Friday, 21 June 2013

A bit of By The Tide fishiness

I was really pleased to see the FISH cue card at CASology this week because I've been looking for an excuse to give my By the Tide fish another outing. Come and see:



It gave me a chance to use my new Soft Sky ink pad and card stock too - and it's an understatement to say I am thrilled to bits with this fabulous new colour which is similar to, but paler than, Baja Breeze. The background was made by swiping my ink pad directly over the card stock - the firm foam filling in the pads makes this technique much easier than it used to be with the felt filling.


I stamped the fish, coloured it with a marker and cut it out with my lovely sharp paper snips before mounting it onto the background with dimensionals. The sentiment is from a brilliant set of three, all with a lovely quirky curve in one of the letters. It's called Made For You and is on p.the retirement list - it could be a very useful addition to your stash! I added a pierced interrupted frame to link the fish and the sentiment and mounted the panel onto a lovely Soft Sky card base.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: By the Tide, Made For You (retiring)
Ink: Soft Sky, Basic Grey
Card stock: Soft Sky, Whisper White
Other: Essentials paper piercing pack and tool, stamp-a-majig
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Yesterday I made chicken drumsticks and salad for dinner and my youngest son made yummy noises the whole way through the meal. While it may not have been my finest culinary hour, I was flattered that he was obviously enjoying it (was it the exact choice of leaves and vegetables in the salad perhaps? or maybe the piquancy of the dressing?) so I was a bit taken aback when he finally put down his cutlery, smacked his lips and said: "Mmmm. Tasted just like fish and chips!"

Have a great weekend and I'll see you very soon,

Hugs,

13 comments:

  1. Vicky, this is one awesome CAS design! Now I'm going to have to try that ink pad thing... :) You are so creative! I love the paper pierced frame you added! Just perfect!
    Thanks for joining us at CASology again! :)

    p.s. Your son makes me laugh! Oh, the things kids say!!! LOL!

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  2. Great card Vicky - your swiped sea is brilliant.
    Tara
    x

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  3. Fabulous CAS card Vicky-love how you have made the sea and the pierced frame finishes it off perfectly-Mr Fishy really pops against the background.
    Children eh-they make you laugh don't they?
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Nessa xxxx

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  4. Now doesn't that frame just add a little bit of perfectness! fabulous card.

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  5. Fab card Vicky, love your inked background, mine never looks like that when I swipe across the card!
    Val x

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  6. This is great Vicky! I love the background...will be trying that! :)
    Lizy XX

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  7. Great card Vicky, love how you made the sea.

    Aren't children wonderful!? Mine are all grown up now but my grandchildren can be very funny!!

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Kat xx

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  8. Vicky your background technique is fabulous! I pulled out my SU ink pads and played as soon as I read your post. Love the fishie you cut out too, a great CAS design. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

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  9. What a cool technique with the ink pad...you are amazing! Great color to back the bright orange fish, too! Thanks for playing along at CASology this week!

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  10. Your background is amazing! The color combo is too! Thanks for playing along at CASology this week.

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  11. A great masculine card, and I love how the pierced frame just finishes it off nicely

    Bev x

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  12. Such a fun card, Vicky! It appeals to my inner child, who also happens to be my outer child! Who also loves fish and chips! Congratulations on the HM honor from CASology!!

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  13. Congrats on your HM. I too like to swipe the ink pad or spots on cardstock and in particular glossy paper.

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x