Water Week: A little Fishy Tolled Me...

Hi! It's Leslie here playing along with our Water Week!  I choose fish to highlight today because my family recently went on a snorkel trip while on vacation in Maui. Initially, I wasn't sure I was going to include an actual fish. The design element I started with was fish scales :) Here's the page.

I started making the scales by misting a white piece of cardstock with Cornflower, Sunflower, Turquoise, and finally White metallic mists.

  Misting is pretty messy.  You might want to contain the over spray with a box and maybe even some scrap paper. Here are the scales up close.

In the end, decided I did want to create a simple fish to go on my page.   I used a leaf shape to create this cutie. Here are the pieces I used.  The grey tail fin was cut with a curved "V" and the dorsal fins are just a smaller leaf cut in half.  These are some leaves I had in my stash, but you could easily freehand a leaf shape as well.

I just love the iridescent quality of the metallic spray. It's the perfect touch for shimmery fish scales. :) Here's another look at the layout.  I'm glad I interpreted the "fish" assignment more just than a literally and included a conceptual inspiration as well.

Supplies: Patterned Paper: GCD Studios Flower Child, Studio Calico; Letters: American Crafts and Dear Lizzy for American Crafts; Brads: Basic Grey, Prima; Stickers: Studio Calico, October Afternoon; Punch: Martha Stewart and Fiskars; Mists: Maya Roads Cornflower, Sunflower, Turquoise and White Metallic; Leaves: Amy Tangerine for American Crafts.


  1. So CUTE! The little fish is GENIUS!

  2. This is BEAUTIFUL! I loveeeeeeeeee the circles, the photos and loving the little fish!!!!

  3. This is super cute love that mist job and the fishY!

  4. Love this page! Cool multiphoto design, and fun techniques for the circles and the fish. TFS!

  5. I LOVE your fish! This came at the perfect time, as I was struggling with an embellishment for a page about swim lessons. Thanks so much!