Wednesday, May 11, 2011

What a Catch!

Oh GANG!! You will LOVE today's set we're Sneak Peeking from Flourishes today!  It's masculine...and so well illustrated by Marcy, plus as you've come to expect from Flourishes - there are fantastic sentiments too.  Great for the man in your life...and for Father's Day!

I was trying to create a real fishing themed feel - right down to the plaid fisherman's shirt!  

I've stamped the image on Flourishes Classic Ivory Cardstock with Memento Ink, then colored up the fishing bag, pole and flies with Copic Markers.  Isn't the paper fantastic?  It's Basic Grey Life of the Party, and it's full of fun festive pages, and great masculine ones too!  I've mimicked the woodgrain of the paper into the blue layer behind the main image with an embossing plate too.  

I've stamped some of the fishing flies onto the sentiment banner above in Sahara ink and also colored one up and attached it to the twine as an accent.  One thing I learned on this card is that after coloring your image (in this case - the fishing bag), if you go over your coloring with a light marker of the same color family (B21) you'll pick up some of the color and giving it a lighter more mottled effect - a little like canvas texture.  

You won't want to miss more sneak peeks from this set from the Flourishes Design Team today so check out the Flourishes blog for new inspiration every hour, the full set reveal of What a Catch at 9 am CST, and the Challenge for today being unveiled at Noon CST...I'll have another sample of this set then!

Stamps:  Flourishes - What a Catch;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Ink - Pumice Stone;  Paper:  Flourishes Classic Ivory, Marina Mist, Sahara Sand, Basic Grey - Life of the Party;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels Three Nestabilities, Mega Deckled Rectangles Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, PTI Woodgrain Embossing Plate, Dimensionals, Twine, Twill Tape, Copic Markers (E43, E44, E47, W7, YG11, YG13, YG17, Y06, R27, B21, B34, B37, BG72)


Marisa said...

Wonderfully done. Love the fly. Congrats on your Mojo win too :)

petra,s cards said...

hi cristine, what a pretty card you have such an inspiration!!!! great new realese!!!
xx petra

dpkennedy said...

Gorgeous Christine! I love the fly you cut out and added to the twine fishing line!!

Mrs Ham said...

This is a great Father's Day card.

Stampvanwinkle said...

Hi Christine,

This is a wonderful man card. I love the colors and how you embellished it.


KarinsArtScrap said...

fabulous card christine, a great card for a man.
like the bright colors too.

greetings karin

Conniecrafter said...

Great masculine card, like the plaid background and the way you have the flies off to the side

Grace said...

Oh what a wonderful Father's Day card! I love the bright colors and this is a great guy card image! Thanks for the inspiration!

terri d. said...

I just love this card and it's so perfect for Father's Day!!

Theresa said...

Love the sentiment on this card...great job!

Jessie/knightrone said...

What a pretty card, love it!