This is for MIX73 - Round and Round. I really didn't think I'd get anything going with this when I started out to follow Lydia's instructions. I sprayed some watercolor paper with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and then did a basic wrinkle-free Distress technique using several other shades of blue. I did my rough circles using watercolor pencils in three colors, and then used a wet brush to pull them out. Then I inked two glue stick caps and a mini mister cap with black ink and stamped my black circles, and added in highlights using a white prismacolor pencil. Surprise! It didn't look half bad. I already had these fish sitting around and thought they would work with the BG, so glued them to rectangles of thick mulberry paper for some texture. I also cut some turquoise vellum into strips using deckle edge scissors and xyron-ed them down. Three sequins for embellishment. A layer of DP behind the main layer, everything tilted and that's all she wrote.
Lydia, you always come up with the most interesting challenges!
Thanks for looking.
Date: Friday, June 20, 2014 GMT Views: 468
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 25671
Fri, Jun 20, 2014 @ 12:05 PM
First off those fish are fabulous..I would use them anywhere and everywhere! I like the aqua tones to your bg and I wondered where those sunburst type shapes came from..colored vellum silly me..great idea! Love the tilt (Robin where you obsessed with the Tilt-a-whirl as a child?) and the b/w tiny check and those sequins...perfect (I think I have some of those in 3 different colors....) ;)
Registered: August 1, 2006 Location: Southern Iowa Posts: 25233
Fri, Jun 20, 2014 @ 2:24 PM
This is awesome. I love how you used the fish with your circles. I thought they looked like bubbles and after I finished my cards I thought... "wish I had used them with fish" instead I used butterflies, which is so incongruent.