Thursday, September 23, 2010

Embossing Old School and Farewell........

Hello all my blogging friends!!!!! This week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best we are challenging you to do some embossing! Heat or dry, whichever way you like!  We just need to see embossing somewhere on your card!

With a heavy heart I am also announcing that this will be my last post for Digi Doodle Shop's Best.  After this challenge I will be stepping down from my post as DT Coordinator.  I have truly enjoyed working with the TEAM and Judy and Joy are wonderful to design for!  Be on the lookout for a brand new design team and two new coordinators to keep things fresh and exciting!

My hubby's Uncle has a Birthday coming up in the next few weeks and when I saw this glorious image that Joy drew I just knew that I had to Kreate with it and make his card.  The stamp is called "Old Man Fishing" I hope he is not offended by the title!!! He does love to fish and I thought it would be magical.

I colored him with my copics and then started playing with my embossing powders! It has been ages since I have used them and I have so many! First his hat, pants and the edges of the dog got a coat of clear powder.  That wasn't enough!!!!!  I wanted the pond to really look like glass so first of all I took some glassy accents and made some squiggles in it.  After that dried I took my versa mark pen and colored the entire pond and laid a thick layer of clear powder on it and once again to the heat gun I went.  I did this two more times until it had a nice thick glass like appearance. Stickles were added to the grasses to give that sparkle and I added the background and foreground with my chalks.  As the last bit, I took a part of a fishing lure and tied some bright aqua feathers on it and put a brad through it to fasten onto my fish DP.  It was kinda fun to go back to OLD SCHOOL and play again with my embossing powders and heat gun!!!

I printed a sentiment for the inside that reads
" Fishing is much more than casting and retrieving and playing your catch. It's the wind in your face,and the sound of wakening birds as the sun peeks over the horizon. It's discovering the magic in each new place and unlocking the mysteries that lurk there."
Have A Happy Birthday!

So won't you pop on over and join us and try your hand at the challenge. Don't forget to check out the Digi Doodle Shop. You will not beleive all the new stamps that have been added. If you do not keep checking back you will miss sooooooo much!!!  The winner of the challenge will get a $10.00 gift certificate to use at the shop!

Alphabet Challenges
Secret Crafter
Stamp Something
Fairy Fun Friday
Creative Belli
The Crafty Pad
Sew Many Cards
Copic Creation
Pink Elephant
Papertake Weekly
Little Red Wagon
The Sisterhood of Crafters
Charisma Cardz

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  1. Wow..what a gorgeous card Kym. The coloring is just stunning!

    Awesome job hun.


  2. wow this card is stunning, love the whole scene!


  3. Gorgeous card, Kym! It's been wonderful working with you and I wish you all the very best in everything you do! Hugs, Vera.

  4. A fabulous card Kym,great

  5. what a great job on your card. I am now a follower.

  6. REally lovely Kym, love your colouring on this one.

  7. Kym this is really lovely for a man card...and I am so happy working with found me and ask me to join the DT Member...I really happy to knowing you and hope all the best for you..hope I can see you sometimes on your Blog :) hugs, Monika

  8. Hi dear Kym I love this the light and shade is fantastic. I love the papers you chose too. A fanatastic card for any fisherman.
    Thanks again for being such a cool DT co-ordinator and newfound friendxx. Hugs Pascale

  9. Great card thanks for joining us at the crafty pad

  10. love your scenery card.........thanks for joining Fairy Fun Friday embossing challenge!
    xxx Margreet

  11. Wonderful card, great image and embossing. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Fun Friday with your lovely creation.
    Suzi x

  12. Kym, this is awesome... love the fishing lure!!! Thank you for being the most awesome, BESTest DT coordinator!!! Will miss you lots and am so thankful for blogging so I'm still able to visit and see what you are up to! Hugs, Karen

  13. Beautiful scenery!!! you colored it awesomely.

  14. Beautiful card, I'm sure your DH's Uncle will appreciate it! Thanks for participating in the Creative Belli challenge.

  15. This image is so beautiful and the coloring is superb! Thanks for joining us over at Papertake Weekly :)

  16. Fabulous image and your coloring is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Sisterhood! We do hope you'll join us again next challenge! And we certainly appreciate your support!!

  17. Great job with all the embossing and good luck with new adventures in the DT area. Thanks for joining us at FFF, we look forward to seeing your future creations.

  18. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon:)
    Joanne xo

  19. Oh Kym, this is smashing. Thanks for playing at Charisma again. x

  20. what a lovely tranquil image! Thanks for joining in the challenge this week at Charisma Cardz! Gemma :)

  21. Great card, love the way you made it !
    I do will miss you from the DT. It have been great to knowing with you and I wish you all the best in every thing you do.
    Big hugs, Jóna

  22. A fabulous job you've done with all those embossed details! Lovely card. Thanks for playing along with the Sisterhood Challenge this week!

  23. Lovely card. Thanks for joining the Copic Challenge


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