Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Fishing for Papertake Weekly







Oh my I am loving this Hanglar Image, I apologize for using Hanglars a lot this week, but with new images and with the stamped images that friends have sent me, they are just too irresistible! This is one I have always admired, Nikki was nice enough to stamp me a few. You see Hubby lives to fish, so this one was a must.






I followed the fabulous sketch of Katharina's from this weeks Papertake Weekly Challenge. I love her sketches don't you? Now if only you could see the mess I made looking for this pattern paper, I knew I had some left and I wanted to use it with the image. I tore up all of my pattern paper, went through all of my scraps. Nothing couldn't find it anywhere. So while at the LSS this week I purchased a new sheet. Luckly she had a couple left. Brought it home and set it on my desk and then went to put something else away and out fell the scrap of this paper! Figures huh? Oh well now I have an extra sheet for next time.


He is colored with my Copics and high lighted with white gel pen. And cut with my Nestibilities. I used a green card stock for the base and for the center square, inked the edges of everything with a dark brown.
The band in the middle is a dark blue satin ribbon and do you love those buttons or what? I purchased a large card board box a couple of years ago from a fabric store of old cards of buttons. Yes a LARGE card board box of them. For $20.00. Hundreds and Hundreds of cards of buttons that they wanted to get rid of. I gave buttons away to everyone for awhile. My nieces and nephews even went through it to get buttons to play with. I still have two hat boxes full of them and pulled them out the other day and decided that they were too neat to just let sit there so old buttons will be on many of my future cards.
The sentiment is from Rubberstamp Tapestry and is cut with my Fiskars Squeeze Punch, matted with the larger punch of pattern paper. I doodled the edges. And thought I was done. Nope... hubby really thought it some kind of bling.... but man type of bling. He said "Can't you make the fish look shiney? Wet?" Wow what a great idea... so I put some Diamond Glaze over the fish and let the "water" run out over the bucket. I knew there was a reason I keep him... :0)
Today is suppose to be a rainy day, I so hope so as we need it, but it is dark and gloomy here. Not a great day for house cleaning. Why is it I hate to clean when it is like this. I like it to be sunny and open the house up. Oh well with how my house looks I don't have a choice today... so off to the vacuum and dishes - then some blog surfing of course ;0)
Have a great Wednesday - get inky!
HUGS and -

22 comments:

Suzanne said...

Fabulous and I just love the papers great buttons too a really great card. Sue :o)

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Amazing card Michelle, love this image and your colouring is wonderful, love the glossy fish and bucket. I've given you an award, see my blog for details :-)
Hugs
Carole ;-)

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card and I love the colour combo!
Clairex

Korin said...

Adorable! Love that sentiment!

ink'n'rubba said...

I love this little Hanglar stamp and he is one of only two I have! love what you did with the fish and the water falling out of the bucket too. And ooo those buttons! I still have a few left in my Nan's box, but it was small box, yours sounds ginormous! hugs, annie x

Shary said...

Great card Michelle. The papers are a perfect match for the image, and I love your shiny fish.

Ila said...

Totally Cute and Fabulous!! I love that Hanglar, your coloring and accents are Gorgoeus!!...Hugs, Ila

Rach said...

this is a fabulous card Michelle, love it all, the wet looking fish just finish it off.xx

Happy Crafter said...

Fantastic card Michelle, those buttons are fab and the wet fish (you can almost smell them lol)
the papers are great too you put this together brilliantly.
Top Class i love it :0)
Val xxx

Madge said...

Michelle I love your card - I am so glad I found your blog, it really is inspirational. Could I please ask what you use to distress and age the edges of your papers, they look really good.
Cheers Ann (alias Madge)

Deb said...

Oh my gosh I just loooove this, everything about it is absolutely wonderful!! I really need to get these boy stamps!!

steph said...

Fab card! The papers go perfectly with the image! Thanks for joining us for the challenge! x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Hey, don't apologize Michelle.. keep 'um coming..! Gorgeous colouring and the papers are fabulous, Hugs, Nikki x

dawnmarieg said...

Just lovely Michelle, your colouring is fantastic, I hope I'll be as good one day. DawnM.x

Jilli said...

Wow! Gorgeous card Michelle! I can see why you just needed to have this paper ... it works so perfectly with the image. Jillix

Catherine said...

oh you can use them everyday and i'd still be awed :)

Julie said...

I really like your card, great work

Heather said...

I love this Hanglar guy too. He's so cute!

Jamee said...

cute card. my uncle is a fisherman, that would be a great image to use on a card for him.

Kathy said...

Cool card!! Love the colors and that paper is perfect!! That image is also so stinkin' cute!! It all meshes together so nicely!! :)Kathy

Bev said...

Amazing card Michelle, the papers are so yummy and your colouring out of this world!!

hugs Bev x

Kim Piggott said...

Gorgeous card I love your image and your colourings is brilliant.
Fabulous papers too.
kim x