Well, maybe not so much in this heat! But most days are a great day to fish for my hubby and his brother. If the water isn't iced over they're at it most weekends for at least one of their days off. They love it! So take a look at this adorable stamp by that name (A Great Day to Fish) by the artist Crissy Armstrong:
These two characters just make me smile. Plain and simple. I really wanted this to look like a poloroid so I taped off my paper before starting on my background. I know I always sound like a broken record, but I do use this technique on almost every card. So for those of you new here, you can see how I do my clouds and solid areas like grass and water here. Then I stapled it to a piece of thin cork that came in a roll. I was going for a sort of bulletin board look. For those of you in the US, WalMart has colored staples right now in with their school supplies for like .97 cents a package. There's a lot in each package and they have some great colors. It's hard to see here but I used red.
Here's a close up:
I got the clock faces for free at Just Something I Made. You can start searching for great free images of post cards at The Graphics Fairy.
Here are the copic colors I used:
The "Bud's Forever" is just hand written, again, to stay with that whole old bulletin board look. I really enjoyed some of the techniques I used on this. I always love creating the clouds and water. Drawing in the grasses was fun too! I love my sepia copic multiliner! It was great for adding in a few wheat looking things and adding wood grain to the dock.
Thanks for looking!