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Rainbow Carp

I wanted to have a little fun with my Koi stamp from my new Upstream set releasing on February 1st.  The other day I made a Hyperlapse video on my adding a lot of color to my Koi.  Check it out HERE.
Well, I had the inked up image sitting on my desk.  Guess I should make something!  Starting with a #10 Tag. 

I spritzed the image and set it aside.  With the other Koi in the set I created a resist.  While that cooled I grabbed my Versamark pen and used it for the Koi then coated it in UTEE which creates a thick wet look.

I used distress sprays tumbled glass and twisted citron over the resist.  It created a pretty watery background making the resist Koi pop.  Once dry I used my Bubbles stencil and texture paste for bubbles.


I found by adding a little heat to the texture paste it puffs up a little.  perfect for adding some blueprint sketch distress ink.


I cut the greens from garden greens die on grungboard.  With the negative cut I thought it might be a nice layer so it became a stencil.  Perfection...


I sprayed the green cuts with twisted citron and lucky lover.  With the left over distress spray ink on the mat I could ink my ribbon and create a quick background I had already stamped.  Just set aside when you need a background.


I added some more ink to the greens.  Then I looked at my UTEE.  I added some to the greens and the enamel makes it look like their are droplets of water.  More watercolor paper and the Jumbo Tattered Floral die!


I need a Lily flower so the small flower from the Jumbo Tattered Flower die.  Spritzed with yummy abandon coral and water.  Crinkle, pinch and ink the edges.  Then I added an antique silver metal button charm from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies.


I popped the Koi up on 3D Foam squares so I can tuck things in behind.  Then I grabbed the "Remember to make memories" stamp from the Fallen Blossom set.  


Layer it all up and check out this watery Koi fish stamp.  I love how my Distress inks, markers and sprays make this Koi look vibrant.


The sentiment is stamped over the resist and texture paste bubbles.  It's broken up and I love it.  I almost covered it up... NAH...


I love the Lily in the corner with some added tiny tattered floral flowers rolled and not rolled.  Adding UTEE added a thick watery look to the Koi fish stamp and garden greens cuts.


The Koi looks like he's swimming under the flower and greens!


These Stamps are available to pre-order now.  I encourage you to ask you LSS to carry them.  So we can support all our LSS.  

Click HERE to check them out, share with your LSS or order now.  Shipping starts in February.

Some days I feel challenged...

Anything But Cute- Ring out the Old, Bring in the New (New stamps and trying a new technique)

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