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Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Serene Lighthouse

Hello everyone!  Here it is the end of August. The new school year has begun in some areas. Labor Day is just around the corner and summer will be technically over. 

With the end of August, our optional theme here at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday challenge is "lighthouse".  Here is my DT card that I created for this week's challenge.

I found this beautiful lighthouse scene digital stamp from Cornish Heritage and thought it would be perfect for my project. What inspired me to create this card was one I saw on line last year or so when searching for ideas to create a masculine card. What I had in mind to do with this image would take several attempts so off I went.

After printing out my image, I had planned to use an oval die with an intricate design around it to cut and emboss it with.  As you can see from the photo, the die is smooth in the center and has an intricate design around it. In coloring my image I wanted to leave the outer edge white and uncolored, therefore, I needed to create a mask to protect it while coloring.  I made my mask by taking a piece of card stock and cutting out an oval in the center, about the size of the smooth center of the oval die. I also printed out another image of the lighthouse and cut it out to use as a mask over the lighthouse when I colored around it. 

Now I was ready to color. First, I added clouds using a template and sponging Memento Summer Sky ink. (You can find cloud templates on line or you can use scalloped oval dies. If interested, here is a link to a cloud tutorial). Next, I removed the mask from the lighthouse image only...not the mask with the cut out oval. I colored my lighthouse image scene using Copic markers. After coloring and removing the mask, I cut and embossed my image panel using a die from Spellbinders Opulent Ovals.

My focal image being done, I created my base card in white card stock and layered it with patterned paper. Next, I positioned a die from Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large in the center of the patterned paper layer, making sure the oval die was  larger than my focal image die and then used the die as a guide to draw an oval in black marker inside the oval die. I added some die cut corners from Cheery Lynn Lace Corner Deco in black card stock. Finally I adhered my focal panel with dimensionals and my project was done.

Thanks for stopping by! And I hope you have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend with friends and family and get some crafting done.

This card was entered into the following challenge(s):
Fan-Tastic Tuesday  -  Challenge #50 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown  -  Challenge #210 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday  -  Challenge #147 - Anything Goes
Sister Act  -  Challenge #71 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create  -  Challenge #86 - Anything Goes
TTCRD -  Challenge Aug 26 - Sep 1  - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart  -  Challenge #33 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls  -  Challenge #25 - Anything Goes


Verna Angerhofer said...

This is a great scene and lovely card.

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a great card! I just love the wood plank background, it is perfect for your lovely lighthouse image and the intricate corner dies are such a great touch! Wonderful :)

Nana Griffin said...

You did a wonderful job with this card. Love everything about it!

NanaConnie said...

Magnificent, Olga! I love that sky. Beautiful coloring. Now, putting on 2 DT hats at the same time -- So happy to see you playing along in our Anything Goes challenges at Through the Craft Room Door and at Tuesday Throwdown this week. Good luck in the draw and come play again soon.
NanaConnie DT

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Olga hun this is really beautiful love it great job and thank you so much for linking up with week at Fan-Tastic Tuesday - hope to see u back soon hugs Judith DT x

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

hi Ola me again hun and even more lovely your card is 2nd time around thank you so much for linking up with week at Tuesday Throwdown – hope to see u back soon hugs Judith DT x

Angie A said...

Very nice card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls Challenges! Angie-DT

Sarah said...

I love this card! Very pretty and the wood background paper is a perfect complement! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week!!

donna sherman said...

Beautiful card!!! Love how its done! Thank you for sharing this with us!