2.16.2010

Down at the fishin' hole...

Another cutie from TAC's Wonder and Joy stamp set!  This set is so much fun to color, and perfect to build little scenes around.

I LOVE how the pond edge came out... much better than the grass!  You can barely see them, but I did the ol' cloud trick again, this time in a super light blue.

I'm not thrilled with the rest of the card other than the yummy twill w/ the tag hanging from it.  The image is so large, there really isn't a ton of room left for any extra stuff!

I think I'm getting better and better with the skin tones... now to learn that ala Copic!  I probably should have muddied him up a little, but let's pretend he JUST arrived and hasn't fished yet :)  Look at those rosey cheeks :)

Stamps:  Wonder and Joy, Tag Tidbits
Paper:  Ivory UltraSmooth, kraft, Mono-chromatic greens, & misc. blue cardstocks
Ink:  Ballet Blue, Burnt Umber & Noir Palettes, Jumbo Java VM
Colorant:  Prismacolors w/ mineral oil
Other:  Copper Hardware, Walnut Ink (for tag), silver glitter pen (reel & hook), misc. twill ribbon & tag

What do you think?

20 comments:

Cynthia said...

Barb, as always I love your work! super cute card!!!!!



Cynthia:)

Chris said...

wow...that pond is terrific! And so is the grass, and the sky and that little guy! I love everything about your card!

LadybugSue said...

A typical boy, I am really wanting this set more and more.

Seleise said...

I think this card is fabulous! the pond - the clouds - the tag - all wonderful as is the coloring on that great little boy! I just got this set so need to get it cut out and colored up!

kolling143 said...

This is a GREAT boy card!! I love the eyelets, coloring, twill, tag, and especially the pond/grass!

Michelle said...

well I hope he just arrived as his buckets empty...he needs to catch some fish before leaving, right? LOL! ADORABLE freakin' card - your coloring is fantastic...LOVE the pond, edge and grass - FABULOUS card all around GF!

Danni said...

I just got this set in my hands yesterday! Yay!! I sure hope I can create something halfway as wonderful as this!
I never would've thought to add a pond!!
Fabulous job and I really like the soft clouds!!

Angela K said...

FANTASTIC!!!!

Patti J said...

Darn, just realized that I mailed off a card using this image today and didn't snap a pic first...darn! What a cutie patootie! Love your card, and girl you are acing the skin colors these days! Great job!

Stacy said...

Wow Barb this is fantastic! I love how you always find a way to think outside of the box! I think your brain must be 4 dimensional! LOL Mine only has 1 :)

Anna said...

Barb! Love the scene you've created! Super cute!

Trudy Osborn said...

Terrific scene! I love the ripped hole in the boys pants, it looks like you could feel it...and the pond is perfect!

Bridgett said...

So awesome! I love it!!!!!!
Angel Hugs,
Bridgett

StampinCarol said...

This is just so awesome! You are definitely the Prismacolor Pencil Queen!

Melisa Waldorf said...

too, too, cute girly!! I love your cloud trick, awesome. I just have a hard time with scenes for some reason, but yours is awesome!! and the rest of the card is just perfect for the casual image, i love how you staggered the eyelets, little, big, little! Have a great day and don't let them work you to hard! Make sure they know you do have a life outside of the office and lots of papercrafters to inspire, teehee. You think they'll buy it? It doesn't usually work at my job.

Chaffin Channel said...

OMG!! I can't wait to get this set. I love how the blue circle kind of looks like the pond. You SHOULD do another with him muddied-up...kind of like an "after" image.

Love, love, love it!

Teresa Jenkins said...

Super cute! He is so adorable, right there with you on loving this set!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Barb, this is a fabulous card! Love the cute image and great coloring! TFS!

Lisadwb said...

I love how your card "tells a story". And yes, he just got there, or he would have a big fish on the hook. LOl

Karina said...

Dear Barb

occasionally I landed on your blog and didn't want to go without writing you a word. I very like the artwork you do and am sure to take a look again from time to time.

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Love from Karina