Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Big Fish

Hello! Today is my dad's birthday and this is the card I made for him. I used images from Gone Fishing and Follow Your Dreams

 I started by stamping the cattails, from Follow Your Dreams, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics, starting with E29. The background size is 2 1/2 by 4 inches.

I used YG95 on the foliage. 

Then added YG97 to shade. 

After coloring, I heat embossed the image with clear embossing powder to resist the sponging. I used a Versa Marker to color in the image with clear ink so the embossing powder would stick. After embossing I sponged Memento Summer Sky ink. 

Then sponged Memento Danube Blue ink. 

I masked to sky with a sticky note and sponged more Danube Blue.

Using the water grass, from Follow Your Dreams, I stamped several times with Memento Bamboo Leaves ink. 

I stamped the fish, from Gone Fishing on a scrap of Pure Luxury White, and used Copics to color, starting with YG93. 

Added YG91.

Added C3. 

Added C1. 

Added YG02 and used my blender pen to soften the color a bit. After coloring I cut out the fish. 

I stamped the fish on my background so the water drops would be there and adhered the cut out fish with Pop Dots. I added some ripples to the water with my white gel pen and B21 & B23 Copics. 

I added the sentiment, from Follow Your Dreams to the background and layered with Pure Luxury In The Navy and Fresh Asparagus. The card base is Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown and sized at 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches.

Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a fabulous day!


Mari said...

I love how you did this card. It is beautiful. Now, if I can only remember, so I can CAS it for my father-in-law's birthday.

Anonymous said...

Enjoy looking at your work especially after a rough day like today. As corny as it sounds, it's very soothing!


ednamburgess said...

Great card and so simple to do. Will try that soon. Edna

Cheri said...

Fabulous, Theresa!

Makiko Jones said...

Wow! This is stunning! I love how you colored the fish. Beautiful water scene.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

A,azing card! So much depth to the scene-Love it!

richardbreaks said...

LURVE this!!! Great job, Theresa!

--Marcy said...

Love your cards! You make the stamps look like photographs, and share all the processing with us! I use Gone Fishing all the time! So nice to have that "guy" set to turn to, and the images are so serene, it is super easy not make a fish card too!!!

Bobbi Miller said...

WOW! This is gorgeous! I have to try my hand at a card like this. Love your designs... TFS!

Ravengirl said...

What a wonderful masculine card! The colors on your fish look great!

Becky said...

What an awesome masculine card Theresa. Fabulous..:)

Haseeb said...

how cool simple and easy to make im sure if you gift some one might get so happy.

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Melanie said...

this scene is absolutely terrific! Love the wide brown border like a real picture frame!