Thursday, 20 November 2014

Guiding Light

It's Freshly Made Sketches time - one of my favorite days of the week!  Today, the very talented Cindy Hall has a fabulous sketch, which offers so many opportunities to make it your own.


I kept my card low-key and unfussy as it's destined for a male ex work colleague who is having cancer surgery next week.  


For the background panel on the sketch, I chose to use embossing paste and the Rays stencil.  I colored the paste with some Goldenlocks ink to match the reeds I stamped along the bottom of the smaller panel.

I stamped the lighthouse and fussy cut it and that represents the top vertical panel on the sketch.  The sentiment comes from what is fast becoming my favorite sentiment set - Say it in Style by Clearly Besotted.

No frills or embellishments on this card because (a) it's for a man and (b) it's going through the mail.

Thanks for visiting.  The rest of the design team have some knock-out cards to inspire you so check them out.

Products used:

Stamps:  Guiding Light (WPlus9), Say It In Style (Clearly Besotted)
Ink:  Goldenlocks, Schoolhouse Red (SSS), Versafine
Cardstock:  White, Early Espresso
Accessories:  Rays Stencil (Tim Holtz), Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste, Corner Chomper

Cheers
Karren

19 comments:

Kristie Goulet said...

I love how you interpreted the sketch, Karren! FAB!!!

KimCreate said...

Fabulous!

Cindy Lovell said...

Fantastic Karren!!! The background looks awesome and goes so well,with the Lighthouse and reeds!! Perfect!!!

Jenny said...

This is lovely! Love how you worked the yellow from the side to the reeds!

Stampingcountry said...

Feel better already. Your beams of sunshine across the background is beautiful.

Linda Callahan said...

Lighthouse, beach grass and beautiful sunbeams - wowza! Love how that background comes shining across your card! Wonderful!

Jen said...

This is seriously fantastic! I really love the sun ray stencil. What an amazing background for the light house!

Lyn said...

Awesome card I love the sun ray very much <3

Jen Brum said...

Wow! Beautiful card Karren! Love the background and the lighthouse! This would definitely help me feel better!

Cindy Hall said...

It can be really difficult to make a cheerful card, yet keep it manly, and you've mastered it with this one, Karren. I love the colored embossing paste, and the bright lighthouse used as elements of the sketch... very imaginative and a perfect "feel better' card for a man.

Martina said...

Lovely card, I love the way you used the rays <3

feel free to stop by and play along over at http://challengeupyourlife.blogspot.com with us :)

xo, Martina

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

This is simply beautiful, Karren! Love how background is connecting to lighthouse and its cleanliness. Thank you for inspiration!

Deepti said...

Fab take on the sketch :) I like the sun burst in the BG :)

Narelle Farrugia said...

Your cards are just amazing Karren! You always use the perfect stamps as well as rock the design of every sketch.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a clever take on the challenge Karren! Love this! Thanks for the inspiration! Hazel x

OH Babs said...

Great masculine card Karren and I am sure your friend will greatly appreciate your thoughtfulness.

Jen Timko said...

Really, really fantastic. Perfect masculine details and still so special. I know he'll be happy to get this. Hoping his treatment goes well.

Kim S said...

What a creative way to use this sketch - it's fabulous!

Rita Wright said...

This is great card and perfect for the occasion. The stencil makes rays of "feel better" hope and the lighthouse is a wonderful masculine element. Love every detail.