Friday, June 7, 2013

School of Fish


Fishing with Dad is one of the new stamp sets from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  The technique used on the first panel is a new one introduced on the SNS Blog a few weeks ago - Stains and Shimmer.  I modified it just a bit and used Distress Inks on the base and used Distress Stains for the shimmer.  The embossing folder is an old Cuttlebug folder called Spots and Dots.

To create the fish, I tried my hand at using a brayer.  Although I've had it for a long time, I've never gotten around to trying it but was inspired by some of the beautiful pieces by Shona on the design team.  For my first attempt, it was't bad but it wasn't as smooth as I would have liked.  (Guess I need to practice some more.)   After brayering the ink onto a piece of cardstock, I added Opaline embossing powder and heat set it for a shimmery look.

Next, I stamped the fish image multiple times and fussy cut each one of them out.  I also stamped the fish directly onto the background (but it's hard to see them in the photo).  I pop dotted the colored fish, added a few brads, some netting, and a die cut anchor by MFT to complete my undersea scene.

12 comments:

Tammy said...

Beautiful underwater scene Anne! Love the purplely fish and all the shimmer!

McCrafty's Cards said...

fabulous Anne, I like the scene, the embossing the fish and the netting.
Kevin xx

Ellen said...

What a fabulous masculine card Anne! Love your brayered school of sparkly fish and the embossed panel is the perfect choice! Love it!

jimlynn said...

Fantastic! Love all the shimmer and shine and think the brayering went fantastic for you!!! I just can't get the hang of that! Love your card.
Lynn

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love your shimmery embossed background Anne - and the brayered fish came out great. Love the added netting too - very cool touch!

Linda Simpson said...

Love the shimmery embossed background and the fish look fabulous.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Brenda said...

Here fishy fishy :) Very cute.

Donna Ellis said...

great job with this stamp set, Anne! Your card reminds me of the animated movie "Finding Nemo" when they were riding the pacific current and all those fish were swimming together. They were all colors - but those in the background were muted. Fabulous design! hugs, de

April said...

Such a neat underwater scene. I love the bright colors of the fish and coral.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love the fabulous background- and all of the fun embellishments too- love the net! A fun scene!

nwilliams6 said...

So many cool things and techniques on this. I love the netting and that wonderful bg. Impressive stuff here! Hugz!

Gita said...

Loving this technique. Will have to give it a try. Your underwater scene is adorable, the fish are too cute.