Monday, July 25, 2011

MDS Monday #24

This week's challenge was to create a punch art animal.  Honestly, I don't think think I've ever done one of those before so my first thought was, "Oh, dear...I have no idea what to do for this page."  Then I started thinking and remembered that I still needed to scrapbook some pictures from a recent trip to the aquarium.

I had an idea in my head for a fish, but it wasn't turning out quite right - so I pulled up (a site for demonstrators to share their projects and ideas) and found a TON of punch art fish.  This blog had a cute card that I decided to copy for my project.

Not too shabby, eh?  I used the wide oval, the blossom petals, butterfly, small heart and circle punches for my fish.  Since I couldn't draw lines onto the fins to give it some dimension, I simply layered stamp images on top of the punches.  I used Island Indigo and Pool Party for my fish colors.  For the fins, I decreased the opacity of the stamped images to 60% to soften the look.  The smaller fish came from the Cute Cats stamp set - and I have to say, I never thought I'd use that one.  Guess I was wrong!

For the background paper, I kept it white and then added a Vintage Overlay in River Rock.  It reminds me of sand!  The fonts I used were Gilligan's Island, Blue Type and Pea Gentry.
Oh, one more thing about the fish - I added shadows to it using a technique I found on  It creates an awesome effect and is super easy!

Sponging a Punch in MDS from Mandy Grant on Vimeo.

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Tonya said...

I love your punch art fish. You did a great job with it. Your page looks awesome!

Amanda Sevall said...

Love the fish you made with the punch art! You make some fabulous MDS layouts!!:)