Thursday, July 19, 2012

Edwin Birthday Card

The challenge this week at Tilda's Town Challenge blog is to use an Edwin image.
I really like making easel cards and here is another one.

I love the expression on Edwin's face on the Edwin Waiting for Fish image.  He looks like he has been waiting for hours for an unsuspecting fish to take his bait.  I hope he put on lots of sun screen before he went out on the water.

Edwin was having a tough day.  There was no one to hang out with so he decided to go fishing.  The fish didn't want to hang out with him either.
Even America the Eagle seemed to be just a shadow of himself.
Edwin and the boat were colored with Copic Sketch markers.  America the Eagle was stamped with Memento London Fog ink.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The balloon is a stick-on.  The fishing line is SU's Baker's Twine in Cherry Cobbler.

The bottom of the easel has roses from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The sentiment panel was cut using Nestibilities Labels Six and sponged with SU Pacific Point ink.  The sand dollar, starfish and shell are buttons with the shanks removed and attached with glue dots.  I found them at Michael's or AC Moore.

My son-in-law's birthday is coming up in a few days so I took advantage of the Tilda's Town challenge to use an Edwin stamp and have his card ready early.

Thanks for stopping by.  See you soon.



Cathy Lee said...

Your Edwin looks adorable, Kathy. Love the watermarked eagle in the background, very creative.
Cathy Lee

nanetteyf said...

aw! he's going to love it! :) happy birthday! :-P

Kelly Neis said...

He is so cute and perfectly colored in the boat, I love the Eagle behind him, looks great.

Teresa said...

Gorgeous Edwin card. Thanks for joining us at Tilda's Town this week, good luck. Hugs Teresa xx

Suzi said...

This is so charming Kathy, fabulous design and yes I agree Edwins expression reminds me of my hubby's when we go fishing. lol.
Suzi x

Francy said...

this card is gorgeous. I love the stamp that is coloured very well. The paper is fabolous.

Paula said...

Kathy, your card is so adorable. Edwin is colored wonderfully. Hopefully something is on the end of his line :)

Leslie Turner said...

Too cute, Kathy! So adorable! :)

Tina Makuc said...

Beautiful card Kathy!! I love the eagle in the background!!
Thanks for joining us at Tilda's Town this week!!
Hugs, Tina

Jean said...

Love the card Kathy and the watermark eagle behind Edwin is so perfect. He does look so lonesome in his boat and for some reason the eagle seems to give him some hope!!! Love the boat and the water look. You did a great job on the card.
Hugs, Jean

cabio's craft corner said...

That is a cute use of the eagle image on the background. Sweet colored Edwin and that balloon is super clever :o)


Cute Edwin. Clever background.

Norma said...

Kathy, your son-in-law is going to love this card. It's cute--your story too. Adorable Edwin and wonderfully coloured. Love the scene you've created. Terrific job on the easel card.

Anonymous said...

He's very cute, love the boat
Hugs julie P

Delphine said...

Gorgeous card, Kathy! Such beautiful details and I love the design! Thanks for joining us at Tilda's Town and good luck! Delphine xx

Laura said...

Just got this stamp a few days ago. Planning to use it for hubby's b-day card. This is totally cute and your son-in-law will love it!

Laura C.

Ani said...

This is so beautiful! Lovely image! Hugs, Ani
P.S. We have a candy over at Card Mania Challenges, if you're interested...