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 Happy Birthday Adam.
On to the challenge from Daring Cardmakers'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


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.


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 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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