Sunday 25 July 2010


It's FIL's birthday today and, seeing as how he's gotten into boat fishing recently I thought a little book to keep record of what fish gets caught (or gets away!!) would be in order.

It's the first time I've gotten "messy" in a looooong time and it was absolutely wonderful!! I used Grungepaper and my Slice to cut out the words and then embossed, Distress Inked and finished with either Distress EP, Distress Stickles or transparent Viva Croco paint. Paper is Imaginisce and the little embellies were either cut with the Slice or made.

I am so pleased I finally got to use this great MSI fishy sentiment stamp and "Conrad" by Personal Impressions goes with it perfectly!! I love them and they have both lived in the drawer a long time waiting for this moment :-)

The card was totally inspired by this month's Craft Stamper - I had a "Ooooh I have that stamp" moment!! Not seen ink before of course but it has now!! Hobby Art stamp is coloured with Derwent chalk pencils and I used a Grungeboard frame coloured with Adirondack Dabbers and again the Viva Croco paint then a bit of Distress Ink over the top. Some sand-coloured EP finishes off the shaker card.

Hope he likes them!!


Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Lynn,
Absolutely brilliant project. I sure he will be over the moon with these.
Fiona x

Annie said...

great to see you back creating again Lynn and I love the fishing book - so does DH!
hugs, annie x

debby4000 said...

Oh they're brilliant Lynn.

Sue said...

Good to see you crafting and blogging again Lynn, welcome back.
I love the fisherman image and sentiment, hope it goes down well with your FIL.
Sue x

Sugar Lump Studios said...

love your fishing book! what an awesome idea! I also love the stamped village scene that you colored...reminds me of Saltcoats or another precious Scottish village! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Hi Lynn, long time no see :) I spotted the card on CS but yours is so much nicer. I love the frame. The fish log is fab too.