Sunday, April 19, 2009

A Whale of a Great Catch!

Hello friend! Right for a Sunday Special.. here comes my dear Fisherman Ian.. just back from a whale of a catch! lol I'm using the "whale" because of the charm I used on the card :) I made this card for The Greeting Farm CCC3 Contest. We had to case Jessica's card, which you can see here. I decided to use this darling Ian, he was filing to get inky, and I thought that today was the right time for him :)

I first stamped Ian twice: one on watercolour paper (which I have thanks to my lovely friend Susan! Thanks hun xx),and another on another type of cardstock, which is not that good for water-based colouring. On this latter image, I sponged the background and left to dry. I coloured the other Ian, and also the stairs (a Magnolia image). Then I cut around him, and cut off the fish; seperating them in the process. One of them, as you can see, I pop-dotted it to add dimension.

Finally I mounted everything, making a cute mini-scene for my cutie fisherman.He seems so pleased with his catch! :) Jessica herself will decide the winning card, on Friday 24th.. if you want to join in the fun. In the link I gave you in the beginning of this post you can find all the details. You can use any GF stamp. By the way... if you would like to purchase these stamps, Summer has them in her store. She is always adding the new ones that are released each month.

The bottom sentiment, is one that came with this Rock the Farm set, and the round upper sentiment is Stampin 'Up. I added brown embroidery thread, and that whale charm, which I found at a pound shop. I can tell you I was over the moon finding some charms there, as they are not commonly found here :)

The papers are Papermania, and a piece of Basic Grey as well. On the inside I printed a sentiment from my computer on a piece of cardstock, and stamped that flourish to finish. I also added some dewdrops for a "manly" touch, hehe. No flowers.. aggghr! Colouring meduim: Distress inks and reinkers.

Have a lovely and peaceful day my blogging friend. This will be an important key to having a calm and serene week, whatever life may present you with! Thanks for any comment you may wish to leave. I really appreciate your time to do so. x

By the way: Tomorrow it will be time for another Roses on Paper challenge. You can come back to see my DT entry for this week's challenge. Ssssh.. just a hint.. I used another Greeting Farm charmer.. who may it be you ask?? MMmm you'll see! Tomorrow!!
I need to practise with these babes as I'll be Guest Designing for them in a few months' time!!

Thanks for looking


Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Rosette, such a cute image and beautifully coloured, love all the wonderful detail. Hugs Nikki x

Riet said...

what a beautiful card Rosette,l love the image.

hugs Riet.x

Susan said...

I don't make masculine or cards for guys too often but this one is very encouraging to do is adorable! Awesome coloring!

Jacque said...

Rosette, he is just precious...papers, colors, setting is WONDERFUL!! Hugs..Jacque

WickedPixie said...

Wow! I really love this card! Your coloring is fantastic! :-) Traci

Susan said...

He's just too cute! Love thie fish and you color so beautifully. Sorry I've not been around as much but I'm back from vacation and ready to get back in the swing of things. I've missed you! And that Magnolia is too sweet! Reminds me of lemonade!

Hugs to you,


Cardmaking Galore said...

Great job to you on this one Rosette! I just love the colouring - it's just perfect!

Jodi said...

Very cute!! Love the masculinity of it all! =)
Jodi =)

Tammi said...

Wow, I can't stop looking at your beautiful coloring, the stairs are awesome and image so cute...fabulous card! xx

Tasha said...

Fantastic card Rosette - the Fisherman Ian is fab and i love how you coloured him. The whale charm is super cute and the papers look fantastic
love tasha xx

Lim said...

WOw!! beautiful coloring. stnning result. I looove this card.