Saturday, July 14, 2007

I made this card a little over a week ago and a very dear friend fell in love with it. Well, I was sending her a card anyway so I thought I better send her this one. I'm really glad I did because it is her kind of card.

I bought this cute little duck in his tennis shoes, at a stamp convention here in Milwaukee, several years ago and I never used him. Now isn't that foolish !! LOL !! I think that happens when you just have too much stuff - then you lose track of what you really have. Well, I dug him out and fell in love with him all over again. He is from Mostly Animals stamp company. I have tried to locate them on line and didn't find anything except for stamps selling on Ebay.

There really isn't a lot of coloring with him because the stamp does give you a lot of shading and feathering. So, I decided to just use my prisma colored pencils. I did it in the method taught to me by Ellen Hutson - she does some phenomenal coloring with colored pencils. Her trick is to layer the colors and blend with the lighter shades. It really is a lot of fun.

So, I finished the card and promptly sent it to my wonderful friend Lana. You may know her from SCS as LunarLana. If you don't know her work, just go check out her gallery on SCS. It is full of eye candy. She liked my duck so much that he is sitting next to her computer. Now that's a real compliment coming from a real professional.

I hope that you enjoy this card too. This little duck is meant to bring a smile to the receiver.


Karen said...

What a sweet card! I love the colors. That little duck is adorable

The Stampin' Soldier said...

I just LOVE the duck. My high school mascot is a DUCK!

PJBstamper said...

If only I had known about your blog before! I would have called yellow rule on that adorable ducky.

Michelle said...

As always ~ Great card Stevie!!

chelemom said...

This is the cutest card! I love those shoes! Do you live in Milwaukee? Just asking cuz my sister lives just outside of Milwaukee. She is actually in New Berlin.

Cambria Turnbow said...

Love ya Stevie!! You know I love all that you do!!

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Check out my blog when you can!
Love ya,

ஐ*Beatriz Jennings*ஐ said...

Beautiful work!! :)

Tex said...

Word .... Stevie!
Your coloring on this adorable duckie is divine ... truly divine!
(I won't even go into the fact that he's so stinkin' cute with those tennis shoes!!!!)


Tex said...

Ducks & smiles definitely go together! Quaaaaaaack!! I know that she must have LOVED this, Stevie!