Sunday, 23 January 2011

The One That Got Away





















Hi again everyone and today’s card uses a beautiful vintage image from Digital Two for Tuesday.  It was another of those cards where I could just see in my mind’s eye what I wanted to do with it – but I am sure I over-complicate things!  LOL.  Why can’t I see ‘less involved cards’ in my head!!!  LOL.

Having coloured the little guy with my beloved Promarkers, I also printed myself 3 other little fish so that I could decoupage ‘the one that was getting away’ on the main image and also add two more ‘escapees’ for my border. These were similarly coloured with Promarkers but were also given a good dose of sparkle with gel pen for the sunlight catching their scales. They were then rounded out a little over the edge of my scissors for a bit more dimension.





















Having popped on the checked paper of the background, I did a running stitch on the sewing machine for a fishing line around 3 sides of the card, going back to sew a couple of simplistic fish.  The fishing hooks were made from 15 amp fuse wire and each had their own feather attached using sewing thread which was wrapped around the hook & feather to secure the ‘fly’ into place. The feathers were also coloured with Promarkers to fit in with my colour-scheme. (One feather was found in my garden whilst the other 2 were escaping from one of my padded jackets! LOL.)  Each fishing fly was then sewn by hand onto the card.  Where I had sewn the fish to the circumference I then added one of the fish with silicone glue (the idea was a bit of movement really) & I then popped on a few pale blue pearl flat-backs for bubbles. The image's mat was mounted onto the main card using foam pads & the sentiment is another from Sentiments4You.

That’s it for today then.  Hope you all like it!

Tine :)

Challenges I am entering this card into:
CRAFT – martial arts or sport
Allsorts – male/boy
Alys - for the guys
Our Creative Corner – analogous colours (mine are blues/greens/yellows - discounting skin-colour)
Stamp Challenges – cute (well, I reckon he is...LOL...so I hope you do…LOL)
A Spoonful of Sugar – blue & green
Creative Belli – embellishments beginning with ‘P’ (pearls – don’t reckon they are pike or piranhas  LOL)
Corrosive - recycle (the feathers)
One Stitch at a Time - 'as you like it'
Penny’s – anything goes
Digi Doodle –anything goes.

26 comments:

  1. Hi Tine wow thats gorgeous your colouring is beautiful and the card design is fabulous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

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  2. Tine, I LOOOOOOVE this! THis is a Dig2Tues image I have saved but have yet to color it.(I'd actually forgotten about it)I love what you did with it; the color scheme and the fishing line frame is AWESOME!! Wow! WhaT a lot of work went into this! But its totally awesome! This is when I wish blogger had a "favorites button like flickr or youtube so you could save your faves from other people. *sigh* the hook and feathers....really fab!

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  3. Oh WOW!!! this is gorgeous & soooooooo much work has gone into it hun!! I just love your hooks & feathers just a fab idea!
    Thank you for sharing with us at OSAAT, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  4. Oh WOW Christine, your at it again with this truly stunning card your attention to detail is amazing, another masterpiece you are brilliant xx

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  5. Just fantastic your colouring is AMAZING!!!Thanks for sharing the inspiration with us at CRAFT Challenge this week good luck.

    Hugs

    Kerry x

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  6. Cute creation. Love your patterend paper and pearls. Thanks for sharing on the Belli challenge.

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  7. Really lovely, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.
    xx

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  8. Your card is beautiful. Fab male card!
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck!
    Hugs
    Agnieszka

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  9. Love the image and your colouring is just stunning. thanks for joining us at Creative Belli
    Hugs
    Tamara

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  10. one of the most creative designs I've seen! Great idea with the stitching and fishing hooks!! And of course your colouring is in the class of it's own!!
    Hugs
    Annika

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  11. Such a stunning card such lovely colouring and the most beautiful work

    Liz xx

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  12. I think its perfect Tine, fantastic image and I love the blue check paper
    Mina xxx

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  13. what a super card, love the image, thanks for joining our challenge at C.R.A.F.T. x carol

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  14. Hi.
    Beautiful card and lovely image.
    Thank you for joining us at Penny's Challenges.
    Manuela

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  15. Such a lovely card! Love the digi! Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge this week.

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  16. Love the little fishes around the edge!! A fab entry for our sports challenge at CRAFT, thanks for joining us this week and good luck, love Jacky x

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  17. Such a lovely card! Great coloring and design. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's best
    Hugs,
    julie

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  18. This card totally rocks! Fabulous job. I have that image and have never colored it, but you have inspired me to try it out. Love the vintage feel of your stitching too. Terrific work on our analogous color challenge. So happy you joined in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner.

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  19. Your coloring is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with Corrosive Challenges!

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  20. wow this is gorgeous! lots of elements and they all add up to a great card

    thanks very much for joining in my male inspired challenge at Allsorts. Good luck in the prize draw :o)

    hugs

    Amanda xx

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  21. Oooh I love your gorgeous image, so beautifully coloured too.

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  22. Wow, Christine, this is an amazing card. What creative talent you have. I love the way you've used the pearls and stitching and what looks like lures! That's incredible! Love the color combo and appreciate you joining us for the challenge this week at Our Creative Corner!

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  23. this is really a cute card-love all the little details-thanks for sharing with us at the careative belli challenge

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  24. Gorgeous image and wonderful layout, thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week and we hope to see you again
    Deborah
    xxx

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  25. HA HA I love how you got the feathers! Our down coats "molt" all the time LOL I had to pull feathers off my DD's boa once for a card! Thanks for joining us at Corrosive Challenge this week.

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  26. This is so very pretty! Love the stitching and colors...Image and sentiment are also great! My compliments.
    Greetings,
    Katja

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