I’m getting ahead of things a little with a Father’s Day card but, frankly, I wanted to color this image and then I didn’t know what else to do with it, considering the sentiments I had available. If I’d been thinking ahead I might have printed my own sentiment for it… but, then what would it be? “Better luck next time”? or “Heard you were having some trouble”?
This is another one of those free digital images from Digital Two for Tuesday. If you like images of children, she has lots of those, including some very sweet little girl images. It’s very generous of her to share these with everyone and it sounds like great fun how she goes on the hunt for potential images – all vintage, copyright expired.
I watecolored this after printing on 90 lb hot press watercolor paper and heat setting the ink with my heat gun. It was doable, but not perfect. My printer does not use waterproof ink, which would be ideal, and I’m not sure if I want to invest in a new printer just so I can watercolor digi images. It may come to that, but not just yet.
I kept it plain and simple for a guy. You know how they are – no frilly stuff. Cute image, though!
I have to run, now. I’m trying to squeeze a lot into a little time. Story of our lives, isn’t it? I’ll be back soon. Enjoy your day!
Stamps: Boy Fishing (digital), sentiment from Flourishes’ What a Catch Paper: Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow, 90 lb hot press watercolor, October Afternoon Fly a Kite designer paper Ink: Printer, Chocolate Chip for sentiment, various Stampin’ Up! inks for watercoloring Accessories: Ribbon, linen thread, copper nailheads, Scotch brand foam mounting tape