I'm so honored to be back on the sketch challenge design team. Love the versatility of this awesome sketch from Cathy. Here's a masculine card I'll set aside for my father. I'll be heading to my parents' for Mother's Day as Mom will be having surgery the day after to have a tumor removed from on her brain (now her third metastasis site). This cancer journey is such a hard thing and I so appreciate my Dad. He really has been a guiding light for me and my siblings and is an awesome caregiver to my mom.
I went with the colors I saw on these beautiful pillows from Saturday's inspiration site Novica. I thought the large circle would be the perfect size for a lighthouse image from my favorite retired set Coast to Coast. I stamped in Memento ink then used markers scribbled on acetate and a wet brush to watercolor. My Slate strip is sponged along the edges as is my dry embossed panel. I used Barbara Anders' awesome sailor's knot tutorial instead of a bow. I popped my 2nd circle over this. I stamped off my Slate and stamped the anchor onto Slate cs. I used a Lagoon marker to ink my sentiment (which I think must have had some leftover darker ink on it) and sponged a bit of blue along the edge.
On the inside of the card, I added some blue strips with a white panel for writing on the card.
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Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 GMT Views: 3845
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Wed, May 06, 2015 @ 8:21 AM
This is beautiful, and love the addition of your knot. It has been a long time since I have done that knot, thanks for the reminder. I will keep your mother in my thoughts, and I am sorry you are going through this difficult time.