Tuesday, August 18, 2009

For my {deer}

Happy tuesday friends! Thanks to the amazing Cathe Holden who shared this cool black and white scan of deer from an 1887 almanac, I had the perfect centerpiece for my outdoorsy husband's upcoming birthday card. Cathe is an amazing graphic designer and there is always a visual treat for the eye whenever you visit her blog. Be happy, check her out :)

I printed the silhouette image in black on white cardstock. Then, to smear proof my sheet, I gave the image a light coating of matte finish clear spray paint. Then I went to work with some Stampin Up dye inks and an inking sponge. I think this image would make a stunning header for stationery too...hmmm...maybe I'll have to revisit that idea. Anyway, I mounted the inked piece onto black cardstock and then some smoky shadow cardstock from Papertrey. Stitching with my sewing machine finished off the blank space.

Check out the smoky shadow....doesn't it remind you of wool socks on a brisk fall day? Not too much longer and it will be time to pull those socks out of the drawer.
Thanks for stopping by today. I appreciate your visit. Also, I want to share a huge thank you to Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combo challenge site. A top 5 spot was bestowed upon me for last week's card and it is my honor to wear a new badge on my side bar. Thanks Samantha!
Supplies:
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific and Papertrey
Ink: SU!
Digital art: vintage almanac image offered by Cathe Holden at http://justsomethingimade.blogspot.com/




10 comments:

Cathe Holden said...

My head is mysteriously getting bigger, lol, thanks for such nice words and for linking over.

Your husband's card is gorgeous!! It makes me so happy to see what readers do with the stuff from my blog. You really did a stunning job. The stitching is awesome. He's going to LOVE it!!

tg said...

Such a nice card! Love the image and how your used it. Again the stitching is so perfect here. He will love it!

Karen said...

Now, you know I love some good ol' inky fun and you, my deer (er, um, dear) Dana, have made this graphic shine! And that smokey gray....I do not have any of that yet, but it feels like I need some wonderful gray flannel to snuggle up by the fire with a cup of hot cider and a fantastic book to take me away. Ahhhhhh.....I am welcoming Fall!

Karen said...

Oh yes....how could I forget!??! Congrats on your top 5 nod! Your new badge looks fab on your sidebar! :>

Kelley Eubanks said...

Gorgeous man card! :) I love how you inked the image and love the stitching! Very cool!

Elise said...

I love your salute to the GREAT outdoors! This is PERFECT! I love this, you SWEET LITTLE DEER! {get it!?!} Congrats on the awesome nod and thanks for always sharing your breathtaking talent so generously! Great, great inspiration!

Lisa (lakind) said...

Cool technique, Dana! Hubby will love this!

Lynnette said...

This card is stunning. I'm sure your husband is going to love it!

Melissa said...

This card is gorgeous! I love the silhouette, and I'm sure your husband will love it!!

Courtney Baker said...

Love the sewing Dana! The black really sets everything off!