Water Your Roots ….

For this card I used a Catherine Pooler set called Koi Pond. It is still fairly new to me and I thought it would be good for a colouring session. I stamped the fish first then masked it off so I could add some colour around it and I also stamped the ripples at the same time. Ink colours used are Distress Oxides Cracked Pistachio and Twisted Citron. I liked this sentiment and used it as you see and added the bubbles as well. I added Nuvo Crystal drops to the bubbles and while they were drying I carefully coloured in my fish. I used Inktense pencils to do this and I added a tiny bit of sparkle along the fin and tail rib lines as well as to the fin along his back. I forgot that this stamp set has a tiny dragonfly stamp so have made a mental note to myself to remember it for another specific challenge I often enter.

Our predicted snow didn’t arrive until late this afternoon, so we’ll see how much arrives when we get up tomorrow morning. I’m happy with how this card turned out and it was fun to do. Your visits to my blog make me happy and I wish you all a Happy Sunday. Hopefully you are staying warm and don’t have to deal with a ton of snow.

14 thoughts on “Water Your Roots ….

    1. Thank you. I had seen a lovely design using these fish, but the background although beautiful would have been too strong for the challenge. I did it this way to keep it CAS with lots of white space.


    1. Thanks a lot. My colouring is not as good as yours but I’m happy with it. We got a fair amount of snow during the night with an absolutely gorgeous day this morning.


  1. Johanna, What a wonderful sentiment and one I had never seen before. Love your coloring on your Koi fish and a perfect CAS card! Thanks for playing along at Just Us Girls!

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  2. Johanna, fabulous set. Love your layout and your coloring. I so appreciate when cardmakers take the time to color with pencils…I love the effect. Thanks so much for joining and sharing at Just Us Girls this week.

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