Thursday, 4 April 2013

Walking the Fish

Good evening good folk of Blogland.  I hope you all had a wonderfully relaxing and chocco filled Easter.  Back to the same old same old.  I had a break from the craft and the blog while my sister was visiting. It's always nice to spend time with them from the Old Country.

It's still sunny and cold here in Norway.  We had hardly any rain last month and we are on fire alert.  The mountain across the fjord caught fire last weekend and we had ringside seats for the three day it took them to put it out.  The flames at night were amazing but we were at a safe distance so just exciting for us.  No such fun for those closer to the action.  No-one hurt, just a burnt mountain.  Luckily there was no wind and the ground is still so frozen that it seems only the surface vegetation was burnt and it may green up again in the summer.  Nature is a wonderful thing.  OK, back to the craft.  Over at Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog they want weather related things.

I have been playing with tissue paper and acrylic paint.

I scrunched my tissue paper, stuck it to a piece of chipboard and then splashed on some blue acrylic paint.

I made a mask using Sizzix original Music Notes die and worked in some purple acrylic.

Here's what it looked like without the mask.

Then I dry brushed on some white acrylic and dribbled some dark blue down the page (sorry didn't photo that bit).  Then I found a bit I liked and cut an ATC using Sizzix ATC and Corners die.  You know I always though it was a bit silly to buy a die to cut rectangles but since becomming an ATC fan I decided this would save loads of time.  And it gives nice rounded corners.  Very professional.

I embossed Umbrella Man from the Artful Muse embosssing folder set onto black card and sanded.  This card has a white core so I got a nice effect.  Then I fussy cut him and stuck him onto the ATC.  The words are computer generated with a bit of a doodle and I edged the ATC with Distress Ink Walnut Stain.  Don't forget the fish.  A lovely little charm from Korthobby.  You heard of it raining cats and dogs??  Well, I am sure they would eat the fish so Umbrella Man has him safe under the umbrella.  

Entering this for
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Come Rain or Shine
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Very Strict Challenge
That Craft Place - Animal Challenge (one man and his fish)

Have a fun and wacky evening everyone.  Off to find an aeroplane........  Thanks for dropping by. 


  1. Fab ATC, love the background technique using the tissue, and of course the umbrella man singing in the rain.

    Sylv xx

  2. This is gorgeous. I love the way you have made the background. The colours are wonderful.
    Thank you for taking part in the Joanna Sheen Challenge
    Sue xx

  3. Just yesterday, I posted about some ATCs I have been making. Seems they are coming back into vogue on the art scene. I find them delightful bits on which to create! And, yours is no exception! Your background of tissue paper created the perfect surface for "stormy weather!" You have used one of my favorite stamps, Gail, and beautifully so!

  4. Pretty ATC, love the wrinkled background! Really beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra


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