Monday, October 7, 2013

Just Keep Swimming

Everyone else is doing cards for autumn or Christmas and here I come with a summery looking card!!!  What does that tell you about the weather around here!

A quick little card to maybe cheer up someone.  The image and sentiment are freebies from The Alley Way Stamps where you can find more - and another one just recently added.  Those little enamel orange dots were made by none other than ME!  I'd been wanting to buy some but kept putting it off and then saw a video the other day (can't remember who had it) and they made their own dots using something called a Paper Pen.  I ordered a couple of bottles - and yep, I can do those!!  I like making my own since I can make whatever size I want.  I used some Frantage around the fish and his eye was covered in something called Glitter Glaze (similar to Stickles).  Lots of dots on here - but then I may be just a little "dotty" myself at times!



I'll enter this in the challenges at The Alley Ways Stamps (inspiration photo), and Simon Says Stamps (dotty).

Thanks for stopping by...........
Lynn

31 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Summer, winter, makes no difference. It's all about the mood of the day, I say. I like your sunny, cheery card, especially now that we are having damp, dull days this week. that little fish is fabulous and would would really good for kids card. I'm going to head over to The Alley Way Stamps site now. thanks for the link. I'm loving that dot work of yours. I'll have to get into that also. You are getting my engine revved up this morning, girlfriend. Gotta run- filling in at work today.

McCrafty's Cards said...

These is something fishy about this card Lynn, I love it and the embossing.
Kevin xx

Tammy said...

Ahh, so cute Lynn! Love the layout and design and I love, love all the dots!

Anne Temple said...

Too cute! Love the colors and the Frantage around the fish really makes him stand out.

Monica said...

Hello Sunshine,
This dotty card is lovely. I struggle to make cards with fish images and I think you have done a marvellous job with all the dots. Those orange enamel dots are cool. And the stuff around the fish looks cool. Super sentiment too.

Love,
M

Lynn McAuley said...

What a fabulous background for this adorable little fishy!! Awesome work, Lynn!

Deepti said...

The summery look on your card gives a very fresh appeal. Love the blue polka and white embossed polka dot combination :)

Bonnie said...

I love your dots! And that fish is so cute swimming in all the dots! A card sure to make someone feel better!

Benzi said...

Awwwww...just too cute. Wish summer weather was here today, but it is in the 70's and will be back to 80's in a few days. I LOVE summer and hot temps. :-)
Your card is just the cutest and I love that you made your own dots...very creative and they look very good.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Lynn, this is such a fun card! Love it!!!

Chriss America Real said...

You know; as soon as I saw this card I thought of all my Government employee friends that are laid off from their jobs (we live 30 miles outside of DC) I thought this card had the same sort of sentiment as "hang in there".

Very cute card!

Hugs,

Chriss

MiamiKel said...

Cute cute cute! You are rockin' the frontage! I saw a post awhile back where a lady bought packs upon packs of the dots in black and then colored them all with sharpie pens to suit her color needs - ingenious!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This is just dot-teriffic! That is one of my very favorite sentiments. Fishes are for all seasons, Lynn. It's just perfect.

The Crafty Laydee said...

Fabulous fun and sunny card-just what we needed :)
Love that fish!
Perfect take on the inspiration piccy :)
Nessa xx

MaryH said...

Hi Dotty, from another Dotty!Loved your cheery little fishie, and all the wonderful bits you added to your signature "clean card". I think he will bring sunshine to whomever is lucky enough to get him, no matter what season he arrives. Loved your dots too. Gotta check out these new treasures..never heard of any of 'em. TFS & Hugs

Tammy said...

Adorable card Lynn, I love these colors together and that beautiful Frantage!
Tammy x

MaxineD said...

Oh my wonderful (only slightly) 'dotty' friend you have dotted this to perfection - love it.
Blessings
Maxine

Carol L said...

You use some of the coolest products - some I've never even heard of! The fish is so cute and those enamel dots look fantastic! I hope you're enjoying your summer in October :)

Ellen said...

I am lovin' the texture in this one Lynn! Such a cute fish too!!

Margaret said...

Awwwww. . . . this is so cute. Love the little fish and that embossing around it. Makes it really pop.

Jen said...

I love this little fishy! Especially with the shimmery eye! And I had no idea I could create my own dots so I'm off to check that Paper Pen out! Thanks for joining us at the TAWS BE Inspired challenge!

Jessi Fogan said...

Me too I'm dotty! I have to look up those pens! Love the way you coloured this fishy, and the fun frantage 'bubbles' around him :)

cheiron said...

Totally adorable. Great colors and I love the embossing powder effect. Thanks for playing along with us in the WE'RE GOING DOTTY Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Doreen said...

Beautiful card,lovely colours and details.xxx

Angie said...

I love your summery card!!! :) Love the splatters around the fish! Great colors and design!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Very cool card! I LOVE the image- the cool orange dots- love them and the frantage- gives such a cool effect!!!

Nancy in Iowa said...

Adorable! Great sentiment with great font! Love the colors!

Davi said...

Fabulous care Lynn! I love your orange dots, have to check that stuff out and also that frantage looks way cool :)

Lesley said...

Just catching up with blogs as life has been busy this past few weeks. Lovely card - love doing frantage been doing some on our recent crafty retreat weekend best wishes lesley x

Chriss Blagrave said...

Fun card and great textures. Clever to make your own custom enamel dots! Love it!

Margaret said...

I'm sitting here with several layers of clothes appreciating your sunny fishy card!! I think all of the dots are perfect for the fish theme and your handmade enamel dots look fantastic! I need to check that out!