Friday 25 July 2014

Clash of colours!

YAY, this design was in the top 3 DT picks for Graph'it Marker Challenge - wk 30 hot colours

Hello again,

I'm just popping into give some inspiration for the new challenge over at Polkadoodles challenge blog.  The theme is 'clash of colours!'....what a fabulous theme!

I decided to use the theme to highlight the natural clashes of colours all around us so I looked no further than one of my fav images on the Dollie Daydream Goes East CD from Polkadoodles which is also available as a complete collection digital download.  Amongst all of the glorious images of Dollie, embellies galore and backgrounds is the wonderful digi images of Koi carp!  What you all are went past all of the fab characters and chose the fish!!! A bit fishy!!! (*bad joke alert!*)  But bear with me...because our challenge is clash of colours and the orient does just that, even in I present....Koi Clash of Colours....
I really enjoyed this one...I used satin silk card for the background as I wanted the glossy finish and used distress inks in mustard seed, shabby shutters, broken china and momento amathyst applied with a combination of ink dusters (brushes) and cut n dry foam.  The 'seaweed' and the bubbles are hand doodled designs onto the backing using a black micron pen and highlighted with my Graph'it white shaker pen.

For the Koi themselves I used my Graph'it Marker pens which give such lush vibrant colours that they were perfect for this theme.
Colours used were: 1150, 2150, 3130, 4155, 2160, 5220, 3150.
I have added a close-up picture to show the fab colours a little better :)
The Koi were added to the background with glue gel (like silicone) to add a little height to the project.

Final touches were to mat onto black card and add a corner embellie made from a piece of old scarf (see never throw anything!) and some raffia.

 I hope this gives you some inspiration...and you can hop over to and join in the fun :)

Happy Crafting

(polkadoodles challenge blog DT)

Challenges entered:
Fantastic Tuesday - anything goes (45)
The Papershelter - summer challenge Anything goes
Moving along with the times - colour challenge
Sister Act card challenge - Anything goes 67 - 23 anything goes
Graph'it Marker Challenge - wk 30 hot colours


  1. Beautifully coloured fish great card Ginny x

  2. This is lovely. Fabulous image and colour.

  3. Nature always gets it right and this image is gorgeous Sandie. Makes a smashing card.
    Janet xxx

  4. ADORE this card!

  5. Gorgeous! Love the colour and design! TFS

  6. This this is fabulous and I love the vibrant colours and fabulous fish.
    Linda xxx

  7. Beautiful card. Love these fish so pretty xx sue xxx

  8. Gorgeous,love the fab

  9. Hi Sandie,
    I love you fishy card, its so elegant and your colouring is fab!
    Thanks for entering it in the Hot Colours Challenge at the Graph'it marker blog too :)
    hugs xx Cara xx

  10. lovely card thanks for sharing with FTT this week Rachel dt

  11. This is amazing Sandie, LOVE LOVE LOVE it! xx

  12. Who'd have thought a fish card could look so fab! I love your colouring and the idea is great.
    Jenny x

  13. Fantastic idea hun everyone is doing such a great job of this colour clashing

  14. Gorgeous card hun, beautiful shading on those fish
    Claire xx

  15. Hi
    Im Becca and I'm from agirlwhocrafts,
    i love your colouring and was wondering if you would like to be a part of the DT
    if you are interested please email me for more details

  16. What a cute card with a great idea! - I love this! Thank you for playing along at MAWTT this week hugs Judith x

  17. Just stunning
    hugs Susan xxx

  18. This is amazing, loved it when i first saw it, sill love it just as much, hugs xx

  19. Your coloring on your koi is beautiful!

  20. Fabulous make, I love it. Thanks for joining us in our Hot Colours challenge at Graph’It Markers Colouring Challenge
    Anjie (DT)

  21. This is gorgeous Sandie,I love the hot colours Thanks for playing along with us at Graph'It colour challenge, good luck,
    Kevin xx


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