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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Dude You Rock - Just Us Girls Technique Challenge

This card was created for Ben a friend who we met when we Dick and I were new Christians and were working with him as a part of Youth For Christ. He is retiring from the Ministry; He has been a Pastor in the United Methodist Church for many years.  He has been a fisherman all his life so I thought this card would be perfect. I printed out the fish from a chip art site, added some antiquing and embossing gave it a coat of Glossy Accents. I had never tried the Wood grain technique however I found it was pretty easy and fun. Give it a try at GinaK Designs here’s a link to the video tutorial if you are not familiar with this technique. Demonstrated by the lovely and talented Gina K. http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/

Ink: Su: Basic Black, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Color Box: Petal Point, Autumn Pastels, Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Peeled Paint, Weathered Wood, Frayed Burlap

Stamps: Paper Tray: Signature Greetings Vol. 3. SU: Flannel Plaid Background Stamp.
Paper: SU: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, and My Own Paper Stash.
General Supplies: Tim Holtz: Styled Labels Die, Sizzix: Styled Oval Die, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Brads, Twine, Scor-Pal, Sand Paper, Inkssential Glossy Accents, Scissors, Dimensional Dots.

Challenges I am participating  with this Card

Challenge #145 Distress http://everybody-art-challenge.blogspot.com/2011/06/challenge-145-distress.html

Crafting for all Seasons.CH#2 - Father's Day http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.com/2011/06/ch2-fathers-day.html


  1. What a great card!
    Thanks for sharing with us at CFAS!
    Jani x

  2. Love your card! The fish is fantastic and your woodgrain technique is perfect:)

  3. Well done - love the woodgraining and the fish image is the perfect focal point! THanks for playing along with Just Us Girls this week. We appreciate the support!!

  4. Inga, I just LOVE the wood background with that FAB fish! Reminds me of the singing bass people hung on the wall several years ago! GREAT card!

  5. I love these earthy colors and that awesome sentiment.

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges month long challenge for June: For the Guys

    Have a wonderful day
    Heather Dennis