Monday, May 18, 2009

Challenged Out of my Comfort Zone

Usually I don't like to be out of my comfort zone (does anyone?) but this card was lots of fun and a real learning experience for me. So thank to Sweet 'n Sassy Sketch Challenge #4 I came up with this card using the sketch.

And besides using the sketch, the card needed to be masculine. I love doing sketch challenges so that part wasn't too difficult, but I seldom do cards with scenes. So that was the challenge for me. This is also one of the first cards I've colored using Odorless Mineral Spirits and I was very happy with the results. The boat is pop-dotted off the card.

Card recipe:

Stamp set used: Sweet 'n Sassy Dino-Mite; Gina K Guiding Light

Colored with Koh-hi-nor Woodless Pencils and Odorless Mineral Spirits

Background Paper: Long rectangle is cut from a tissue box; black, white, and kraft cardstock; other patterned paper from Paper Studio

And this is the inside of the card. The verse says:

A father is neither an anchor to hold us back,

not a sail to take us there,

but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.

I hope my FIL will like it! Thanks for dropping by. Happy Monday and have a wonderful rest of the week!

Happy inking,



linda said...

Wow - the coloring is fantastic and the style of painting (is it painting?) fits the card imagery as well! I've never used odorless mineral spirits myself. Also, love that it is a masculine card, which is not as common!

Lorie said...

How fun! I love the scene you made!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

I love it!


Softangelkisses said...

Great work! He is sure to love it! Thanks for sharing!

sassyb07 said...

hi Donna, love the card, is it for Father's Day? hugs, Valerie

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