Monday, 6 September 2010

Gone Fishing!

I love this little guy. Not sure about you but men's cards always cause me a problem.
 I made this for my Uncle's 65th birthday he is a keen fisherman.
I stamped the Lili of the Valley image and coloured him with my H20s. The DPs are from my stash. It has been distressed with Tim Holtz Distress Inks Antique Linen, Tea Dye & Brushed Corduroy.

I made the fishing fly from a jump ring which I bent into a hook shape. I then took the threads from a gold organza ribbon and tied them to the wire.  I added a green feather and then wrapped the remaining frayed ribbon around the feather to keep it tight and finished it off with some green cotton. Not sure how well it would work at catching fish but it looks cute on the card.

I then plundered my brothers fishing tackle box and added fishing line with lead weights. My little brother (I say little he is 29) tied the line to the spinner for me ( he informs me that no self respecting fisherman would tie them in any other way) and there you have it ! 
I hope you like it !

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:


  1. Really gorgeous card hun. I love the fishing fly and weights. Good luck in the challenge.

  2. Brilliant card Penny, fabulous colouration and wonderful take on our sketch. Love your fishing tackle embellies - how appropriate.
    Thank you for joining us at Lili of the Valley.
    Nicola -x-

  3. Hi Penny, I love your card I am sure that your uncle wil love it. I like how you have use the fishing things on your card.
    I love your beatiful bunny Eddie. He is adoradle.I have two bunnys of my own but my mum will not let me have them in the house exspeclaly no where near the crafting stuff.they like crafting when it means they get more yummy food because I am in such a happy mood and just need to shrre my mood with then :)!
    bye for now from Rosanna. (a big bunny lover!)