Thursday, January 26, 2012

Hook, Line and Sinker!!

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 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.
Thanks for visiting my blog.


Jane Norrish said...

Fabulous card Leigh, I'm sure you Dad will love it. Jane ;-)

Christina said...

That is a gorgeous card Leigh!
Hugs Kristel

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a cool card, Leigh! I love the thoughts behind it and how you have incorporated all the real pieces of your dad's hobby! The card really came out great!


Mary said...

Wow, what a great card. It sure says fishing. Your dad will love this card. Happy Birthday to your dad! Check out my blog, I posted something for you....Have a wonderful week. Again...Great job!

Jean McKenzie said...

This card is excellent Leigh - just perfect for your Dad and of course he loved it!! Great wording and I love the "fresh" fish LOL!!

Alicia said...

This is an outstanding card Leigh! The best fishing one I have ever seen.
Alicia xx

505whimsygirl said...

This is a great card!!! I'm sure you dad will absolutely love it.


Joanne Leddy said...

This is fabulous! I love how you've incorporated so many different textures and elements. He must have LOVED this!

Leslie Miller said...

That is one very special card for your Dad! You did an amazing job on this. The details are so well thought out and meaningful and just fabulous!

Curt in Carmel said...

This is one of your best yet! Love the detail on this card Leigh! And that wonderful Australia Day logo at the bottom is adorable! Great stuff! Best, Curt