Saturday, February 24, 2018

Bottom Dwelling Exotic Fish

I must apologise for not being a frequent visitor to your blogs - I have my date with the surgeon again in this coming Monday - as I am top of the list, I hope he won't stand me up this time 😇
Because of this I have been busy getting the gardens etc all ready to be left until I am recovered enough to pull weeds again!!

This card was made for a keen fisherman's birthday.
I started with brushos on water colour paper, and spritzed them with with water, using a lighter spray than I have done in the past - I was pleased with the outcome.

I then randomly stamped and embossed some seaweed - as I was stamping in Versamark ink, it was very hit and miss, as I could not see where I had been!!  
After heat embossing with rich green ep, the results were most pleasing!!

I cut the top of the paper with wavy edges scissors, to 'match' the torn bottom edge. and embossed the sentiment on the base card in Silver

The fish were stamped and black embossed on a snippet of white card, and then painted in yellow Twinkling H2O's before fussy cutting them and attaching them to the card.

I loved how this card turned out, especially the  brusho background .

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Cynthia said...

This is lovely, Maxine! I'm always a sucker for ocean/underwater scenes. Love your background. Good luck with the doctor's appointment. Hope everything goes well!

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous card and so loving your brusho background which suits the fish perfectly..hope all goes well at the docs.xx💖 [aNNie' blog]

Lovely Linda said...

Lovely Maxine - I have never used Brushos but love the effect you have achieved with them. Those fush are fabulous! xo
All the best with your appointment - you are in my prayers my friend xo

Liz said...

Super card, Maxine, very eye-catching. Hope everything goes to plan on Monday. xx

brenda said...

Looks like we are both in fishy mode Maxine, great creation.

Have a good weekend.

B x

Pamellia said...

This is fabulous Maxine! I love your underwater scene. The foliage is wonderful, it creates a sense of movement in water, and your fish are fantastic! What a fun design! hugs :)

froebelsternchen said...

An azing fish card! So pretty made Maxine! All the best for Monday! Fingers crossed for you!
oxo Susi

jimlynn said...

Fabulous background for those cute and pretty little fish! LOVE your card!
Good luck with the surgery - and I'll be thinking of you.

mamapez5 said...

A brilñliant card Maxine. I too love the brusho background. I rarely use mine as I found the colours were too intense. Obviously I need to take more water with them!!
I love the fish. All the tropical fish remind me of my wonderful opportunity to swim among them on one of the islands in Southern Thailand. The H2O paints give just the right amount of shine.
I hope all goes well with the surgeon for you tomorrow.
Prayers and Blessings Kate x

Gerrina said...

Looks so good! And gives me a summer-feeling! Enjoy the sunday!

Creative world said...

Beautiful image,great coloring and awesome card design...thank you for joining us at COLOUR CRAZY CHALLENGE
Željka DT xx

JD/ Jill said...

Wow! A lot of neat details on this amazing card! You have me want to go and try and find some brushos now!

Mac Mable said...

Stunning background effect with those Brusho's and such a great underwater scene you've created x Hope all goes well this time? x

NanaConnie said...

This is so beautiful, Maxine! Fabulous background. It's wonderful to see you playing along with us in our “Anything Goes” challenge at QKR Stampede. Thanks and Good luck.
NanaConnie DT

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card,Maxine.Stunning fishes and background.


tilly said...

what a beautiful background on your lovely card, thanks for joining us at crafty catz challenge and hope to see you again

stampingbowd said...

Oh, I love the sparkle and shine on this!!! Your background is amazing! Simply stunning! I will get to catch up on your posts while are you healing! I was not a frequent visitor since my auto accident. It hurt my head to spend much time online. I will stop by a little bit at a time over the next few weeks and see what I missed! Happy healing!

Andree said...

A super card. You've created a wonderful scene with gorgeous colours.
Thank you for joining in with our February challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Good luck x

Monika Reeck said...

the fish is so beautiful Maxine
and the background looks ooh wooow loooks like a real aquarium
Love this fish card

Fran said...

I love your card and all the details. You did an awesome job!
Hoping all goes well with your surgery. Hugs, Fran

Jill Tiffany said...

Gorgeous project!! great coloring. Thank you for playing with us at Colour Crazy Challenge. Hope to see you again.
Jill ~ DT

Neet said...

I would have been perfectly pleased with my results had I produced this card too. Lovely effect for the underwater scene with those Brushos. Good stamping with the fronds etc and the fish are delightful.
Hugs, Neet xx