Sunday, August 9, 2015

Fishes by the Tide & a Creative Oops! {PP257}

Hey there, friends!  We've got another great challenge over at The Paper Players--this time from classy and crafty Claire.  She has a gorgeous color combination for us, take a look:
Aren't they pretty together?!  I thought about them for awhile and while my first thought was floral, I pushed myself to come up with something else.  So here's what I made:
I thought the fish in the By the Tide stamp set would look pretty embossed in gold and sponged in the other challenge colors.  Gold is sorta of the metallic equivalent of Crumb Cake, right?!  I started with this week's fabulous sketch over at Mojo Monday.  I layered the base elements with Crumb Cake and Old Olive cardstock and cut a porthole with my circle framelits.
The background was a creative "oops moment" that started with the Watercolor Wash stamp.  After I stamped the Watercolor Wash background, I stamped some Gorgeous Grunge speckles in versamark ink and sprinkled with Gold embossing powder.  Well, I guess the ink was still kind of wet from the background stamp and the embossing powder covered it too.  Being too lazy to re-do it, I just zapped it with the heat tool and I ended up with a gold embossed Watercolor Wash which looks pretty cool--I think.  :-)
The fishies were also embossed in gold and sponged in Old Olive and Bermuda Bay.  Some fussy-cutting, pearls and a little twine were just the finish I needed!

I hope you've enjoyed today's card!  Please pop over and take a look at the amazing creations from the rest of the design team at The Paper Players--you won't be disappointed.  Then, come play along with us before our challenge closes on Friday, August 14th at Noon (PST).  Thanks for stopping by today!

 The Paper Players Design Team 
Ann Schach
Anne Marie Hile (on leave) 
Sandy Mathis


Jaydee said...

Nance, I think your oops turned into a fabulous moment! I love the way the fish is popping out of the stamped layer. You made these colors feel so rich and the pops of gold really work so beautifully. Fabulous card, my friend

Andrea W said...

Your card has such wonderful details. I love how you used the colors along with your mix of stamp sets. Definitely a cool card!

Lisa said...

I love the gold with these colors!! This is a terrific masculine card Nance!

Claire Broadwater said...

Nance, I LOVE this card! Those gold embossed fish with all the colors are beautiful! My first thought was floral, too, but so happy you stepped outside the box. All the details are amazing! Thank you for making my colors shine, My Friend! XX

LeAnne said...

What a great creation! Love your combination of elements and techniques! That background is fabulous....what a great "oops" moment. That wooden element really works well, and the pearls add such a organic touch! Lovely!

stampwithamyk said...

I love this card! Your collage stamping is awesome, great use of the colors too. Fabulous card!!

Diane - said...

Nance this is such a COOL card!!! Love everything about it !!! Hugs.

Jodi McKinney said...

Oh Nance! I love your creative oops! That is how discoveries occur! :) I love these stamps and they were perfect for this color challenge! Love your card you little genius!

stampwithsandy said...

Nance these colors worked perfectly for your sea-scene! Love the touches of gold, especially your little oopsie, and the wooden element is the perfect finishing touch!

Joanne James said...

This is one awesome card Nance - a fab take on the sketch and such a creative use of the colours! Those fish are really eye-catching and I love the background oops - it looks great!