A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our O-fish-ally Awesome – April Stamp of the Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.
If you have arrived here from Danielle Edwards – Scrappy Chicks then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post.
Seriously how cute are all these fishy icons? No wonder the Stamp Set is called O-fish-ally Awesome because that is what this stamp set is – Awesome!
Now there are so many possibilities with this stamps set. Of course at the moment working from home has left me less time to craft than when going into the office – go figure! So I only have this one pretty simple idea – but lucky this is a hop so you will see heaps more ideas till I get a chance to make up some more.
So I sponged some mint & Carolina ink for the water & used Toffee for the sand. I did add some sand details with some markers.
I then stamped over this sponged background – I think the only issue I had doing it this way was that my Clown fish now had no white stripes – I did try a white pencil, but in the end I thought the water was light enough to get away with this. Tip on stamping an image on a background like this one – is to always make a few stamped images go off the page – if you find that hard to do – make the piece larger than you need then cut it down – you will end up cutting through a stamped image – but in the end it look better than being contained – at least for a image like this. If they were in the fish tank it would be different.
I matted this onto a wave lined paper from the Seas The Day Paper Collection & then this was the tricky part – that saying “You are o-fish-ally awesome” was actually in a stacked saying, not one in one single line which is what I needed for this layout to work. So I did some masking to get this saying stamped how I liked – I could have cut the stamp up – but I am unsure how I am mostly going to be using this one yet.
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I had lots of fun creating with O-fish-ally Awesome – April Stamp of the Month and I would love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Shaunna Richards – Passionate About Pages enjoy the hop & thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s feature
Til next time, see you soon & keep creating!