Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge --- Tent Card

Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week is to make a tent card. This is one of my favorite card styles.  I made one a few months ago and sent it to my shy and elusive 4-year-old grandniece. The next time I saw her she remembered the card and I scored lots of points with her!  I'm not sure who will get this card.  Maybe my hubby since he loves to fish (and I don't) and he's just a big kid about it! 

I used Cheryl's "Fishing Day" digital image and colored it with Copics.  I had tried something different with the sky and it came out looking pretty gloomy, so I fiddled with it long enough to make it look like a nice rainy spring day.  I hear that fishing is good in the rain. 

I like using double-sided dp for tent cards. This piece was from my stash of Daisy D's that I've had for years.  The leaves and flowers are from silk stems I bought at Hobby Lobby. I like the look of reeds alongside the opening.


The sentiment and sign are computer-generated using Print Shop Pro Publisher.


Fishing isn't for me unless I'm lounging on a luxurious houseboat with all the comforts of home --- and someone else cleans and cooks the fish!  Since I don't have or ever will have a luxurious houseboat, I'll be sitting on the shore with a good book and cold beer.  Happy fishing!

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17 comments:

Janetlynne said...

adorable

heidy said...

Oh so cute!
Hugs Heidy

Sassy Cheryl said...

Well, I think the sky is PERFECT! And the sentiment is so appropriate. And you've heard correctly. Fishing is better in the rain! :)
This is lovely. Thanks for playing in the challenge this week.

Heather said...

This is ADORABLE!!!! I LOVE the sweet image and the embellies are PERFECT!!!! I love those cattails and the paper. Awesome card Barb!!! :)

Payne Holler Cards said...

now this is so cleverly different! love it - have never tried a tent card..yours is really amazing! and Im with you on the fishin (-:

Ann English said...

Love the sky background. This is a darling card!
Thank you for joining us this week at Sassy Cheryls.

Joan Ervin said...

Heeheehee...I love the way you fish, Barb...I'll be sitting right there beside you!!!! Your card is sooo cute...I just love that sweet image and how cool is that awesome sky!!!!!

Cynthia said...

Wow, this is really adorable Barb! I haven't seen this digi before. Will have to check out Cheryl's shop!

I just came back from a trip to visit my family in Strafford (east of Springfield). We went crappie fishing in the 90 degree weather! I have become somewhat of a fisherwoman over the past few years! :0

Flip-Flop Creations said...

This is fantastic Barbara! I love the cat tails and "Fishin' Hole" sign, perfect accessories. ~jeni :)

DonnaMundinger said...

Love this Barb! Fabulous sky, darling image and sentment and great embellies. xxD

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

What an adorable card barb! I LOVE all the details, layout, image, just everything! Have a great wknd. :)

Dawn said...

Oh... this is just too cute! love your "rain" too!

JACKIE M said...

I love everything about your card it is perfect :)

Thanks for joining us in Sassy Cheryl's challenge.

Heather said...

Fabulous tent card!! Thanks for playing along.

Hugs,
Heather

Linda said...

Love your sky and that sentiment and fishing sign are very cool.

jkreucher said...

Look at this adorable creation! Love your sweet design with the large cattails on the side..
everything came together perfectly!
Thanks for joining us this week for the Sassy Cheryl Challenge this week!
Judy

Georgia Ehrmann said...

wonderful card and I love your gloomy background!
Hugs,
Georgia