Sunday 2 August 2009

Gone Fishin' !!

Good Sunday morning ! For a change its a bright sunny morning so the washing machine is spinning in the hope I might get some washing dried outside rather than using the tumber dryer again. Hopefully I can get the girls out too if I can prise them apart from fighting !!!

I have a whole string of birthday's in August and at least 4 of them are for boys aged between 5 and 8 so here is a card I knocked up earlier.

we seem to have a bit of a blue hue going on here but anyway.......

The DP's are DCWV the Green Stack.

The image is Ian from The Greeting Farm and he has been coloured with ProMarkers. Sorry, I forgot to write down the colours this time.

The ribbon was from my friend Judy and I just love it.

This fish charm was from my stash and has been tied up with a bit of jute string.

The tag was another experiment ! I have been following the "Thinking Inking" tutorials (this is a link to all the classes they have run so far and there are more to come in the next couple of weeks) on TwoPeas and the latest have been using alcohol inks. I only have two alcohol inks and are not the colours I wanted so I had a brainstorm and thought I would use my ProMarkers instead.

I coloured an acrylic tag with ProMarkers and let the ink dry before sticking a piece of white paper to the reverse of the tag with glossy accents.

I then stamped the front of the tag with the sentiment and fish in black stazon.

I'm pleased with the result but there are some things I might try differently next time like pick the colour up with the Ranger felt and apply it with the tool rather than directly from the pen. I have a feeling the colours might blend a little better then. I'll keep you posted !

Thank you for your visit. Hope you have a lovely Sunday whatever you are doing and thank you so much for any comments you leave me. I do love to read them.


  1. That is gorgeous hunny, really great work - you are one hell of a talented lady, do you know that? Well, you do now...

    I shall email you later, promise!

    Hugs and huggybugs
    Julia x

  2. Hey Girlfriend...your card is stunning! I love the acrylic tag so artsy fartsy,smile, and so much work...stunning results! I love this we fishing guy! He is just too cute and your colouring is just beautiful, as always! Great card, hun!
    Now what's all this about it being quiet around my house and fam is probably enjoying it...what kinda friend are you,ROFL!!!! You are just too cheeky for a Sunday morning, girlie, he, he ,he!!!! Well, you are probably right they are enjoying the how did you get me pegged all they from the other side of the pond, too funny!
    Thanks hun, for your made my day! I hope the weather stays good for you and your laundry! Oh and I hear ya about the kidos squabbling...mine too...ugghh..enough o drive me batty!!!
    Big hugs,t

  3. What a great card, I love the way you have done the tag and look forward to seeing if what you suggests works better for blending the colours

    Hugs Jackie x

  4. gorgoeus Jo, it's great how you have tied everything together right down the the little fish charm.. a fabulous card. hugs rachxxx

  5. aww this is soo cute hunni, love the super cute image and those papers are scrummy :)



  6. It's lovely to see the sunshine isn't it. I bet nearly every house in the country has washing on the line today!!!!
    I love your little boy card, someone is going to adore receiving these.


  7. just gorgeous! Love the colour combo, and the little fish charm is just adorable.

  8. Hi Jo,
    I absolutely love your card, the image is really cute and I love how you've done the sentiment!
    The little fish charm is fab too, it looks great! :)
    Love, Georgia xx

  9. So precious! I love your fish charm hanging off the ribbon.

  10. Oh he is gorgeous and what a wonderful card, love the colour combo too.

  11. This is just lovely i love these images and you have coloured it in great! love the tag must try it! love the colour combo too!

    HUgs Di xxx


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