A likely story!

Sunday Postcard Art’s theme this week is “Fish” and I couldn’t NOT play along could I? I mean, we run an organisation dedicated to helping disabled and less able anglers, Nick and I both fish…

Anyway, I have a great set of Collage sheets from Ten Two Studios, called “April Fish” depicting silly scenes based on the French version of April Fool’s Day – perfect for this. I also used 3 images from The Little Black Things sheet for the ladies who really don’t believe him!

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I painted over the old page with gesso, carefully avoiding the phrase “I didn’t even notice” and then smooshed distress ink over it. I placed my images where I wanted them and tried to add the rubons. These are one of the reasons I hate rubons – great images which absolutely refuse to part company with the sheet, no matter how hard I rub them! Hence the stitching!!

I stitched the ribbon on first and eventually decided it was still too plain, so I got out the Neocolours and spent a blissful 15 or 20 minutes shading and blending! Really enjoyed putting this one together!

Hope you’re enjoying the Bank Holiday weekend – I’m still getting over my brutally enthusiastic digging yesterday… 😉

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  1. Fabulousness here…the stitching…the fabric…bravo!

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  2. lol classic… love the humour. love the card! thanks for playing and giving me a giggle! lol

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  3. Hella

     /  August 30, 2009

    Beautiful! I like the oldfashioned look.

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  4. Knew you would come up with a beauty for this theme, Rosie, exceptional card, love the fun of it!

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  5. Beautiful piece, I do enjoy seeing your artwork, Rosie.

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  6. Love the images on this card Rosie. Made me smile! I’m yet to play with neocolours; they look great

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  7. And your enjoyment shows in this great piece, Rosie! Love the colors and detail. Fabulous! Hugs, Terri

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  8. What a wonderful creative piece – lovely vintage book feel!

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  9. Love the elements and stitching. I always enjoy reading how others create their art…thanks for sharing.

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  10. Lots to see on this one, Rosie, and it was fun to read your “journey of creation”! The ladies look singularly unimpressed with his fish-wizardry! Good work.

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  11. FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. Lovely postcard!

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  13. That’s a wonderful page, Rosie! I love your color blending! I’ll have to have a look at those April fish. To pass up a “fish” theme would have been treason for you, Rosie. And I know no one who could do this theme greater justice! Now I’m off to learn more about the French April Fool’s day……XOXO

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  14. taluula

     /  August 30, 2009

    You have a wicked sense of humour Rosie. I just love this.

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  15. The perfect challenge for you, Rosie, and you did it proud! Thank you so much for explaining how you made this collage. If it weren’t for generous artists like you, I wouldn’t know how to do half of what I do!

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  16. Awesome card, this is gorgeous!

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  17. Great collage’!

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  18. This is a great card – love your colours.

    Cindy 🙂

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  19. a fabulous card and loved reading about the process~!!~! thanks for sharing~!~

    🙂
    libbyQ

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  20. What a story! I had such fun filling in the blank spaces. There is certainly something fishy going on. A mistress perhaps? An angry and disgruntled wife glaring across the collage. Delicious!
    Rosie, this one made me smile and I just love it.

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  21. Love this it’s fun and beautiful at the same time!! Love the colours and your composition!! Very creative and excellent work!!!

    Linda

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