Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Messing About With Fish

Hello.  Welcome. This was another one of those projects that started going one way and ended up swimming in a totally different direction.  Over at Cheery Lynn the challenge this week is Fun With Letters and I had a bit of a lightbulb moment.  I seem to be suffering from that at the moment and am getting entries in to some of my favourite challenge sites days before the deadlines.  It's amazing!  Well, for me it's amazing.  Maybe at long last I am getting organised!  *quick look at desk* Well, maybe not........

For this card I have used blue and gold metal sheets.  I embossed the blue with Sizzix Carnivale embossing folder and wrapped some IKEA blue paper tape around the edge to add a border, and also make sure there were no sharp edges.  Then I layered it on a piece of black paper and a gold base card.  The fish were cut using Cheery Lynn Koi Fish from the gold metal.  I left all the negative cuts in place.  The Birthday is a Cheery Lynn die and 'Fishes' is Cheery Lynn Old Barn Board die, but I played around a bit with the letters.  Just like what it says in the challenge theme.  Because of where I started, and the challenge of sticking metal to metal, this took a lot longer than planned.  I do have a small collection of Koi in various colours to show for the afternoon play work session, so I expect there will be more koi at a blog near me soon.   

Joining the fun at
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 145 - Fun With Letters
Bunny Zoes Crafts August Challenge - Summer Colours
Eclectic Paperie August ePlay Challenge - Embossing
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Make it Sparkle 
Add A Little Dazzle Challenge 37 - Word Play 

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  1. Stunning card Gail, and I love the Koi fish in gold color. Your sentiment made me smile..so sweet! Thanks for playing along in the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge. Lots of luck!!

  2. Wonderful card Gail. Love the detail of the embossing and the gold Koi fish. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for playing along with eP in our August ePlay Embossing Challenge.

  3. Hi Gail, love your take on the sentiment dies, such fun and your fish look great. Thanks for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck.
    Julie x

  4. This card is definitely a masterpiece, Gail! Love the royal colors, and love, love, love that koi fish die! I am so glad that you left the negatives pieces in for this piece, but would love to see them out in another sometime! Winner! Winner!

  5. Gorgeous card Gail :-) the swirly metallic 'water' looks amazing behind the gold fish ,,, brilliant !:-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  6. Gail, this is so very clever! I love the play on words and the metallic papers too!!!

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Cheery Lynn Designs this week. : ) Best wishes!

  7. Brilliant idea, Gail, love the Koi out of gold metallic, such rich and beautiful colors. The sentiment is perfect! Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

  8. This is so elegant and clean. I love it! Thanks for participating in the ePlay Challenge over at eclectic Paperie!

  9. GORGEOUS colors, metal and koi! Stunning! THX for playing with us at the ePlay Embossing Challenge!


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