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Thursday, December 10, 2015

In the Meadow - Freshly Made Sketches 216 for Dad

 
My dad has been hunting his whole life.  I remember many years watching him bring home his game with a huge grin on his face.  I was so happy for him when he sent this text.  Sorry to anyone who is offended by this, but I see it as a way of the Lord providing for us.  Venison stew - yum!
 
This Tuesday my dad sent me this picture:
 
So, I wanted to make my dad a card.  I just received a new set with my pre-order called In the Meadow.  It will be available January 5th.  This set spoke to me for two reasons - the mountain range and the two deer.  The set is so peaceful and the sketchy drawings are perfect.  I can't wait for you to see the whole thing!  Here is the original stamped image of the two deer (c)Stampin' Up!:
 
 
 Since I wanted to make this custom for my dad, I took my Early Espresso marker and colored only the larger deer.  After I stamped it, I filled in the missing outline of the deer and added the antlers.  I watercolored the antlers with Soft Suede like I did for the body of the deer.
 
 

I am beyond thrilled with the way it turned out. Just how I had it in my mind! :)  The sketch/layout is from Freshly Made Sketches - I love this simpled layered look! 
 
 
Thank you so much for stopping by (again) today!  I hope you found some inspiration here today to think outside the box!  SU! gives us many great stamp sets - sometimes it is fun to add to them!
 
Blessings!
-Holly

 

16 comments:

  1. Holly this is a great card! I love it and will be casing it as I just received my In The Meadow yesterday. I know your Dad will love it! Congratulations to your Dad too!

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    1. Thank you so much Leanne! CASE away :)

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  2. Love this, Holly. Your dad will be tickled that you sent this!

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  3. Love your card and layout. Great way of using the twine too. Our daddies are so special. Way to congratulate him!

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    1. They sure are special - and they need reminded daily! :) thanks Jessica!

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  4. You are amazing and inspiring. I LOVE what you did with this!!

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    1. You are so kind Tina! And you inspire me too! (Hugs)

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  5. Wow! What a clever way to customize this card. You have colored it beautifully, and I love the corrugated card stock on this. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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    1. Thank you so much Amy!! This was a perfect sketch - I couldn't pass it up!

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    2. And congrats again on the Artisan Team!

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  6. Awesome Card! Love the details too! I know your Father will enjoy this card!

    Venison has no fat and is cholesterol free! You have to add fat to the meat! Nice to be able to have that control over our food! Beats the market any day!

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  7. This is fabulous, Holly! I had not even paid attention to that set....until now! What a lovely card. Glad to see you this week at FMS!

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  8. Your card turned out perfect! Great watercoloring and the added antlers are wonderful.

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