Sunday, 3 August 2014

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!

10 comments:

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

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

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  3. Love those cute little fishies. :)

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  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

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

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

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

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

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

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