Saturday, January 16, 2010

Make each day your masterpiece

Happy Saturday! This is a card I made for my brother-in-law's 60th birthday, which was this past week. He is an avid fisherman and I bought this stamp to make his birthday card last year but never got around to it, so I finally pulled it out and stamped it on some of Ranger's Sticky-Back Canvas. I painted it with reinkers and a waterbrush and cut it out with a Nestabilities Labels Three die. I adhered some twine on top of the stamped image for the fishing line and also wrapped it around my patterned paper. I used that paper because it has fish all over it, but you'd never know now that it's all covered up!

I cut out the fish using a QuicKutz fish die and tried to color it to look like a rainbow trout! An artist I am not...but I thought it was funny nonetheless. The stamps are from Cornish Heritage Farms and the patterned paper is from Hot off the Press Paper Pizazz.

Thanks for looking! Enjoy your weekend!

11 comments:

Silke Ledlow said...

Happy weekend GF!!! Your manly man card is awesome!!! What a perfect image for your BIL!!! The hook and the fish are cool!!! I bet he loved it!!!

Have a great weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

jdmommy said...

Robin, what a fabulous card. I love your coloring and the addition of that little fish is wonderful. So charming! TFS!

Anonymous said...

I'm loving your fishing card and I bet he did, too. The twine adds a special touch and your coloring on the fish is perfect!

Sue P Somewhereville

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great masculine card. Love the canvas, thw fishing line... the coloring... TFS!

Davi said...

Really nice man card and coloring! I really like the image and the way that you used the string and attached the fish!!

Joan Ervin said...

This is awesome, Robin...love the wonderful fisherman image and how you added the fish and twine!!! My DH is a bass fisherman and this would be perfect for him...I'll have to check out that stamp!!!

Jenny Gropp said...

I think you got the coloring right for a rainbow trout, but the shape is wrong! Flowers I may not know... but fish...well.... I know fish... raised by a fisherman!
This card is awesome-- love the different approach using the canvas and reinkers to paint -- very NICELY done!!! Love all the string too!!

chercroppin said...

Hi Robin! This is a PERFECT masculine card! Great image, papers, awesome coloring job on it, and I love how you did that fishing line...way cool!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love the canvas! That looks cool!

Anne said...

Oh wow, great job on this Robin!! I bet your BIL was honored that you made it with his favorite hobby in mind! Love the way you cut out the fishing line and attached a perfectly colored trout!! Wonderful job!!

Sandy Hulsart said...

Oh, this is a wonderful guy card, I love the die cut fish. And your coloring with the reinkers is fabulous. I am sure your brother-in-law will love it.