Friday, July 13, 2018

Fishes...Just Us Girls Challenge #449~Trend Week: Watercolour Background

Hello,

Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #449~Trend Week where sweet Bobby, as the hostess for this challenge, has selected *WATERCOLOUR BACKGROUND* to spark your creativity.

If you've come from - or are heading to - the challenge blog, you'll see an array of fabulous cards from our July Guest Designer, ever-so-talented Julia Aston, and my talented teammates: Sue, Angie, Vicki, Ina, Bobby, Nancy, Lisa, Maria. Please drop by their places and leave them some love.

Even though I dabble with Zigs (as per our on again/off again relationship), full-on water-colouring is well beyond my skill level.  Sooooo...yep, this challenge was a challenge...until I decided to 're-interpret' the prompt a wee bit to be 'colour a water background' *grin*  Once that was figured out - and with some added inspiration from Tracey's card - namely, her sweet underwater scene - over at MUSE Challenge #274, I was good to go...in fact, so good to go that I created two cards featuring my Studio Katia Under the Sea critters (that squid, especially, makes me smile!) swimming about...in their 'water' colour surroundings.... 

This set is too much fun! You'll be seeing another card made with it very very very soon!




Looking forward to seeing your *WATERCOLOUR BACKGROUNDS* in the gallery!

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16 comments:

Jeanne said...

Oh golly, Carol, these are wonderful. I adore your interpretation of watercolor background. Creating a shape was brilliant! Love how you colored your sea life and placed them perfectly in their spaces. The worm on the hook made me smile...poor worm. LOL Hugs!

Macimbalo said...

These are both so gorgeous! Love how you used these shapes for your watercolor - great layout on both of them! As usual, stunning creations!!!

Ardyth said...

I have the same relationship with my Zigs - mostly off, though! lol! Love your sweet scene with these adorable guys! Thanks so much for joining us at Muse this week, Carol!

Julia Aston said...

Two really fun under water designs Carol! love those fun fishies and lovely die cut water colored oceans!

Ina G said...

Love your water coloured die cut framed backgrounds here Carol. Perfect for those fun lovin' sea creatures. Simply adorable. Such 'cool' cards.

Marina said...

I love to see you getting good use out of these. They're great.

Jackie C said...

So glad that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Always Fun Challenges. Good luck hun and do come back again!
Jackie DT @AFC

Vicki Dutcher said...

A couple of awesome cards! Great "sea" water coloring

Bobby said...

Your "color a water background" is wonderful times 2, Carol, and a perfect showcase for the darling sea creatures.

Kim S said...

Oh how tricky!! Color a water background!!! I LOVE what you did - the color and splotches could be colored water or water colored!!

Aileen said...

Love both these cards, I also want these critters just trying so hard to rain in the shopping, not doing so well in that. Your colouring of them and the background is wonderful.

Tracey McNeely said...

Carol your underwater scene is just so fabulous, just the right amount of blending and water. I love your sea creatures--too cute! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Muse this week!

Robyn Oliver said...

Two super cute fishy cards, Carol, great backgrounds

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Love your water creations! Your watery backgrounds are beautiful and I love those adorable sea creations, too! Love how you die cut your "water' on both of these beauties!

Maria Levine said...

What a super cute pair of fishy cards! Great job so pretty! Great use of the watercolors.

Lisa Kind said...

Love your interpretation and your cards are absolutely adorable!