This is going out to a friend who is a keen angler, although generally he fishes in larger waterways than a barrel! He isn’t really the gnome type so I cut off the gnome’s pointy hat while fussy cutting him and then added a hat from QKR Stampede I printed on some fabric. I couldn’t find any other fisherman’s hats as digis so the angle is a bit wrong of the hat but I love how it turned out with a bit of shading with my Copics and the slightly frayed edges.
Over at Some Odd Girl they have their first anything ODD goes with a twist challenge on their blog. The twist is to use sequins, glitter, or love. Thought I’d mix it up a bit and not do a Valentine’s card but a very masculine project instead with no pink or red or hearts at all. I have used the sequins and glitter in my shaker element. You could suggest I’ve also used ‘love’ as well in making this card especially as I had to hand cut the fish confetti (my Silhouette software has decided to just stop working) and I chose to make this card in my unairconditioned craft room despite the 47 degree heat we’re enjoying (that’s nearly 117 for those of you who follow the Fahrenheit scale)!
I took inspiration for my design elements from the current recipe at CAS Mix Up, which called for corrugated cardboard, stamping and your choice. I’ve got a few of the ‘choice’ elements such as fussy cutting, alcohol inks and acetate.
Over at Sweet Stampin’ they are looking for masculine projects, which my card is so I am also linking it up there.
Skin E000, E00, E11, E21 (E02 cheeks)
Eyes B0000, B02, C00, 0
Hair E23, E25, E27, E29
Outfit B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, C00, E81, E84, E87, E89
Basket & Fish C0, C2, C4, E71, E74, E77, E79
Fishing Rod G03, G05, G07, YG11, YG13, YG17
Chalks & Powders etc
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink ~ Alcohol Blending Solution, Mermaid, Stream & Silver Mixative
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Gathered Twigs & Walnut Stain
Bazzill Prismatic Cardstock ~ Baby Blue Medium
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