Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Quietly Fishing

Recently I was asked to make a card for a man 'who likes fishing and golf so one of those themes would be good'. Well....couldn't resist that could I? A chance to play with the brayer again.... lovely jubbly. It makes me think I'm creating miniature pieces of artwork. To me, this little scene that I've created just oozes serenity, peace, quietness and a man content with the world!

See the tiny duplicate stamp that I have of the fisherman on the inside? How sweet is that!

Luckily for me, there are a couple of challenges that I can enter this into:

AIFactory - Drop In The Bucket (water related)
Creative Craft World - Card for a Male
Ooh La La! - It's a Man thing

All of the stamps used are Clarity stamps. I used Big 'n Juicy ink pads in Soothing Sunset and Waterfall. I also used black Versamark ink.

.......and my next card will be........cute and fussy!

Thanks for looking,
Sharon xx


Cheryl said...

oh sharon hun,you are right this is just so peacful and tranquil,just stunnng brayering hun,love it hugs cheryl xxxx

Elborgi said...

fantastic card!

Pauline said...

Wonderful card, yes a piece of art! You definitely can frame this, it's wonderful.

Riet said...

What wonderful card Sharon.

Hugs Riet.xx

Wendi said...

Wow and yes I agree it is a work of art and stunning
A fabulous card to be proud of
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Kathyk said...

Excellent - looks just right for your brief too, the recipient will love it


lalkygirl said...

absolutley stunning ,a work of art indeed ,i bet the recipient is thrilled with it,
thanks for joining us at ooh-la-la
tracey x

~Jeri~ said...

Gorgeous!! You done an amazing job with this background and your stamps. Definitely a perfect nature card!

Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy and hope to see you joining us again!

Crystal said...

WOW WOW WOW Sharon I LOVE your scene and the reflection is absolutely FABULOUS!! Gorgeous work sweetie!

Frea said...

Wow Sharon, I love this pretty scene you stamped!! Great colours too!! Thank you for joining in the Craft Us Crazy challenge, this sure is some beautiful nature!! Hugs, Frea

Cat Spicer said...

Another amazing card! You constantly amaze me with your fabulous techniques. How did you get the water effect? I'm guessing it's something with glossy cs, embossing supplies and a brayer, but I can't figure out the deets. :o)
{{{hugs}}} Cat

JanR said...

Wow, this is just stunning! I just love it. Thanks for playing with us at AiFactory this week!

JanR - AiF dt

cockney blonde said...

Beautiful card. It caught my eye as I was trawling my blog and guessed they were Clarity stamps. I still haven't mastered this technique. Must practice a bit more, x

Linby said...

Absolutely wonderful. I've just booked a workshop with Barbara, I know I will never have the patience to start this kind of work on my own! I dream of creating works of art like this.

Cazro said...

Stands out a mile amongst the others. It is stunning. Well done. Caz

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Sharon this is gorgeous what wonderful colours and such a peaceful scene I love it.
Lorraine x

Petra said...

Wow! what a beautiful card! I just love your technique and the image is definitely perfect for a man :)

Thanks for joining us over at AiFactory this week!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card Sharon, fab work with the images.

craftybunny said...

Amazing card.A real work of art.You've perfected this technique.Thanks for joining us at AiFactory :D
Lisa x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh my goodness... what a gorgeous card! I love the fishing scene!

Thank you for participating in the Craft Us Crazy challenge! I hope you'll do so again soon.

Beth Norman said...

Beautiful work. The placement of all the stamps is perfect. Such an excellent man card.

Tammy L said...

congrats on being in the top 3 at AIF. Please stop by our blog to claim your badge!
-Tammy DT Lead

Eiglas said...

Absolutely splendid card Sharon! Love the colour and your design but mostly your inking technique which is superb!
Just love it!
Thank you so much for coming over to play at CraftyCardMakers this week!

Alison said...

Never mind 'think' this is a piece of artwork! Thanks for playing along with CFM 'water' challenge- good luck in the draw.
Hugs, Alison x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Sharon, what a stunning card you have made here. Thanks for taking part in Ooh La La Creations Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Guest Designer for March/April for the Ooh La La Creations Challenge Blog xxx

Donnas Den said...

Lovely card, Sharon. Thanks for joining us over at Cards for Men and good luck with the challenge.

Donna x

Judie aka Craftymess said...

this is amazing, i adore this one,

thank for getting crafty with us at Crafty Cardmakers xx

Judie xx

Chocolate Orange said...

Such a gorgeous male card.
Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World for our Card for a male challenge.
Choccy xx