Monday, January 19, 2009

Fishlips?? and a Tutorial

Sometimes ya gotta wonder! Cindy (Mothermark) assigned the challenges for January for that goofy group I'm in, CCEE, on SCS. This is our "Catchy Name Featured Stamper" challenge.... um... "fishlips". Yup! That's her nick on SCS...fishlips!
I asked Erin why "fishlips" and this is what she had to say... "I wish the meaning behind my name was somewhat special but the reality is when we got our very first computer I had a 4 year old son and when it asked for a screen name we were making fishlips together....It was easy to spell for him and remember so fishlips was created and it's just been stuck on me...."


This is a picture of my "baby", now 17, and his "fishlips".
He used to do it allll the time!
Erin, I totally understand your screen name!!

So, of course we had to have some sort of fish with lips on our card! I liked the direction mine was going, so I decided (if it turned out) to make it a tutorial.
I had so much fun with this
TLC back in December, I just knew I had to use it on this card!

I started by stamping these fish from Rubbernecker on glossy paper, several times then coloring them with Copic markers. After they were colored, I went over each one with my Versamarker and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

Next, I stamped and colored the sea grass from G-Rated Rubber Stamps.
No worries if you stamp over a fish because of the embossing, it resists the ink! All you have to do is wipe it off.

Next I started brayering ink from lightest to darkest.

I rolled the brayer in an uneven motion to give the effect of water motion.
Now the fun part! Spritzing on the Simple Green (or whatever you're using). I blot it between several pieces of scrap copy paper after spritzing.

Wipe off the excess ink from your images and you're ready to finish your card!

The sign is from G-Rated and the sentiment is from Rubbernecker. I stamped the sign, then stamped it again on white cs. This allowed me to color in the sign slightly, add the sentiment and cut it out easily and place it over top. I added some silver gel pen to the hook too. I finished the card off with Distress stickles on the bubbles.

You can see what the girls did on our CCEE Blog. We'll send "fishlips" our cards...I sure hope she likes them *wink*

Rubbernecker & G-Rated Rubber Stamps

glossy, prism intense orange, island mist med, georgia pacific white

adirondack pitch black, juniper, stonewashed, denim

other schtuff:
copic markers
clear embossing powder
heat tool
spritz bottle with simple green
silver gel pen
broken china distress stickles

And as always..................Thanks for stopping!

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Mothermark said...

OMG! How fun that you got the skinny on fishlips! What an adorable little baby doing fish lips. His would have inspired me in the making of my card! Giggle.'

Nicely done Dawn...wonderful tutorial!

Kittie said...

This is darling, Dawn! I love the tutorial.

Anonymous said...

This is the most awesome card - thanks so much for sharing the details.

Pinky Roth said...

Dawn, what an awesome tutorial! My little grand daughter who is 6 use to make fish faces also. I love how you made the ocean look so real...thanks for the tutorial!


Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, this is absolutely fabulous Dawn, I love it! I've got to get those stamps and make this for my hubby, the fisherman. A fintastic tutorial . . . hee hee hee {{{hugs}}}

Lenoria said...

Thank you for the tutorial, you make it seem so simple! I love your card, it is so cute.