Thursday, May 23, 2013

What a Catch!

Hi all and Happy Friday!! This week is shaping up to be a nice one. After days and days of rain last week, we're seeing sun which makes me happy, happy, happy indeed!

Today all the gals with the Flourishes Design Team are showing off two sets that are aimed at giving a little love to the guys in your life and as you make the rounds, you'll see either the What a Catch set or the A Guiding Light set! Both are fabulously masculine and make wonderful cards!

On to my creation! I have to admit, I made this card a wee bit back and thought it would be fun to share now. Call it an old to me, new to you card!

Because I had some of this wood grain paper, I knew these scraps would be PERFECT for an outdoorsy creation. While this is older paper, THIS paper pack over at Flourishes has something similar and would be perfect as well! It's a nice mix of masculine and feminine prints! Moving on! I stamped my fish image on white card stock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and then cut it out using a circle die cut -- Spellbinders Classic Circles LG. While the die was still on, I sponged on some Antique Linen Distress ink around the top and side portion of my die cut. Then, the fun began with Copic markers! I used the Water, Lenten Rose, Emerald Coast and Evergreen Collections. Add some brads, a die cut mat done using Spellbinders Labels Three, some Natural Jute, and of course, a fly -- for those fly fishermen and... ta da! Done! 

Here's a close up of the fly... love this as an accent! 

Need some more inspiration? You can check out THIS card I made with the set last year. Or, better yet, visit the Flourishes Gallery HERE and see the other creations for this set from the ever-so-talented team of Flourishes designers!

Amanda Havon
Christine Okken 
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Heather Jensen
Julie Koerber  -- you are here!
Maki Jones
Silke Ledlow
Stacy Morgan

And... before you go, you should click on over to today's post on the Flourishes blog and read up on one very talented Flourishes designer! Last week, Christine kicked off what she's calling her Designer Focus -- a chance for YOU to get to know US better! This week I had the pleasure of telling you all a little bit about her and if you head on over, you can see how YOU can win some goodies if you play along in a fun-filled Christine inspired challenge. Just click HERE and be prepared to get those fingers inky!

Have a fabulous weekend everyone and I'll see you back here soon!

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ChristineCreations said...

I really like all the colors in this design Julie, really cool combination and that fish is awesome. Love that little fly accent too!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

That wood grain is awesome! I like the lure you used too. Clever girls....

Katie Sims said...

You colored your fish beautifully and I really like the way you framed him out! The distressed wood dp is the perfect backdrop! :)

Becky said...

This is beautiful. Wonderful colors on the fish.

Anonymous said...

This is really pretty for a guy card! Love how you colored that fish to look REAL. Cool touch to add a real fly. Happy Weekend! denise g.

Allison Cope Israels said...

Sooo clever Julie! Love that your added a fly to your card! Fantabulous masculine card! Great colouring of your fishy!

Heather Jensen said...

Love it! The bit of pink you added to the fish looks amazing. :)

Makiko Jones said...

This is fantastic, Julie! Such a wonderful masculine card! I love how you colored the realistic!

Dianne said...

WOW Julie is fabulous, love the wood paper, with the strip of blue, love it, now that fish is colored soooo perfectly, looks like a beautiful rainbow trout, the fly you added is perfect.Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day..

Amanda said...

I Love, Love the way you colored your fish! It's completely Amazing! The shading, the papers and the fly accent is great! I love each detail!