Friday, October 25, 2019

Ghost Fish

Welcome

Why is it that so many of the men in my (extended) family enjoy fishing?  Although it gives me a ready topic for a card, it can get challenging to make each one unique. 


This card started with a play session on day with a friend who had just bought some 
Brusho SprinkleIT powders... what fun we had, and this background is one of the results


Look at the sparkle there !!
I then stamped the piece with this fish from Hastings Rubber Stamps and silver embossed it, but was not happy with the outcome... 


 I then stamped and embossed the fish again on regular card and painted it - I was not happy with the way the colour turned out, so went over it with Oyster Twinking H20, and also painted the background fish with it too, giving them a ghostly look ;😉. 

It took me ages to finally settle on the layout....


The sentiment (a magazine freebie) was silver embossed on white and cut to a banner, and the edge sponged with blue ink, as was the edge of the background panel.

The main panel was mounted over a layer of silver sparkle paper and then onto dark blue cardstock. 

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28 comments:

Glennis F said...

A great result in the end Maxine. I seem to make mostly sailing cards for my grandsons, one will be here representing Canada for the big regatta in Nov/Dec

Gerrina said...

This is really an unique one! Love the crisp design and how you made such an impact with so less colours! Hugs, Gerrina

Shabby Chic Paper Crafts said...

Very nice- I love the depth you've created using the embossed fish and stamped fish. Thank you for crafting with us at Lavinia World Challenges. Vicki-DT

Ellibelle said...

Such a beautiful card, great design and color choices!
Thank you so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!
Ellibelle's Corner

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this fish is awesome... so shiny. Lovely card, too!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Maxine! What an intriguing take on this technique! Gorgeous card, and beautifully created background! It was a pleasure seeing your pretty card at Lavinia World Challenges >. Hope you join us frequently in the future.
Smiles,
Donna
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Maxine! I'm back with my other hat: So glad I got to see your critter project showcased at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge. Hope to see more of your creations in the future.
Crafty Smiles,
Donna
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

brenda said...

It's a really striking card Maxine and such a good idea making just one fish to focal element. Brusho's are a real favourite with me.

B x

Sue said...

Wow, this is so different, Maxine! Another fab mens card. The twinkling h20s give a beautiful effect and I love the dreamy background.

Lori Kobular said...

Beautiful background! Love the shine on your card! Thank you for sharing with us at Lavinia World Challenges!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Brilliant card, Maxine, love how you persisted and came up with a magnificent creation, that fish stamp is lovely in gold!
Thanks for sharing, and God bless, Shaz in Oz.x

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Quillish said...

Stunning results Maxine, love the sparkle. Your cards are full of techniques, I love to see lovely and varied results :) gives me ideas to keep in mind.

Mac Mable said...

Those IT powders and the brusho's look so pretty and shimmery. I have been playing with them this past week too for the first time so I know the shine you get from them x. I am so glad you persevered with the fish and what a stunning result x Fabulous masculine card for the fishing enthusiast x.

cotnob said...

This is fabulous Maxine, you have created a beautiful background.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Chriss America Real said...

Oh my gosh! This is just lovely !

Hugs,

Chriss

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card,Maxime.Love the fish scene and the golden fish.

Gr,Sylvia.

Lisa J said...

Fabulous work! Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Animals. Lisa DT

Karen Letchworth said...

You really are amazing with the embossing, Maxine. I can tell that this card is stunning in real life with the way it grabs the light. I recently got a slew of new embossing powders (from both Imagine Crafts and WOW) but I'm still struggling; especially when embossing sentiments. I've tried so many tricks (blowing on it, using a small paint brush, etc.) to get the excess powder off, but it still turns out......well, not like this. Perhaps it's the pad I'm using, but I have much to learn. So, when I constantly comment on your embossing, it's because I'm in awe. Wondering what I'm doing wrong.

Also, I read a comment on someone else's blog that you had a little out-patient surgery recently. I'm sorry to hear this, Maxine. I know we all have our little issues, but I hate hearing that you're going through it. I have been praying for you and hope you're back to normal soon. Life is filled with struggles and issues, but our LORD is so gracious to see us through it all. I'm also grateful for you, my friend. Take care!

Hugs,
Karen

P.S. Thanks for linking up with us at Word Art Wednesday

Andree said...

A super card. Great background and focal point.
Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore October Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

froebelsternchen said...

Simply gorgeous Maxine!!!

Anne Temple said...

What a great birthday card. Love how your background turned out and your fish look amazing :-). I know the recipient will love it. SO glad you shared it with us for the Lavinia World Challenges #12. We look forward to seeing more of your wonderful projects in the future. :-)

Grandma Bonnie said...

Maxine, your card is a work of art..it is beautiful! Thank you for sharing at Lavinia World Challenge!!
Bonnie - Lavinia World DT

Steph Ackerman said...

Great birthday card. Thanks for sharing at lavinia World Challenges.

creationsnz said...

Beautiful work Maxine, love that shimmery effect. CarolG

Alina Florea said...

Such a delicate card! Thank you for sharing it over at Lavinia World Challenge! Hugs, Alina DT

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "embossing (wet or dry)” challenge over at Crafty Friends & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

(DT Simply Create Too)

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful!! Thanks so much for participating in our IMAGINE THAT! DIGISTAMP CREATIVE PLAYGROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Shelly Schmidt said...

How fun to create with a friend and create sparkly beautiful backgrounds! I have a few fishing loving male relatives as well- great card!!!