You might want a little backstory on this one, lol. We live and grew up in Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes. Actually it is more like 25,000, but who's counting? Our families hail from the Little Falls, MN area. Little Falls was home to not one, but two boat manufacturing facilities: Crestliner and Larson Boats. My Dad spent about a decade there, designing boats at Crestliner for part of that time. my hubby's stepdad has been doing customer service for Crestliner for a long time. My hubby, his stepdad, and all of his brothers have appeared in more than one Crestliner catalog. Hubby's grandmother worked at Larsons sewing the boat cushions before it closed. So, fishing is pretty much a given recreational activity for us. Lots of family bonding has happened around fishing.
Well, my hubby's brother gave him a gag gift for Christmas a few yeas ago. You guessed it. The talking/singing fish! Said brother has a birthday coming up. I am seriously thinking about giving him his fish back, along with this card.
Retro Sketches was just the ticket for me to whip out this card in about 20 minutes from inception to finished creation. That is some kind of record for me. It is not unusual for me to take 2 hours to design and create a single card!
- Stamps: By the Tide
- Ink: Soft Suede, Always Artichoke, Old Olive, River Rock
- Paper: Whisper White, River Rock, Soft Suede
- Other: Big Shot with Hexagons and Designer Frames EF, Paper Snips, dimensionals, White Baker's Twine, buttons, Blender Pen
I also used the Friday Mashup Challenge to use my markers, I colored the fish with River Rock, then added Old Olive and Always Artichoke accents right on the stamp. Love that technique!