Thursday, September 24, 2009

Before Fish & After Fishes

I hosted a swap on SwapBot for a Step it Up card and this was the card I sent to my partner Monica. I colored the fish with some colored pencils (I think LOL - it was awhile ago!) and then went over him with Angel Wings Shimmerz. The stamps are from FCD set called Something Fishy and Dots Hollow - Bubbles single. I (We) also used the Something Fishy Die Cuts for the grasses. No way I could cut those out so well by hand! LOL


So I used my slice and cut out a large circle and basically made it a port hole window so you could see the fish in it. Backed it with a piece of background paper I made with Copic Markers and over stamped with the bubbles stamp. Tucked some grasses in the edges and added the sparkly fish on top.

Here is what Monica did to step it up!


She defined the edges with some faux stitching around it, added the second fish to the top - cool now they are buddies! pop dotted some grasses on the ones I had put on and added a cute little snail to the side. Wonderful additions!

This is a super fun swap and I plan to give it a go again on SwapBot so I hope some more of you will join us! Just watch my sidebar for the ones I am hostessing.

if you'd like to see the card Monica sent me and that I stepped up for her you can go here to her blog and see where she posted it.

hugs,

8 comments:

Patti J. said...

Very cool! Thanks for sharing! Really cute!

Beach Cat ! said...

What a fun swap and what an adorable card. I love it both before AND after.

Christina said...

Love the rainbow fish you added, This made it really pop.

Anna Banana said...

This is really cute - I like what you both did!!

Kathy W said...

super fun challenge, like the step ups.

christina d said...

That is a cute card. I love how you and Monica just made it great!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Very nice- I love blue...Cute stamps- and your coloring is wonderful! TFS

TesaB said...

What a fun swap!!! Love the card, and that fish is lovely!!!