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Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Every Fish has an End!

I've created this for the CAS-ual Fridays challenge CFC21:  Create a Clean And Simple project using at least 3 shades of a monochromatic color (your choice) PLUS Brown. 

I haven't taken part in their challenges before but they are being sponsored by Stampotique and so I came across them from the Stampotique Designers Blog whose challenge I entered earlier today.

There is a tale to tell about this layout ... and it's a fishy one at that!

I was finishing up supper with the children when one of my boys started to recite some querky sayings/proverbs that he had obviously picked up today at school.  In the spirit of the conversation, I came out with a couple of quotes about crowns and life (taken directly from Stampotique).  His twin brother, not wishing to be outdone, and always one to think laterally said "Every Fish has an End!"  I just loved it.  Profound and Stupid at the same time so I decided to make it my page theme.

I used watercolours for the background and then acrylics for the bubbles, circles and shell.  I coloured the old music score with watercolours and pastels.

The fish are by Art Journey (so love them!) and they are also coloured with watercolours.

The journalling is created with an oil based paint marker but do NOT get me started on how much I loathe this pen.  I only bought it yesterday and it has given me nothing but trouble so I am seriously unimpressed with it's performance.  Back to the store tomorrow ...

I used pastels to create shadows - love pastels as they are just SO forgiving and easy to work with.

Hope you like it and hope CAS-ual Fridays do too.  Off to set this one live on the blog so about to find out either way ...

Thanks for looking.  Take Care and Be Artful x


  1. Oh I like this - beautiful blue shades and "fishy" theme!!

  2. This is too cool! Love the fish and all of the medium you used to create your page!

  3. Great story and fab page - love the way you have managed to create the illusion of light and blue is my favourite colour, so how can I not like it, lol?

  4. Beautiful, such vibrant colours. xx

  5. lovely work!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  6. What a cool card! Loving all the blue in this! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  7. This is so wonderfully unique. I just adore the vibrant blues. Thank you so much for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays this week.

  8. Beautiful, rich colors! So eye catching and unique :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  9. Fantastic, wonderful bright colors.


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