Just keep swimming!

This is the title of my card today, for Less is More challenge #183 - it is a colour challenge, using some or most of these beautiful, summery citrus colours.  A beautiful colour palette, thanks so much Chrissie!

Here is the card I decided to make, using a digital image by The Alley Way Stamps - I think it was a freebie, too, which makes it such a pleasure to use.  I first acquired it, when I needed a 'swimming' theme to make cards for my little grand-daughters, as they had achieved excellent results in their first swimming meet in Wisconsin.  Little fishies, they are, and so I wished them 'best fishes' and said their efforts were fintastic - as you do lol!

But I figured this image could also convey support to someone struggling with life, when there is no other option, than to 'keep swimming', or go with the flow.  I did manage to lassoo the sentiment, which was in amongst the fish, and dropped another little fish into its place, so I hope that has worked.  I used a speech bubble by WPlus9 for the sentiment, coloured the fish with Copics, and stamped the 'water' with a wood background stamp by Paper Smooches in Pale Sky ink by Stampin' Up!  I have included the grey colour in the eyes and some fins and added a little sparkle to the main fish on his eyes and fins.  I love this stamp, and know I will use it lots and lots.  Thank you TAWS!


  1. Ann, your little shoal of colourful fishes looks fab !! Great LIM card !

  2. This is a great LIM card Ann, those little fishes look so cheery!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  3. Love those cute little fishies. :)

  4. Love, love, love this card Anne.
    Perfectly CAS and so cute and fun
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  5. What a fun card. You would be inspired to "keep swimming".
    Great idea to use the wood grain for water. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Clever use of your background stamp Ann and what a super card
    Thanks so much for joining LIM this week
    Less is More Designer

  7. Love your cute little fishes Ann - also your clever use of your wood background stamp for the water movement. Lovely CAS card!

  8. I love this school of fishes - what fun!

  9. Love these sweet little fishes and the water waves :)


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