Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge #31 --- Father's Day Fisherman

 
Mo's Digital Pencil challenge this week is all about flowers.  Flowers?  But this post title says something about a Father's Day Fisherman --- what does that have to do with flowers?  Well, check this out:

Now, I don't like to fish (just ask my husband), but I do like being around the lakes, walking along the shores, watching the fish jump out of the water.  I've noticed the beautiful flowers around the edge of the lake, often sprouting right out of the water like reeds do.  The flowers I used here I found at Hobby Lobby and I wish you could reach in and touch them.  The texture is like suede, soft and slightly spongy.  Plus, when I bought them I had masculine cards in mind.  Just something about them seemed to be not quite as delicate and feminine, though I'd love to have them growing in my own yard.

On to the card itself.  I made an easel card so that I could take advantage of the fish and tackle box I found on "Masculine Collage Paper" by Hot Off the Press.  This scrapbook paper has been in my stash for a long time.  It is the perfect background for Mo's "fishing" illustration, which I colored with Copics.

I used silver metallic thread for the fishing line, following the lines on the original illustration. While exploring the shores around a lake I've noticed lots and lots of dragonflies (I love dragonflies) so I used several as embellies on both parts of the card. 


The sentiment on the front is computer generated using a terrific font made of fishing poles.  It is printed on PaperTrey Kraft paper, as is the sentiment on the inside of the card.


I think this is a very masculine card, even with the flowers.  What do you think?  I will be making a matching envelobox since the card is quite thick.  Now, what man in my life would like to see this sitting on his desk?  Hmmm....

Thanks for stopping by today.  And don't forget to hop over to Mo's Digital Pencil challenge.  The DT has beautiful and inspiring projects to see!
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12 comments:

Graphicat said...

Barb! This is STUNNING!!! What a fabulous job with your paper.. and the image and that flower is absolutly devine! Im in love with this card!

you're amazing!
Hugs
Cheri

Dawn B. said...

Wow this is incredible.. I love all the detail.. Thanks so much for joining us at Mo's this week..

Kristyn said...

This is AMAZING!!!!!! What a gorgeous card!!!
Kristyn
www.goodgravycrafts.com

Denise @ Paper Gems said...

What a BEAUTIFUL job you did with this card! Love how the "fish" is faded into the back ground and then there is the AMAZING FLOWER!

Come back NEXT week for more Fun @ Mo's!

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Fabulous flowers !

The Wired Angel said...

This is stunning Barb.. what a fantastic card. Great, great job. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Mo's challenge. Hugs, Peggy

bumblebee creations said...

WOWZERS!!!! This is SO GORGEOUS!!! Oh my! That paper is amazing-as is your coloring!!!! And I am living those flowers!

Elaine L. said...

This is just wonderful! I love the way you've cut out the image, and those flowers are fabulous. Thanks for taking part in Mo's Challenge this week.

DonnaMundinger said...

Wow is this cool BArb! Love the subtle big fish and tackle box in the background and the amazing 3D embellies. Makes the image looks like he's in a dream. I LOVE it! xxD

Mina said...

wow Barb I love this card its stunning, you have brought this image to life with your amazing design
Mina xxx

Celeste said...

Absolutely amazing card. Your Dad will love it.

Myrt said...

This is the most amazing Father's Day card I have ever seen! Absolutely stunning!