Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Just Keep Swimming

How's this card for a bit funky and a bit traditional?  I giggle when I look at this card.  Not sure what I intended to create when I started out, but here's the weird result!  A friend of mine is going through a rough patch, and this image by The Alley Way Stamps (a freebie!) seemed so appropriate.  Using my favorite bright Copics, I colored the fish.  Then, hmmm...what to do with this school of wildly hued fish?  Using a texture folder, I embossed the background to mimic seaweed.  Ok, so far, so good.  Then the process took a wide right turn!  How did the sparkly black ribbon and bow along with the black gem flourish end up on this card?  Still giggling, by the way.  In the end, while totally whacky, I like the card.  And it so fits my friend's personality!  She's a girlie girl who loves bright colors (same as me) and loves glitz and glam.  This card has both!  It doesn't really show in the photo, but the bubbles are colored and sparkled to look iridescent and there is sparkle on the fish scales.  Yes, I'm still giggling...


  1. Funny card ! Love the colors !

  2. What a fab fun image, Tress! Love how you coloured them in and used the flourish to create movement - very clever!

  3. Love this card Tress - such a fun image and everything you've added just makes it look even better :)

  4. OMgoodness How CUTE is this!! Love your Sweet school of cute little fishies Tress! 8-) This card just makes me smile! Adorable! 8-)


  5. I'm sure your friend loved this cute card and I love the title and the sentiment that goes with it.