Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Holy Carp!

Hi everyone! I haven't been in my card room for the last few days but I do have a card to show you that I made for my Dad's 60th Birthday back in April :D I thought that the sentiment and the image was perfectly appropriate for my Dad and he got a good chuckle out of it!

I used the set from Skipping Stones Designs called Holy Carp! to create this cheeky birthday greeting! I paired it up with an assortment of scraps that are Crate Paper and My Mind's Eye (I think). Don't you just hate it when you cut the name of the paper collections off the bottom of the sheets when cutting out your pieces? I do that all the time and then I end up not knowing what collection the papers are from and my terrible memory doesn't help the situation either! lol

The carp has been water coloured with my tombows and shaded with a chalk pencil. I added some light sponging for a bit of blue backdrop to him and finished the fish off with some silver gel pen on the hooks in his mouth and some glossy accents for his eyes.

Thanks for joining me today and I hope that you like this card as much as my Dad did! See you all a little later in the week for another creation ;D

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Skipping Stones Design
Paper: Gina K, Black, Water Colour, Crate Paper, MME
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Vintage Photo, Baja, Antique Linen
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug and Embossing Folders, Ribbon, Buttons, Twine, SU Circle Punches, Tombow Dual Brush Pens, Water Brush, Chalk Pencil, Gel Pen, Clear Embossing Powder, Spellbinders Dies, Stick Pins, Brads, Sponges, Glossy Accents


wendyp said...

This is one of my favorite SSD images! LOVE the card you created with him!

Toni K said...

This is awesome!