Saturday, 6 February 2016


The latest in my long-running series of koi- carp themed cards! That's because it is my partner's parents' big hobby and this is a birthday card for his step-father.

I used some watercolour paper I'd attempted a background technique on, stamped and gold-embossed the fish (Sheena Douglass)  on it , and cut it out. For the background , I used a Chinese script stamp by Oyster stamps.

I'd like to enter:
The Male Room  oriental
Addicted to Stamps  cas
Fab n Funky  all creatures great and small
Allsorts cas 


Jane said...

Beautiful koi! Fabulous card! Thanks for linking up with The Male Room.

chrissie said...

Amazing image and looks wonderful against the background Marina

Love Chrissie xx

brenda said...

A stunning CAS card Marina, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

Hope you have a good weekend.

B x

Ros Crawford said...

Well he's certainly going to love this! The gold colouring and script are perfect!

Pat said...

Lovely card, thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky.

Pat xx

Deborah Frings said...

Oh this is fab! Love the oriental lettering in the background and that fabulous Koi! Thanks so much for playing along with our Oriental theme at The Male Room! Deborah, DT.

Chris said...

Beautiful CAS card, fabulous stamp! Thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky this week.

stempelfrida said...

What a gorgeous CAS design! I love your card. It is absolutely perfect. Nicely CAs and yet elegant and impressive. Thank you so much for joining our challenge at ATSM this week. Please come again and play with us! Creative regards from stempelfrida

Pia S said...

That's what I love about a handmade card, it can be tailor made to fit the recipients perfectly. I think the layout is brilliant, the placement of the Chinese text is so clever and the golden carpe looks fantastic. Well done!

Tracy said...

Fab creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

susiestacey said...

Beautiful card, lovely image. Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'CAS' challenge this week and god luck x Susan x

Louise van Vuren said...

Ooohhh, so nice to see another koi card in the gallery. It's a fab card for a guy, especially if the recipient is a real fan of these beautiful fish. Thanks for joining us in The Male Room
Louise xx