Friday, 9 June 2017

Gone Fishing!

I've already blogged the card I've made for my Dad's for birthday tomorrow...and this one is for my Mum to give to him. He's a keen fisherman, so when I saw this cute stamp set by Crafter's Companion in a charity shop a little while ago I just had to pick it up...50p well spent I think! I coloured the image using watercolour pencils, and paired it with some papers from the 'Awesome Boy' pad by Recollections/Michaels. I inked around all of the edges using 'Old Paper' and 'Brushed Corduroy' Distress Inks, then distressed them a little, before adding some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. The sentiment is a combination of stamps from sets by Paula Pascual & Clearly Besotted...I matted it, and the image, onto pieces of recycled corrugated cardboard...turning the sentiment into a little 'wooden' sign.


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16 comments:

scrappymo! said...

This is such an adorable fishing card.
If I had seen that stamp at the thrift shop, I would have grabbed for it too!
Love the DP and the faux stitching, it looks great here.

Sharon said...

What a bargain! Great card and a beautifully coloured image.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

I'd say that stamp was a steal! Super cute for a fisherman. I absolutely LOVE what you've done with this fabulous image. An utterly wonderful masculine creation. Thanks for joining our 'For a Special Man' challenge at Sweet Stampin'. I'm so glad you did. Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stampin' DT

Catherine said...

What a sweet card and the coloring is awesome. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Cathie ♥

Helen said...

Love it! Deefinitely a bargain stamp and great papers too.

Thanks for joining us for the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge.

Helen x

Little K Smith said...

Aawww what a super cute image, a lovely card Helen :)
Kelly.x

Marja's kaarten said...

Such a lovely card!
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.
Marja GDT

Loose Stitches said...

Oh what a lovely card! That stamp is adorable, love your faux stitching and papers! Thank you for joining us at Love To Scrap! Hope to see you again!
~DT Sherry x

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debby4000 said...

Oh what a bargain, its a fabulous stamp and you've made a brilliant card with it.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Luv
Debby

Rae Ann said...

Such a sweet stamp! What an awesome find! I love the muted colors you used on this! The stitching is a great touch and adds so much interest to each of the layers.

Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.

Marsha J Reed said...

Hi Helen! Love that sweet fishing bear. My three sons all love to fish. Thanks for joining us this week at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous stamp and a bargain too-love the papers and layout layering-----Thank you for joining us at Love To Scrap
Carol DT x

Debi said...

I just love it when a card has sewing. The papers you used are very whitish and that stamp was a great find. Fabulous masculine card to share at the June Great Impressions Stamps Challenge. Thanks for playing and good luck. Debi

Ruza Rebel said...

Love you card Helen! Love the image, your coloring and the layout! Thank you for joining our Final Challenge over at Great Impressions.
Ruza
Ruza's Craft Corner

Deanne Saunders said...

So cute!!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper