Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge--ANYTHING GOES

(Note: For my My Favorite Things Wed Sketch Challenge post, please click here or scroll down.)

 It's my last week in the Designer Spotlight over at Simon Says Stamp 
Wednesday Challenge.

This week the challenge theme is the ever popular ANYTHING GOES. The sponsor
is Art Impressions and by now you know that you don't have to use Art Impressions
products, but if you have them, then feel free to use them!

 For my project, I decided to work with products from previous weeks' sponsors:
Hero Arts, Concord & 9th, and Clearly Besotted.

I began by coloring the koi with Copic markers, after seeing this koi (by dobie256)
in the Flickr gallery. Watercolor card stock was ink distressed and I stamped the tree
ring with water, then spattered water over the inking.

The koi was adhered to the card and I pulled up the head, fins, and tail to give it
some dimension. I finished off the card with the sentiment and some sequins.
Visit today's post at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog for all
the details and deadlines for this week's challenge and link up your projects.
The random winner will win a $50 gift voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store!

Ginormous thanks to Lols for the Designer Spotlight invitation. I had such a wonderful
time and can't thank you enough, and the rest of the team, for your gracious hospitality


  1. It's been so great having you this month Donna I have loved all your projects x

  2. Gorgeous card Donna :-) the Koi is stunning and I love the background, it really does look like the fit is swimming around in circles!
    Very clever to use all of the products from the past 3 weeks too! :-)

    It has been such a great pleasure to have you along with us Donna! Thank you so much for being our guest and I hope we get to do this again soon :-)

    Lols x x x

  3. Gorgeous, Donna. That koi looks so real.

  4. Gorgeous card Donna! I love how you've coloured the koi and the idea of using the tree ring with it is brilliant!
    Thanks so much for being our guest designer this month, it's been lovely having you with us xx

  5. Wow, this is a fantastic card, Donna! The coloring of the koi is gorgeous, but I'm more amazed by the stunning background you created. How creative and clever you are to use a tree ring stamp for the whirlpool! Amazing blue ink distressing and spattering with shiny clear sequins - everything is just perfect! Hideko
    p.s. I was excited to see you in today's MFT "Meet the Designers" post! Really enjoyed reading your mini interview.

  6. Wow, what an amazing card ! I just love EVERYTHING about it ! Soon clever !

    Thank you for being such an amazing Designer for us. We have loved having you play with us.

    Jo x

  7. Donna, this card is awesome. Not only is the fish exquisitely created but your background is so realistic yet artistic. You truly inspire me! tfs

  8. I am totally blow away by your genius, Donna ... I've not had luck with the Oxides - will you give me a lesson? stamped with water - how did you know it would be the perfect whirlpool? xx

  9. Absolutely, positively GORGEOUS card, Donna! How clever you are to use the tree ring as a whirlpool and your Koi is just beautiful...Love your color palette, too!!!

  10. This is totally gorgeous, Donna! I love the way you colored the fish! Thank you for being our guest designer this month!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  11. Wow ! That’s a fantastic card !

  12. wow.. what an amazing card!!! so eye catching!!

  13. All of your cards have been wonderful, Donna, we're so lucky to have had you join us!

  14. This koi is just beautiful. The card you linked to is also gorgeous. I don't know that I would even try to duplicate that. Congrats.