Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Fishy friends

Two of my grandchildren are being brought up in France, so over the last few months I've been introduced to lots of French children's songs. One favourite on my last visit to them was "Les petits poisons" complete with actions - and here is a video complete with the actions (and subtitles for French-illiterate grandparents!)



So I do tend to have "petits poissons" on the brain rather a lot at the  moment, hence my choice of a fishy theme when Less is More asked us this week to make a one layer card with the theme At Sea

I masked off the card to leave a strip near the bottom which I brayered with Kaleidacolor ink in Blue Breeze, then stamped the fish and gravel - both of which are very old unmounted stamps from a mixed grab bag I bought many years ago - with Memento ink. With the masking still in place, I stamped over the design using a water droplet stamp from Katzelkraft, with Versamark ink and then heat embossed it with clear powder. It's hard to tell from the main photo, but it gives a lovely water bubble effect that you can see on this close up

 
I finished the card with two stamped shells, also from the batch of old UMs, and the word "Friends" from an old Hot Off The Press set (from back in the days when they were on QVC) stamped with the Kaleidacolor pad.


I am sharing this with

Less is More - one layer, At Sea
Shopping Our Stash - Sounds of the Sea
Use Your Stuff - Heat Embossing
Just Add Ink - Masking   

20 comments:

  1. What a lovely Less Is More card! The stamps are fab and I love the eye catching sentiment. Really nicely done.

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  2. Gorgeous - love that strip of "water". Thanks for playing along at Use You Stuff - Gail

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  3. Brilliant card. Love the shades of blue. Cara x

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  4. Great use of stamps, and the masking technique, Jane. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week!

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  5. Beautiful card Jane, love the blending.

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  6. Sweet card - I love the CAS style with the boldness of the colour. Chantell JAI

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  7. Lovely CAS design! Thanks for accepting the challenge at Shopping Our Stash!
    Hugz,
    Chana, DT

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  8. Super cute card :) Love the name of your blog :)
    Thank you for playing along with us over at Use Your Stuff Blog
    Tina
    UYS DT

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  9. Those rich blues are glorious Jane. Love the water bubbles you added too. The song made me smile when the whale descended with the balloons. Brilliant! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Less is More.
    Sharon xx

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  10. Aww, what a cute card! I love the way you clear embossed the bubbles. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink.

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  11. Love the blues you chose. Great card!

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  12. Awesome! I love your colours! Thanks so much for joining us at *Use Your Stuff* Challenge Blog.

    Majo - DT ♥

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  13. I love your color choices and the border strip along the bottom. What a fun card! Thanks so much for joining us at Use Your Stuff for the heat embossing challenge!

    Khristina UYS DT

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  14. Pretty, pretty!
    Happy LIMing!

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  15. Your poissons look fab against the rich blues and are perfect for this week's challenge, Jane! Thank you for playing along with us at Less is More :)

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  16. Lovely under the sea scene Jane!
    I love those rich blues!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  17. Oh my what a SIMPLY STUNNING card you have created. Abosolutely love the shades of blue and the stark contrast of the white and the black.... just gorgeous. Thank you for playing along with us over at Use Your Stuff - Hugs DT Shirl

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  18. Gorgeous inkiness for your poissons Jane, that strip looks stunning.
    Thanks so much for joining us for one layer week
    Anne
    "Less is More"

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  19. Beautiful CAS card, love how you did the fishies, awesome card, Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash for the Sounds of the Sea challenge.

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