A Little fishy

Hi!This layout was part of Water Week at GCD Studios.  I choose fish to highlight today because my family recently went on a snorkel trip while on vacation in Maui.

Initially, I wasn’t sure I was going to include an actual fish. The design element I started with was fish scales 🙂

Here’s the page. As you can see I decided a cute little fish needed to be included. 😉

I started making the scales by misting a white piece of cardstock with Cornflower, Sunflower, Turquoise, and finally White metallic mists.

Misting is pretty messy.  You might want to contain the over spray with a box and maybe even some scrap paper.

Here are the scales up close.

In the end, decided I did want to create a simple fish to go on my page.   I used a leaf shape to create this cutie.

Here are the pieces I used.  The grey tail fin was cut with a curved “V” and the dorsal fins are just a smaller leaf cut in half.  These are some leaves I had in my stash, but you could easily freehand a leaf shape as well.

I just love the iridescent quality of the metallic spray. It’s the perfect touch for shimmery fish scales. 🙂

Here’s another look at the layout.  I’m glad I interpreted the “fish” assignment more just than a literally and included a conceptual inspiration as well.

Supplies: Patterned Paper: GCD Studios Flower Child, Studio Calico; Letters: American Crafts and Dear Lizzy for American Crafts; Brads: Basic Grey, Prima; Stickers: Studio Calico, October Afternoon; Punch: Martha Stewart and Fiskars; Mists: Maya Roads Cornflower, Sunflower, Turquoise and White Metallic; Leaves: Amy Tangerine for American Crafts.

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