Here is a sampling of some of the wonderful cards Mary Anne has created with Gone Fishing. The first two cards are such a great examples of how well Gone Fishing will coordinate with some of my older sets, like Hang in There, Life is Good and Happy Camper.
I love the tranquil scene Mary Anne created in the first card. The soft sponging combined with the silhouette images.
And check out how beautifully she incorporated the man/child image onto a creek bank in this gorgeous scene! What a fabulous card!
And here she used a real fishing fly and I just love the wonderful background she created with the scattered images of the small fisherman and fishing fly. What a great masculine card!
Love the gorgeous coloring on this fishing fly! Isn't that pattern paper fabulous? Another awesome masculine design!
I asked Mary Anne a few questions to get to know her better...
How long have you been stamping and how did you get started?
After taking care of 2 very ill parents over a span of 10 years, my DH sat me down at the end of it and said I needed something to make me happy. I went to my first stamp show and I was hooked. I moved to scrapbooking for many years, trying to find a way to use the stamps I aquired. Since I have discovered card making, I have enjoyed my hobby so much more!
What are your favorite kinds of projects/techniques?
I love to color and make scenes, so I think I would have to say Colored pencils and OMS, with a new found love of Copic markers.
If it is not back within 48 hours I send out an A.P.B. and start stalking Stamp TV, everyone's blog.
You will think this is silly but the tool I use the most is my metal handled piercing tool. I call this thing my third hand. Not only does it pierce, it will tuck ribbon, pick up glue dots and gems, put glaze back inside its border, and just anything that fumbly fingers won't do. I freak when I can't find it!
I grew up as the daughter of 2 antique dealers. My mother specialized in antique buttons. I think that has always made me see art in minature. The things we stamp are just small versions of what we see around us.
Also, living on a lake does not hurt either, when it comes to things involving nature.
What do you "know now that you wish you knew then" about stamping?
That I need a bigger stamp room so I would have bought a bigger house! LOL! (me too!)
Thank you, Mary Anne! I loved getting to know you better. Thanks for the all the wonderful cards and inspiration, and most especially for your friendship!!!
Be sure to stop by Mary Anne's blog today. She is planning to post another Gone Fishing project today. I'll be featuring some projects from my other guest designer, Melissa Shultz, on Saturday (or Friday night if your up late)! Melissa also has a Gone Fishing project up today, so be sure to check it out.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!