Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Something Scenic - and Fishy

Welcome

I enjoyed making this card  for a fisherman - not sure if he was a saltwater or freshwater fisher, but he got a trout themed card ...  


The featured stamp is by Hasting Rubber Stamps - a New Zealand company, and it shows several stylized iconic N.Z. items. The ferns, the Manuka (the wee pink flowers) and the way the weed in the foreground is curled is a typical Maori motif.  The mountain portrayed is Mt Cook-Aoraki, New's Zealand's highest peak.


I mounted the pencil coloured feature panel over some torn corrugated card, that I had rubbed copper Inka Gold paste on. The side was left plain to stamp and emboss the sentiment, another stamp by a N.Z. company, Montarga 


The card base is a forest Green, and I layered a deep maroon piece of a thick mulberry paper behind the cardboard.  I was really happy with the outcome of this card.

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It's good to be back again - and I think I may be a bit more active in the bloggy world as the gardens are gradually coming under control, and now I am starting in on curtains etc...  things that did not get done last year are finally getting caught up on.





21 comments:

Monica said...

Wow, Maxine, this card has plenty of character and never mind what kind of fisher man the receiver is, he will appreciate it.

Hope you have been well. I have been off the radar as I am recovering.

Lots of love,

Monica

aussie aNNie said...

Maxine this is fabulous for the fisher friend, sounds like a nice catch.xxhttp://thejourneyisthestarthere.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/fleurs-dream.html

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, good to see you back again, been doing our curtains today. A great card for a bloke, especially one who likes to fish. I love finding Aussie Stamp companies, they get our humour and lifestyle... have a wonderful week... Megan

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a fantastic card Maxine! That image is fabulous and I love the metallic sentiment, a wonderful masculine creation! hugs :)

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, your card is so manly! Love the image! And that corrugated board... awesome! I love using it on cards, adding so much dimension!

Gerrina said...

A beautiful fisher-man card! Love the subtile colours and the great panel underneath it! Hugs, Gerrina

Team Clark said...

This is truly a stunning card Maxine! I really love this image and your beautiful design. Hugs, Autumn

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A brilliant card Maxine - AMAZING!

Mac Mable said...

How wonderfully unique and so creative x

Darnell said...

There isn't anything fishy about this beautiful and manly birthday card! Well, I mean, except for the handsome trout! I'm glad that things are getting checked off your to-do list and allowing you more free time to craft, Maxine! I always love seeing you pop up in my inbox! Happy Holiday hugs and love! Darnell

Terri Winske said...

Love your fishing card.....my hubby is a huge fisherman and he would absolutely love this!! Great design and use of different materials in your card. So glad you shared this with us at PIP Challenges!!

Dawn Turley said...

Very pretty Maxine

Terri Winske said...

Very happy to see your card at Tuesday Throwdown's Anything Goes challenge this week! The colors in this card are so appealing....and I love the fishing theme! I really like the gold lettering!

Neet said...

Do take some time for yourself and I am sure the curtains are fine for a while yet. Glad you have got your garden under control and feel it is more manageable now.
This is a superb card. I love anything like this and the swirling water with the fish is just perfect for a fisherman. Love the subtle colouring you have used.
Hugs, Neet xx

Marilyn said...

Fab guy card Maxine! I love the way you used the corrugated paper and it's a perfect image... not too fussy or too many embellishments, just right for a guy.

JD/ Jill said...

Very nicely done masculine card!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Maxine - love that image! A great card for a Fisherman - love all of the details you have added! My younger brother is a fisherman and would love a card like this! {{{hugs}}}

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Glad you are catching up dear sweet friend, well done you, am loving too that your card shares so much of dear Kiwiland, stamps, fauna, and such! Great work, lovely card,
Hugs Shaz in OzX

Victoria Rowson said...

Beautiful card! Thank you so much for sharing with us over at Lemon Shortbread Challenge blog.

Deanne Saunders said...

Great card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! *If this comment is late I apologize! I’m having major issues lately trying to leave comments due to the stupid ROBOT silliness!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Monika Reeck said...

it can be for Chinese new year card
I remember they like to added Image with this kind of fish
great image Maxine and lovely soft colored too
sweet card
hugs
Monika