Thursday, March 25, 2010

Bubba Fish


Sorry about blinding everybody today ;-)
This is Bubba Fish and he is another one of my Squigglefly images. 
I don't usually do cards this bright, but the theme just seemed to call for it.  I coloured Bubba with Copics  in some very bright colours (no duh!) but since I did it some months ago, I don't have a list! Sorry! But the background water was really fun to do and is my favourite thing about this card!  After applying several shades of blue and turquoise, I then used the colourless blender to "pool" the colours (no pun intended).  This works really well when you have laid down a good thick layer of medium to dark shades.  I love how it gave me a nice water effect!  The tip for the water look is to vary the size of the pool you make with the blender pen.  Using the brush tip, if you push it down onto the paper and hold it still, when you lift it, you will see the rough outline of the brush tip which ends up looking like a petal shape.  But if while you are pushing the tip onto the paper, you roll it back and forth or go around in a circle, you will get different shapes.  That is what I did here.  And even for a few of these "pools"  I rubbed the tip of the blender over an area roughly the size of your pinkie nail.  (sorry, can't think of a better comparison at the mo) That way I was able to get some larger pools. 
Don your sunglasses, this is pretty bright!!!!
I got inspired by several challenges and here they are:
Fab n Funky - It's all in the technique.  They want us to use our fav. technique. Mine has to be using the blender pen with Copic markers to create interesting textures, such as I did for the water!
Creative Belli Blog: The sketch is from this blog, and they want us to add a clip.  Thus the star clips on the sentiment oval.
Pixie Cottage - They want us to use circles.  Well, the bubbles and polka dots are circles!
Stampin' Royalty - Glitter Happy!  Thankfully this time the glitter showed in my photo (on the bubbles!)

Be sure to check out my new challenge blog, Sundays with Crissy!  I'll have the first challenge on Sunday April 11th.  And I am going to need a Design Team to help me with it, so I am holding try outs!!  So if you are interested, click here for the application details! 

25 comments:

  1. Great card, I love your bubbles (boy that sounds kind silly) Thanks for playing at The Pixie Cottage!

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  2. Oh wow!
    Love your fabulously happy card!
    hugs
    kim x

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  3. fab card,i love the colours and layers thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky this week
    andrea

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  4. Love the bright colors..reminds me of a beach...and I don't mind putting my blinkers on..coz this lil guy is a cutie...Love, Love the glitter...

    Fabulous coloring, as always!
    Tejal

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  5. Wow Crissy, I'd have loved to watch you make that water background. So cool looking! I love the sparkley bubbles too, and I really love Bubba in the bright yellow and orange!

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  6. Ohhh your card makes me giggle inside! It is sooo cute! :-)
    I love how you used the glitter and that fish ohhhh look at those lips!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us week at Stampin’ Royalty.

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  7. What a fun card and great take on the sketch. thanks for playing with us in the Belli challenge

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  8. I love the techniques you used, the colouring is impecable! I love the glitter bubbles too! very cute card! Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin' Royalty!

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  9. cute image, fab card, thanks for joining us at FnF :0) Ginny

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  10. I love that technique - I have never seen that before. It makes such a great background. And what a cute fish - the glitter on the bubbles is great! Thanks for playing on Stampin' Royalty.

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  11. Crissy, what a beautifully colored image! So adorable too! Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage Cottage for our circle challenge.
    ~Pam L.

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  12. FABULOUS! Those are gorgeous colours! The glitter is the perfect addtition to the bubbles! Thank you so much for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty!

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  13. Hey Peep, you're #1 in my book! Can I come take lessons from you??? Thank you so much for the very sweet comment, I truly appreciate it! You've far surpassed what wee bit of talent I have! Big hugs Grannie!!!!

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  14. Georgeous - great favourite technique to have too. Many thanks for joining in with "Fab'n'Funky" challenges.

    Lou
    x

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  15. You are right - it IS bright, but you pulled it off girl! I love copics - and you have mastered them. Also, the glitter on the bubbles is just the right effect. Thanks for playing with us at SR.

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  16. Crissy, what a bright and wonderful fun card!! I love, love, love your fish, and adding the star clips was the perfect touch! Thanks so much for joining us in the Belli Challenge!!!

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  17. What a cute and bright card! Love the colours and the image is very cheerful! Thanks for playing at The Pixie Cottage.

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  18. This is the cutest fish card I've seen yet! I love the glittery bubbles! Thanks so much for joining the Belli Challenge!

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  19. As always, your cards are a work of art! Bubba Fish is adorable and your take on the circle challenge rocks! Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage!
    hugs
    Risa:)

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  20. ACK! This is absolutely adorable! I love it! Thanks for joining us in the Belli Challenge!

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  21. awesomely vibrant! thank you for sharing how you made the bubbles. thank you for playing in the circle challenge @ the Pixie Cottage.

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  22. A beautiful card with great colors! Thanks for playing with us at the Pixie Cottage!

    Hugs, Anne

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