Tuesday, April 22, 2014

MIM #161


MIM this week with Nichole Heady showing us the versatility of PTI's dye inks.


I LOVE creating my own backgrounds, and went with a watery effect for a boy's bd card.
The inks (Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal & Limeaid Ice) were applied on an angle
with daubers, then came the water drop fun!
When dry, I stamped Lil' Rockfish (Fred B. Mullett) in Scarlett Jewel.
The seaweed is a die from Birds & Blooms,
and the fan coral, a die from Delightful Dahlias.
Birthday die cut from Birthday Trio, and pieces carefully replaced. Happy from Rock On.
One little fish was stamped onto Orange zest, and hand cut.
PTI cardstocks.


I added a few 'bubbles' with crystal scribbles.

I'm going right back in to do more 'watercolor splats'. 
Can't you just picture doing this with all the other colors?
So many possibilities, better get back to the fun!

22 comments:

  1. Hey Nancy, I left a comment before but I don't see it. This is just a test.

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  2. Hey Nancy, I'm not sure what happen to my first comment so I'm going to post it again. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Your card is amazing. I love how the water splits look like the water in the ocean. Did you know you wanted to do that or did it just happen? It's a cool effect. I also love your orange fish. I use to have an Oscar that color. Great job.

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  3. Absolutely Awesome!! May need to case your creativity!!!

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  4. Wow! Love your "ocean", the seaweed and the bright fish! Amazing creativity, here!

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  5. This is so cool, Nancy! It does look like water and bubbles! Awesome to use fish! Great card!

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  6. Nancy such a neat card. Love how you angled your background.

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  7. Wow Nancy! Beautiful card! It's so hard for me to make masculine cards, but this one is just perfect! Love the way you thought outside the box with the die cuts!

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  8. OMG...amazing! This is just pure perfection Nancy and I am SO impressed! You are so good at taking something simple and then taking it to the next level. And on top of it all, it's a "guy" card! Well done! :0)

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  9. Lovely watery card, isn't this an amazing technique?

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  10. Hello Nancy! Thanks for your nice comment on my blog :-) Oh goodness: these colors you used... JUST beautiful for an ocean full of fish. Fabulous idea how you put together the seaweed and coral!!!!

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  11. Absolutely stunning...love those fish and all your elements (seaweed...coral etc) work magic with this card!

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  12. WOW, Nancy, this is simply beautiful!
    What pretty colors and fabulous design.

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  13. Ok I am going to so CASE this one! Brilliant idea and its gorgeous! You win! Oh... darn its random:) lucky for the rest of us.

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  14. Love the watery background for the fishes and how you added your own style.

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  15. Wow, amazing card, fantastic underwater scene!!

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  16. I admire your true artistic talent! To create an underwater scene using the water droplet technique is quite clever! But the orange fish was simply the crowning jewel of this card, that and the fabric swatch. Bravo!

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  17. Wow Nancy this so incredibly gorgeous and inspiring!

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  18. Such a fabulous idea! I thought this technique would be perfect for fishes under "water" too, but after seeing your card, Nancy, mine may NOT get posted :-)

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