Friday, November 6, 2009

Technique Trout

The current Artful Inkables challenge is to try a technique you hadn’t tried before. I don’t think I’ve ever used by Nesties to emboss a shape into a card like this before so I thought I’d give it a whirl. I love this fish half in and half out of the water. The embossed frame around him kinda gives him a fish tank feel! Ha!

I embossed the shape and kept the Nestie in place to mask the edge. Then I stamped my image into place using my stamp-a-majig for guidance. I colored the fish. I stamped the image again on some Eclipse tape and added and removed portions of the mask to sponge in the sky and water (hmmmm….I feel another Tuesday Tip coming on about how I did this water….). A little smear of ink dictated the ribbon placement (ha!). The finishing touch was the little “hi!” in the corner.

Stamps: Aftful Inkables Pond Friends
Paper: Papertrey White
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Pacific Point, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Eclipse Tape, Stamp-a-majig, ribbon from Pink Hedgehog

Michelle B.
"Queen of the Scene”


Bonibleaux Designs said...

You definitely are the "Queen of the Scene" - Love the colors and your little details. Cute as can be!!

Sue from Oregon said...

great card...very pretty in that it has no layers!!! Great way to cover stray ink!

Joy said...

I soooooo love this :)

kc_froglady said...

My goodness this little fish is too stinkin cute!