Saturday, 18 March 2017

Birthday balloon

I was rooting through my stash recently and found this oldie from High Hopes, I don't know why I get stuck using the stamps lying round my table when there's so many fab oldies hiding in the cupboard!

If I was making this card again, I would have stamped the balloon on the other side, so that the fish was looking into the card.  And I maybe would have used blue for my stencilling on the BG instead of green (yes, that's lime green there, not this odd sludge colour that my camera is showing you!)

Coloured with watercolour pencils.  Clear sparkle added to the fishie and gloss to his eyes and the balloon edge.

The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge

16 comments:

  1. Haha! This fish makes me smile! I quite like him looking out from the card, he's looking to the future! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

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  2. So stunning Lynne.I love the fun fish and your stencilled background is gorgeous ;D

    xx coops xx

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  3. The stencilled background for your fish balloon is delightful! I like the funky birthday greeting - it suits your cute fish so well. It's a fine creation. Thanks so much for joining us at Retro Rubber for our Anything Goes challenge.

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  4. Oh how I have smiled this morning looking at this card, just great. Thank you for joining us over at LTCCB and good luck Pen DT

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  5. Hi Lynne this is one FAB card such a cute, fun image and I do so love how you created that background effect, once I get sorted I am definitely going to have a go at it
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  6. I'm so happy you dropped by my blog and thank you for the nice comment. You must be on my wavelength as I just posted about using up all the older supplies I have and don't use. They were purchased back in my scrapbooking days. Your card is adorable. That party hat on the fish cracks me up!

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  7. Love the expression on his face! What a super card, Jo x

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  8. Super cute take on the sketch!

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  9. Enjoyed your post and can identify with your comments about using what is 'to hand', instead of pulling out other items (and sorting out makes me really conscious of how much I've been doing this very thing!) Love the background stenciling that adds so much texture to this wonderful fish balloon.Such a cute image, and your doodling around the edge created such a fun & whimsical frame for this cutie. TFS & Hugs (just realized I'm not seeing "me" in your list. Thought I had joined, but...now I'm your newest follower, and thanks for becoming a follower at mine. )

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  10. What a fun fish image! The stencil adds just the right touch to set off your image and sentiment! Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber!

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  11. I like this crazy little fish, no matter where you place him on the card. The quirky font for your sentiment is perfect, too. Fun card!

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  12. Ha ha ha, I love the fish in his birthday hat! The balloon being a fishbowl is genius. I love your background too. Thanks for playing with us at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

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  13. Love that hat! So creative! Especially love the stenciling! Thanks so much for doing the RR challenge!

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  14. This is such an adorable card. I love the stenciled background. It really highlights the image.

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  15. Lynne, this card is so funny - made me smile and my little daughter (7) giggle :-)!
    Great idea and also great realisation! Thanks for this cool inspiration!
    Greetings from Wiebke (KomMa-designed)

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