Today’s little creation takes us into the murky depths of the sea, to meet a colourful friend.
This Artist Trading Card was made using a variety of bits and bobs.
To begin I stamped the tropical fish (from Clarity Stamps) onto some white cardstock. I then masked this off (using a mask that I made from a sticky note).
See D’s texture stamps were then used to create the watery depths. I used an assortment of Versacolor sea green themed pigment inks for this. I also used a flourishy swirl with a similar coloured ink in order to add a hint of seaweed in the background.
I coloured my little fishy friend in using some red toned Inktense pencils and topped this off with gold stripes using a gold fine line marker.
The foreground was made using the Small Flourish Right die from Cheery Lynn. I die cut several of these in the same cardstock as the main ATC layer but coloured them with a spattering of inks and alcohol markers, to give them a little more intense colour so that they stood out in the foreground.
To finish I added some coral coloured Anita’s Mini Pearl embellishments in each corner.
And there we have it, another mini make for the blog. 17 done, just 348 to go!
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16 thoughts on “Artist Trading Card Daily – 17”
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Hi. Another lovely one, Does your mind ever rest?????
No, lol :)
Hi John this is a gorgeous ATC I do like the fish. Hugs Jackie
Hi John, I am really enjoying your ATC series, they are packed with inspiration. This is one of my favourites so far. Keep them coming. Bx
GREAT ATC….love the fish and the Cheery Lynn swirls!!!
Lovely, the colours, details and embellishments are all perfect.
Really do admire you for doing this, quite an undertaking!
Have a good weekend, hugs,
Awesome one! Well…. they have all been awesome. I am enjoying your ATC series. Thanks for sharing them!
This is very different to the others but I like it very much.
love the colours you have used John, beautiful card.
another beauty John, I would love to see that colour way and background with a seahorse if you have one please x
Fabulous :-) x
A really interesting design John, very effective.
Really beautiful John, and unusual too. Thanks for the breakdown on the products and procedures. You are inspirational !
Different direction again! Nice colour combination and textures …. x