Sunday, 21 January 2018

Fishy wishes..

Happy Sunday everyone,
I hope you are all fit and well??

I have been trying to organise my crafting life and sort through
my stash whilst suffering with a horrid virus again!!.. Ewwww

Having had to pack most of my stash away during Christmas, each year
I find it harder and harder to get it out and sort through it all again!

..but i'm being ruthless this year, through the coughing and sneezing!!

Here's a quick card I made for a 70th Birthday

Simply stamped onto watercolour card with versafine
I coloured with promarkers, I know it's not advised to use
alcohol markers on watercolour card as it can be very thirsty but I
really do love the way it holds the colour making it even more vibrant.

With a watery wash of watercolour around the trio I
covering the card with versamark embossing ink and triple embossed
with clear embossing powder giving a crisp and shiny surface.

Bending the card cracks the embossed surface...

and a little ground espresso distress ink helps to bring out those cracks!

Mounted onto an 7 x 5" card I decided not to put the big 70 on the front
and chose to place it inside as I knew the fish loving receiver would probably
want to keep this card up to remind him of his hobby rather than his age...!!

Apologies to those blogs i've not payed a visit to yet, comments and email I've left 
unanswered. I'm hoping to have a catch up later today when my heads a little less foggy.

Wishing you a relaxing Sunday.

Warm Hugs & Wishes
Tracey xx

Carabelle Studio Stamp ~ Fishes
Promarkers/Aqua Markers
Versamark/Versafine ~ Onyx Black
Clear Embossing Powder/Heat Tool
Ground Espresso Distress Ink


Unknown said...

Morning Tracey I have to say I love this one as it’s different and the colours and design are wonderful.

Debs xx

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous fishies on this awesome design Tracey and loving it.xx[aNNie]

Dorthe said...

Dear Tracey, so sorry to read you have such a bad virus again, I so hope it will soon be out of your body. Love the way you created the card, with the fishes swimming in the sea, made alive with the embossing and cracks,- so beautiful, my friend. I wish you a lovely Sunday, take care of yourself, and be well, soon.
Warm huhs and kisses, from Dorthe- xxxx

ionabunny said...

Wow, love this. Was thinking that's a lot of embossing powder just to get it shiny and then you did the cracky thing. Wow. Love this. Hope you feel better soon. Hugz

froebelsternchen said...

Hope you feel better soon !
I love the cracked background - super card!

Mac Mable said...

I am just recovering from the flu...3 1/2 weeks now! So I sympathise with you x What a great card, with fabulous techniques and colour. Love the idea of the triple embossing and then cracking it...will file that one away. Hope you will be fully recovered soon? x

Fliss said...

Gorgeous card Tracey and so sorry to hear you're not well again. Hope you feel better very soon.
Sending hugs, Fliss xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Debs, it's a great stamp that can achieve a very quick and simple card xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

They are super little fishes are they not. Thank you Annie xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Aww Thank you Dorthe, no wonder I have not had much motivation recently, the virus explains it all. Glad you like those little fishes :)x xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thanks Gail.. it's a technique I really over did a couple of years ago, keeping embossing powder companies in business. I decided it was maybe time to bring it back this year as I have a mountain of clear embossing powder to use up again xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I hope so too Susi *Thank you* xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you.. It is a great technique and one you have complete control over regarding those cracks. Keeping my fingers crossed on a speedy recovery x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Fliss, I love those little fishes :)) xx

AndreaH said...

Love this card and the colouring in o the fish are superb a d the cracked background is brilliantly clever xxx

AndreaH said...

Hi. Is there another way of getting a shiny background then instead of using so much powder please? Xxx

Sue said...

This is so lovely Tracey, I really love those cracks, and the fishes are perfect! Have a fun week, Sue xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous card Tracey, love the orange and blue. Thanks, too, for visiting my blog. Hope you soon feel better. I have been decimated by a virus for weeks, so can imagine how you feel. Hugs, Valerie

Bev Hilton said...

Oh how cute is this. Just love those fish and the way you created the water is fab. Love that technique. Wishing you well lovely lady. xxx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

You could always give the card a thin coating of 3d Gloss Gel but you may want to stick it down onto your card before you do this as it may buckle when wet :)

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you very much, it's a technique that has been around for a long time. Wish I could remember where I first saw it but my memory is not that good anymore :D x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Sue, they are great little fishes xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Glad you like it Valerie..
I'm feeling more in the land of the living today Thank you, i've had my fair share over the past 12 months need time to recover now. I hope you are on the road to recovery yourself now? x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Many Thanks Bev, a very useful stamp set that you can dress up or down.. xx

craftytrog said...

Wonderful card! Love the little fishys and the cracks!
Hope you're fully recovered now!
Alison xox

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I'm feeling much much better Thank you Alison xx