Thanks A Fish: Mixed Media Card

Exotic Fish

On our vacation to Tennessee this summer we visited the Ripley’s Aquarium. I love seeing sea life but especially the unusual kind. I was not disappointed. One of my favorite displays, other than the jelly fish, was the Sea Dragon’s. I had never seen these before and they are in the same family as the sea horse. I couldn’t get good pictures so I found these online to show you.


Leafy Sea Dragon
Weedy Sea Dragon


Aren’t they magical?

Creating the Card


I cut a piece of patterned paper for my background. I added some book paper and a clothing tag on top of the that. I used various shades of Distress Paint along with some stamping in the background. The fish is from PaperArtsy and the sentiment die is Tim Holtz. A little thread, chipboard piece and drippy paint and my card is complete.

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8 thoughts on “Thanks A Fish: Mixed Media Card”

  • Yes, sea dragons are crazy, extraordinary, beautiful creatures – highly improbable! I adore your card – the colours are gorgeous, so full of autumn warmth and that fish is splendid – and it all rests on your trademark glorious textured layers. Fabulous!
    Alison x

  • Sea dragons are one of my fave sea creatures. They are so beautiful and look quite delicate.
    Your card is glorious Kate, I love the bright colours and the layers and textures are fabulous!! hugs xx

  • omgosh Kate! I have never seen such incredible creatures! Yes they are magical and I bet your kiddos had a great time!
    Your fish card is beautiful full of color and whimsy! Thanks for sharing!
    Jackie xo

  • OMGoodness those sea dragons are just the coolest,most magical creatures ever! I have never seen such live whimsy before! I’ll bet your kiddos got the biggest kick out of them!
    Kate, you fish card is oozing with beautiful color play and mr. fish looks pretty neat right atop the whole scene!
    Have a super weekend
    Jackie xo

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