Love to Fish

Good morning, the card I have today is my DT piece for the new challenge at the Creative Fingers blog, and features a Power Poppy image.  All of our challenges are ATG, so we’d love to see whatever your creativity has produced!! Angelique is sponsoring us again with a fabulous prize of a gorgeous stamp set 🙂 Stop by to check out the fab prize and all the amazing work done by my DT teamies 🙂

This card “kills 2 birds with one stone” as the saying goes, because it’s also for the current Power and Spark Challenge at Power Poppy.  I know that a lot of people thing “flowers” when Power Poppy is mentioned, and while Marcella’s flowers are absolutely breathtakingly beautiful, she’s a woman with many talents, as this image (and others in her shop), show.  This Leaping Trout set caught my eye, as there are so many fishing enthusiasts in my area (fanatics may be a better word, lol).  I wanted to go a bit out of the box for the challenge, which theme is “Love to Sparkle”, so out came the fish 🙂  I don’t generally thing of sparkly things when I make a masculine card.  After coloring the fish with my Copic and SN markers, I added a subtle chalk background, then got out the glitter for the water 🙂  I layered the image on 2 stiched rectangle cuts….one from a basket weave texture paper, and one from a glitter sheet that matched some of the water sparkle PERFECTLY!! A simple striped DP was a fitting background.  I recently got a fishing set of dies from Gina K, and cut the rod/reel out, then added a sparkly hook cut as well.  I deliberated what kind of sentiment to use, until one of my fishing friends posted a pic on Facebook of a fishing trip they took last year, with the caption “LOVE this!!!”  Done!!! And a perfect sentiment for the challenge theme too!!

I’d like to enter this in the following challenges:

Power Poppy, Power and Spark – February Love to Sparkle

Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge – Week 8 ATG

DL Art Thankful Thursday – #223 ATG

Creatalicious Challenges – #133 ATG with optional twist: For a Boy/Man

2 Crafty Critter Crazies – #11 ATG with a Critter


  1. Incredible card, Susan, and I love the glittery sparkle! Marvelously done. I’m so excited to see you playing along with us in our “Anything Goes with a Critter” challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this month. Do join us again, won’t you? Good luck.
    NanaConnie DT

  2. Wow, what a fabulous card, Susan! Your colouring is beautiful, and the sparkling water gives the image such zing!!

    Have a lovely weekend!

    love Mags B x

  3. Beautiful masculine card. My husband loves to fish. The glittery water is so pretty. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge

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