20 May 2009

One Fish Two Fish Orange Fish Orange Fish

It's the 20th of the month and that means it''s time for the Dirty Dozen and Dirty Dozen Alumni challenge.

This month our challenge hostess was Christine and here was her challenge!

"A dip in the Lake....the waves on the Ocean, that little creek down the ravine, the warm rain gently falling, a cold glass of water on a hot day...nothing says Spring and Summer like water. This month we're all about H2O!

Challenge Focus: Create a project that has something to do with water, it can be in your stamps, paper, or embellishments. But lets celebrate the happiness of warm weather and refreshing water. Let us know the story behind it too!

Required Element: Watercoloring! If we're doing a water themed project there needs to be some element of watercoloring on your creation.

Restricted Element: If it's H2O that means the two in the equation restricts you to only two embellishments. For example, ribbon and piercing, primas and brads. Focal image shapes like nesties or sizzix die cuts don't count. Let's see how creative you can be with just 2 embellishments girls!"

I am not a watercolorist at ALL but I pulled out my Tombow markers and dabbled a bit with it. Smiley from

The fish on the left used Tombow's and the fish on the right uses Stargazers metallic watercolours - an VERY old set of paints that I have. I just made sure to spritz them with water about 5 minutes before i wanted to use them.

I studied Debbie Olsen's watercolouring video and tried to make a soft background, but it was kind of a challenge for me....aHA!! ....that's why they call it a challenge....... Smiley from

Stamps: Unity Stamp Co.
Paper: Stamping UP Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Cosmo Cricket Snorkel
Ink: black staz-on, tombow markers, Stargazers watercolor paints
Accessories: Spellbinders Inverted Scallop Circles, Spellbinders deckled rectangles, rain dots
, Cuttlebug embossing folder, white gel pen.


  1. This is so fun! you really get the feeling of water with your fun colors and shapes!

  2. I think this card is fabulous. I love the layers and shapes!!!! It's wonderful.

  3. You're so funny, Bonnie. I think your coloring is great! Super cute card!

  4. Your watercoloring is beautiful! Great card you created with all those layers and those bubbles!

  5. Great your layout. I guess I should pull out my tombows.....haven't used them in awhile.

  6. I think you did a TERRIFIC job!

  7. Bonnie this card is amzzing!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously the watercoloring is beautiful and I love the extra water bubbles you created! The layers of shapes is so, so cool!!!! I relaly want to try that! I have never thought of it! An awesome creation!


  8. What a great card Bonnie... Love the colors.

  9. It looks awesome!!! I got the same nesties today! Love the look of it on that card!

  10. I think you did a bonzer job with the watercoloring, Bonnie! Your design is great, too. Love all the colors in this one.

    But isn't it Pink Fish, Orange Fish? LOL



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