I made this card for this week's Teapot Party. Susie is our hostess and she chose a wonderful theme of "Roadtrip to Lakeville" for this week's recipient.
Susie, I hope you can forgive me because I forgot about the fishing theme I was intending to do when I decided to make this card. I got busy stamping the 3 layers to the tree tops, the 2 layers to the tree trunks, then masking off the tree trunks so I could stamp the 2 layers of the lake. I kept the tree trunks masked off so I could sponge in the grass and sky. Removed the masks, added the sentiment, grass and flowers. I stamped the canoe image and I stamped it upside down. Ugh! So the watery shadow was on top and it was so obvious. Well, since there is no crying in crafting, I started over and redid the entire image panel. I always die cut the image panel first, but I forgot to do this so I did that after I finished stamping it. Wouldn't you know the sentiment is over a little too far to the right (head slap here). I hope Dan can overlook the placement of the sentiment and enjoy the peaceful lake scene instead. This actually was a really fun card to make, I just wish I had 2 cards to show for it instead of one. Alas, thank you for the great challenge Susie and thank you for looking! ~Karen.
Date: Thursday, October 3, 2019 GMT Views: 747
Registered: January 11, 2017 Location: Wisconsin summer and Arizona winter Posts: 8434
Thu, Oct 03, 2019 @ 11:00 AM
Karen, you've created a beautiful, peaceful and serene fall scene! Wow! I'm sure this will bring some cheer to Dan! Sorry you had to do it over because of your upside down boat! I hate when that happens! I'm glad you didn't cry! LOL
------------------------------ Judy aka Gracie "Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud." Maya Angelou
Registered: May 12, 2016 Location: NW Wisconsin Posts: 8473
Thu, Oct 03, 2019 @ 11:14 AM
Karen, your card is exquisite! What an absolutely fantastic scene you’ve created here! A wonderful real to life scene and even your outdoor photography blends in beautifully with your work of heart!
Dan will certainly be inspired indeed! Spectacular card my friend!
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Thu, Oct 03, 2019 @ 2:38 PM
Oh my goodness this is wonderful Karen and exactly what I had in mind for Dan. Your scene is so peaceful and inviting. I love the placement of the sentiment, with just a hint of the letter beyond the cut, like the leaves and water. I hope you can salvage the other card. Thanks so much for coming to Dan's Teaparty....now I'm scrolling back for another long look at this amazing scene.
Please don't take your organs to heaven - heaven knows we need them here.
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Fri, Oct 04, 2019 @ 12:27 AM
I love the Kitchen Sinks Stamps, especially the trees. This scene is so beautiful and peaceful. It reminds me a lot of where we spent our honeymoon, except that there were more reeds in the lake. There were definitely silver birches along the shore. It's the sort of card you could look at fir a long time and lose yourself in the scene. I am sure Dan will love it.