Thursday, October 10, 2013

Be Inspired

That's the name of the regular challenge over at the TAWS (The Alley Way Stamps) site. Isn't it a great name? There is so much, in so many places to inspire card makers and all sorts of crafters and I think the manufacturer sites and challenge blogs are among the best. I'm getting my card in under the wire but when I first saw the collage of inspiration photos I thought these cute fish would be a perfect match and fun to color.

The fish and sentiment are both digital freebies from the TAWS site. I arranged a few in various sizes along with the sentiment within my 3 x 4.5 space and printed out a few extra so that I could fussy cut them and pop them up with some foam tape to give the design some dimension. I had intended to use some glossy accents on the eyes but when I went to dig out my Aleene's Paper Glaze it looked like it had gone bad. I really can't recall the last time I used it so I should have known better. 

I colored this with Spectrum Noir markers using oranges and gold brown for the fish (GB7, OR1, OR2, OR3), green turquoises for the background (GT1, GT2, GT3) and a true blue (TB1) to highlight the eyes. I didn't spend as much time coloring this as I would have liked but all-in-all I'm happy with how it turned out.

Happy Crafting!


Kaylee Snyder said...

This is so fun, Paula. I love the colors on the fish. They're so vibrant. Be inspired is on of my favorite challenges too.

Debbie Caldwell said...

that is too cute...I love the sentiment!! The card is very eye catching.

Jen said...

Oh my goodness, this is such a fantastic card! Your coloring is superb and I love that some of the fishes are popped up for some dimension. Thanks for joining the TAWS BE Inspired challenge!

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