For my Waltzingmouse Blog Waltz post - see here.
... this is a card for my father - I used the wonderful colours from this week's Colour Q challenge - the inspiration picture is a striped tie, so it made me think of cards for men!
I've had to adapt the colours a little, as I think the burgundy and blue must be older Stampin' Up! colours. I made my card using some new stamps that I got from QVC last week - they're made by Kanban and the set is called All Occasions - and there's not a stamp that I don't like. I've gone for a nautical theme. I started off by stamping the anchor in the corner of my card and then masked it before stamping the main lighthouse image (love the swirl). Next I added the flying birds and the simple sentiment. I added some colour to the image using my aqua painter - I like the watercolour effect. I added a bit of sparkle to the light in the lighthouse and the moon using Sakura Stardust pens. Sadly the sparkle doesn't show up well in the scan.
Stamps: Kanban - All Occasions, Words (don't know the name of the set, but also from QVC)
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Cherry Cobbler (Bravo Burgundy), Bashful Blue (Bordering Blue), Cajun Craze, Basic Grey
Accessories: Sakura Stardust pens, card from stash
For various reasons, my father and I have not been in touch for many, many years and I thought it was time to try and make contact again. Since my sister died in March I've been thinking about my father more and more, so I sent this to Dad this morning. And now it's up to him. Families are funny things!!
I'm off to do a bit of reading and resting my knee. It's feeling very much better than yesterday, but I have to keep remembering not to use it too much - I'm scared that it will go again!! See you all later.