Wednesday, June 13, 2012

World's Best Father

Welcome! I have a confession to make-at first I was a little intimidated by this sketch and I passed it over. However, it intrigued me and I just decided to go for it. I'm glad I did because it has become one of my favorites now and the possibilities are endless. It really is all about perspective! The sketch is by the uber talented Karan Gerber at Cardabilites and I made this card for my FIL.

For color inspiration I played with the current Colour Q #141 Challenge and here's our inspiration photo.

Great colors for Father's Day! Speaking of Father's Day I am entering this card in the One Stop Craft Challenge-Father's Day and it will close in two days so hurry and link up. ;) I found a dp in the Tradewinds stack by DCWV that was nautical and it featured two of the challenge colors, navy & brocade blue, which left me to find lime and bashful blue. I spotted the Cas-ual Friday's Challenge #56 which required us to use Polka Dots {enter lucky limeade} and a bashful blue dp from MME rounded out my fourth color. The color white was used for my die cut panel and I sponged it with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink to add visual interest. Then I stamped the bass image in Stormy Sky Distress Ink and World's Best FATHER was stamped in Memento Paris Dusk. I brought out my Copic markers to customize my pearl embellishments which completed it.

Thanks for taking a peek and I am always uplifted by your encouraging comments. I also want to welcome my newest followers to my blog and I hope you find some inspiration here. If you are looking for a challenge check out my Challenges page where I've linked up a *few* for you and they are sorted by category. :-)
Have a wonderful day, wherever you are!

Stamps: White Bass (Stampabilities), World's Best Father (Verve)
Paper: polka dot (Little Boy Collection/Echo Park), bashful blue (On the Bright Side-One/MME)
Accessories: Long Cl. Rectangles (Spellbinders); Die-namics File Tab (MFT); Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers); Copics B37 & BG 72; white pearls (PS)


sues craft magic said...

Hiya Lisa , thank you so much for becoming a follower on my blog, and for the lovely and kind comment you left me .

I have just been having a nosey round your blog , and your cards are gorgeous , i really like the Fathers Day card you have used the sketch for , and i think i will have to try that sketch out it looks really interesting ...I have become a follower ...Hugs Sue xx

Lisa M said...

That sketch really has a masculine feel to it and your take on it turned out great! I like the tab off to the side...that looks super there!

Sylvia said...

Your card turned out great, Lisa, that sketch would have gotten me as well! I love your use of the colors. Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ and sharing your card!

Lorena said...

What a great blocking design, Lisa! And the colors are simply perfect for Father's Day :)
Thanks so much for playing with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Virginia L. said...

Hi Lisa, GREAT take on all the challenges! I love the colors and layering for this manly card! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Margaret said...

I agree-that sketch is a little intimidating, but you have done an amazing job with it! You combined all of the challenges into one wonderful manly card!!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

What a wonderful way to honor any father!! I adore the layout, and the uber detailed focal image!! Really great! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!! We're so glad you did!!

Lisa A. said...

Hi Lisa!! Your Father's Day card is wonderful! Love how you incorporated the sketch challenge into your are so's all about perspective...and you mastered it:)!! Thanks for being a part of the challenge and sharing your creativity this week at CAS-ual Fridays:)!

Francesca said...

Great Male card
Thanks for joining us at One stop craft challenge this week and good luck!


Silke Ledlow said...

Awesome card Lisa! The layout is cool too! Thanks for joining us at the CQ...hugs ~S~

Noelle said...

Wonderful FD card! Love the fish:) Thanks so much for playing at ColourQ this week! :)

Shannon White said...

Oh this is A Fab Father's Day card! Love the masculine image and terrific colors and your Fab layout also! 8-)


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