August 10, 2011

Rainbow Trout Male Birthday Challenge

 Hello, this week is a busy week for me.  I am hosting the challenge this week at Crafty Creations where my theme is to create a male birthday card.  Then I am also hosting the RAQs Challenge on th4 Cricut message board this week.  Both will use the following sketch.
This is a Tami Mayberry sketch that I found and thought it could be adapted well for a male card.  Also Delicious Doodles is our sponsor and she gave the design team some great images to work with.  Be sure and check out Crafty Creations to see all the DT creations.  
Here is my card using the sketch and the trout image from Delicious Doodles.
I am pretty happy with how this turned out.  I colored the trout using my Promarkers and Copic markers.  After I was done coloring I brushed over the colors with Perfect pearls to give it a shimmer look.  It looks really neat in person, almost like the shine of a real fish.  I had to spray it with hair spray to seal it so the Perfect Pearl would not rub off.
Here is a closer look at the fish.
I Cuttlebugged the green panel.  The happy birthday is stamp. 
Thanks for stopping by and make sure you play along at Crafty Creations and RAQs challenge on the Cricut message board.

Thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment. I love to read them, besides that way I knew you were here to take a peak.

Challenges for this card
Tuesday Throw Down  Birthday  -  end 8/14
One Stitch at a Time  use a digi image  -  end 8/13
Crafty Our Days Away  Birthday  -  end 8/18
Anything Challenge   Birthday/celebration  end 8/22
Card Makin Mamas  Birthday  -  end 8/18
Make it Monday  Always anything goes   -  end 9/10


PinkBlingCrafter said...

WOW!! love that trout and the coloring!! Fabulous card!! TFS

Peggy T. said...

Donna, Your card is great as usual. I love how you colored the fish and how he shines. I have never entered the RAQ Challenge. This may be the week to do it. I need a male birthday card.

OCCricut said...

beautiful coloring job!! Where did you get the image??
LOVE the colors!!

marilynprestonn said...

Love your beautiful inspired card my dear. Cook sketch Donna! Thanks for hosting. :)Peggyxo

Gina piazza said...

I love your card. The coloring on the trout is awesome; I can only imagine how great it looks in real life (opposed to the photo)

papertrails leaver said...

Superb card Donna and terrific challenge!

Claire Phillips said...

Great card Donna - you have really brought that fish to life! Cheers Claire x

Gaynor said...

Beautiful card, thanks for sharing with us at CYDA and good luck, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

Stephanie said...

I love this card. Great for a male. You did a great job coloring that trout. Looks like pictures I've seen in magazines.

Olga said...

Beautiful card and colouring, love the backing paper that compliment your image. Great work.

Chocolate Orange said...

A gorgeous card.I love how the fish shines as if its real.
Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our 'Use A Digi' challenge. Dont forget to stop by again next week to take part in the Pretty In Print contest.
Choccy x

Amanda said...

This is a great male themed card and the colouring is fantastic.

Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.


Steph said...

Fantastic colouring! Great job! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes, hope to see you again next time! x

Shirley-anne said...

Hi Donna.Great man's card . Love the background embossing and your detail on the image . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday.
When commenting on another’s MIM entry don’t forget to mention that you saw it on MIM and the more entries you comment on in this way, the more chances you have of winning.

Courtney said...

Donna...This trout is GORGEOUS!! You colored it PERFECTLY! I saw your entry on Make it Monday and just had to come check it out!


Kerrie said...

Great male card, you have coloured that trout to perfection...

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.