Saturday, 2 July 2011

Fishy thanks

It's colour challenge week at Less is More and the challenge is "shades of blue" - right up my street since I tend to gravitate to blues and greens.

We met up with a friend on our recent holiday in Potugal and he gave us some wine and olive oil from his own vines and trees. We drank the wine while we were still away but we managed to get the olive oil back in one piece in a suitcase! We've just opened the bottle and so I wanted to send a thank you card.

If you've been to Portugal, you'll know there are basically two national foods - salt cod and sardines! So I thought a little shoal of sardiney fish swimming in a sea of blue would make a good thank you.

I scribbled three blue markers onto an acetate sheet, spritzed with water and pressed on to my card. Then I did the same technique as I used on yesterday's card for the fish and finished with a stamped sentiment.

Stamps:
Under the Sea (Darkroom Door)
Sentiment from retired CHF set

Ink:
Memento markers by Tsukineko (Bahama Blue, Danube Blue, Paris Dusk)
Versafine by Tsukineko (Onyx Black)

Other:
Bleach
Acetate sheet and Mini Mister to create background
Corner Chomper by We R Memory Keepers


Thanks for stopping by!

47 comments:

Ang C said...

A great card - I'm sure your friends will love it

Suzilou said...

What a fab card! Love how you have created your background and the fish are brill :)

GinaA said...

great card, very personal, which is why handmade cards are ideal. Thanks for the tip about using bleach to lighten versafine, gives a lovely rounded shape to your fish

Lynne said...

Great card.
Lynne xxx

Alison said...

Fabulous fishy card Joanne! x

Jo Street said...

Lovely card and what a great technique, your friends in Portugal will love it.
Jo x

Debgem said...

This is amazing - the sea looks so real!! It will be much apprecaited!

Ruth M said...

The spritzed scribbled marker on acetate has made a perfect sea - wonderful! How nice that you've made such a meaningful thank you card!

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous XOXO Zoe

dutchstamptramp said...

Almost as if you see them swin. Beautiful card!

Rachelxx said...

Love the movement you've got into your card :-) Great job! I'm sure you friends will love it :-)

Maureen said...

Great card for a fisherman, well done.
Maureen........x
You can view mine here.

Mandi said...

Clever card, the sea looks FAB.
When I think of Portugal it reminds me of one of the tims we were there and my friend reluctantly share a Cataplana with her husband! YUK She went a funny shade of green lol [hopefully you know what it looks like lol] Thanks for a FAB memory

Thank you so much
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Vicky Hayes said...

Oh I do love a spritzed background! The bleached fish look superb too.

Janice said...

Great technique there, love the shoaly fish lol!

Netty said...

Terrific LIM card and perfect for your friend. Annette x

Gez said...

Fabulous card ♥

Fiona said...

Your description of how you did the sea sounds so easy and look what a fabulous result you got. Superb card. Thanks for the versafine and bleach tip.

Wishcraft said...

Fab card. Love the sea background you've made! Lisa x

Rosemary said...

what a cool card... i love how you created the "sea" background!

Diane said...

Brilliant card I'm sure your friends will love it xx

Dana Leigh said...

Very cool! What a perfect thank you card for your friend.

Jess said...

your card is perfect! I love the water

Annes Art said...

Fabulous card!!

tracy said...

very nice joanne :)

Sandra said...

Brillant card, the sea is very effective. Your friends should love it.

Suze Bain said...

A fabulous card, love how you've created the background. Love your starfish from your previous post - thanks for the bleaching tip. xx

Faith A said...

SO clever, love the card

Sally H said...

fab! So clever and I love the background!

Anita said...

Beautiful card.

Loli said...

Hola Joanne, fantastic idea for your friend!!!!beautiful card Joanne.
A hug from Palma de Mallorca

Hazel said...

Your card is great, I'm sure they'll love it. Hazel x

Mari said...

I love how the marker background came out! It really looks like water - absolutely perfect for this!

Suzi B said...

That sea looks very inviting, fabulous card.
sue :)

Brenda Dean said...

What a great card!

Carla said...

This is truly gorgeous! I am so looking forward to working with you at STS, I have admired your work for many years!

Kathyk said...

And what an effective technique it is too - lovely card

Kathyk

Debs M said...

great spritz effect, lovely card x

Jenny said...

Very striking card, the fish are so 3D...amazing :)
Jenny x

Theresa said...

What a fabulous thank you card for a wonderful gift received. The fish look so real.

Hazel said...

Just been having a catch up with all the fab stuff I've missed since my last visit. Love the fish on this card, Btw how could you give away that patterned paper!?! x

Caroline said...

Lovely card Joanne, and I do like that technique...x

Susan said...

The inking sounds like a wonderful technique...gotta try that sometime. You've created a beautiful card with it! My Card

A Creative Journey said...

BEAUTIFUL card! I really like how the waves look REAL-like they are going to jump off the page!

Sandy said...

Great technique for the background and the fish look fab,
Sandy

Jane said...

Great card, love the fish, it's nice to see a card with a male orientation!

Angela Weimer said...

A really great card. Love the fish. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela