Fishin' Friends - Special Guest - Dina Kowal

Dina Kowal here happily guest designing for Whimsy Stamps today.  I needed to just sit and watercolor today, so I pulled out this Fishin' Friends image to work with. I filled up my watercolor palette last night so it was all fresh and ready to go.

When the watercolor was dry, I used colored pencils to add some fine shading and details, and then a little gesso to add highlights. The sentiment I used is from the beautiful Fill My Heart set - I thought it was a sweet addition to this tender scene. I used the largest of the Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles dies to cut the panel to an A2 size.

I finished up a portrait this weekend of a golden retriever who loved the water - that fits well with my card today. She was fresh out of the river after a swim when the photo was taken, and it was fun sketching in all her curls of wet fur. If you'd like to see the progression of her portrait, you can click over to my business site here

That's all I know - I hope you're having a great week and thanks for having me Whimsy!

Thanks for stopping by!

Fishin' Friends Fill My Heart Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles


  1. Just seeing Dina's name made me want to look. Love this sweet card. I remember having a fishing friend like that. Sweet image. [Bunny]


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