Friday, February 3, 2023

Seaweed Hide 'n' Seek


I have quite a few men in the family who enjoy fishing, and their birthdays are around this time of year, so it is a bit of a stretch sometimes coming up with cards for them all.

This is for one of the younger ones, so I had a bit of fun with it... 

I started with some light blue cardstock and stencilled over it in Danube Blue, moved the stencil slightly, and then added Bamboo Leaves.  It was a bit blah, so then I moved the stencil again and used Versamark ink , and silver embossed that...

On the stencil, which is called Mini Moving Vines, the design slopes down on one side, so I flipped the it over and repeated the process until I was happy with the panel.  

I then sprayed it with Lindy's Starburst spray in hydrangea blue.

The fish was silver embossed on a wee piece of white card, and painted with Sparkling H2O's.
I then cut a slit in the background panel, following the lines of the 'seaweed' and slipped him in behind.

The sentiment was silver embossed onto the same bottle green card that the panel was mounted on.

Some green and silver washi tape finished the card inside.

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brenda said...

Lots of underwater atmosphere in today's card Maxine.

B x

Glennis F said...

Very cute Maxine

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow Maxine- so hard to photograph cards with shimmer- this has to be magnificent IRL, especially with the H2O's!!! Great card! Thank you for sharing it with us at Jans Digital stamps challenge!

Jan Mahew said...

Maxine, your aquatic creation is a glistening underwater marvel. Thank you for sharing your Monochromatic creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Good Luck and Happy New Year!
(Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

Diane said...

Wow, so creatively beautiful and love the added silver embossing!!
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Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, you are soooo creative. I love how you think beyond the normal. How fun to cut slits in order to put the fish swimming in amongst the greenery. WOW!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

A very shining card, love all the stencils and that cute fish!

R's Rue said...

So beautiful.

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HilaryJane said...

Love this, I was wondering how you got the fish behind the seaweed, so thanks for explaining xx

Gerrina said...

I love the embossing for this one; it looks like the glinster that you see in the water! I can reley on that it is not easy to make male cards, but I found out my dad (who is over 85...) really likes flowers and other nathure things on his card... Makes it easier... Hugs, Gerrina

jimlynn said...

The silver embossing really makes it shine. Love this card Maxine and a guarantee whoever is getting it will love it too.

Dawn T said...

a delightful card Maxine. Great background

Cinderella said...

Hello Maxine

Love your card it`s beautiful .
Well done

Hugs and Creativity

Melanie Hungerford said...

Wow, I love all the layers and sparkle in your background, I bet it really looks amazing in real life! Thanks for sharing with us at the Paper Funday Challenge!

creationsnz said...

O fabulous card Maxine. Thanks, it's given me an idea for one of my fishy soninlaws. CarolG

Margaret said...

What a cute card, and I love the fish among the seaweed growing around it. Beautiful colors.

Regina said...

Yourcard is lovely and makes me miss the ocean. Sort of like when I watch Bob Ross paint seascapes I can almost hear the ocean. Have a blessed day!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic masculine card. Thanks for playing along with The Male Room. X

Karen Letchworth said...

WOW, Maxine your metallic embossing is so pretty. Love this sweet design. Thank you for stopping by my blog to leave me comments. It's always such an encouragement to me. I hope you're having a wonderful week, my dear friend.

Ellibelle said...

Underwater themes make such good masculine cards! This one is fabulous and I'm sure the recipient will love it!
Thanks so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge this month!
Ellibelle's Corner

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a fun card with the little fish hiding in the sea-weed, love the layered stenciling you have done, have a wonderful week, Megan

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Maxine,
(would you kindly delete my previous comment with the boo boo in it. Ta 😳😵😆)
Great work in masking combos most effective with the peeking fish. Suit lots of ages, too.. clever work.
Thanks for sharing, and may God bless you and keep you and all whom you love safe and well.
Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz. X

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Donna Ellis said...

Wow,Maxine! This must look fabulous in person with all the rich textures, layers and colors! So happy I got to see your creation at Jan’s Digi Stamp Challenges . Thanks for the inspiration, and I hope to see more of your designs soon.
Crafting Smiles,
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KraftyKoolKat said...

A fabulous card for one of the men in your life Maxine.

Brenda said...

Oh wow Maxine, this masculine card is fabulous! I love that stencil you used, you have created so much depth with it. I love the fish and I love how you slipped him in through the "seaweed". An amazing masculine fishing card! Hugs, Brenda

JD/ Jill said...

Cute card! Great stenciling!

Donna Walls said...

Great card for any Fisherman or Fisher-woman! Thanks for sharing your lovely project with us at The Paper Funday Challenge.
Donna xx

MortiCraft said...

Lovely layering and texture with the stencil and different media. Thanks for playing along with The Male Room. Don’t forget to add our challenge graphic to your blog post to be eligible for votes. X

Neet said...

How clever are you with this design! I love how you created the seaweed and then did the slit to put the fish in so that he appeared to be swimming through the fronds. I am sure I would never have thought of doing that but now I know of it I think I want to make an underwater scene.
Really terrific!
God Bless, Neet xx

DIANA L. said...

This is really great!! I love it.
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Have a blessed day


Sari / Granne said...

Amazing underwater scene, love the texture. Thank you for joining the Male Room "Nature" -challenge.