Sunday, 14 June 2015

The Lighthouse

It's time for another Paper Players challenge and this week Sandy has a fun color challenge!  


As soon as I saw those colors, my mind immediately went to a nautical theme and there it stayed!


I started my card by stamping the lighthouse from Guiding Light and fussy cutting it out.  For some reason my Real Red inkpad is looking a bit nasty and stamped all splotchy.  I'm calling that the "weathered look" LOL.  

I then cut a strip of white cardstock and sponged it with Pool Party and Island Indigo ink.  I placed a mask near the top to get the horizon line.  I then stamped what I *think* are rocks at the bottom of the panel.  I dug out my old Up, Up & Away set from SU to get the seagulls image.  

Then I went searching for a sentiment to fit in the gap.  I found Sending Happy Thoughts and it also had the diagonal stripe stamp which went perfectly with the stripes on the lighthouse.


Thanks for visiting.  The design team have some wonderful cards using this color combo, so be sure to check them out.

Products used:

Stamps:  Guiding Light (WPlus9), Up, Up & Away (SU), Sending Happy Thoughts (SSS)
Ink:  Real Red, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock:  White

Cheers
Karren

15 comments:

Lyn said...

This is gorgeous and I love your weathered look :)

Christine Blain said...

LOVE the diagonal stripes that complement the stripes on the lighthouse - too clever! Fabulous use of the colours, Karren. The 'splotchy' inkpad gives a great effect. :)

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Love this Karren! Love the sponging and the way you set the lighthouse between the sponging and the card base. LOVE the stripes on the left side. What a great compliment to the main images.

stampwithsandy said...

Karren this is gorgeous! I love that lighthouse and your beautifully sponged background, and that sentiment set has been on my wish list forever. You really rocked these colors!

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!

Joanne James said...

I love your nautical scene Karren - that sponged panel is amazing and the lighthouse really eye-catching. Gorgeous!

Debbie Mageed said...

You did this color challenge perfectly with your lighthouse scene, Karren! I really like the two-toned sponging! Great card!!

Jodi McKinney said...

Perfect design and theme for this color challenge. LOVE the font for "Sending!" Adorable card!

laurie said...

What a great design! I love the sponging...the scene..what an awesome card!

stampwithamyk said...

I love this!! Your sponging is awesome and your lighthouse is perfect for this color scheme. Great design! :)

Shannon Jaramillo said...

So pretty! Your sponged background really makes the lighthouse pop, and I love that the stripes down the side coordinate with the lighthouse stripes! Very clever!

LeAnne said...

I love this entire card, regardless of the "weathered" red portion of the lighthouse! Just beautiful! Perfect way to use the colors!

Claire Broadwater said...

Karren, the sponged background is perfect! The lighthouse just pops off this gorgeous scene! The red stripes add so much detail to your card! XX

Jaydee said...

ok. i have one word for this card. PERFECTION! Your shaded sponged background is fabulous. The pop of the red on the lighthouse - stunning. All round - gorgeous
jaydee

Mary Decker said...

Your card is great! You used a lot of techniques, very admirable. Thank you for taking the time to post how you made it and which materials you used. It's helpful to all of us!