Sweet Stampin' ~ Masculine

Hello out there in the blogasphere. I hope you've been having a great week. So nice when the weekend rolls around isn't it?! Time for a new challenge at Sweet Stampin' to go live today and I'm here with my DT post for this. I made this card for a local pal who's a keen fisherman, when I say keen, I mean KEEN! He is the editor and chief of a New Zealand Fishing Magazine, and we've been privileged to have some of his catches passed on to us, yum! New Zealand waters Kingfish!! Delicious!! So when thinking of what to do for this Masculine themed challenge, I just knew this image was perfect, for HIM!! I paired it with a cheeky and fun sentiment from a Kraftin' Kimmie sentiment set. Leaving the rest pretty CAS. Just some lovely olive green twine and an appropriately nautical charm et voila! 

I used my distress inks to colour this fabulous Lili of the Valley fisherman. Although I'm still very new to using distress inks to colour, I'm pleased with this card, even if I did leave slightly more white around the wee fisherman than I meant to, it just kinda works. So I didn't try to fix it. 

Easy peasy challenge this week at Sweet Stampin', we are doing a 'Masculine' theme, so bring out all your boy/male creations and share them with us. Just remember there must be stamping on your card to qualify for the Top 3. I hope you'll pop over and join us, I look forward to seeing what you'll do. I'm just in from a lovely girlie night out, so apologies to my lovely teamies that my post was up a bit late, I forgot to schedule it! Have an awesome weekend and see you again soon. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries:
Shopping Our Stash: #289 ~ Winter Blues
The Ribbon Girl: February Card Challenge
Creative Inspiration: #268 ~ Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge: #6 ~ Anything Goes
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Young At Heart
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends: #51 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: #334 ~ Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Cute! (cutest little fisherman I've ever seen!)


Pat said…
Oh this is lovely Wends, gorgeous image with such a sweet face and great colours, perfect make for a keen fisherman.

Pat xx
Unknown said…
Awesome card! Love the distressed edges and the tied rope! Great idea!
Lucy x
Chris said…
Perfect card for your keen fisherman! The image is lovely and it looks great water coloured, the white space around him looks intentional...adds to the effect, and no one would have thought otherwise until you pointed it out :)) lOve the simple l/o and the distressed look, it all adds to the laid back relaxed feel of this fabulous card.
Rene said…
I LOOOOOOOVE THIS CARD SO MUCH THAT I'M USING ALL CAPS! Lol!!! Seriously this is adorable! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations! Good luck,
Gina's Cards said…
Such a fabulous card and beautifully coloured too!! The distressed edges and twine finishes the card off perfectly. Thank you for sharing with us at the Ribbon Girl, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
Gina xx
Utterly fabulous card Wends & you are forgiven for the delay lol! A good girly night out is a necessary thing, hope you had a great time! xx
Karen said…
Wends, this is one of the sweetest things I've ever seen! You do every style so beautifully, my friend. The image is so cute that I want to hug him... and you've colored him up to perfection. The twine and anchor are gorgeous detailing and I love your punny sentiment choice! Wonderfully done as always, dear friend. Have a lovely day. :)

Hugs and blessings,
So cute, loving the colours
kareN stampZ said…
I would take up fishing to get that card sent to me - the wee lad is so cute & love the sentiment & fancy details with navy twine & wee anchor
Christine L said…
Awwwwwwww your little fisherman is just soooooo cute!! Love your fab card..

Christine x
Ok, this image is just about the sweetest, cutest I've ever seen, how adorable is this little fisherman??!!! You did an amazing job coloring this little guy, the aura around him really draws your eye to his sweet face.
Love the detail of the twine tied nautical knot and the anchor charm dangling there.
Just a beautiful, delightful card.
Thank you so much for sharing it with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope to see you back in the gallery again soon.
Maria Rodriguez.DT
Maura said…
Wendy, this is just delightful! Love the sweet image, and you have colored this beautifully. The distressing looks awesome and i like how you tilt the middle layer. Great embellishment with the twine and anchor! Thanks for sharing the love with us this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! Maura xoxo
Sarah said…
This is incredible Wends!! Love the watery look you have achieved it goes so well with that cute fisherman. Well done with your Distress Inkers, very impressive!! xx
Dawn T said…
totally adorable Wendy. A great male card.
aussie aNNie said…
Fantabulous card Wends, what an adorable image, coloured perfectly...hope you are doing well now.xx{aNNie}

Elise said…
HI Wendy! Oh my gosh, this is just absolutely STUNNING! I so love how you coloured him and distressed the edges!!! I hope you're doing well dear!

Big hugs,
Pamellia said…
What an adorable card Wendy! I just love your image, so sweet. Your colouring is amazing, I love the watercolour look for this! The twine and anchor charm are the perfect finishing touches. A sweet masculine card! :)
Deepti Aggarwal said…
Such a cute masculine card..Love the way you have layered it and torn the edges of your paper..Image is so adorable..Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Creations challenges. Hugs xx Deepti
Your card is fintastic! LOL! I mean it's fantastic! I love your water coloring and the color palette is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash! Cyndi, DT
Teresa Kline said…
hello! this is an adorable card, luv the tilted layers and the fun image...fabulous coloring! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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Jane Savage said…
Wonderfully coloured card!
Thank you for joining us at The Colour Crazy Challenge! Jane S (DT) xxx
MagsB said…
Awwww, Wendy, this is such an adorable card! Your colouring is fabulous!!

love Mags B x

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