Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Inspired by a postage stamp

I thought it would be fun to do a couple of different color treatments to a lighthouse image. I have a sheet of the Post Office's New England Coastal Lighthouses series of stamps on my desk, and I took the color cues from the stamps, especially for the purple and orange sunset. (Oddly enough, I also have a set of knot-tying instruction cards on my desk, and I used them to try a few different knots for this card, but I have to say, to my untrained eye they don't look that different.)

The sketch for this is the current Papertake Weekly sketch, #86.

The image is from an old Stampin Up set (with the Father's Day greetings trimmed off),colored with pencils. The twine is Martha Stewart baker's twine, and the gingham is from Making Memories.

I am entering this card in these challenges:

Papertake Weekly, sketch #86
Clear it out Challenge -- Blues
Created with Love #74, Anything Goes
Totally Papercraft #203,  One for the boys (masculine)
Word Art Wednesday #116, Anything Goes
Sister Act Challenge #41, Anything Goes


  1. Fabulous boys card...Thanks for playing along with us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Wendy xx

  2. Very nice. Love the twine and knots. Thanks for playing the challenge at Created With Love.

  3. Love the image. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Created With Love Challenges

    Created with Love Challenges

  4. Lovely looking card. Summer is coming! I hope... Thanks for playing with us over at PTW this week.
    Love n hugs
    Marie, g-dt PTW

  5. What a lovely peaceful card! Thanks for joining Creative with Love Challenges!

  6. What a GREAT card . . . so calm and peaceful!!! Thanks for joining us over at Clear It Out Challenge! Hope you join us again for the next challenge.

    Kathy CIO DT


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