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Monday, July 12, 2010

The Big Wait ATC


This is my entry for the latest Wednesday Stamper challenge whose theme is 'Gone Fishing'.

I am definately not a fisherman............ but my Dad was and all I can really remember about the times when he took me fishing with him as a child was the waiting for a bite !  The endless waiting !

So when I saw the theme I couldn't resist doing this ATC.  I took some white card cut to size and used some Hero Arts graphic shapes stamps to colour in the water using Memento inks in danube blue, new sprout, bamboo leaves & cottage ivy.  The ink is transparent so you can build up  a depth with overstamping (remembering to clean your stamp between colours of course).




The sky was done next with a square shape and summer sky Memento overlapping bits to give depth.  Once happy I stamped an oval stamp with Versamark and heat embossed this with dark pink embossing powder, trimming out and cutting in half to represent the float.  This was stuck in place and a point was drawn in using a permanent black pen.  Some ripples were drawn in with the white pigment pen. The line was drawn in with a straight edge and gold sparkle Gelly Roll pen.




The letters and words were cut from a magazine and stuck in place and the ATC was edged with emerald green chalk ink.

Sid xx

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18 comments:

  1. That made me smile first thing this morning!

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  2. Very good! Great take on the theme!

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  3. COOL!! great take on the theme

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  4. Fab ATC Sid! Brought a smile to my face! x

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  5. like the meaning behind this ATC...great take on the theme indeed

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  6. Great take, Sid and I remember that, too! We all used to go fishing with Dad but it was SO BORING!!! Each to his own, eh? Fab design.

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  7. Great take on the fishing theme Sid xxxx

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  8. Love it - and I can remember a lot of time spent waiting for that bobber to bob.......thanks

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  9. Sid, I love your fishing ATC. I am a fisherperson and enjoy fly fishing. You might try that instead of the spinning rod. Infinitely more fun. Your lovely blue would fit in nicely with the Monday's mixed media challenge. I know you've been over there because you left a nice comment on my watercolor painting (mine is not too mixed, at all, but it does have blue).

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  10. Before I read you were not a fisherman I thought "spoken like a true fisherman" ;)
    Very original ... well done Sid!

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  11. love how you coloured with the graphic shapes

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  12. Hee hee, I'm joining the others in the chuckling - great ATC!

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  13. very nice, love the water technique , very clever.

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  14. I could just imagine you sitting there bored stiff whilst waiting for a bite..funny ATC

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  15. The scene on your ATC is coming forward to the scene on my card...
    And I know this waiting from my father,too!

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  16. sid, you brilliantly captured the moment!

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