Friday, October 8, 2010

Thankful for Fishing!

It's another Fairy Fun Friday and I'm here to share my design team card with you.  Our challenge to you this fortnight is "Tag or Ticket".  You can make a card with a tag or ticket or simply make a tag.  You don't have to use a Prairie Fairy digital image, but we love it when you do!  We just hope you will play along with us in this fun challenge.

I got a bit carried away with layers on my card - eight in all and that's just on the outside.  I finished off the inside with another five layers.  This is such a heavy and rich-feeling card.  I decided to to a little fancy work with a Spellbinders border die, cutting four borders and piecing them together and assembling them on a square of Close to Cocoa CS.  That was followed by a double layer of CS and DP popped up on a layer of craft foam.  Then on top of that another double layer consisting of CS and CP, both upper panels stitched together.  I used the SU photo corner punch, which I dragged out of the bottom of my equipment drawer, and subjected the corners to the same UTEE/Perfect Pearls random embossing that I have used on my last two Prairie Fairy cards.  I guess I'm getting into a rut with that, but I really like how it looks and think it makes an excellent masculine style embellishment.  The image is a Prairie Fairy digi, printed on Flourishes white CS and colored with Copics.  I was experimenting with creating a sunset sky with the dots and blobs I've been using, but really didn't like it until I sponged with with Creamy Caramel ink to give it some distressing.  That filled in all the light areas, blurred and mellowed the sky and now I am quite happy with it - LOL.

I took the time to finish off the inside of the card with coordinating DPs, styles and embellishments.  I stamped the SU stamp Give Thanks on the tag, but if I decided not to use it for Thanksgiving, I can change out the tag and make it a birthday or some other occasion card.

So that's my card for Fairy Fun Friday this time around.  I hope I have inspired you to play along with the design team and will look forward to seeing your entry into our challenge!  I hope you will take time to visit the blogs of the other designers too. 

Products Used:
Stamps:  Gone Fishin' by the Prairie Fairy, SU Holiday Best (for sentiment) and leaf flourish is Inkadinkado
Paper:  SU CS - Naturals White, Close to Cocoa and Always Artichoke, Flourishes White CS for main panel and digital DP from Little Scrap Garden, Kallee paper pack
Ink:  Versamark, Copics, Vintage Photo and Creamy Caramel for distressing, Walnut Stain DI for stamping
Accessories:  Spellbinders Lattice Borderabilites, Labels One Nestabilities, SU Photo Corner Punch, SU brad, jewelry spacers, gold half pearls from Michaels

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I do so appreciate your comments.
Blessings & hugs,

Challenges Entered:
Stamptacular Sunday - Layer It Up
Oh La La Creations - Nothing Floral
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - Tagalicious
All That Scraps - Manly Cards


Babsarella said...

I love this amazing card. The sky is so beautiful and I adore all the layers. Bravo!!

Margreet said...

Hi Linda....such a breathtaking card's too beautiful with so many the borders around the card.....great idea!.....hope you gave a wonderful weekend!
xxx Margreet

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Linda, the image is so stunning and I love how you've created the sky.
Thanks for your kind message, it's hard cutting back on craft time but work has to come first at the moment. I'll still be keeping an eye on everyone even if I'm not joining in as much. Sue C x

Christine said...

Incredible Linda!

Sue said...

Your work always blows me away , they are not cards they are pure works of art!
Have a fab w/end
Sue x

Netty said...

Linda this is such a terrific card, love it. Enjoy the weekend. Annette x

Lynne said...

Hey Linda - this is beautiful - your colouring is just stunning!!
Absolutely gorgeous card :o) xx Lynne xx
PS thanks for the email - let me know if you change your mind xx

Jane Wetzel said...

so beautiful! your "layers" are GORGEOUS!

CarlaKH said...

what a handsome card! love the textures and shading...

HappyCrafter said...

This is stunning! the inside itself is a work of art, and the outside is gorgeous! That thing must way a ton LOL! Very envious of your straight and even stitches....

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Linda!! I love the sky and the image. Your details are so beautiful!! Love the corners and borders!! Stunning!

Cor* said...

Oh Linda you have totally rocked this image. I love the tag and the colors!!!

Suzi Mac said...

This is one very STUNNING card Linda, your colouring as always is amazing as is your attention to all the beautiful little details. I Hope you are having a lovely weekend.
Suzi x

Wendi said...

Wow your card is amazing I love all the stitching and the image and colouring are done to perfection
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Kim Lundstrom said...

Linda, this is amazing! I love creepy Halloween and you have gone above and beyond! Wow!

Unknown said...

Absolutely amazing! Just gorgeous! I love how you get that faux metal look on the corners! Your coloring is to die for!


Risa said...

What a beautiful masculine card! Your image is awesome and your detailing rocks! Thanks for joining us at ATS!
*Please note that for future All That Scraps Wednesday Challenges, you have to use an image that is sold at the ATS online store.

Kelly said...

Linda, I love the leaf charm and the way you finished off the corners to make them look antique. Great additions to an already beautiful card.

Kelly Schelske said...

This is such a beautiful creation! Thanks you for playing along with us at DDCC, good luck!

Michelle Singer said...

What an awesome take on the challenge. Love the way you incorporated the tag. I'm so glad you entered it in the challenge. Thank you so much. I hope to see you again at the next Dutch Dare Card Challenge.

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