Monday, August 18, 2014

Wood Ducky

    I decided to make a birthday card for my father-in-law. He is quite the Louisiana sportsman, so I made a wood duck with the Elizabeth Craft's Rubber Ducky die.

    I have to mention that it is no easy task to find pictures of Louisiana wildlife. I put in a Google search for "Louisiana ducks". When I clicked on images I got an entire page of men in camouflage overalls holding up dead ducks. I may be a reasonably good card maker, but even I could not manage to make this cute little duck look dead, and besides wood ducks are "OUT OF SEASON".

    Ultimately, here is a very "cute" wood duck.
 

Materials:

Ink - Stampin' Up
               Tempting Turquoise
               Pumpkin Pie
               More Mustard
               Crushed Curry
        Tim Holtz
                Black Soot
Die - Elizabeth Craft
              Rubber Ducky
Stamp - Penny Black
                   Cat's Tales
Colored Pencils - Prismacolor
                                  Dark Green
                                  Putty Beige
                                  Magenta/Dark Purple
                                  Yellow Ochre
                                  Warm Grey
                                  Ultramarine
Punch - 1 1/2 inch circle - used to punch mask for sun from Post-It
Baby Oil - used to blend colored pencil
Acetate - used to stamp reflection in water
Post-Its - used to mask sun and landscape
Inside of Card




Challenges


Allsorts Challenge - Use a Mask --*
Crafting for All Seasons - Feature a Creature -*
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes -  *
Creative Moments - Animals -*
Inky Impressions - Animal Friends -*
Loves Rubber Stamps - Stamps/Out of Season *
Paper Pretties - Boy Cards -*
The Paper Shelter - Punches and Dies - *
  Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes -*
Scraps of Life -  Summer w/die -*
Wags 'n Whiskers - Birthday -*