It is that time again, when thoughts turn to the incredible sketches that Kathi, our fearless Bombshell leader, challenges us to use. This month she chose a simple beautiful sketch, and honestly, this ended up being one of my favorite cards I have EVER made.
I colored the Koi up with YR21 and then started layering from the inside edge of all of the scales with YR23, R22, 24 and 27, then I went back over with YR21. On the fins I layered the same way and added in R39 at the base to make it darker. I then added shading with the R22 along the scales. The "water" I tried to match some of the water splashing on the paper and used the W4, 6, 7, 9 series to try to match it.
I used crystal stickles over the water colored to add some shimmer to match the paper, and also used crystal effects to make the fish all shiny. The I used some charms from the jewelry section at JoAnns to anchor the top.
Bombshell Stamps blog and take part in the Sketch Challenge this month. And if you don't have any Bombshell stamps, take a look at the "Anything Goes" special challenge, for a chance to win some of these super fun stamps.
Talk to you soon!!!!