Sunday, May 18, 2008
A Card For My Dad
This is the card I made for my dad for Fathers Day. I didn't have any stamps that suited my dad so I decided to just draw something. He is an avid fisherman so I did an image search and found a fly fishing fly (is that the right term?) I liked and drew it with pencil on water color paper.
After I had it sketched in with pencil, I went in with a micro tip black pen to make some of the darkest lines. Then I used water color pencils to color it in, starting with the lightest colors first.
I sponged River Rock ink around the fly and mounted it on black, then Close to Cocoa. I also sponged around the edges of the Close to Cocoa with Chocolate Chip ink. The card base is 5 - 1/2 inches square of Blue Bayou that I also sponged using Not Quite Navy ink.
At my husbands suggestion, I didn't add any embellishment or sentiment to the front.