Thursday, February 18, 2010

Hero Arts-Day Four

Today's project wraps everything into one...it focuses on the stamp set spotlight and coordinates with our prize for the day! Speaking of prizes, congratulations to KATHY who won the clear buttons from yesterday's post! Kathy, email me your address so I can get your goodies to you. :)

Here is the project for today featuring THIS stamp set...
I love how the colors pop! I used a note card from THIS set and that background can be found HERE.

To create the fish, I stamped the image on watercolor paper with archival ink (water proof, smudge proof) and pounced some distress ink on my acrylic block. Then I spritzed the block with water until small bubbles formed. Then, I used the paintbrush to pick up the "watercolor" from the block. You don't have to be neat if you are cutting the image out. Here is an example of what I mean...
I will definitely be doing a video on this soon to explain better and to show you how I made the background.

Here is a detailed shot to show the shine on the fish scales made with a glitter pen and the yummy bubbles made from liquid pearls...
I thought it would be fitting to have liquid pearls as the give away for today! Want to win a bottle? Just leave a comment on this post and I'll announce a winner tomorrow.
You DEFINITELY don't want to miss tomorrow. More fun and a big bang to end the Hero Arts Week! Hope to see you back! Thanks for visiting. :)

28 comments:

Virginia L. said...

Another outstanding card, Heather! Thank you for showing how you colored the fish...simply gorgeous!

Pai said...

cute fish card! I love how you used the loop punch to make waves!

Corey said...

I also have this flourish stamp~ I love how you've used it to look like water!

Lucy said...

That fishy is so adorable. I might have to find my watercolor paper. I LOVE liquid pearls but I don't have white.

Nat said...

Great technique, love how you used the spiced marmalade on the fish. Thanks for sharing!! :)

donna mikasa said...

Super cute card! Love the colors and besides the bubbles, I love the flourish background--looks like the ocean current....so clever!

Anonymous said...

I love this cute fish!

Hitomi said...

A product I don't have at all. Wow. I love the flourishes as the water. thanks for sharing your work.

Lin said...

Oh, this is cute!! Love orange and turquoise together! The flourishes in the water are perfect there!

Tara Carpenter said...

My daughter loves the card as she walked by she squeaked!!

Barbara said...

This is such a great card! I love your water!
:-)

Holly said...

Love your card! Colors work beautifully together. Looking forward to the video. Thanks for sharing!

Carla said...

wow, you sure are rocking out the cards! What a great technique!Would love to see a video!

Meredith said...

what a great idea. thanks for the inspiration.

Victoria S. said...

Very cute fish!

Anonymous said...

such a sweet widdle fishy! luv your technique ...will watch for the tut! tyvm..cher

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pooky said...

Blub...blub...blub..hehe. Such a cute card!

Linda said...

georgeous card. Th colors are really complementary! well done.
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ivy said...

i've never used liquid pearls before. thanks for showing that cute card. great colors!

moccavanila said...

Aw...Too cute! Love the way you use the flourish background! Brilliant!

Ami said...

I just bought these stamps last night. I love the distressed ink used for the water. I can't wait to work with you and Shane on Saturday to get more ideas. This card could be used for so many different occasions. Thanks for sharing!!!

creativecircle said...

The bubbles make the card. Too cute!!

Shane said...

How did I miss leaving a comment yesterday...oh, that's right 4 kids might have distracted me:) Love the color combo you picked! I need to try the watercolor affect...it always has great results.

Agata said...

Looking forward to your video! ;-) Love this card, so cheery!

Kathy (krolski) said...

I love how you used the flourish stamp to look like water! So creative. Your fish is too cute! Great card Heather!

Sara said...

Another CUTE card Heather! You are on a roll!! LOVE IT!

Deirdre said...

Heather, just bought a bottle of liquid pearls... thanks for sharing another neat idea for using it.

Debbi said...

Oh my goodness!! I LOVE your cards! The fish is so great, and thank you for showing us how to do it!
*smiles*
debbi