This is a birthday card for my Dad. He's a fisherman and has been since he was small. Now that he's retired from the cane farm he's often out fishing. We get the benefits from these trips. lol
I had the idea in my head using the papers from My Mind's Eye Breeze because the colours reminded me of the water but it needed that bit of something....so I rang him up and asked if he had an old prawn net that I could cut a piece from and also at the same time I snaffled the hook, line, swivel and sinker. The map of Australia I thought was appropriate because he's always checking the weather before he goes fishing. This was from a piece of Kaiser dp. The piece of hessian is there because years ago when we went fishing, the inevitable hessian bag was used to put the fish in then dragged through the water to keep it all wet and fresh.
The card stock is Core'dinations which I've distressed. The dark brown pieces are from the My Mind's Eye Core'dinations card stock pad. The distress look of the papers, card stock seemed to suit the type of card I wanted to make. The main panel has been swiped with Shabby Shutters distress ink.
I've added Crystal Effects to the net, line and hook to represent water droplets.
I did have to doctor the hook a bit because it 'got' me while I was tying the line to it. Damn thing. The fish is covered in Rock Candy distress stickles, just to show that he's fresh. The stamp is a fabulous one by PSX that I purchased on Ebay last year.
We are off out to tea tonight for Dad's birthday....Australia Day.
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