Wednesday, June 2, 2021

The Fisherman


I would like to welcome my newest followers - 
Connie W.H. - I cannot find a blog for Connie, but if you would reach out to me via the comments, Connie, I would be pleased to follow you too.
Also two of my grandchildren have signed on to follow me - Lydia and Asher, welcome.

This card was a series of highs and lows, but I am pleased with the eventual outcome

I started with watercolouring the background, using the wet on wet technique, and I was very happy with the outcome, but not after a major OH NO!!  
That was because I had no 'low tac' tape to hold the paper down on my work surface... in the end I resorted to clear sellotape/scotch tape. I figured I could trim the image if needed - but as I used the heat gun to dry areas, the tape lifted/pulled away, so that was what I used to remove the panel!! Saved!

Next I stamped the (New Zealand produced)  image - this is the result - I did not allow for the watercolour paper texture.
(there are shadows from the curtains that make it look wrinkled) 
Out came the trusty marker and fine tipped pens, and with great attention to the stamp itself and another stamped impression, I retrieved the panel....

I then held my breath and cut out the sentiment (a Hero Arts die) from the panel, layered it up, and replaced it and it worked - no 'saves' required, thankfully.  The birthday stamp is part of the set.


cotnob said...

A super card Maxine, you have created a fabulous scene for your silhouette fisherman.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

D.L. Walls said...

Hi Maxine! Thanks for your sweet comments on my Masculine Birthday card :) I love silhouette stamps and your scene is very nice, love the watercolor background! Donna

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh my goodness... you saved the day with your impressive skills. The image looks fabulous! This card is definitely perfection, Maxine!

R's Rue said...

So cute

Mia said...

I LOVE watercolours, Maxine, and your card is perfect! You did great job with the black marker on the stamped image. Thank you for the inspiration, my dear friend. Kisses!!!

Bonnie Lynn said...

Beautiful!! Thank you for joining us this week at Pammies Inky Pinkies. Hope to see you again. Bonnie DT

Christin said...

What a wonderful scene you did! Thanks for sharing on the EAC! Greetings Christin

Mac Mable said...

Great save and the most fabulous masculine card Maxine x.

aussie aNNie said...

Your work always inspires me Maxine, this card and the colours are absolutely fabulous. . xx

Becca Sadler said...

Maxine: Your card is wonderful! I love the water-colored background for your stamped/filled-in image! Terrific effort!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Stunning Maxine, love watercolour too, my new fav background is watercolour. BTW you use lots of washing so you do have low tack tape. I use it all the time, it’s great, if it’s a grippy one just do it once on your jacket etc before use.
BTW I’ve put in my feedburner post a direct link to your feedburner account... it took me ages to find it, but same link pasted takes it to your account IF Youre signed into your blogger first. Then do other steps on post to find email address.
Very useful .. now saving all legit addy to email posts to, lot of Siam so a lot of time but once done it’s easy peasy.
Thanks for Sharing, God bless and keep you safe, and all those you love, hugs Shaz in Oz.x

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
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brenda said...

I'm all behind this week so late visit, but great creation as always.

B x

Uschi said...

Fantastic scene you did. Very adorable. The watercoloured background is really fantastic. I think it´s quite a hard work before you are able to such a background. I also love the silhouette waterman. And the "happy" die is perfect. Thank you very much for joining the current EAC Challenge.
Hugs Uschi

Dawn T said...

This scene turned out perfect in the end. Well done! Great masculine card

Jan Mahew said...

Great recovery Maxine! Thank you for sharing your outdoor sportsman creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Steady hand... Good Luck and Happy Crafting!
(Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

Cynthia said...

Wow, I love how this turned out Maxine! Great watercolor background for the silhouette stamp.

NanaConnie said...

Spectacular water coloring, Maxine, and I love how you 'saved' the silhouette stamp with markers and pens! How clever. :-D Thank you so much for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps this month. Hope to see you playing again when we return after our summer break. Good luck.
NanaConnie DT

Imagine That Digistamp said...

Hi Maxine! Thank you so much for commenting on my blog❣🥰 you did a fabulous job on the watercoloring here, AND your save was genius!! Kudos on your creativity. I also like how you did the happy, I've never tried that technique, I shall have to soon 😊
Happy Crafting,

Karen Dunbrook said...

what a lovely card...great scene...I need to case this one for my son.
xx Karen

Irish Cherokee said...

Love the design of this card. Haven't been fishing for years but love fishing. Excellent.

Hugs and blessings,

Neet said...

Well, one would never know that there had been any happy accidents with this card. You did a super job with the fisherman - congratulations!
I do like the way the sentiment is - the diecut 'happy' with the stamped 'birthday' looks really good.
Blessings, Neet xx

valscraftings said...

Fabulous card, love the scene!

Thanks for joining in at IkesWorldchallenges
DT Val x

Mia said...

Hi Maxine! Coming back to thank you for entering our challenge at Ike’s world with this lovely creation.
Designer for Ike’s world {My Blog}

Borqna said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining in at IkesWorld challenges.
Good luck!

valscraftings said...

A beautiful scene!

Thank you for joining in at IkesWorldchallenges
DT Val x