52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Thursday 19 December 2019

Visible Image - Dare To Swim Card

I have continued my play with Visible Image goodies, creating this little underwater scene.

This is a small card, with the actual coloured centre measuring approximately 12 x 8 cm.  While tidying a file I keep my gelli plate backgrounds in, I came across this off-cut.  I was so close to throwing it in the bin , but decided to create something with it instead.

I don't recall the specific colours I used to create the gelli plate background, but before I started stamping there were soft green splodges on a pale blue background, which kind of lent itself to a watery scene, which lead me down this path.

I used the Visible Image "Dare To Swim" clear stamp set and a selection of Versafine Clair inks through out this project.

I started by stamping the sea weed in "Verdant" light green ink.  I then stamped the shoal of fish in "Morning Mist" grey ink.

Next I stamped the jelly fish, using "Twilight" a dark blue coloured ink.  

I decided I needed another colour of sea weed, so used "Shady Lane" which is more of an olive green shade, colouring the sea weed with coloured pencils.

I then stamped air bubbles using "Warm Breeze" a turquoise coloured ink.  I coloured the air bubbles with a white Posca Pen.

I moved on to colouring the jelly fish itself, using a selection of Signo and Sakura Gelly Roll Pens.

I mounted the image onto navy blue card and then onto a plain white card blank.  I stamped the last line of the sentiment vertically in "Twilight" ink.


  1. I bet you're glad you didn't bin this background, you created a great underwater scene with it everything just flows