This week our challenge is
Boys to Men
(male themed designs for young or old)
We are once again sponsored by
I chose to work with her image called Charlie Fishing.
I used an 8x8 Kraft card base for the design. I coloured Charlie with coloured pencils using a paper stump to blend the colours and adding a layer of glossy accents over the water to give a glossy finish. I cut the image out using an x-cut label die and then matted it onto pale green and deep burgundy card, from American Crafts.
The papers are from an Ooh La La CD - Yesterday's Memories and these were also mounted onto green and burgundy card. I created a 'Willow Tree' for Charlie to sit under using a Tattered Lace die and green and burgundy card. I also coloured the Gone Fishing sentiment with coloured pencils and mounted it onto scraps of card and added die cut Bulrushes in front.
I tucked a bit of net bag which once contained fresh tomatoes behind the image.
As a finishing touch I added a fishing bag rod, hat and a feather fly that I made myself from some feathers in my stash.
I am entering this into the following challenge
http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything goes and this is one is without the bling option