Monday, September 23, 2019

Give a Man a Fishing Rod...

Welcome

We have several keen fishermen in the (wider) family, and I could not resist this die.


I cut the image from white card stock and water coloured it


The sky was sprayed with Lindy's spray, but it blotched, so I used my finger to sweep the ink from side to side and my background was created!  
You can just see the sparkle in the left of the photo below.


The water was a piece of mulberry paper torn across the top, and it had some silver florist wrap layered over it before gluing it to the base.  The 'hill' was also a piece of torn paper.


The sentiment was embossed with Platinum ep, and the clouds die cut, and lightly shaded at the bottom to mimic the shadows .

I used a bright yellow base for the card to intimate that it was a sunny day!


I finished the inside with a strip of fishy washi.

I am linking this to:

I used the centre horizontal line - Die cut, Stamp, Blue line. 


26 comments:

My Paper Epiphany said...

Love this scene Maxine! Great watercolouring and the texture is great:)

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this looks fabulous... love the way you used the mulberry paper. You are so creative!

Mia said...

Maxine, this card is super! Lovely watercoloured fisherman, gorgeous sky (I love that you used your finger with the spray) and the mulberry paper for the sea is just STUNNING!!!!!!!!! Kisses, my friend.

jimlynn said...

That mulberry paper looks perfect for water! Love the die too. Your entire card is wonderful Maxine.
Lynn

brenda said...

A great card for the guys Maxine - the ones who are always difficult to craft for and you sky and water look really good.

B x

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card,Maxime.Love the cute scene and the embossed sentiment.

Gr,Sylvia x

Glennis F said...

Great design, Maxine

cotnob said...

A super card Maxine, a fabulous die - you have created a lovely scene.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

aussie aNNie said...

Morning Maxine, this is one fabulous man's card, love that rippling water. xx

Joy Wilson said...

Wow! Maxine this is a beautiful card! I love the watercolor and the mulberry paper is spectacular! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Clever clever work Maxine.. some really imaginative work.. love your watercoloured image..
Thanks for being a blessing, and may God bless you too.
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

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MiamiKel said...

Wow, love this so much! I love the swept finger look to your water and he sure looks comfy, dreaming of the big catch! Fabulous mulberry paper! Blessings!

Dawn T said...

Lovely card Maxine. Great for those fishermen in the family

JD/ Jill said...

What a great masculine card!

Monika Reeck said...

Lovely manly card and love the scene you made Maxine
he will love his card as he is a fisherman right
sweet card for man
hugs
Monika

Chriss America Real said...

Oh my gosh! This card is super cute ! I love the way you made the water , very clever .

Hugs,

Chriss

Quillish said...

Aww.. that's just amazing! The die is actually very cute but your water and the hill takes the cake! The water is brilliant work of art. And that fishy washi tape.. just the right embellishment!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Goodness Maxine- this is so cool! I so love the water! I think the hill and sky and the die too are all done so well! Awesome card- your fisherman loves it!

Gerrina said...

Looks like a fun die, but one that needs loving and playful attention when diecut... Here on your card it looks great, just like the water! Hugs, Gerrina

Carole J said...

A cleverly crafted card, Maxine. You created a lovely relaxing scene in such an unusual way. Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” September Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!
Carole x DT

Lovely Linda said...

sucha great man-card! I love how you created the background - I was always told that there is no such thing as mistakes, but opportuities for embellishment! LOL! Love that die - so perfectly coloured xo

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a fabulous card for any fisherman, looks like he is quite asleep... I'm here with my DT hat in today, thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends... good luck in the prize draw.. Megan DT LPoCF

stampingbowd said...

This is so fun! I love the watercolor fisherman! Such a fun masculine card!

Elizabeth Hart said...

I am in awe with how you created the water on this fabulous card!! Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Dragonfly Dreams Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

creationsnz said...

Yes it is a great die, and you have used it so well. I love your water effect too. CarolG

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

So lovely to see your entry pop up at Southern Girls Maxine, love this hun! So many fabulous details! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Southern Girls for our 'Tic, Tac, Toe' challenge. Lovely to have you playing along. Hugs, Wends xoxo SGC DT