I just didn't think I felt like stamping today, and I should have listened to my instincts.... but I just hate missing out on Cindy's teaparty!! http://mothermark.blogspot.com/
So I thought I could at least do a CAS card... easy, right?? And I used the CC for today: Taken with Teal, Close To Cocoa, and Vanilla.
I stamped the lighthouse and embossed it in clear. I think that is where this whole card went wrong. I wanted to emboss it, because I was misting the cardstock with water and then scrunching it up. I watercolored with the teal and cocoa using an aquapainter. Added a touch of thyme to the water because it didn't look right. The cocoa cs was made by inking up a piece of screen.
Let's just call it done and hope for something better next time!
Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 GMT Views: 543
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 60799
Wed, Aug 19, 2009 @ 1:09 AM
The colour challenge certainly tied in well with the lighthouse. I think you're being a bit hard on yourself, and I also think you should add maculine into the keywords - this is a great masculine card. Love your ziz-zaggy blue paper, and the meshed strip. We don't use mesh on windows here.
I always check the tpt gallery for several days, so another time, if you don't feel inspired on the day I'll still be along looking for you later on in the week. But I'm glad you brought this card along, I like it.
Registered: April 23, 2006 Location: Looking For Teapots! Posts: 60004
Wed, Aug 19, 2009 @ 6:56 AM
Hey Kris! You are too hard on yourself! This is awesome! This reminds me of Message in a Bottle.....you know, an old weathered message that has been out to sea for a very long time! It is awesome...lots of people try to achieve that look and you did! Its beautifully done!
We are glad that you did not miss the teaparty....we would be wondering where Kris was!!! You know we look forward to seeing you each week besides we need all hands on deck this week, gots lots of fishing to wrap up here!
Although you were pretty smart...coming at the tail end. The fun stuff is about to begin....Hee! Love your card!
Registered: February 1, 2005 Location: Temple, Tx Posts: 37543
Wed, Aug 19, 2009 @ 7:32 AM
Now this is what I call Rustic Elegance at it's finest!!!! I love your lighthouse and the colors are perfect!!!! I am sooo glad you were able to come to the party...I saved ya some BBQ because the fish became a little stinky!!!!!!!
Registered: October 12, 2007 Location: USA Posts: 21934
Wed, Aug 19, 2009 @ 9:03 AM
Well, you might not like this, but I do and it sounds like others do also. When I first saw the picture I thought she did the color combo and the Clean & Simple challenge. It's a wonderful masculine card. I like the crinkled up, worn look for this. I may just case it for my lighthouse stamp. Like the clips. Nicely done. TFS