Monday, June 15, 2009
Edwin Goes Fishing at the Ole Fishing Shed
Happy Monday everyone!!! Thanks for dropping by to see who's fishing at the ole fishing hole today!! LOL
Gosh! I just finished this card and lo and behold the requirement for Copic Creations challenge for the next 2 weeks is the coloring of WOOD. This card has its share of WOOD for sure!! I used Fishing Edwin from the Summer 2007 Collection, Summer Background from the Shabby Chic Collection 2008, Sea Background from Summer & Sea Collection 2008 and the Alota Fishing Shed. All four of the stamps I used are from Magnolia-licious where you will also find a super-duper selection of Maggies at all times! Diana has some special deals for those who are members of the Magnolia-licious Yahoo Site. I also used Bazzill CS for the card base, PTI Ocean Tides CS for matting, and MME DP.
This card was quite time-consuming because I wanted to not only create a fishing scene but I also wanted alot of dimension. So I started with Cryogen White for the base of the scene and stamped Fishing Edwin and the Fishing Shed, masked both of them and stamped the Summer Background first and then stamped part of the Sea Background. You will notice that I had to stamp the Summer Background twice so that the entire sky would be covered and then had to draw in with a Copic Multiliner the portion of the waterline under the shed. Am I making sense?? Remember I don't know all of this terminology!!! lol OK, then I masked the clouds and sun and airbrushed the sky and then the ground. I then stamped the Fishing Shed and Edwin again so that I would have dimension and colored them with Copics with a touch of Stickles for Edwin's wings. I then colored the base scene using Copics (at least a bushel basket full of Copics)!!
On the base Fishing Shed I only colored that part which could be seen after the second layer was placed over it with dimensional tape. Notice that I also colored the curtains on the base level and covered them with Diamond Glaze and also painted the water with Diamond Glaze. Next I cut out the windows of the second Fishing Shed to add depth to the windows...I hope these pictures will give you an idea of the dimension of this card:
Almost finished...I added a fish button to the gable of the house, and a hand made wooden oar/fish holder to the shed railing, tying them on with floss. Edwin has been a lucky fisherman....he has caught 3 wee fish already...hahahahah...Three swimming fishies and a friendly froggie to keep Edwin company were added!! Since Edwin's fishing pole was soooooooo thin I decided to make him one using an eye pin and floss. How did I do??? The last thing I did was to color in the flowers on the sides of the shed with Sakura Souffle pens to add dimension and add some brads to soften the corners...Whewwwwwwww...what a production!!!
Needless to say, the inside of this card was QUICK AND EASY!!!!!!!!!! I only added a couple of touches from the front for a bit of continuity. I added floss for the big catch!!! And placed another froggy on the jotting panel...
I'm sure I have not explained this card very well so if you have questions about anything I did, please let me know in your comment or drop me an email. Thank you so much for visiting us today and I hope you have enjoyed my take on coloring wood and developing a scene using a cute Edwin. Please hurry back and see us all real soon...AND have a wonderful week!!! Hugs!!
NOTE: This is a very special card for a very special man, Bill Witt of MD, who is a TRUE HOKIE and who will be celebrating his 89th Birthday in NC with his wife, Maureen, my Auntie Jane, and ME!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BILL!!!