May 14, 2012

Father's Day

Hello Stampers and Happy Monday!

Here is my first Father's Day card creation of the year.  I don't know about you, but I find masculine cards to be super challenging.  I can never find stamps - never mind stamps to colour.  And then how to embellish?  What colours to use?  Always a struggle.  This stamp is  "Fisherman" by Ai (Art Impressions).  My sentiment is from the "My Guy" set from Paper Smooches (hands down - my favourite line for sentiments).

If you haven't yet discovered the "Golden Oldies" series by Ai (Art Impressions) - you really have to check these out!  First of all, they're pretty funny.  And - they are so practical!  I find them great images for lots of occasions.  AND they're already cling mounted - and ready to colour.  LOVE!

I made a card with the ladies on beach chairs a while ago - and had SO many comments on it and asking to know where I found the stamp!

This one will be at my upcoming card class in June - I have another "Golden Oldie" to be featured there as well (just have to finish colouring it up!).

I just finished my Standard & Intermediate Copic Certification courses in Toronto two weeks ago!  I LOVED it - and was so excited to complete these courses - yay!  I can't wait to start teaching some of the new techniques I learned.  I'm still practicing, so bear with me!  There was LOTS of new stuff to learn - it was just heaven for me - and I had the joy of attending with my BFF Andrea (not to mention our crazy hotel & travel stories - be sure and ask Andrea about the magician's animals!).  What a fabulous time.

You may note my skin tones are different here than my usual.  I'm also trying out some new shadow techniques and even a cast shadow!  SO much fun!


Hero Arts "Wood Grain" background stamp

Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa, Distress inks in Old paper and Antique linen
YG99, YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91
B97, B95, B93, B91
E53, E51
E25, E23
BV23, BV20
E13, E11, E00, R20

1 comment:

  1. your skin tones look awesome!!!! I love this card- totally copying it for Father's day hee hee. Love the detail right down to your Hero Arts woodgrain stamped background ;). Yes...I need to write up our adventures from the certification. Plumbers, hockey team, magicians...I mean seriously- never a dull moment! xoxo


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