Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Faux Lure Tutorial

This is another brainstorm that came to me at 3am. Oh boy, hubby just sighed and rolled his eyes, then rolled over and went back to sleep. I colored this vingette with my copic markers and because it is small in scale I had room for embellishment. But what??? Back to childhood memories of fishing trips and my Dad's favorite lure. I think it looked like the one I created, my family can correct me if I am wrong.
Anyway, I wanted the lure and wire to be a continuation of the theme in the focal image.
Here is a close look at the faux lure. I think it is pretty effective for it's purpose. Keep scrolling and I will give you a step by step process in it's creation.


First I used my smallest oval die to cut my shape. Then I colored it, you can do anything you want but I remember this to look like the "lucky lure" my dad had.
I then put it through my cuttlebug a second time to get that nice embossed ridge. I cut holes with my crop-a-dile on both ends for my eyelets to go in ....Later.

I did two coats of thick embossing powder. This does two things. It makes the colors just come to life and it makes it very shiny and appealing (to fish).
I secured a couple of eyelets with my crop-a-dile now that I was done embossing.
This was the fun/creative part. My hubby has these tiny pliers for his model RR set so I swiped them to help me manipulate my wire in the shape of a hook. I used a brad through my eyelet hole to secure my wire because I wanted a double hook. I found that a little heavier gauge of wire worked best for this.
The top tassle was super simple. I looped some heavy twine (from the dollar store) through my eyelet and then wrapped my fine string several times around to secure it. I tied it in a knot in the back.

And there you have it, your own fishing lure! Don't know if it would catch anything but the attention of a fisherman. I will probably save this card for my dad and see if he recognizes the lure!
You can find this wonderful Thomas Kinkade stamp at CHF, just click HERE!

Happy Stamping!

15 comments:

Theresa said...

Unbelievable! Look at how creative you got with kinkade!!! This is so great!!!

Alli Miles said...

Now THAT takes some work making your own lure! Love what you have done with this card and colouring too. Expect a call from me today!

Williams Family said...

Very creative, Sherrie.

Flossie's Follies said...

WOW, this is fantastic, you get such great ideas at 3:00am. Thanks for sharing the process.

StamperSharon said...

Brilliant, Sherrie -- the perfect compliment to a wonderful card!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

WOW, that's awesome, Sherrie! You are VERY creative and inventive!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Clever, clever girl! This is amazing, Sherrie!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome work on this Sherrie!!! Great coloring and your lure is so cool, your Dad will Love this!
Conniecrafter

mnhyrkas said...

great card Sherrie! The UTEE layers on your lure really lend it to a lifelike look. My FIL collects antique fishing lures so once I used a real one on his card. I had to work carefully, and give him a warning when opening the envelope since the hook had still had the barb on it. Your is soooooo much safer :)

Cindy H. said...

Wow! is that ever creative!! Verrry clever :)

Deborah said...

Beautiful work as always Sherrie! Love your story! Deb

shel9999 said...

Wow! I am so impressed...that lure is incredible. And the card is stunning!!! Fantastic!!!

Jill said...

What an amazing guy card! Love it.

asela said...

Wowzer!! This is incredible.

Rose Ann said...

I love your card, and your faux lure is sooo awesome! Thanks for your great tutorial!!