June 14, 2012

RS #15 & colourQ #141 - card 2

My Dad loves to fish at the cottage.  Now of course anything he catches goes right back into the lake. Sometimes I think he just puts his line in the water without a lure.  He taught both my kids how to fish, these photos were taken in 2004.





This is my last Father's Day card done.  I have to say that Melissa Bickford's World's Greatest Stamp set has gotten lots of use this spring.  Doesn't it make you happy when you get a stamp set and then actually get your money's worth out of it.  I snapped the photo just as the sun was setting, there really is not a glare on the stickers.  This card is being posted for RetroSketches this week and using the colours from colourQ one more time.








All Supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock: White, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening, Spring Rain, Simply Chartreuse
Stamps: World's Greatest
Ink: Blueberry Sky, Simply Chartreuse
Dies: World's Greatest, Matt Stack 4. Matt Stack Layers 4
Impression Plates:  Simple Stripes, Woodgrain, Pinking
Other:  Mini Market alpha (October Afternoon), safety pin


28 comments :

Lisa said...

How clever to use the ties as fish! And I love the photos Tracey ~ so CUTE!!

Cyndie said...

Oh, I think this one is my favorite! I love the fishy ties, and you really used the challenge colors and sketch to great effect! That darling safety pin is just perfect, too!

Marybeth said...

Oh Tracey your kids are so cute in these older pictures, the cabin looks like a great place to be. Love the new look of your blog. The fish ties ..... What a great idea. Your always so creative. TFS hope your feeling well.

kasia c. said...

Tracey you are genius!! I love what you did with those ties, AWESOME!!!
Great use of the layout too.

Darnell J Knauss said...

This card is the best for a fishing dad! It took me a minute to notice that the fish were ties turned upside down. That is shut-up-brilliant!!

Mynnette said...

I ADORE the use of the ties as fish--that is so clever!!!! LOVE this--may I CASE you sometime?! Pinned for future reference! ;)

Joyce said...

What a clever card. Those ties make excellent fish, and I love the mat stack impressed with those lines and matted. I had to squint and read the fine print to see what stamp set you used. And, such great old photos, too.

Sylvia said...

What a wonderful card, Tracey, and an excellent use for that tie stamp! Beautiful photo's and wonderful memories is what Father's Day is all about! Thanks for joining us again at the ColourQ this week and sharing your card and memories!

Kelly Griglione said...

Hi Tracey! First, love your new blog design, so fresh and happy! Second, using the ties as fish is so smart of you, I love how they're not quite fish shaped to make them really interesting. Third, my eight-year-old fisherman happened to be looking over my shoulder and was excited to see your fishing pictures. He thought the fish in the first picture is a bluegill. I defer to him on fishing matters.

Kim said...

Tracey, this is just too cute! I love how you turned those ties into fish, so clever and very creative. I love the photos of your children fishing, reminds me of doing that with my dad when I was little. Fabulous card!

Suzanne Bier said...

LOVE that you used the ties to make fish!!!! What a clever idea! And they work perfectly with this week's colourQ! Thanks so much for joining us! :)

Jen said...

Wow, this is so cool! I never would have thought to use ties as fish!

Deanna Jean said...

Well that was just clever of you. What a great idea. Love the pics of too.

Kara said...

How cute/creative/smart/cool is this?? Such a great card!! So glad you shared it with us this week at the ColourQ!!

Karen Letchworth said...

What an AWESOME Father's Day card. It is one of the cutest I've seen, and I'm sure it will be treasured. Great job!

I have some sweet blog candy on my blog if you get the chance to stop by. I would LOVE to have you visit.
Blessings,
Karen
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Vicky Hayes said...

What creative thinking Tracey - I love the ties as fish!

Asha said...

Cool card! Love the fish/tie idea. Genius!

Amber said...

Very clever idea! love!

Anne-Elise said...

Great card, Tracey! And pictures, too! Looks a lot the same as here in Finland!

Christina said...

Oh how clever! I have a hard time seeing my stamps in a new way, but this is so inspiring. And it looks like it's perfect for your Dad!

Noelle said...

oh Tracey, So SO cute and creative! Love the clever twist of the ties as fish:) I'm sure he loved it! Thanks so much for playing at ColourQ this week! :)

Mary Pat Siehl said...

what wonderful photos!

this card is just way to cute with the ties! so very clever!!! great job

Jenny said...

This has to be the best Father's Day card I've seen. Ties as fish...fabulous!

Lisa said...

Congrats on your win too Tracey! Your ties as fish was a brilliant idea!!

Michelle said...

Congrats on your win, Tracey! I can't take my eyes off the ties, I mean the fish! :) Very creative and inspiring! Love the sentiment too!

Ally said...

Very nice Father's Day card! I love the ties on that little pin. I enjoyed seeing those photos of your children when they were little ones - so fun to reminisce. ;-) Don't get me started, though, about getting my money out of my stamps. I think there are only 3 individual stamps in my whole stash of hundreds that have seen light of day in the last 3 weeks. Serious creative drought over here. *sigh*

Debbie said...

This is SO cute how you turned the ties around to be fish! So creative!

Wida said...

clever and more clever!