Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Koi Card


This week the Card Positioning Systems challenge is being sponsored by Bombshell Stamps. I couldn't let my girls down so I decided to play along. In doing so, I made my first card of 2012... which is weird, but I really haven't been feeling the whole card making thing lately.

Here's the sketch:


I used Koi Tattoo, isn't it cool!


And here's the whole she-bang:


I tried to use manufactured paper - I really did - but it looked so... bought... so I added a little gesso, some stenciling, Inktense blocks, gold paint! (for Julie Balzer's 2nd Floor Challenge), messy stitching.... ahh! Much better.


This is also my entry for the "Anything Goes" challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

13 comments:

Irene said...

Very nice card!... and by reading your blog you turned me onto that card design (CPS) site...hadn't heard of that, so thank you!

Metalsilver said...

Gorgeous!!!!

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I love this one. I like how it is all circly.

☼Carolina ArtesanĂ­as☼ said...

Nice!
I participe too
hugs from Chile
c@

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous piece, love the image and the vibrant colour palette. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Lea L. said...

Very pretty and artistic! Thanks for playing along with CPS 256!!

Mae said...

What a beautiful card. I love that it isn't like anything I've seen& has so much art inspired elements.

Arnoldo L. Romero said...

Very artsy - I love it!

Patrice said...

Beautiful bright colors - Please link up with me at 52 Card Pickup!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/03/52-card-pickup-week-11.html

Summerthyme Studio said...

So pretty Nicole. Love your new haircut too! Thanks for playing with us at CPS!

WillieburgScrapper said...

This is really beautiful Nicole. The color and textures are fantastic- lots of movement in the mix so the fish looks like it's actually alive. That's a great foundation sketch too.

Heather K Ross said...

Stunning! WOW!!!

enikodelisle said...

Love the layering & crazy about the Koi Tattoo!