Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Lighthouse



I realized this morning that my blog posting has been really sporadic lately...sorry about that! I am busy in my crafting oasis working on my Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peek samples for the end of the month :) I can't wait to show you all what I have been working on! For now, you will just have to feast your eyes upon a card that I made a while ago from my vault of card archives! lol




I have always been fascinated by old sepia photos and monochromatic paintings. This was my attempt at it which of course took a different direction when it came to the water! I couldn't bring myself to paint it anything but a gorgeous shade of blue. My inspiration for this colours in this card came from the K&Co. Designer Paper. It seemed to fit right in with my lighthouse stamp that I had been itching to use :)



I don't know why, but whenever I think anything nautical I think of aged brass and rope. Perhaps the brass fittings on ships and the thick ropes that they use to tie down boats? I still don't know... but I went with it *wink*. I also used the captain's wheel as a quasi artistic touch at a sunrise (basically there was a big empty yellow space that needed something in it and the wheel worked) Hehehe


Card Recipe:


Stamps: Local King Rubber Stamps
Paper: PTI White, Close to Cocoa, K&Co Dp, Watercolour
Ink: Basic Black, Versa Mark, Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Re-Inkers
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Aqua Painter, Hodgpodge Hardware, Twine, Dimensionals, Cloud Stencil, Sponges, Crystal Effects, Photo Corner Punch

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17 comments:

Chris said...

Just breathtaking!! The colors (and layout) are beautiful. :)

Amber said...

this card is breathtaking and looks so real could almost pull you into it ! Awseome job and thanks for sharing it

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Kim!!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!!! WOW!!!! You definitely have a Gift!!!!! WOW Beautiful!!!!

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

OMG...........that is one fabulous card. The colours and detail is outstanding.......

Lynne said...

I LOVE this card! The ship's wheel accent is great - reminds me of fan light windows. I love all the colors and textures, the brass and rope, perfect.

leenda said...

Fantastic, gorgeous, beautiful, outstanding....and I like it too!

Conniecrafter said...

so cool, love what you have done, great coloring, it does go with the paper perfectly, great dimension and textures!

neverenoughrubberstamps said...

What a beautiful lighthouse scene!
Love your color choices!
Love your layout!

Thank you for sharing!

Cheers from someone who misses Vancouver sooooooo much,

Dorothy

Anonymous said...

GASP!! I'm such an admirer of your work! I really love everything you've done with the card. There's just so many elements that you just want to keep staring.

I've really been enjoying your blog as well.

Carla (cardsbycarla)

Jane Wetzel said...

Hi Kim! Lovely card..waiting with baited breath for the new stuff!! Your work amazes me!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Oh my word, Kim, you are the master of paper tole. This is amazing!

Two Happy Stampers said...

This is just an amazing card!

-Adriel

Tracey said...

WOW!! This is gorgeous Kim!!

Sue said...

This is a gorgeous card. I LOVE IT!!!!

Judy Covey said...

Kim,

Your lighthouse card is fantastic. I LOVE the 3-D effect and the coloring. GREAT JOB!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

So stunning KIM!

:-)

Laurie tx stamper said...

Oooh, just love this scene, and perfectly gorgeous colors!