Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Wierd Fish

Hello.  Welcome.  I have been playing with my stamps.  A couple of places are asking that we use our stamps in a way other than originally intended.  Since one of these places is A Blog Named Hero I rummaged through my Hero Arts stamps an came up with this.  

For my background I covered my card with 4 shades of blue Distress Inks then stamped Hero Arts Word Pops in Pine Needle DI.  Then I spritzed like a crafter possesed.  I wanted it blotchy and blurred.  Once it had dried I stamped the flower cluster from Hero Arts Asian Elements, also in Pine Needle DI.  Then, because I wasn't sure I had stretched it enough I took the Chinese Lantern from the Asian Elements set and made........

WIERD FISH!!  I'm sure they aren't the cutest, and there is a good chance no-one will ever again feel the need to make Chinese Lantern Fish, but I am 100% sure it isn't what the designer intended, so I am on spot for the challenge!!  This is quite a solid stamp so I used VersaMark and clear embossing powder.  I made the blue fish first but thought he was a bit dark, so I made the green ones.  I have smeared a bit of black ink over the embossed areas to bring out the details and added a wobbly eye for cuteness.   The letters were cut using Sizzix Chocolatey Goodness dies. 

My wierd fish are joining the fun at
A Blog Named Hero Challenge 53 - Stretch Your Stamps
Winnie & Walter WCMD 2014 - Unexpected Stamping
STAMPlorations October Challenge - Stamps and Embossing
Fashionable Stamping Challenge 83 - Anything Goes 

Thanks for dropping by and all your lovely comments.  Hugz


  1. Hee hee, what a fun, humoristic card! Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations!

  2. Awww, those are the cutest fish ever!!!! Thanks for linking up with us at STAMPlorations!

  3. Oh my gosh, that's perfect for the challenges!! I never would have thought of that, but I do love your wonky, Chinese lantern fish. So unique! Really glad you joined the Winnie & Walter WCMD challenge!!

  4. Funky and oh so cute fish Gail, clever make.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  5. The weird fish made me clever and creative.
    Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Dot x

  6. Such a fun card with those 'fish'
    Great background stamping.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
    Avril x

  7. Cute and oh-so-clever. Love the BG. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations this month.


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