Sunday, May 27, 2012

Gone Fishing...

School is FINALLY out here and I am soooooo ready to head to the lake, sit down on the dock and throw in my fishing pole!   This incredibly relaxing thought spurred the creation of this card for our next Make It Monday #91 Linky Party. 
A compilation of textures and techniques were used on this one. Starting with the background.  Three strips of white cardstock rectangles were cut, folder embossed, painted with blue and yellow acrylics and then topped with TH Vintage Photo Crackle Paint and then sanded down.  Stitching around the edges was next.  The center piece is a scrap from a music book and the scalloped edging is actually a measuring tape I cut down to accent the sunrise in the photo.  The image is from our sponsor,
 Digi Doodle Shop called Gone Fishing.  I colored it up with copics and then glazed 3 layers of clear embossing powder over it.  The frame of the image was designed by using the circle scallop die and then crocheting a border using the scallop holes themselves.  The image was cut with a circle die to fit inside the frame.  An additional white flower and leaf I crocheted, were also added to die cut leaves and peach colored Prima rose to complete the card front.
 I really really really love how the sky and water turned out on this little guy.
 Brace yourself, I did it again! The inside is decorated as well.  I am really getting into this whole use up your scraps bit. :)  The inside is folder embossed, painted with correlating acrylics and then TH DI Vintage Photo added with the finishing touch of sanding as well.
So, there you have it.  A non-sentiment card that can be used for so many occasions!
I can't begin to tell you how much I love seeing everyone's work that they enter into our challenge at Make It Monday.  Makes my heart skips a beat at all the incredible talent out there.  So keep it coming in, we'd LOVE to see what ya'll are up to.

I'll end with the best part of the post...
PICK OF THE WEEK!
This stunning compilation of teacher's elements is just wonderful on her easel card with a drawer!
You can never thank an educator enough for all they do and WOW, what a splendid way to know that you are appreciated with this work of art.
My pick of the week is from Kerry at SweetRoses and if you'd like to see more pictures of her amazing project you can click here.
Hugs n' Happy Stamping and Great Fishing....
Lisa xx

Challenges I would Like To Enter This Card In:
2 Sisters - Bring On The Boys
One Stop Craft Challenge - One For the Boys
For Your Inspiration - Photo Image ( I tried to pull the colors from the sky and water as best I could)
Make It Monday
Our Sponsor for #91 Linky Party
Prize - The DigiDoodle Shop is giving away a $10.00 Store Gift Certificate to the lucky random winner!

37 comments:

Rene said...

Oh my goodness! Your card is awesome!!! Love the scene you've created...and your POTW is absoluteyl FABULOUS!!!
Rene :D

Sandy said...

Wow you crocheted the background and the little flower and leaf love them really makes it pop, so clever.... Sandy :)

Sue said...

Hello Q
I am loving the mixes media palette you have going on here, and the image is just wonderfully coloured up... you should be pleased with it! Your crocheted elements adds a wonderful tactile element and I am so impressed that you are sitting in your rocking chair each evening making these beauties.
Neat-O.
Smiles:)
Sue

Dawn said...

Gorgeous colouring - it looks amazing! Love the crocheted elements too and all the wonderful texture.

Hugs, Dawn

Chrissy said...

I love your crocheted flowers Lisa, Oh!.. how I wish I could do that, but I was born with ten thumbs!!...and just make a fumbled knotted mess...Love the gorgeous image in the frame, you are so good at vintage...
Love your POTW..so clever..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Annie said...

Hi Lisa, how clever are you with your crocheting. This is a fabulous card with lots of lovely textures. The POTW is also gorgeous. Like you say there is so much talent around. Crafty hugs Annie x

SVIT said...

Gorgeous card! Lovely image and colouring is fab! Love the retro look! Thank you for joining our For the boys challenge at OSSC this week! Good luck!
Hugs, Svit x

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Shahrul Niza said...

Your card is so funky! Love the doily and all the techniques you'd used. Brilliant idea to use up whatever little pieces I have in stash. Great match of Chocolate & aqua colors.

Mary J said...

Such a fun POTW, beautifully put together! As is your card, Lisa - it's just stunning how you make your creations so tactile and interesting - I could look at your creations for hours!!

Bye bye teamie!

Mary x

Pia S said...

Your card with the boy fishing is absolutely fab! Love all the different textures you have used, and the image is so nicely colored and matches your choice of papers and colors so well.

Marjorie said...

Stunning card hun...you are amazing..love all your lovely crochet and such a gorgeous flower..I love flowers lol!! Your image is a work of art, I love how you have done the sky it looks so real ..really, really stunning... what a lovely pick of the week lovely project...
Big hugs,
Marjorie
xx

Wedgie said...

Gorgeous card, love the texture. Great inspiration at MIM. Wedgie xxx

Sandy said...

Hey Miss Lisa - the texture appearance on your card looks wonderful. Love the papers and your image. Wonderful work as usual. I am not going to be posting until late August or early September. Going to be out of town and with grand kids. I will catch you when I can!!!
Sandy

Shirley-anne said...

Hi Lisa M
Beautiful card from you .Love all the texture , the embossing , the frame for super image and the inside looks grand too .Your POTW looks awesome .what a gift for a teacher ..

Michelle said...

Hi Lisa

Wow, fantastic card, I love how you have used this wonderful image. You have an awesome talent for combining all the elements and creating a work of art.

Amazing pick from you this week too!

Michelle :o)

Nicecrane Designs said...

OMG Lisa I adore your card with the boy fisher.....absolutely stunning,,,my friend,,,,I love each detail on it,,,,and all over your scallope edge.

Margaret said...

Once again, in awe of the time and talent put into your creations!! So much love and creativity starting with the background, and I won't even start with the crocheting around the paper doily...
The image just makes me want to kick off my shoes and dip my toes in the water. I love going fishing, but don't manage to do it too much.When I do, I like to refer to it as drowning worms, since I seem to be much better at that!!
Fabulous work! Hugs to you!

Lori said...

I really love how the sky and water turned out, too! The background is really cool... How about I meet you at that dock for some down time?

dstandard said...

This is gorgeous - love the crocheted edge and your coloring is fabulous! Thanks for playing at FYI!

Sandy said...

Fab image and gorgeous colouring, Love the crochet elements too, A very interesting work of art!
Sandy

Shelby said...

Wow that card was a lot of work, but worth it since the results are amazing!! love the idea of clear embossing over an image (forgot all about that one) and the background work with your copics is awesome!

Shelby

Tracy said...

Good gracious golly jeeper geez! I am in awe Twang. All that paint and sanding for the background and then you go and crochet through a Nestie diecut! How do you keep all those ideas sorted in your mind? Amazing project and to top it off your coloring on the image is drool worthy. You knocked this one out of the park girl! Hugs!

Mynnette said...

Such a fabulous card! LOVE the distressing--the dark tones are amazing! Gorgeous creation! :)

Sheila H said...

Wow - your card I has such amazing layers of intricate details!

deb said...

Incredible card Lisa!! What a load of work you have put into it...sure paid off though!! Thanks for sharing!!
Debi

ladyjanet_56 said...

This card is fab you don't need a sentiment to see it's a boy's card I really love it you have done a great job with the sky & water, love the clever touch with the crochet edging. Thank you for joining in at OSCC, Janet

Desire Fourie said...

Just so beautiful and creative.
Hugs
Desíre
DS4J DT Member
Digistamps4Joy
Doing Life

Britney Irby said...

Beautiful as always. I absolutely love the crocheted edging.

And there's a new picture up of your latest request.

Lisa S. said...

Well dearie you have gone too far this time. Crochet??? R U kidding me, lol. No way 4 me, but totally awesome 4 U and this amazing card!! Your coloring is professional and you bring the sky & water to life. Great job and I'm in awe of your crocheting skills as well. :-)
So happy to be back from vacation so I can catch up with your blog. Many thanks to you for the sweet comment about my son. He's handling things very well and graduates on the 29th of June. WooHoo!
Big Hugs,
L1

Angelica said...

Love the background!!!
Ok ok..love the whole card!!! :)

Jan Garber said...

Your image is finished so beautifully! Great card!

Birgit said...

Great background and love the centre image-you coloured it beautifully! I saw this on MIM

Ani said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along at OSCC this week! Ani
P.S. I have a candy on my blog if you're interested http://beautifulworld-ani.blogspot.com

Marie Gamber said...

Wow! This is a stunner! Love your card and image! Your coloring is super amazing girlfriend!
Came across your wonderful card from MIM
Hugs,
Marie

Chris / CS Designs said...

Lisa, I saw your Gone Fishing card on Make it Monday as part of the DT examples, and wanted to stop in and say hi. This is a great card, I love both your crochet pieces but the one around the image was the perfect touch because it reminds me of those old hand tied fishing nets. Very appropriate and very cool.
:) Chris / CS Designs

PS, Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my Doodle Pieces blog, you also mentioned that you had been trying to email me and couldn't, so I will send you one which hopefully you can just reply to.

Michelle said...

Your card is lovely! Thanks for joining us at FYI!