Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Happy Father's Day

Welcome!  I'm so glad you are here.  It's been hot for a couple days but it has cooled down now.  The sun is setting and the peepers are starting their song.  I just love summer!  

Summer brings some great times for my family.  My husband loves to take our boys fishing.  Our Ben could fish all day.  He is a very patient boy!  The little guy on today's card reminds me of my little (ok not so little, he's gonna be 13 this summer) boy.  I chose Ricky from Tiddly Inks.  I love the images over there.  My collection is growing!
I colored Ricky with my Prismacolor pencils.  I don't know if my fish is very accurate.  Hopefully my husband won't notice my lack of fish knowledge.
I used a piece of DP that's been in my stash forever.  Not sure why I bought it other than I thought it was cool.  (Just guessing)  I used the whole sheet on this card so I don't have to worry about finding another project for it.  :)  lol  I inked the edges of my papers and sewed my layers together.  Can you see the fishing pole sticking out from the circle?  Finally figured out how to do that!  Yes, I know, pretty slow.  But, it's very cool!
Here's the inside.  I inked the edges of the DP again.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.  The die has been in my stash forever.  I have no idea where it came from.  I sponged it with a couple different shade of grey then added glossy accents to it.  You can't see that in the picture above.  I tried adding a picture of it close up but blogger kept blocking it.  No idea why.  Trust me, it's glossy!
And, here's the back.

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:

Tiddly Inks - Father's Day
Tuesday Alchemy - Anything Goes

That's about it.  Thanks for taking a peek!

Blessings & Hugs



  1. This is awesome! I really love your coloring. Great job! :) Thanks for playing with us at {TIDDLY INKS}!

    Annie Rose

  2. This is so cool!! I love seeing male cards, sometimes it's hard to make things for the boys without it being so cutesy!! Thanks for joining us this week at tuesday alchemy!!


  3. Really well implemented card! Both inside and out! Great choice of color shades and design of the card! Like your stitching and the patterned background. Wonderful creation!
    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy!

  4. Your pencil coloring looks fantastic!! I think I need to add those pencils to my ever growing wish list. ;) You made that old paper shine on this card, fabulous! PS. I just learned how to do that too... but I did mess up a little the first go.. lol
    So happy you joined us at Tiddly Inks!
    hugs, Leah

  5. Great fathersday card!! I dont know much about fish either, but it looks great to me!! :)
    Thanks for playing with us at tiddly inks!

  6. So cute! There is no mistake that this is a male's card. BTW, if you're slow then I'm even slower. How did you get the fishing pole to stick out from the circle? I haven't figured it out yet & would love to know.

  7. Fantastic creation! I love that you did something on every side. You don't see that too often.

    It is wonderful to have you join us at Tuesday Alchemy this week! Have you joined our fun blog hop, too?

    If not, you can start your hopping here:
    http://pinandtack.blogspot.com/2012/06/tuesday-alchemys-tips-tutorials.html - So many different prizes that you have plenty of chances to win something wonderful!

    Lots of joy!

  8. awesome card michelle, I love that stoney effect paper! its fabby!
    thank you so much for playing along with the tiddly inkers this week
    hugs Lou xxx

  9. This is an excellent card! Love the pebble paper. I don't even care if your fish is accurate.. I love his little red belly!!

    Thanks for joining us over at Tiddly Inks for our 'Father's Day' challenge. Good luck.

    xo, Lou Mac.

  10. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy!
    Katya x

  11. such an adorable card Michelle. Love the image too! Thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy and we hope you will come back for our next challenge.

    With smiles


  12. It's a really cute guys card! I love how you dressed up all of the panels of the card! I'm so happy you could join us this week at Tuesday Alchemy!


  13. This is gorgeous Michelle! I love your pencil colouring!

    Thanks so much for joining our Father's day challenge at Tiddly Inks! I hope you can play again this fortnight in our Pink challenge!