Saturday, 3 October 2015

What, of This Goldfish, Would You Wish? Happy World Card Making Day!

Hello Friends! Thank you so much for the lovely comments on my previous post with this Grungy Birthday Card.

Today I am back to say "Happy World Card Making Day to all my paper crafting buddies"!

Can you imagine what the world would be like without handmade cards? I certainly can't! But if anything, it would be a very sad place, I think. So if we can have a special day to celebrate card making - I'm all for it!

To join the celebrations the Stampendous HQ have prepared a collection of the DT's fave cards that they've made & shared this year so far. The card I chose as my favourite of the year was this Sunflower Wedding Card. I adoooore sunflowers so this card kind of fell into the faves bag by default lol. Oh well!

Be sure to check out my DT Sisters' picks - you will be amazed to see what a wonderful and talented bunch they are!

But today I also have another card to share :). The theme for this card was inspired by the old Russian fairy tale The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish. 

The tale is about a fisherman who manages to catch a "Golden Fish" which promises to fulfill any wish of his in exchange for its freedom. I was quite surprised to find out that my British friends weren't familiar with this tale - as it's certainly a well known 'classic' in Poland :). 





With this card I decided to give my Golden Fish a nice fishbowl to live in. The fishbowl is actually a shaker made with 3D Foam Creative Sheets and acetate. Inside the bowl I have some lovely textured bubbles, corals and shells, mica fragments and sequins.

Supplies I used:

Stampendous:
Cling Goldfish Pair
Cling Coral Tree
Cling Jumbo Spider Mum (retired)
Cling Build a Bouquet Set
Stack Art Cling Angel Wings Kit
Teal Mica Fragments
Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
3D Pennants, DODZ™ – 3D, E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips, 3D Foam Creative Sheets, Adhesive Sheets 4×6″, 3D Thin Foam Squares – White

Plus:
Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®; Paper: Prima Romance (Annalee Collection)
acetate, ribbon flowers, burlap, buttons chipboard alphas; ARMOUR Over’n’Over Sparkle Borders stencil, Spellbinders Labels Eighteen

Media:
Evergreen Bough & Wild Honey Distress Inks;
DecoArt: Snowtex, Americana Bright Yellow & Light Buttermilk paints;
Faber – Castell Whipped Spackle
Spectrum Noir alcohol markers: GT2, IB2, CG2, DG1, DG2, BG2, BG5, GB8, GB11, CT2, CT4, OR2, TB1, IG1, Blender pen
Liquid Pearls


I hope you enjoyed my today's offering - I would love to know what you think! If you'd like to make/share a wish, too, please do so - you never know, it may come true! :)

Have a wonderful 'cardmakingilicious' weekend!

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Challenges I'm entering with this card:
The Craft Barn #27 - Ocean/Fish
Country View Challenges #32 - Add some texture
Mixed Media Place Exercise #12 - Proverbs and Sayings
Fashionable Stamping Challenges #103 - Words
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

21 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful card, love the blue and yellow colour palette and a,l the elements you added. Beautiful bow too. Tracy x

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning card.

butterfly said...

What a lovely goldfish bowl, and the colours here are so pretty.
Alison x

Ros Crawford said...

This is truly beautiful!! love the colours and all the little details!

Leslee said...

Outstanding card. It is truly beautiful. Love the blue and yellow.

Craftyfield said...

That is gorgeous Asia, the pearls, sequins and other details give texture, interest and reality to your fish bowl and the background is also full of nice touches!

Tracy Welham said...

Beautiful, love all the details. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Georgie C said...

The colours are mesmerising, and the layout, pictures captivating, such a beautiful piece xx

Jingle said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Wow! Thanks so much for joining us for Anything Goes week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog!

Team Clark said...

Quite stunning! Amazing detail!

Jane said...

Wow, love this and beautiful colours used! Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
Jane x

purple_pea_fran said...

Fab card, so fun and pretty! Thanks for sharing with Mixed Media Place!

Mrs A. said...

What an ingenious idea to make the fish bowl the shaker part of the card. I love the story behind the fish. Hugs Mrs A.

Shirley Chillman said...

Such a beautiful card Joanna love the colours and all the elements. Another stunner.

Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card Joanna and I loved the story of the golden fish, hadn't heard it before.
Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
Avril x

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours you've used Joanna and so many beautiful details. Thanks so much for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this time
Claire xx

Tusia Lech said...

Wow!!! This is real stunner!!!

Pascale B. said...

Lovely card! Thank you for joining the Mixed Media Place challenge!

Astrid Maclean said...

Beautiful layers and textures Asia, such a gorgeous piece!
Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge on Countryview Crafts!

Riikka Kovasin said...

Really beautiful! Great textures and color combo! Thank you for joining the Mixed Media Place's challenge!

Amanda said...

Your goldfish and everything in his shaker "bowl" are gorgeous! I love the color combinations on this card.

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