CRAFT challenge #514 – Fathers Day

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This image made me think of the exaggeration we sometimes hear about when a guy has been fishing…. I could just imaging him actually sitting against a tree thinking about how big the fish he just lost really was and this was the thought I wanted him to have on the card. I think he’s dreaming of the size he’d like to report back when he sees his mates!

I chose to mount this on a background paper which looked masculine and distressed, and to colour the digital image with some water colour pencils.

I’ve had these pencils for many years (since I was a teenager) and can remember my next door neighbour borrowing them to try them out. He was a well respected artist within Birmingham, an ex Head Teacher and a man who I respected greatly. He did me a picture with them of a jazz band which I still gave to this day. Sadly he himself is no longer with us.

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#494 CRAFT challenge – Christmas

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Decorating our mushrooms.

Christmas is coming and will be hear before we know it.

I coloured this image mainly with pencil crayons and then added som glittery lights to adorn the mushrooms. I cut around the image with the cut out corner square shape (is that a thing? Or does it have a proper name?) then matted it onto a slightly larger red mat of the same shape. It needed a bit of a background on the card base so I stuck to the same colour theme and stamped some holly to colour too. The sentiment stamp was one I had in my stash.