Less is More Fishy

The challenge at Less is More this week is to use blue and green in a card. What better subject for a blue and green card than the ocean. I made the card below first because I wanted to try a narrow image panel then, because it worked, I did the same thing with a larger panel.

I masked first then sponged in blues and greens keeping the lightest sponging and shades at the top. When the panel was covered I used a straight strip of post-it to sponge rays with the lightest green, Memento New Sprout. Finally I dropped some water on the panel and added my fishy happy birthday stamp.


Stamps: Wishing Youย (PB)
Inks:ย Memento New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves, Bahama Blue Nautical Blue & Teal Zeal (Tsukineko)


39 Comments on “Less is More Fishy”

  1. Inventive brain? Oh, yeah. WOW result? Oh, yeah.

  2. Mary H. says:

    One word: Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. And explaining how you did the technique.

  3. OMG! You’re so TALENTED! xo, Marian

  4. Chrissie says:

    The shading in this is fabulous Heather.. the impression of the sunlight filtering through the water is wonderful.
    I actually rather like the narrow panel best, but both are wonderful!
    Thanks so much
    “Less is More”

  5. Jan Castle says:

    Extraordinary Heather…like them both, but especially like the narrow one!!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    PS…having a group to my house on the 19th and we are going to give your one-layer cards a go…thanks so much for always letting us know how you do your creations!!!

  6. Oh my, Heather, this technique is so very beautiful … A work of art! Did you say that you use a piece of post-it (paper) to move your ink around? I would love to see a video of that, do you have one? Have you given online classes? I would love to learn how you did this, even though I know I do not have a thimble-full of your talent!

    Ellen- CardMonkey

  7. stempelomi says:

    wow,absolutly stunning cards and great colors!

  8. Trudi says:

    Amazing cards, love them both

  9. Elaine says:

    Beautiful cards – love how you’ve shaded the green to make it look like sun’s rays through the water!

  10. Shirley-bee says:

    Both cards are stunning, and unmistakably you!

  11. Terri Sandoval says:

    I always love your creations! I just had to say that these are WAY cool!

  12. Valerie says:

    Wonderful card Heather, love the rays in the water, so effective! I like the large panel:)
    Val x

  13. pauline says:

    very nice card!!!

  14. maureenchandler says:

    This technique is so cool – I love it! Blue and green are my very favorite colors so combining them like this is over the top! Thanks so much for sharing this!

  15. CarolCel says:

    OMG – really lovely cards!! such talent!

  16. lindablackbird says:


  17. Anita says:

    Just a gorgeous card.


  18. There are really fantastic. I love the way the green radiates and turns to blue. Love the water drops. I need to try this. Thanks for the inspiration!

  19. Barb King says:

    So creative, I love ocean scenes!

  20. sgoetter says:

    Absolutely brilliant! LOVE this!

  21. mustavcoffee says:

    Totally fabulous Heather, xxx

  22. Pai says:

    gorgeous! Love those rays!

  23. jennis jems says:

    This is superb and love the technique that you used to make the rays and the bubbles! x

  24. Elaine says:

    Wow, that is sublime ink shading, I love it! Elaine

  25. Lindsey says:

    Yowser, like deep sea diving on a sunny day! Perfect sponging.

  26. Debbie says:

    WOW! love both of those beautiful backgrounds.

  27. GinaA says:

    Totally fabulous, you have caught the undersea lighting perfectly.

  28. Vicky says:

    Oh Heather, this is such fun (almost typed ‘such fin’ there!)

  29. Jen W. says:

    I realised it’s been ages since I’ve visited your blog and now I remember why – my jaw gets sore from hitting the floor so often! So many stunning creations!

  30. Beautiful light quality on these two inky pretties! Hugs, Lesley

  31. Jess S. says:

    Love it! Beautiful job melding the blue and green. ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Faith A says:

    These are fabulous cards

  33. Deanna says:

    Another Fabulous technique I need to try! Both cards are stunning ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. Kathyk says:

    Two totally amazing cards – love the use of the blue and green to simulate the suns rays reflecting – brilliant idea


  35. mandi says:

    Sensational inking as ever Heather
    You blow me away with your inky talents
    Thanks very much
    “Less is More”

  36. Viv says:

    Two fabulous cards Heather, just amazing ! :)Viv xx

  37. Ann Y. says:

    Brilliant inking, as always. What an amazing scene.

  38. Jolanda says:

    wow! your background is stunning – very marine like! the fish complement it perfectly ๐Ÿ™‚

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