Friday, 21 May 2010

One for the Boys!

Those amazingly talented girlies over at Dare you 2 Digi Stamp this week want us to make something for the boys. This is right up my street as there are hardly any women in our family, with three brothers, two sons, four nephews and only one niece the odds are really stacked against the women of the family!

It's my nephews birthday at the weekend and having taken him fishing with me and seeing how patient he was and how good with the rod I thought I'd make him a fishy card.


It's a tent card inked with TH then the background was sprayed with sunburst stains and stamped with the water weeds (crafty individuals fern) I then built up the scene using elements from Sheena Douglass's Coast create a scene.  The main feature (that wonderful trout) is one of Teri's Digi's which I resized and coloured with TH again.  I soooo enjoyed creating this card and think I'll do a few more like it.

It's not always easy making cards for men but the DT have some wonderful inspiration over at DU2DS. Come have a go at making something for the men in your life!


x Michelle

19 comments:

Fiona said...

This card is totally amazing Michelle. The fish is so realistic and the background is superb. You've coloured it so brilliantly too. Your nephew is gonna love it!

Fiona x

Teri said...

This is so fabulous hun! Really love your colouring job on my little fishy. Great idea to use a tent card design - how did you get the fish to dangle without seeing anything. . .?
Have a great day hun.
Hugs,
Teri x

Virginia said...

Loving this - boys and men's cards are always the hardest to do! NOw where's this Rocking your World that you mentioned on Janet's blog!

Karen said...

This is stunning Michelle. Your colouring is just amazing and I just know that your nephew will be over the moon with this one.
Have a lovely weekend.
Karen x

Sandra said...

Wonderful card Michelle.... Just love the way you have stamped the scene. Your choice of colours is perfect as always!
Have a great weekend.
Hugs
Sandra x

Carmen said...

It looks like the fish is jumping off the card! Amazing job!

Sarita said...

Fab scene you have created Michelle, the colours and image are fantastic.
Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog, I have e-mailed you separately today,
Love Sarita xx

PatR said...

Brilliant Michelle are you sure that's not a live fish as he looks so realistic. Great image and great colouring.
xx

Sally H said...

Wow! That is stunning! Wonderful use of Teri's fab fish, and your stamping and inking is perfect. I've seen quite a few tent cards now... must have a go!

Cheryl said...

What a terrific card! Your coloring is excellent. I am going to have to get this image for Father's Day.

Meggymay said...

An amazing card, the fish is fantastic , I want to touch to see if its real

craftimamma said...

Fantastic card for an angler Michelle. That trout looks so realistic and it's a wonderful little scene you've constructed. Bet your nephew loves it.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

The Stamp Man said...

Beautiful card Michelle, like everyone has said that fish looks so realistic!

Jill x

georgina said...

amazing.luv georginaxx

IsaNorris said...

Amazin card !! I love it!
hugs,
isax

lisa said...

Another fantastic card Michelle. Your fishy looks almost real!!
Lisax

Donna said...

Fantastic card Michelle and beautifully done in this style...so much attention to detail too...it's brilliant! :) Donna x

Chris said...

An amazing card Michelle and the trout looks so real! Wonderful colouring and such a great way to display the fish in the tent shape, I love it. Chris :)

georgina said...

Barrie will love this when he sees it, you fisherpeople!!!!, luv georginaxx