Friday, October 3, 2008

Fishy Birthday

A triple challenge card….Weekend Sketch Challenge WSC60, the High Hopes Challenge # 1 to create a birthday card with brads (mine are the “bubbles”) and I challenged myself to make a card in 60 minutes (ok, ok, it was really more like 70 but that’s ok). There was soooo much more I would have liked to add to the ocean and sand but I had to make myself quit! Of course, it will say "Birthday Fishes" inside!

These lovely images were received from LMcAree and TamiJo (Thanks Lori & Tami!) over at the PIF images thread.

I did my usual technique of cutting and then inking to ensure everything lines up properly. I used the Easy Sunset technique to make my water. The water looked a little flat so I embossed just the water area with my D’Vine Swirls embossing folder (using great restraint here not to add more images to the water and sand!). The sand was hand drawn with a fine black marker and shaded with Creamy Caramel. The images are colored with Copics & then Prismacolor Pencils & baby oil (I'll be posting a tutorial on that soon). On the Sea Horse, I colored over the lines with a glitter pen and then smeared it with my finger to give him that shiny fishy texture. Then it was time to stick everything into place!

Stamps: High Hopes Coral One, High Hopes Horatio Sea Horse, High Hopes Starla Starfish
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Ink: River Rock, Creamy Caramel, Pacific Point, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Copics, Prismacolor pencil & baby oil, D’Vine Swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder, glitter pen, fine black marker, brad from an unknown source

Michelle B.


Beate said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Michelle! I already aahed over it on SCS. Love the background, your gorgeous coloring of the sweet creatures, the sparkles and the bling.
Thanks so much for playing!
Hugs and smiles

JenMarie said...

WOWZERS Michelle!!!

Yosha said...

This is super cute! I love the background.

Amy said...

Ohhh... too cute! I like how you embossed it too!