Thursday 16 August 2018

Looks a Bit Fishy

I bought a fish stencil from That's Crafty which I thought would be ideal for my eldest son who has a degree in Marine Biology and also breeds fish-this is actually the second one I made as the first one I made landscape and thought oh oh the frame is portrait style-so I made another--think stress must be getting to me as when I finally put it in the frame realised it could be either way !!!!!Will blog that one another day.

I used texture paste(ready mixed DIY filler-a large pot from the £1 shop)through the stencil and when dry sprayed with Decoart sprays and then gold Cosmic Shimmer Gilding wax to make the fish stand out then used scrabble letters for his name and then framed it for a gift.
allsorts-from boys to men
catch the bug-ATG
crafty friends-ATG
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
crafty sentiments-animals?
aud sentiments-ATG
give a crafter a cookie-photo inspiration(fish)
4 crafty chicks-ATG
time out-bright
sunny day crafting-animals
we love to create-creative/mixed media
creates and makes-ATG
creative artiste-mixed media
a perfect time to craft-ATG
creative craft cottage-no P.paper
2crafty critter crazies-ATG
mix it up-ATG
craft rocket-ATG
moving along with the times-texture
Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x


*Vicki* said...

Wow this is really stunning Carol! I love the texture on this with the fish and your background colors are perfect! What a great idea to personalize it for your son and I'm sure he'll love it! :) HUGS

Dee's Craft Room said...

Oh wow, I love this technique and it makes an amazing picture. Really awsome work Carol.

Dionne x

Lynn said...

Incredible Carol. All the detail on your card is amazing and I love how much the texture adds to it.

Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

Chrissy said...

Oh WOW Carol..this is just fantastic, I love for the photo frame..yep, I went out and bought another frame to do the same thing.!!!!!!!


aussie aNNie said...

AWESOME love this with the fishies and the frame is fabulous.xx

MaryH said...

Very dimensional with the paste effect and I really like how the spraying intensified the colors - The spots of color look very like sun passing through the water would create colors and shadows, and the name letters, very cool! TFS & Hugs

Wendy L said...

A wonderful make, thanks for joining us at Allsorts and at Craft Rocket and crafty friends xxx

Lisa Lynn said...

This is so creative. Love the texture and media.

meg said...

wonderful make, love the fish and the background colours

brenda said...

SO many lovely textures there Carol and siunds ideal for your son, an unusual degree, I thought one of ours with geology was a bit out on a limb.

B x

brenda said...

Me again Carol, didn't thank you for joining in at Allsorts 'Boys to Men' theme, a perfect creation for the theme, thank you.

B x

Jane Savage said...

Incredible! Such gorgeous texture, colour and detail! Loving the DIY filler idea!! :)
Thank you for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create! Jane S (DT) xxx

Doreen said...

This is just stunning,love the fab

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful Carol

cotnob said...

This is fabulous, you have created a fabulous underwater scene. I'm glad I'm not the only one that does things like that!
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

That's amazing Carol, bet your son was thrilled with it.

CaroleAnn said...

He will love this as it is a treasure for sure!!! Love all the creativity that went into it and using the scrabble letters was a fin-tastic idea!!!! LOL

Rainey's Craft Room said...

What a fabulous handmade gift and keepsake Carol. Your son will love this.

Tracie said...

Gorgeous card. I love the texture and the colors you used. Thanks for playing along with us at PIP Challenges.

Leanne said...

Thank you for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks. Great job!

Leanne DT/4CC

Janice said...

Your underwater scene is just amazing! Fabulous colours and lovely textures. I’m sure your son loved it.
Janice x

rachel said...

awesome make Carol - and what a fab idea to use that as texture paste - clever you!!! Big hugs rachel x

An Occasional Genius said...

Hi Carol, just wanted to stop by & say thanks for your lovely comment about my Christmas card on Sweet Stampin', so kind of you!

I do love your fishy creation & also your bargain texture paste, what a great idea! It looks stunning with all the sprays you've used xx

Beebeebabs said...

Beautiful card - love the background - another great creation!!!

Pia S said...

This is a little piece of art, love how you blended the colors and added gold to the fish to make them stand out more from the background.

creationsnz said...

Lovely texture, makes me want to touch! Great card, bet he loved it. CarolG

Billie A said...

Great masculine card. Fun design and so glad you shared over at Sunny Day Crafting.
Billie A
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Wendy L said...
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Wendy L said...

A fab make for our texture challenge, thanks for joining us at MAWTT xx

Keen Crafter's Hand Made Goodies said...

I love this such a great project Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Michelle DT for

Jenny L said...

Hi Carol,
what wonderful texture in your fab creation.
Thanks for the tip on the filler for texture paste.
I had heard of it before but forgeot so thank you for the reminder.
The coluurs look so beautiful and bright.
Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Theresa said...

your son will be thrilled by that! it is lovely. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa xx said...

Great mixed media frame. love the stencil and works so well with the texture paste, sprays and gilding wax. So cool, bet it was well recieved x

Dawn said...

The texture you created is awesome. Thanks for playing and sharing at 'If you Give a Crafter a Cookie'. I wish you the best of luck in the challenge.

Leslie Miller said...

Wow, this is amazing! The embossing, the color mix -- love it! Art pieces that are typically considered masculine do so often appeal to me the most. But then I swoon over pretty flowers and giggle over cute cards. Really, I love it all!

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your fab mixed media picture, lovely colours… Please join us again next time at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Good luck!
Diane Louise
[Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Deanne Saunders said...

Cool card!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

What a wonderful card - so much texture and shine. What a wonderful gift for your son. I had to chuckle a little about the frame and your making 2 cards... we all do these things. Thanks for sharing that story and thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

Lisa Andersson said...

Brilliant! So much texture, love it....and your son must love this.
Hugs, Lisa

Ann Chuang Crafts said...

Great colors and lots of nice texture! Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future.
Ann Mix It Up Challenge DT

Cheryl Morgan said...

What a great idea and perfect gift for a marine biologist. thank you for sharing at 2CCC. X

anncreatief said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck. Have a nice day
Anneke DT