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MAY NEWSLETTER

Wow! Mother’s Day seems to have come upon me so fast! It has been a fun few weeks making Mother’s Day Greeting Cards for my display rack at the local Hardware store. Now, I am busy making Graduation cards. The card I’m showing today features one of my favorite drawings done by my Mother when she was 89 years old. It is Kitten on Creel, Lg. 0774-L. The background has 4 fishing flies. Listing from top left clockwise, they are Bivisible (dry fly), 0423B; King’s River, 0424A; Spinner, 0751C; Caddis, 0750-C. Colored pencils were used to color all images. The Kitten on Creel was cut out and mounted with dimensionals on a black oval. The card is ivory cardstock, layered with black and ivory cardstock.

Kitten on Creel
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Will the Trout Take the Bait?

“Brook & Cutthroat Trout” and “Rainbow & Brown Trout” are stamped on white card stock and colored with pencils. “Caterpillar”, “Cahill”, “Caddis” and “King’s River” are stamped in gold in a diagonal pattern across blue marbled vellum. The vellum is glued to the front of the white card stock and a fly made with fibers, wire and beads is strung from the top of the card with fishing line which is secured with tape on the inside of the card. Card by Cheryl Ardrey.

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A Fisherperson’s Dream

Stamps used are “Rainbow & Brown Trout”, “Brook & Cutthroat Trout”, and “Frame #10, Fishing Poles”. All were stamped on 140 lb. weight watercolor paper and were inked by coloring directly on the stamp with a brown Marvy Marker. The color on the fish pole frame was drawn out with a fine-pointed soft bristle paint brush dipped in water. Color from Marvy Markers were rubbed on a plastic coated paper plate and used as a palette to color the fish and the blue background behind the fish inside the fishing pole frame. The finished watercolor paper was layered over tan and green card stock to frame the card. The absolute two “MUSTS” for this watercolor technique are to use 140 pound watercolor paper and a #45 Sepia (brown) Marvy Marker for your brown. Card by Lisa Haan.

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Loon Fishing #2

“Loon Fishing, Lg.” is stamped on white paper and colored with oil color pencils. Crystal Lacquer was applied to a portion of the loon that is under water. Four eyelets were applied which hold the three background papers in place. Although a loon is black and white with a red eye, it is fun to take an “artist’s liberty” and color this image in many different colors. Card by Margaret Wiggin.