
Just Us Girls: Summer JUGS#296
Virginia's View Challenge: Ombre or Monochromatic


  1. This is very pretty! Wonderful colors. Thanks for playing along with the Make it Masculine Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog!

  2. Wow Kris, good job rescuing that little stamp...I think he looks like a rainbow fish...maybe because of all the beautiful colors you used! Thank you for sharing this at Seize the Birthday!

  3. What super Summer card! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls this week!!

  4. So cool, I love the background!

  5. Fabulous card! Love that inky blue background, and that colorful fish! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  6. Your fish is colorful and beautiful! Love the 'water' you've created!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

  7. This is fantastic (or fintastic - haha)! Your watercolour fish is perfect. Thanks so much for playing along with Seize the Birthday.


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