Saturday, January 19, 2008

Masculine Duck

My boss is having a birthday this week, so I decided to make him a card. He is an AVID duck hunter, and his entire office is covered with all things duck. So this card will be very appropriate for him. Since really enjoys seeing my work, I think he will appreciate the card.

The stamp is from Northwoods Rubber Stamps and is called Single Duck .

I stamped it on watercolor paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink, then colored using Tombow markers and a blender pen. I do love to color!

I've never seen a duck up close, except the ones I found swimming in my pool last summer. Did you see THIS post? So I'm not sure exactly what color a duck is. Let's hope this is pretty close, because if it isn't he will definitey know!

After coloring the image I distressed the watercolor paper using Ranger Old Paper and Vintage Photo Inks. Then I distressed the edges using my Paper Distresser .

The designer paper is from Paper Pizazz. I think those colors will match his office perfectly!

Thanks so much for stopping by tonight...more tomorrow.


Lynda said...

I love the way you colored this card! It looks beautiful!


BethieJ said...

Michelle~ the duck card is STUNNING! It could easily be framed and hung! BEAUTIFUL!
Love all the cards you shared, gonna come back tonite and get a closer look! THANKS again for the GREAT service!

Karrie Baker said...

Gorgeous coloring!

Kerry J. said...

Wow MIchelle!! Your colouring is amazing! I think you got the duck's colouring right on! He will absolutely love this card, and if he's smart, he'll frame it! Such an awesome card!

Carol said...

Michelle, this card is extraordinary!! Your coloring is so vivid and life-like - I am in total awe of your artistic talent! If your boss thought he enjoyed your work before, wait until he sees THIS card!! He'll surely treasure it enough to frame it and hang it in his office! It's incredibly gorgeous! I could sit and stare at your cards for hours!!
Cute story about the ducks too:) TFS:)

Laurie S. said...

Michelle, your watercoloring is absolutely AMAZING!!! When I grow up, I want to color just like you!!!

Lastel said...

Wonderful card , great coloring !
Also wanted to let you know I have added you to my blog roll !

Velta said...

Absolutely this is the best coloring I have seen in a while!!! What a gorgeous card! I hope whoever gets this will appreciate the time and effort you put into it. Love it:)

Jennifer said...

Your boss will be thrilled to receive this card. Not only thoughtful on your part, but it is magnificently colored and the image is stunning. A fantastic masculine birthday card!

~ Jennifer

Tosh said...

Wowsers Michelle!!! Your coloring on this card is outta this world phenomenal!!! And the plaid bg is the perfect backdrop to showcase your stunning duck!!! I'm in complete awe!!!

Yosha said...

Wow!! This more like a painting than a card! Amazing!