Friday, September 6, 2013

Gordon Golfer

     I had mentioned a while back that I have another bunch of Art Impressions stamps waiting to be inked up.  Well here is the first one.  This is Gordon Golfer.  Many, MANY years ago I worked for Gordon's Jewelers and one of my co-workers was an older lady who was divorced.  She had an uncanny ability to spot golfer customers whom she referred to as "golfin' fools".  I think her ex may have been one.  hee hee  Anyway, her term has stuck with me all these years.  Not sure if Gordon qualifies for the "fool" part, but he's definitely a golfer.
     I googled golfer images to see what kind of clothing to put on him and it seems that sadly the iconic plaid golfing pants are a thing of the past.  So sad....NOT!  LOL  I decided to keep Gordon in the classic though, so I set out to figure out how to color plaid.  There are several tutes out there, but they weren't quite what I was looking for until I found this one.  Her coloring is amazing!  My first attempt was okay, but I didn't have the right white pen.  This second attempt looks much better.  The plaid is a combination of Copics, Sharpie, Faber Castell, and Prismacolor pencils.  It's not perfect and I need more practice, but I love how it looks.  Here's a close up of ole Gordon.

Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, R20, R30
hair E27
hat YG93, YG95, G40
shirt C00, C2, C4
pants YG93, YG95 
(plaid was created with addition of Sharpie White Extra Fine pen, Faber 
Castell Pitt Artist pen, and Prismacolor pencils Tuscan Red and Pale Vermillion)
socks E23
shoes E31, E33, E39
golf club W1, W3, W5, C00, C6, C10

     YAY!  It's Friday peeps!  Hope you have a great weekend!

Paper--My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found Two--Breeze", Recollections, Kraft Outlet Light Kraft, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Gordon Golfer"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Jet Black Archival, Stormy Sky Distress ink
Tools--Martha Stewart Photo Corner pinch, Fiskars Grass punch
Miscellaneous--Kraft Outlet Twill Tape


  1. Wow this is stunning Tracy, love the clouds and everything about your card is so fun and creative xxx

  2. I agree, this is stunning! Love the plaid pants (I checked out the video tutorial - OMG her dress is amazing!).
    Love the background from the clouds to the grass - very well done. Fantastic card Tracy!

  3. Love this card.. going in my "Cards for boys - Big and Small" folder on pInterest and your video is fabulous.. also going in my tutorials folder.. FOR ME!! xxx

  4. Wow, your plaid is awesome! Love everything about your gorgeous, fun card!

  5. Your card is so fantastic !!! Over the top fun!!! & I especially love his pants!!! We have to keep some humor re/ golf!!! Lol :)) :))

  6. Well I think they look perfect. Love this my friend...


  7. Fabulous card, Tracy! Your coloring is awesome, especially the plaid! Bravo!

  8. I just love this! The sentiment is funny! Great scene too.

  9. Oh, my...perfection, Tracy!!! Love how he's coming off the mat there...adds so much dimension and movement! What a great card!!!

  10. My grandmother always thought golfing was the silliest sport, hitting a ball to find it to hit it again, I can see her reasoning! Love his pants, can't wait to see the technique when I get home, thanks for sharing the video!

  11. Absolutely fabulous Tracy, love it!
    Wendy xx

  12. Wauw a stunning card Tracy! Your colouring of the fun golfer is fantastic, a great job on his trousers! You created a lovely background for him and the sentiment is a perfect match. hugs, Marlies

  13. Such a fun card Tracy and love that sentiment!!
    XXX Heidy

  14. Fabulous fun card Tracy, your colouring is amazing and I love how you have created the background.
    I hope you have a good weekend
    hugs Sue xx

  15. Fantastic card Tracy!
    Beautiful design:)
    Hugs, Heidi:)

  16. fabulous card, love the gordon golfer image and your plaid trousers look amazing
    Kim x

  17. Great job on the plaid your clouds too. Gordon is kinda cute really :)
    Hugs xx

  18. oh so fun...had to go watch the plaid video...who would have thunk! Very cool!

  19. Absolutely love your fabulous, fun card.

  20. Oh Fantastic!! You are a brilliant artist ... I love the sentiment ... do you make these up? I need to borrow that one!

  21. Fabulous job on the pants! I love this.

  22. Big groan and grin for the punny sentiment!! Very impressed that you coloured the plaid as I'm sure I would have cheated and done some paper piecing!! Great card and awesome clouds :)

  23. What a fun story Tracy, that brought a smile to the day. I always tell my Nephew its a daft game, chasing a ball around a field fun of course, I love him to bits really xx
    Fabulous card, and your plaid trousers are Brilliant!! Your work is so inspiring!
    Huge Hugs Mau xx

  24. Gordon is so cute although he might have to yell fore on this stroke. I love the grass and clouds behind him. Those plaid pants are amazing. Thanks for the link on the video. The photo corners and the wonky angle of the image piece make for such a cool design. Love the simple twill tape, too.

  25. Now he is fun, and I love your story about those golfin' fools......but that all pales in comparison to my awe over your coloring! Plaid??? Holy Cow! Unbelievable!

  26. OMG...her video had me in a trance!! I caught myself drooling and my hand twitching from wanting to draw like her. FANTASTIC link H and I think your plaid pants look terrific. You still couldn't pay me enough to wear them myself, but I DO think they look sensational on him. Thanks for the mind blowing creative inspiration this morning. :)
    hugs to you!

  27. Too cute just had to comment on this...Love that wonderful sentiment. Just too adorable...Hugz, joann


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