Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Leaping Trout Father's Day

With Father's Day is quickly approaching, I started looking for a stamp to use to create a card for my dad who is avid fisherman.   I found the perfect digital image, Leaping Trout, from Power Poppy.  I used google to look at some images of rainbow trout so that I had a guide for coloring. I was really inspired by some of the painting by Anita Phillips.

After coloring the image, I decided to add a little something by using the eclipse technique for the letters "DAD".   After watching Jennifer McGuire's tutorial for the eclipse technique, I find myself using it frequently.  I think it just adds a little something special.

I finished the inside of the card with the image and a strip of designer paper.   

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day!


  • Stamps:  Leaping Trout digital stamp set from Power Poppy
  • Papers:  Georgia Pacific white card stock, Photo Play Camp Happy Bear 6x6 paper pad, Paper Trey kraft and black card stock
  • Other:  Copic markers, alphabet dies from Papertrey, DMC floss, CTMH precut card board piece, Annabelle Stamps metallic gemstones



Kim said...

I don't know much about trout but I know that this is colored beautifully! Love it. Such a great masculine card. Thanks for sharing with us at Polkadoodles.

Suze said...

Great masculine card. The trout looks really realistic. Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps.

Jane Savage said...

Wow this is just incredible, a real work of art!
Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Gem of a Challenge! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

Patsy Long said...

What an awesome card. Love the image and design. Thanks for joining us at our Digi Doodle Studios challenge. Good luck with your entry! Patsy DT

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

I've never used the eclipse technique, but yours is the most successful I have seen. I had to look twice to see it, and it's amazing with that trout image.

So glad you shared with us at Cut it Up for our Nature challenge!


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Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

This is amazing hun, your colouring is WOW!!! The eclipse DAD looks perfect!
Hugs Shell xx

Jan Mahew said...

Cheryl, Amazing card any man would love to receive. Stunning color job! Thank you for sharing your handsome creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Join us again in September for a NEW Challenge.
(Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

Dawn Phillips said...

Wow, this is so lovely. Love Dawn x

NanaConnie said...

Incredible coloring, Cheryl, and great paper choice! Wearing 2 DT hats today - I want to thank you for playing along in our "Anything Goes with a Critter" challenge this month at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies and in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps. Hope to see you playing again soon. Good luck in the draws.
NanaConnie DT

Sandra H said...

Wow this is perfect x

NickScrapShack said...

A absolutely fin-tastic Father´s Day card! This is a big favourite of mine! Love everything about it. The cool way you added DAD, wonderful image, great design!
Thank you for sharing your talent with us at DIGI DOODLE STUDIO´s challenges. Best of luck with your entry! Nick DT