Monday, 23 February 2009

Daring Cardmakers - Fish Or Frog

Happy Monday everybody.
Hope you all had a fantastic weekend. It's my son Adam's birthday today...23 years...oh yes I remember it well...so Happy Birthday Adam.
On to the challenge from Daring Cardmakers ...it's fish or frog. You have to show at least one on your card. I chose a frog for this one...mainly because I couldn't think of a stamp I had with a fish on.
This cute li'l stamp comes from High Hopes. It's a good boys stamp this one, in fact I used it for my Grandson's card only last month, which you can see here. I coloured the image with Copic markers again. I just love these markers, and would recommend them to anyone.
I used Basic Grey Archaic 6x6 papers, which are absolutely perfect for this type of image. I love the colours and patterns of this mix. I did a little bit of doodling around the image to distract from the large expanse of white background a bit.


I decorated the inside of the card again with scraps I had left over, and a snippet of the image. More doodling and a button just to carry the theme through.


You can see a little bit more detail here. He's such a cheeky li'l chappie, how many little boys does he remind you of? I can certainly see my boys in him when they were younger...that mischievous little grin, delighted to bring you a present he's found.

I was going to use flowers in colours to match the card, but then I thought I would dig out some buttons instead.

I suddenly had one of those 'lightbulb' moments. I went into the garden, cut off a little piece of last years wood from my wisteria, and bound two pieces together with thread, and popped it onto the card with the buttons. Eureka. I love this idea, and seeing as he has a slingshot in his pocket I thought it suited very well.

Hope you like what I've done. I'd be happy to hear your comments if you have the time.

Hugs Debbie xx




12 comments:

cats whiskers said...

Oh this is perfect for a bo hun what fabulous colouring and great image, the inside is just perfect too.
Hugs Jacqui x

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Debbie. Love the image and the colouring is fabulous. Love the papers also. Michele x

Rein said...

What a lovely card!

Jane said...

Fantastic card Debbie, love the inside.

Jane:0)

Bev said...

Awww, this is so adorable Debbie, love that cute little image. Fab papers and brilliant details too
hugs Bev x

Ellen said...

great colouring and such a cute image he reminds me of Denis the Menace.

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Fabulous card!! ♥
Love the image ^.^

Sharon said...

This is adorable Debbie. I really must get some High Hopes stamps. I love the idea of the little twigs - brilliant!

Rach said...

Debbie this is fantastic, great papers, image, colouration, the lot.. and what a fab light bulb moment...works wonderfully.xx

Lynsey said...

Hi Debbie, this is a great male card! I love the embellishments you have added!
Hugs Lynsey:)

Lynsey said...

Hi Debbie
Me again! I just wanted to thank you for the lovely card that you sent me, it was there when I got back this afternoon. It was really nice of you to think of me. I love the punch you have used, I am very jealous lol! I will have to get one!
Hugs Lynsey:)

librariane said...

What an amazing amount of work! I love the colors and layout you used, and the stamp is darn cute.

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