Saturday, 30 April 2016

Birthday Fishes for Polkadoodles

Hello peeps, hope you're all well.

Remember my mouse card with the holey cheese? Well today I want to show you the other card that I made with the red bubbles paper from the Little Kingdom CD from Polkadoodles.

So this is the paper after I've cut all the holes out with my Craft Robo. It's just begging to have things popping in and out of the holes, don't you think?

I'm thinking fish because it looks a bit like coral. So I had another look around the CD and, lo and behold, one of the shapes looks like a fish. I printed some off in several different sizes and coloured them in with Graph'It markers 2105 and 2120.

I cut down the 'coral' a bit to give it a more natural shape and then backed it onto some red card. I only glued around the outside at first so that I could slot the fish in easily.

Next I covered a 7x7 card with the pale aqua version of the bubbles paper and glued my coral structure on top. The seaweed is cut from a couple of the green papers on the CD using one of the 'Florist Friend' dies from Sheena Douglass.  To make the fish look more fishy I've just drawn some eyes in with a black fineliner pen and drawn '3's for the fins. Easy peasy :D

Now for the greeting. Since 'fish' sounds like 'wish' I was compelled to go for another pun. There is a lovely 'Sending Birthday Wishes' sentiment on the CD and I pulled it into Craft Artist and used the eraser to remove the 'W' before printing it out. It's all ready for an alphabet die-cut now :D

One last little touch was adding the waste circles (left over from cutting out the 'coral') as bubbles. I just drew little reflections on to make them look more realistic.

And here is the finished card:-

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
 Dream Valley Challenges #130 - All Creatures Great and Small
Aud Sentiments Challenge #154 Animals + A Sentiment
Send a Smile for Kids Animal cards
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Birthday
Oddball Art Stamps  Birthday
Sweet Stampin Water 
 Inky Chicks #66 - IT'S BIRTHDAY TIME
Julia Spiri Challenge #17 Anything Goes with an optional twist of For a Child  

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x


Sarah said...

Another fabby card there no end to your talents!!? xx

Elaine said...

Fabulous Katrina x

Carol Lutz said...

Fabulous card Katrina, love it xx

Sue said...

Hi Katrina - fab-u-lous! There is no end to your imagination. I love it!
have a lovely weekend

Jane Royston said...

Such a clever card Katrina! Jane :) x

Marlene Atkinson said...

A lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us at Dream Valley challenge. Marlene

Chris said...

Fabulous card Katrina, such clever use of the 'waste' makes fantastic coral!
Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Christy Designs said...

Beautiful scene you have created Katrina !
love your idea for fab coral. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments Challenge

Melissa said...

Fantastic card.
Thank you for joining us at crafty sentiments.

Olga Fink said...

xoxo Olga

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Love the card, it's a fantastic scene, very creative.


TRACEY MO said...

This is fab brill idea!

Thanks for joining us at dream valley this time hope you can join us again.

Tracey dt

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Such a creative card... love the underwater scene!

Thank you for participating in the Sweet Stampin’ “Water” Challenge!

Sandy How said...

Very creative.... a wonderful piece of "coral" with the little fish swimming in and around. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments challenge this fortnight.
Hugs, Sandy DT

Jackie C said...

How cool. Well designed! Thank you for sharing at Julai Spiri. Hope to see you again. Jackie DT member

Helen said...

Love it, Katrina - what a clever design and a great idea!

Thanks for joining us at the Julia Spiri Challenge - we look forward to seeing you back again for our next challenge.

Helen N x

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Julia Spiri. Hope to see you again next time.

Sari / Granne said...

Ooh, what a awesome sea scene you have created, love the coral. Thank you for joining Oddball Art challenge, hope to see you in our new challenge (starts tomorrow) too.