Gone Fishin’

Sunday is the Featured Stamper challenge and it is always fun to check out other galleries for inspiration.  Today’s featured stamper is Danielle but we know her as dlounds on Splitcoaststampers. I chose a card of Danielle’s with a great layout and lots of room on the main image layer for a scene.  I have needed some guy cards lately and needed to replenish my stash. I have had these "fishing images" from Rubbernecker for a while and just have been so busy with the holidays and other stamping obligations I have not had a chance to use them. I have dedicated today as a fun stamping day for me to play and experiment.  Not only do I use watercolor brushes for my scene cards but I also use daubers, sponges, mini tipped applicators and almost anything else I can get my hands on.  Today I wanted to experiment with adding texture to my ground and leaf area with a tool made by Tsukineko called Fantastix.  The one I used today is a sponge type brush point but there are many other shapes. I stamped my fish and rod on my paper and then used an artist pen to sketch in the tree lines around the images.  I painted the tree with Vintage Photo Distress reinker and used a dauber to apply Peeled Paint Distress ink to the upper tree and ground area.  I used a dry brush (brushed directly to ink pad) to apply Weathered Wood Distress ink for the water.  I used the Fantastix brush point and a mini tipped sponge applicator to add texture to the grass and along the water’s edge. I painted the fish with Weathered Wood Distress reinker and some Adirondack Pebble reinker. I used Scattered Straw reinker for the rod handle and then sponged it along the ground and sky area. I added a little Weathered Wood sponging in the sky as well.  I stamped my sign, painted it with Vintage reinker and cut out to create my little sentiment layer.  I used twine from the hardware store to create the rope hanger.  Since this is a guy card I decided to rough up all the edges of the layers for interest and texture.  I did have to add a little sparkle to the fish and reel with a Gelly Stardust pen but don’t think it shows in the photo.  I used a sponge on a stick that is normally used for sponging on Mod Podge to sponge on a background to the green layers. This was a simple and yet very fun scene to create.


Stamps:  Rubbernecker –Fishing

Paper:  Artichoke, Blue, Watercolor

Ink:  Black Brilliance, Ranger Distress Ink and Reinkers, Adirondack Ink and Reinkers

Accessories:  Watercolor Brushes, Sponge Daubers, Fantastix, Gelly Stardust Marker, Distressing Tool, Twine, Deckle Scissors, Artist Pen

8 thoughts on “Gone Fishin’”

  1. Great card! I always seem to have masculine cards, and they can be so difficult. I have used the fantastix with chalks, but never ink. I never even thought of it. I like using them with the chalks, they seem to hold the chalk and are really easy to control.

  2. This is so handsome (I would say beautiful, but it is a guy card!)- the scene is just gorgeous and I love the fishing sign!

  3. This is so handsome (I would say beautiful, but it is a guy card!)- the scene is just gorgeous and I love the fishing sign!

  4. What a great “guy card”. I haven’t gotten any stamps by Rubbernecker yet. I may just have to go check them out. Kittie, what did you “hang” your cute sign on? Is it a brad? TFS as always!


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