Friday, April 15


It's a marvelous night for a you remember this classic song? Once I put my page elements together, this came to mind and it fits just perfectly!

I've been playing with new things lately...Koi stamp set by Nicole Wright from Emerald Creek, new Color burst colors and Liquid Metals by Ken Oliver and just having fun!

I started off by stenciling the circle with the butterfly, but used too much paint, so I ended up blending the circle with my finger using white and Distress paints - mermaid lagoon and twisted citron. Then I stenciled again using Distress ink - mermaid lagoon. Once that dried, I stamped one of the tiny Koi fish from Nicole's beautiful set.

Using a piece of punchinella and distress paint, I stenciled and used the reverse to blend two looks.

Now for some Color Burst fun! I spritzed my watercolor paper, then shook out three oranges and fuchsia, spritzed some more, swirled it a bit, then added in some Liquid Metal. Next I took my paint tool and scratched across, then let it dry overnight. I prepared this paper to stamp my big fish on. 

I stamped a few waves at the bottom using paint, then added the Koi fish I had stamped and cut. I imagine my fish are leaping in a joyous dance to the full moon, because it is...a marvelous night for a moondance!

It's also an "Anything Goes" challenge over at Emerald Creek Dares, so my fish are flying over to get entered in the challenge! They celebrated National Tartan Day recently, and although there is nothing tartan here, I hope they had a lot of fun!


  1. ACK... I am so speechless right now and so thrilled to see your beautiful creation Maura! Thank you so much for using the Koi. I am beyond thrilled to see how you have beautifully created with them. I love your stunning background and the boldness of the Koi!

    I feel so lucky and honored. THANK YOU! MWAH!!!!!!

    1. Thanks so much for your comment - makes my day! And your koi so all the work, they are beautiful, Nicole! Hugs!!

  2. Love this, Maura!
    Such great use of Nicole's lovely stamp set!!!! Your project looks magical!
    Thank you so much for entering it into our challenge over at Emerald Creek Dares!

    Claudia xxx

  3. Beautiful creation. I love that the koi is placed on the moon. Makes me thing of the famous kids cartoon show Avatar that my girls love so much.

    1. Thank you An"Jenic! I was definitely in my imagination on this one! I loved the movie Avatar, and now I have to check out the kids cartoon!

  4. Wow! Such a beautiful creation and a wonderful use for Nicole's Upstream stamp set. Thank you for sharing it at Emerald Creek Dares!

  5. this is such a wonderful creation!!!! I love love love the little koi in the moon!!!thanks for playing along with us at Emerald Creek DAres!

  6. Fabulous card, love all the fabby details and using Nicole stamps are an amazing addition. Thanks for joining us on the Emerald Creek Supplies Dare Challenge.


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