Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Hey Gill Friend

It's Picture Perfect Challenge time over on the Paper Smooches SPARKS Blog!

Here's the inspiration picture:
I wasn't in a flower I used the layout, colors and distressed look. 

To create the background tiles, I stamped Dippy Dots background stamp on Kraft cardstock with Salty Ocean Distress ink. The sea images on the bottoms are stamped with Vintage Photo Distress. Then I dusted on some Mint Perfect Pearls. For even more shimmer...cause you can't EVER have enough...I mixed a little Perfect Pearl and water in a Mini Mister and sprayed that on. Edges are sponged with Distress Inks...but you already knew that...right?

Looks WAY better in real life!  These closeup pics show a little of the shimmer.

Fish were stamped on white cardstock and watercolored with Distress Markers.  For touches of shimmer, I painted on some Perfect Pearls in matching colors.  Each fish is trimmed out and adhered flat.  THEN...I topped them with Crystal Glaze!

The base cardstock is a natural white with flecks of color.  Sometimes you just gotta pull away from the bright white...YKWIM?

Stamps - Paper Smooches Surf and Turf, Dippy Dots
Paper - The Paper Company Fiesta; A Muse Studio Kraft and Sugar
Ink - Ranger Jet Archival Black, Distress Black Soot, Vintage Photo, Salty Ocean
Misc. - Ranger Distress Markers Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans; Ranger Perfect Pearls Mint, Gold and Perfect Pearl; Mini Mister; Ink Distressing Tool; Crystal Glaze; Twine


Michellem said...

This is adorable!! Way cuter than the inspiration picture!

VanessaB said...


butterfly said...

Love this... great colours and design, and I think your adaptation of the inspiration image is wonderful.
Alison x

Emily Leiphart said...

Eeek, this is gorgeous, Lori! I LOVE the Dippy Dots as a watery background and the fish are so beautifully coloured. I love the glossy accents, too!

JD said...

This is so adorable!

kasia c. said...

Lori, this is unreal!! I love all of that fabulous glitter, sparkle and gloss!!
Sometimes it's sooooooo hard to break away from the bright white!! ;)

Kibbi said...

Adorable! The Perfect Pearls are... perfect!

Chris D. said...

Your card is BRILLIANT!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOOOOVE this! LOVE the design and background stamping!! LOVE that glaze on the fish! YOU NAILED this challenge;) THANKS for playing with us on your off week:)