Saturday, March 15, 2014



I wanted to make a card for an avid fisher, and was so pleased I had recently bought this stamp.

I painted the image with watercolours - I added the black to the shirt to give the impression of checks, as the recipient frequently wears checked shirts.

After running the darker gelato around the edge of the image panel 
I mounted it to one side of the textured panel I had made on the white layer.

This layer was made by embossing a die , then rubbing over two tones of blue gelatos and blending them with my finger.

I stamped the greeting by electric light, and thought I had matched the blue ink with the gelato - I discovered the next day that it was not so, which reinforces my resolve never to try and match colours in anything but daylight!

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  1. This is a hilarious image, the fish story of all fish stories. The emboss resist looks great. This is a beautiful work of art and I thank God you shared your talent with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings, Carole

  2. This is absolutely phenomenal! What a vision you've created with the watercolors and gellis - fabulous!

  3. Ein schönes Motiv.
    Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme bei SsC.
    LG Tina

  4. Eine ganz tolle Männerkarte! Danke daß du bei der SsC mitmachst.
    LG Dreja

  5. Your card is awesome! I do not do well at making men's cards. I really struggle with them. Every time my husband asks me if I have a "guy card", I show him all the cards I have ready, and he just kind of chuckles and says, "I can't give THAT to a guy" (especially a macho cop, right?) So, I seldom have cards he can use. This is really awesome, and I want to thank you for sharing it in our challenge. Your kind and encouraging comments on my blog are SO greatly appreciated. You are such a blessing to me, Maxine.
    God bless you, my friend.
    Word Art Wednesday

  6. Perfect Man card - love that big fish!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Creative Fingers Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  7. Deine Karte ist sehr schön geworden
    Hab lieben Dank für die Teilnahme bei der Stempelsonne
    Grüßle Tamesis

  8. I always find male cards a challenge...koodoos to you on a job well done!! PERFECT for an avid fisherman! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy "Birthday" challenge

  9. Great card. Thanks for joining us this week for "Anything Goes." Good Luck.

    Karal DT for QKR Stampede
    My Blog: Karals Creative Corner

  10. What a fun card! Thanks so much for joining us in our Word Art Wednesday challenge this week. We love having so many beautiful designs showcased like yours each week. We appreciate your support.
    Diane Noble (DT-WAW)

  11. FAbulous, love the texture you've created. Thanks for joining us at Graph It Markers colouring for our Male colours challenge. Take care Zo xx (DT)

  12. Gosh- this image is so fun- and how I love the dotty BG you made with Gelatos!!!


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