A Fisherman’s Prayer

God grant that I should live to fish
     until my dying day.
And when it comes to my last cast
     I then most humbly pray,
When in the Lord's safe landing net
     I'm peacefully asleep,
That in his mercy I be judged
     As big enough to keep.

                  A Fisherman's Prayer


Anyone who knew my Dad knew he loved to fish. Even more, he loved teaching children how to fish. When I saw Mo's Digital Pencil Too image, Fishing, I knew I would have to play with it. Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge #17 (about wood or would) spurred me on and gave me a deadline.

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Mo's image captured my Dad so well. He fished with live bait, often in a small boat just like this in the lakes and ponds around Owen County, Indiana. So, you'll have to indulge me a bit because I can't possibly share this card with you without sharing a few precious pictures of Dad.


In the background, helping my kids wet a hook in his backyard pond.

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Captain of our boat . . .

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Here are the Copic markers I used for the water and sky with the Copic air system:

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And here are the markers I used for the rest of the image:

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  • Embellishments – Tim Holz Ideology Foliage
  • Ink – Copic Markers (see above)
  • Paper – Stampin' Up! cardstock: Summer Sun, Not Quite Navy, Basic Black. Neenah Classic Crest Solar White. Karen Foster Fishing Lures.
  • Stamps – Mo's Digital Image Fishing
  • Tools – EK Success border punch

Love you always, Dad.



Sweet Comments

  1. Amazing colouring – stunning card xx

  2. What a beautiful tribute to your Dad! The card is wonderful. Glad you shared it with us in Mo's Challenge.

  3. You don't need me, or anyone, else to tell you just how talented a colourist you are Linda.
    Your colouring in this image is just beautiful.  It's clearly inspired – by your lovely Dad, no doubt – as it's very hard to get such vibrant colours not to look 'flat'.
    I'm presuming you 'masked' Mo's fab image?
    Just wonderful (as is all of your stuff…!).

  4. Love this image! My dad was a fisherman through and through too and I hope I can do justice to this lovely image. Your coloring is amazing!

  5. Oh my……your card is stunning! You certainly did  a beautifull job in coloring it with your Copics. Thank you for sharing the photos of your Dad. He looked so happy at the helm of the boat and with his family getting ready to fish.

  6. Oh how I love this card and your story , the card is soooooooo gorgeous, I love what you did with the background colours in the sky

  7. Absolutely love your card…and the sentiment behind it xx 
    Thanks for joining in with Mo's challenge this week :)

  8. Great take on the challenge.  Thanks for playing along with us at Mo's this week.

    Caryn xxx

  9. Love the prayer, I will save that one. Gotta say, girlie, you have really taken off with those Copic Markers!

  10. Peggy - The Wired Angel says:

    Sounds like this was a very poignant project for you and a stroll down Memory Lane. You did a fab job. Thanks for joining us at Mo's challenge this week.

  11. Linda this is beautiful.  What a wonderful tribute to your dad..This is my all time favorite image of Mo's..I just love it..Your coloring is perfect..Great job.

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