Good evening blogmates. Hope everyone is having a great weekend. It a bit wild out tonight with some cold winds howling around the house so a good time to craft. Tomorrow there is a new challenge at The Craft Barn so I decided tonight was a good chance to finish my project for the current one!! Often near the end of the list I am I am.
We are playing with the Craft Barn's Alpha Challenge and very popular it is too. Izzy gave us 'M' this week but restricted it to Ma - Me!! I already had a fair few personal rules I was playing to so I was a little dismayed. There goes my Mouse/Mus! So I had to have a search around for an animal beginning Ma - Me in English and Norwegian. The internet is a wonderful thing dum de dum de dum......
This evening M is for mackerel/makrell. I have used a 15x15cm piece of My Minds Eye double sided cardstock which was a pale blue on one side. I layered with a smaller piece of water print vellum. Love these printed vellums. Such strong colours.
I drew a pattern for my fish and then cut them out of metal sheets in two shades of blue. The stripes were doodled using a black permanent marker. The eyes are cream card candy with a doodled black centre.
I got my definitions from Wikipeadia. The letters are die cut using Ida Lou's Flowerbox Sizzix dies. The bubbles are glossy accents containing a curled slither of the metal sheets.
This photo was taken with a flash. Love the shimmer on the front fish. I really must try to craft with photo friendly materials but what's a project without a bit of bling??
Entering this for The Craft Barn Alpha Challenge - M
Take care, relax, craft on. Thanks for visiting.