Saturday, 12 February 2011

Something fishy...

Jennifer is hosting this week's One Layer Wednesday challenge and she's asked us to use two image stamps and nothing else - no sentiment, no embellishments. Full details here if you'd like to play along!

I struggled a bit to decide on what images to use and eventually settled on this beautifully detailed fish and the bubbles stamp from the same set.

I swooshed ink onto the card base directly from the pads and then added just a few tiny streaks with a watercolour crayon. Rather than colouring the fish with a marker (allowed under the challenge rules) I removed colour with bleach - I'm sure that's in the same spirit! Versafine ink is unaffected by bleach once it's been left to dry fully (maybe because it's an oil-based ink?) so the detail of the fish remains clear. I used an opaque white pen on the eye, just to make it stand out a bit more.

Stamps:
Under the Sea (Darkroom Door)

Paper:
Smooth white

Ink:
Distress ink by Ranger (Tumbled Glass and Broken China)
Versafine by Tsukineko (Onyx Black)

Other:
Bleach
Neocolour II water soluble crayon by Caran d'Ache
Inkssentials white pen by Ranger
Corner Chomper by We R memory Keepers


Thanks for stopping by, have a lovely weekend!

21 comments:

Lisa A. said...

AMAZING!!! Wow...what creativity!!!

Effie said...

Fabulous stamp... he really stands out, a case of less is more!

Kathy said...

It's lovely, Joanne. That turquoise is absolutely stunning

joanne wardle said...

great card, the big fish has great impact

Samantha Read said...

Absolutely brill, love it!

S-J said...

Wow! That is fabulous, the stamp is gorgeous and a handy tip about the versafine and bleach too Thanks.

Lesley said...

This is stunning. I love the electric blue behind the fish and thanks for the tip about versafine and bleach - didn't know that :)
Lesley x

Tineke said...

What a beautifull fish in the water!
Greetings from Holland,
Tineke

Hazel said...

Love the fish stamp - you are so accomplished at these CAS cards x

Vicky Hayes said...

I am utterly lost in admiration! If I had made the last three cards on your blog I'd be able to die a happy woman!

Scrappy~Sarah said...

That is gorgeous :o)

Susan said...

didn't know about the bleach trick...thanks! GORGEOUS card!

Karen said...

Oh Joanne, you do these cards so well my lovely! I love this fish & the bubbles just finish it all off. I am thinking I should have a go at something like this, it looks so effective and unfussy! xxx

Suzie said...

Wow, this is really lovely Joanne! I love the background water!

Mari said...

An awesome example of CAS! Love the image, too!

Janice said...

What a very detailed stamp for the fish. Very effective technique.

Debgem said...

Absolutely stunning - very unusual design - but fabulous!

Carol said...

This is really thinking outside the box! What a great card! Love that you used bleach to 'color'/remove color from the fish...I've never thought of that other than on colored cardstock! Who knew!???

craftytrog said...

Stunning! x

Paulette said...

Joanne,
How simple, but outstanding and this exactly why I like your style of making cards. The bleach is brilliant. =D

Jennifer Styles said...

This card is just spectacular!

Adore!

Great job on the challenge and thanks for playing along with OLW40!