Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Canada Goose

I love Canada (Canadian, if you prefer) Geese but I don't like to walk where they have walked! If you have had any encounters with them, you know what I'm talking about! I do hope your encounter with mine pleases you.

Since I won't have time to make a card tomorrow, I decided to post a second one for today. My sketch was inspired by My Favorite Things - MFTWSC332.

My card base is Smoky Slate. I added washi tape to the edge. I stamped my goose using a stamp from Stampin' Up Moon Lake, which was only available until June 2, 2015. I was going to remove the cattails and add flowers for Retro Rubber's Challenge #62 but then I googled cattails and came up with this info. Cattails are Flowers! There are some interesting facts on that site! 

So, I stamped the goose with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it with the Basic Gray watercolor pencil from SU. I used the Bermuda Bay pencil for the water. I love my blender pen that moves the color around to give the effect of water coloring. The cattails are colored with the Crumb Cake SU Marker. I sponged the edges of the Whisper White oval with Daffodil Delight and Tempting Turquoise. The mats for the oval and the banner are SU Kraft Corrugated paper, which is retired. I punched my banner with the Duet Banner punch, sponged it with Daffodil Delight and used the sentiment from Moon Lake. I think I have met the color requirements of Color Throw Down CTD442 Challenge. The design team wanted to thank Barbara for all the work she puts into the challenge site and I would like to do that too...thanks Barbara! 

With the coloring methods I used, I am also entering my card in The Mod Squad Let's Color Challenge.

I have no idea where I got the inside sentiment but it was in my stash and was printed off my printer. I though it fit the front...even though those probably aren't goose feathers!

I enjoy making masculine cards because so many of my stamp sets are feminine. I only have three I use for masculine cards and they contain geese and deer. I need to get some and horses into my collection!

Thanks for looking.


  1. Both are great card, Karen! I really love the inside sentiment on your goose card!! You and Perry take good care tomorrow. :)

  2. Very nice masculine card with cattail flowers! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber!

  3. The cattails are certainly unusual flowers but are a great option for a masculine card. I like the corrugated frame you've got around your oval - it's a lovely detail. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber for our spring flowers challenge.

  4. Nice masculine card, who knew cattails were flowers! Great take on the challenge. Thanks for sharing with Retro Rubber.

  5. We walk around a lake every day which has the beautiful geese living there. I know what you mean about not liking to walk where they are! I love the stately image that you have colored so well. This is a great masculine card and I love the verse inside. Thanks so much for joining in my Challenge for the Mod Squad this week. Good luck and hope to see you again.
    Barbara DT Member

  6. Great masculine card and wonderful work with the colors!

  7. I love the muted tones and the wonderful message of your card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown this week!!

  8. Wow I never knew that trivia! Thanks so much! Love your card, thanks for doing the RR challenge!

  9. Love your unusual choice of flower, your card is so elegant and would totally work for men or women. Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT