If Wishes Were Fishes

Happy Tuesday everyone!!  Cloudy and cold here this morning...kind of strange since I thought this week we were supposed to scorch :)  Oh well, I'll gladly take the cold!

We're starting a new challenge today at Tuesday Throwdown and it's Fantasy!  We have the perfect sponsor for this challenge as well, The Paper Shelter!  I can't help thinking of fairy tales, pixie dust, and all things fantasy when I look at their images.  They provided our design team with some super sweet ones to use, and I just loved it!
I actually made 2 cards with this image.  The first card I loved, but wasn't completely wild about...so I tried again :)  I used the Enchanted Ocean image and just cropped off the little scuba dude.  It's such a dreamy image...I love that!  I looked up a few water coloring techniques to try and really make it stand out.  Most of what I found was for Copic markers, but since I don't have any, I tried to do my best with my pencils.  I think the sun streaks turned out awesome!  Perfect to go along with this image.

I added some white gel pen dots to all the highlight areas, and some glitter to her bubbles.  The sentiment is from Create with TLC and I strung some die cut starfish on twine below it.  The final touch was some purple liquid pearls around the scallop frame!  Totally love it!

Be sure to stop by and see the rest of the design teams creations, they are fabulous.  Then join in the fun with your fantasy creation!!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    Sweet Sketch Wednesday #210
    There She Goes #212-Anything Goes
    Timeless Tuesday #225-Scallops

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Sooo cute! I love how you have the star fish hanging from the twine. such a darling idea. Your colors and beautiful papers are perfect. I adore this darling image. Thanks for joining us.
    Nancy SSW-DT

  2. Wowza, this is drop dead gorgeous!!!! Your coloring is fabulous of this adorable image. Love it. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


  3. Wow, such pretty colors and I LOVE the starfish embellishments. Great card. Thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
    ~Jo, SSW-DT

  4. Your mermaid came out fantastic! Love her lavender hair! And the light shining thru the water!

  5. Your card for this weeks challenge is wonderful!

  6. Wow! Soo PRetty PRetty Emily!! Love your Fab image and Super coloring!! great mix of dp's and love the layout too! 8-)


  7. Super cute card Emily!! Love the image and your colors are beautiful!! Love to have you play along with our Sketch Challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!
    Blessings to you!!
    Sally SSW-DT

  8. WOW!
    Your sun streaks are fantastic. Such beautiful colors and a darling image. Thanks for joining us this week at SSW.
    Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

  9. This is so beautiful, colored so perfectly, and has a great sentiment too! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,

  10. Hi Emily what a wonderful card, such a sweet image and you've coloured it beautifully. Great sentiment and your design papers are really pretty. Your added embellishments are just perfect the perfect finishing touches to a great card and thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  11. What a cute card! You did a fantastic job coloring the image, and you are right to be proud of the sun streaks--they look amazing! Love the purple hair!

  12. It's fabulous! I love how your water turned out. Great job with the pencils. :-) Super cute card all around! Hugs!

  13. Your coloring is amazing and really makes this card shine. Love the water background - great job on the technique and so creative! Thanks for playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
    Sharon, SSW-DT

  14. Back to tell you thanks for sharing this with us at TSG! It's fabulous! :-)

  15. Wow so beautifull and the background is fabulous made with all the stripes.
    Great job Emily.