Friday, June 10, 2016

Rainbow Trout

How about something masculine on a fab Friday?  I was so excited to see that Marcy remixed a number of her masculine images in the fishing theme.  I think they are some of her best masculine illustrations, so I was very excited to use them again in digi form!  This one is called Leaping Trout and oh what a beauty!  

I really had a great time colouring this one!  First I printed the digi in a slightly lighter grey so it would soften the edges a little.  Then,  I looked up what rainbow trout look like (as I am not a fisher-person), and tried to mimic some of that colouring in the design.  I also found some old fishing themed paper from Kaisercraft - Hunt and Gather and thought the papers worked really well here.  

I sewed the layers together, added some copper string, a paper button and some brads to finish it off.  

Inside the design I added a strip of the fish paper and a punched out sentiment piece also found in the paper pack.  

Isn’t this a fabulous digi set?  And there’s two other fishing themed digi sets too, Fly Guy and Reel Deal.  Marcy really outdid herself here and all of these images are perfect for that guy in your life, or for Father’s Day coming up quickly!  

Here are the Copics I used...

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CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christine, you could not have found the more perfect DP for this card! I love it and love the beautiful colors of this wonderful rainbow trout! It was fun to see all the pictures of them, and you've really captured this one to perfection! I love the layout with this great DP and shape, and even the "button" from the DP is perfect with the copper string! Just wonderful, sweet friend! Big hugs!

Elaine M said...

Oh My Goodness - it's beautiful!!!

JoAnn said...

Perfect masculine card. Love the rainbow trout coloring.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Wowsa!! Christine, your trout is stunning!! LOVE the bold colors! It just leaps off the page!! hee-hee...pun totally intended!! Love your sketch too!! Wow!!

Pauline said...

Wow!Love everything about this. From your gorgeous colouring ( I think you did a fab job on the colouring of the trout!), papers, layout and all your finishing touches!

Lisa Lara said...

Are you kidding me? WOW WOW WOW Christine.

KarinsArtScrap said...

one word STUNNING Christine
Gr Karin

Conniecrafter said...

Wow that is so cool, the coloring is just terrific!!

Leslie Miller said...

This may be masculine, but it's absolutely beautiful! You do have a gift for making masculine cards beautiful. Amazing coloring of the trout. So real looking!

Stacy Morgan said...

Fantastic masculine card Christine. Your coloring on the fish is awesome... Totally diggin this!

Karen W said...

Fabulous coloring on this card, perfect Father's Day card or anything masculine.