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Friday, June 11, 2010

Bloggers' Challenge--Father's Day

Can you believe that Father's Day is next week already?!! (Me either!) So, I guess it's a great thing that Lisa, our Blog Challenge Mom, gave us this theme this week....or I'd be stamping away at midnight the night before I need this!
Although I did not really copy this card from any one particular place, it is definitely a compilation of various ideas. The background idea is definitely from Michele Zindorf, who is one of my stamping idols....she is truly an artist and can do amazing things with some ink and paper! She typically uses a brayer, but when I tried, it came out blotchy and I just couldn't achieve the look I was going for....so I just sponged away! The sun was simply created by punching out a 1" circle on a Post It to create a mask on the Whisper White cardstock. Another Michele trick is to highlight parts of the image with a White Gel Pen.
Not sure if my hubby will be impressed or not, but I'm happy with the way it came out.....and you know what?!! It was actually easy!
Stamps: Inspired by Nature, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Inks: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Soft Suede, Dusty Durango
CS: Kraft, Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, So Saffron, Whisper White
Misc: Modern Label Punch, Large Oval Punch, Window Punch, Sponges, Dimensionals
Please note: ALL materials used to create this card are from SU!
Oh! I just discovered a new blog (I know...there's tons out there!). But this one looks like fun....and they also post challenges. This one also fit their challenge (how convenient!), so I added this to their site as well. Check it out! You can see the posts here.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

18 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful scene you created!

Lisa Bohler said...

Fantastic silhouetted image and I like what you did with the gel pen to highlight!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love this pretty card- pretty colors and the highlights really add a great touch. TFS

Lori said...

How pretty! Love the use of the modern label punch piece as a tab accent.

Shannon said...

Barbara,
This is GORGEOUS! It looks like it took a lot of time to create. Beautiful. Welcome to Hand Stamped Sentiments. Thank you for creating with us this week. We hope to see you back.

tonistamps said...

Great colors with this set! Masking the sun is right on point for a nice sunset.

GCgirl said...

Beautiful! Not only is the card technically spot on...but I immediately was just drawn to the sunset image and the feeling it evoked. :-D

Nikki Bond said...

Very pretty and serene! {SMILES}

Jane Bosi said...

This is just beautiful! Well done!

Ida said...

This is wonderful. Love the warm feel this card has.

Erin Gonzales said...

I love your card! You have a great eye for shading and shadows. I think your card is so perfect for any man, thanks so much for sharing it with us at HSS!!!

Tami Black said...

This is positively beautiful -- I love that background and the softness you achieved with your colors. I would hang this in my home as a picture!

Connie Paxman said...

You really rocked the color harmony along with such serenity...which is what Father's need...lol I love this very artistic.
connie paxman

stampinbygenny said...

Great brayering technique! The image is so simple but stunning. Your colors are masculine but serene. Perfect for a father's day card. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Absolutely beautiful Barbara! This is so serene and peaceful! Love it! :D

Basement Stamper said...

Love the background, it creates such a peaceful scene on this card.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Sponge away GF! This is FAB!

Claudia said...

Your card is stunning and so peaceful!

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