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Apr 9, 2022

A Sunset Fishing Scene - Masculine Card for Allsorts Challenge

Hello and welcome! It's time already for a new theme at Allsorts challenge, this time our challenge runs for 2 weeks over Easter as we know many of you will be busier than usual and will appreciate the extra time to join us. We have 2 fabulous prizes from Craft Stash to give away this time,  Woodware and AALL and Create stamps.

So for the next two weeks our theme is "Masculine". Hope to see you joining in! 

I decided to create a scenic card using one of my old Flourishes stamps. Unfortunately the company is no longer in business and I purchased this set off eBay a couple of years ago. This is my first time using it. The set is called Kids Play (or kids at play) and the only one I found online is on eBay UK but you never know... it might show up on eBay or Etsy here in the US at some point. 

To make my sky/lake I used a circle die as a mask then inked with  Antique Linen, Victorian VelvetSeedless PreservesBlueprint Sketch and Chipped Saphire Distress inks/oxides. I placed a post it note where I wanted the horizon to be and inked up the sky first. After removing the post it note, I inked up the water in a similar way, and also swiped my Chipped Saphire and Broken China ink pads across the "water". The silhouette image was stamped with Versafine Onyx ink using a stamp platform/positioner. At this point I had already removed the circle mask.

You may like these silhouette stamps:

The sentiment is a new one from Penny Black's newest release - Love Big. It may sound like a Valentine's set but it's not, instead it includes some great inspirational quotes so had to have it. 

My patterned paper came as part of a prize I recently won from entering DL.Art challenge. It came with a paper pack by Simple Stories. Thought this camera themed background paper was perfect to use here as it surely appears that this boy is enjoying a lakeside vacation. 

On the right side I added a notebook die cut. I've had this die for a looooong time from when I was part of the Whimsy Stamps design team, so it's no longer available. Before adhering to the card base, I tied some natural jute twine around the card.

Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you have a Happy Easter! I won't be posting next Saturday as this time the challenge runs for two weeks, but I will be back on the 18th with a new card. 

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Fab n Funky - Masculine // Mod Squad - AG // Double Trouble Challenges  - Create a Scene // Path of Positivity - Anything Positive Goes // Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges - AG // Crafty Calendar - Anything But Squares // 

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Mervi said...

Stunning card, perfect for male and for nature lovers. Love the sentiment too;-))m

Anke said...

Liebe Ellie,

ich schreibe Dir heute in deutsch und hoffe sehr, dass es in Ordnung für Dich ist. Du hast bei mir auch einen deutschen Kommentar hinterlassen, Hast Du inzwischen ein paar Brushos ?

Nun zu Deiner Karte: Sie ist traumhaft schön, ich besitze auch dieses Set von Flourishes und finde es immer noch wunderschön. Begeistert bin ich auch von Deinem Hintergrund, genial gemacht.

Herzliche Grüße
von Anke

Sarn said...

This is a terrific scenic card for the male of the species!

HAPPY EASTER to you too! xxx

coldwaters2 said...

What a brilliant male card Ellie the scene is so tranquil great image and colours a superb make
lorraine x

Amy Johnson said...

What a great masculine card. Fabulous scene.

Ellibelle said...

Liebe Anke, natuerlich ist es in Ordnung dass du deutsch schreibts. Ich bin das blogging nur auf englisch gewohnt und das seit 2008, da faellt es mir nicht so leicht auf deutsch umzustellen aber ich verstehe ja alles und es schadet nicht zu versuchen auf deutsch zu kommentiere.
Leider habe ich die Brushos noch nicht, vielleicht goenne ich sie mir zu meinem Geburtstag :)

brenda said...

A great scene for a masculine card Ellie and food use of colour and shading as well, you do realise I'm going to have that Otis Redding song going round for the rest of the day.

B x

Bonnie Lynn said...

This is beautiful! I love your masculine silhouette card. Have a happy Easter. Thanks for joining us at Pammie's Inky Pinkies. Hope to see you again. Bonnie DT

Melanie Hungerford said...

What a stunning card! I love the silhouette stamp, and you made the perfect background for it. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is a super card, gorgeous inky background and stamped silhouette image and you have paired it with such a lovely sentiment too.

Linby said...

A wonderful image and your layout and design is wonderful. I have a notebook die or two and keep forgetting to use them!

Chris said...

This is beautiful. a wonderful tranquil scene matched with the perfect sentiment.
Thank you for joining us at Fab'n' Funky Challenges.

Alyson Mayo said...

The background for your scene is stunning, especially the water! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

kiwimeskreations said...

WOW Ellie this is a wonderful scene you have created - love your sky/water background

Tracy said...

You have a beautiful effect on your water, the whole background is very serene and atmospheric. Gorgeous creation,
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Suzanne H said...

Gorgeous scene! I love how you've created the movement in the water. Thanks for sharing at Double Trouble - Crazy Cousin Suzanne

ScrappyHorses said...

Such a beautiful scene full of peace! Perfect sentiment for this gorgeous piece! So happy you shared with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

Wendy L said...

A beautiful scene and very serene, great work with the inks, x

Judy Woodland said...

What a fabulous masculine card, it's perfect in every way!!! I love everything about it.Such a sweet card, and so beautifully designed! Lots of fabulous work here, thanks so much for playing along with us for the last time over at the Mod Squad. I am very sad that we are retiring, it has been a great ride. Hope to see you around the web!!
Judy~ MSC Designer

Suzanne Reynolds said...

What a beautiful and relaxing scene, your coloring of the sky and lake is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your beautiful scene with us at Double Trouble.

papierelle said...

Eine großartige Männerkarte und ich mag die Gestaltung. Der Spruch passt perfekt dazu und meine Männer würden ihn sofort bestätigen, denn sie gehen auch sehr gern angeln (nur haben sie nicht immer die Zeit dazu). LG Gundi

Joanne said...

This is lovely! I always struggle with making masculine cards.

Pauline C said...

Absolutely stunning card Ellie - beautiful image (my husband would love that!!) and awesome ink blending on your sky and lake. I have always felt too nervous to have a go at a water scene though I keep telling myself I will ... it looks spectacular!! Sorry for the delay in commenting .. yours is one of the blogs where comments on my ipad just disappear (!?!) and so I have to wait til i can get on to my home PC :-)
Pauline xx

Francesca said...

Simply gorgeous card! Love all: the background, the image and the sentiment! Thanks for playing at Through The Craftroom

Liz said...

Stunning card, I love the tranquil scene and the sentiment is beautiful. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Good luck!
Liz xx

Ellibelle said...

I totally get your nervousness about creating a water scene. I don't even know how I managed to do this one LOL, it may be one of my first water scenes, but really wanted to use this image. In hindsight I probably needed some sort of reflection of the image in the lake, but oh well, maybe next time :)

Ellibelle said...

I didn't know Mod Squad was retiring. Sad to hear :(

Wendy L said...

It's wonderful Ellie, I love silhouette cards

Wendy L said...

It's wonderful Ellie, I love silhouette cards. Xx