I had an idea pop into my little brain on the way home tonight so I threw dinner in the oven and went to work on bringing my idea to life.
I started with the Stampscape images, slowly building until I was happy with it. Some stamps you may not recognize as I stamped them half off the page, like the small lakeside cove.
The inks used were: From Adirondack - Aqua, Stonewashed, Willow, black; From Memento - Potters Clay, Cottage Ivy; From Distress Pads - Frayed Burlap, Crushed Olive and Weathered Wood.
Once I was finished I sprayed the image with glossy laquer and highlighted a few tiny spots with a glitter gel pen in platinum. I looked at the photo I took and those highlights don't show but they do look great when the card is tilted. As I always do of late, used the Martha Stewart photo corner punch to make it look like it could have been a photograph.
The sentiment is from Thomas Kinkade and states: 'If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles.'
The papers were random ones I had from a huge package from Costco. (I'm finally using them!) I stitched them together and then popped the image up on top. The sentiment was stamped onto cream cardstock, stitched and then the edges ripped and distressed.
One thing I should have done was to find some of my old fishing gear to stick on there. Hmmm.. I think I know where it may be so if I do remember to add some I'll post an updated photo!
Thanks for looking!