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.

Challenges for this card:


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 :)

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.

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.