Sunday, July 26, 2009

Summer Time Thinking

In the heat of summer I think of being out at the lake. Any lake. I love waking up hearing the Loons....listening to the water crash against the rocks. It's so calming and cool....for those of us dealing with 90* and higher!

I know my hubby likes to get out fishing. So, I pulled out one of my favorite retired sets, Angler...and got it inky.


I took the idea of the circles from franb63 on SCS, you can see her card here, then I made it my own. I used my Water Color Crayons, as Fran did...she gave me that idea too ;) I really love using the Watercolor Paper when I use my Aqua Painters. It doesn't always work, since it's a Very Vanilla color, but it really makes whatever water medium that you are using, just flow across the paper with no piling.

I couldn't find any designer paper, in my enormous stash, that would work for fishing, so I used some textured paper and also made my own background paper with one of the Angler stamps.

Enjoy!!



Set: Angler, Warmest Regards
Accessories: Not Quite Navy, Old Olive (Textured)& Very Vanilla cardstocks, Watercolor paper, Watercolor Crayons, Aqua Painter, 1 3/4" circle punch, Circle Scissors Plus, Sponge, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive and Staz On Black inks, Jumbo Eyelets (Antique Brass) and my trusty cutter kit.




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16 comments:

Grace said...

Oh I love this card! The circles are the perfect presentation and your hand made dp is great! I also love your blog bg! So pretty!!!

Gina said...

This is such a great card, I love the circles. Great job with your water color crayons too.

Elizabeth said...

Whoa... I looked at your card close up. Beautiful job. The colouring is perfect and I love the rustic feel and details of the card. TYFS.

Dell said...

What a great card! I love your design!

Liz said...

love the circles with the different watercoloured images in them... great card!

The Mama Monkey said...

That is just beautiful! Love the circles and your watercoloring is just divine!

Kim said...

Really nice card. You did an awesome job coloring with the watercolor crayons.

Stephanie said...

Love all the mini scenes on this card - just puts you there! You did such a great job with this & I love the background you created! TFS!!

Diane said...

Oh, this is just a great sketch. The overlapping circles with images creates a very striking presentation. Great job creating faux dp!! Love it all!

Melissa Sauls said...

This is just gorgeous Katie! The watercoloring is beautiful...I can't believe it was with the crayons!

Also, thanks for the award...I just noticed! :)

laos348 said...

Awesome card! I like the use of the circles and really like the watercolor look.

A Latte Stampin said...

Love it! my Husband would too...fishes all the time.

Valerie Durham said...

How beautiful is this? It is very artistic and yet manly at the same time. Nice job!

Ramona said...

Wow. I really like what you did with that stamp set. Great card.

peggysue said...

This is fabulous, you did a great job coloring. Great guy card and I like the layout and detail.

Holly said...

You've inspired me to get this set out and USE it! I bought it thinking my DH would dig it but haven't used it hardly at all - this is just wonderful!