I made this tag today using one the new fish from Vera Lane Studios, Ocean 11 :
It may seem kind of random, but living in a house of male children this is how my thought process went : I started off wanting the fish to be shouting to the kids with that big wide mouth ..... then I started to colour him and I coloured his teeth brown .... then I though about the battles in my house for cleanliness and teeth cleaning ... and this is the end result ! LOL I know, its kinda random, but I thought his face and expression were perfect for this.
I coloured the background with distress stains. I decided I don't use them enough. I may only have 6, but they are so versatile I can make lots of other colours with them. I got them out, applied them and spritzed with water to make the ink run and blend. I stamped a sea fan lightly in the background, and used a stencil to add some whipped spackle circles. The words were typed on my typewriter.
The fish was resized in word and printed on my ink jet printer. I coloured the fish with my prisma coloured pencils and blended with gamsol - it was sooo fun, and I love the result. I especially love the teeth - don't they look gross ! LOL I fussy cut the fish and glued him in place, adding some white pen around him to make him pop off the page. I added some ribbons and it was it was done.
I know lots of people have hobbies that we enjoy, well I can honestly say I thoroughly enjoyed making this, the whole process from start to finish, inking, colouring, cutting etc etc etc.
Love from, a very happy crafter :)