Tuesday 21 June 2016

Best Fishes

Hi and welcome backi again. This post is to announce the latest challenge over at ATSM has started.
This week our theme is -

CAS (Clean and Simple)

Just my thing so again I was struggling to decide on one theme for my inspiration card.
As usual I decided to look at a couple or more challenges and then I looked on my desk and came up with this.

I'd still got my DIs out from a previous make but the card I made (here) wasn't suitably CAS  for entry to the latest challenge over at Less is More - Faux Bleaching but when I saw that AAA was asking for googly eyes, that clinched it!
I inked a large circle of card with Mermaid Lagoon and Twisted Citron then inked up some of my Pink Petticoat fish. I used just the small fish and coloured them with Copics before fussy cutting and adding a googly eye each. They were then glued to the background then using a watercolour brush I painted bubbles coming from each of the fish's mouths then waited before mopping up the water with a bit of clean kitchen towel. The water bleaches away the colour, magic! For more texture I took an old tooth brush and dipped it into clean water then ran my thumb down the bristles to make a fine spray of water droplets. In again with the towel to lift the water away and it was finished.
I used my favourite aperture layout and stamped the greeting from the set plus the all of us from a Wplus9 set.
This week we are sponsored by

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor of Addicted to Stamps and More. Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion. 
Prize: 3 digital images (does not include designer papers)
Please check out the rest of the fab DT for more inspiration and then why not join in.

I'd like to join in over at -


"Less is More"
Faux Bleach


  1. Hi Julie
    A brilliant CAS card. I love the circle aperture, it looks like you are looking out through a porthole.
    Crafty hugs

  2. A lovely card Julie, such cute fish and the eyes are really fun. I am very impressed with the inky sea xx

  3. Love this card - a great design and those bubbles are fantastic! Nicely done and a fab LIM card!

  4. OOO, how fun, Julie! Sooo cute and clever and CAS too! Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards.

  5. How much fun is this fishy card! Your background is fabulous and I love the use of the textured card stock. So glad you joined in with our birthday celebrations at The Paper layers this week

  6. So cute love those little fishes! Thanks for sharing at at Less is More!

  7. Oh brilliant! Those googley eyed fish are so perfectly realistic. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  8. Really cute CAS card, Julie! I love how you added the bubbles to your design, and those sweet little fish are so fun!

  9. Love this Julie. Your background is WONDERFUL. Thanks for the greg narrative on the way you achieved it! Love your googly-eyed fish, and the sentiment is great! Thanks for linking up and playing along with us at AAA Cards!

  10. Julie, I love the textured background and your fun fish! Great color combo, too! SO happy you joined the 300th challenge at The Paper Players this week! XX

  11. Oh my, Julie! Smiling all over my face in seeing your googly-eyed fish blowing bubbles as they swim about in their pretty ocean! Fin-tastic!!

  12. LOVE your design Jules. So creative with the faux bleached bubbles. :) xx

  13. Super cute, super CAS, super fun and totally stylish Julie.
    Love it! Great use of the technique too and thanks for playing along and sharing this week at Less is More and AAA Cards. Sarah

  14. Perfect way to use faux bleach, Julie. Such a fabulous idea and the complementary colours just pop.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  15. This really brought a smile to my face!
    What a fun card Julie!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  16. Hi Julie
    we have the same sketch this time
    but I really love your idea that it looks like an aquarium with so sweet fish inside love this great idea and adorable CAS card
    I am sorry just have a bit time to visiting my DT Teamie
    big hugs

  17. What a cute window card, I just love the little fishies with the googly yes! So cute!

  18. Very sweet! I love how you colored the water and added the bubbles.


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