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Father's Day Lighthouse

>> Friday, April 22, 2016

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! I thought this would be a quiet week around here...sigh..Dh has been out of town all week & I thought, well I'll miss him, but Yippee! I'll have lots of quality crafting time! Not know how it goes. His special watering system for his special plants (not the yard ones) isn't working quite as well as he thought. So I have to go out & hand water them. I get bit about 2 dozen times by some insect I don't even see & I'm miserable (allergic to insects). A plant in the house gets knocked over, so I end up vacuuming the whole house, upstairs & down. A stupid squirrel not only starts eating my hibiscus, he takes the almost opened flowers up on the patio table to eat them! The nerve! Well, I sprinkled it w/ red hot pepper flakes so he's getting a surprise if he tries it again. It just keeps getting busier & crafting keeps shrinking.

I did get this one done for Father's Day. Yay! I love the look of Prismacolor pencils on toned card stock..usually I'll pick kraft but I used gray for this one. After putting the lighthouse in my Misti, I stamped it w/ Memento, colored w/ Prismas, then overstamped w/ Versafine. Actually, no black pencils were used on the lighthouse..just very dark grays, lt grays & white. I finished off the scene by adding the water & seagulls then added a white mat on top. The greeting had to be split to fit the vertical pennant.
Here's a look at the inside. Since my dad lives a handful of states away, I thought this greeting was perfect. But since he was in the Air Force, I hope he doesn't think I signed him up in the Navy.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Stamps: DRS Designs- LighthouseSeaside Dock (seagulls), Father's Day Greeting , (inside –Miles Apart Greeting )
Paper: Staples white, gray, marina clone
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (inside - HA soft granite, VF deep lagoon)
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Stitched Rectangle dies, Misti, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, ODBD Double Stitched Circles dies, IO Mini Nautical dies 



Robin Clendenning said...

Hot chili flakes hmmm, does that work??
Your card is amazing!! I love the colored pencils on the gray card stock! your lighthouse looks beautiful!! I love the pennant with the sentiment on it too, so genius!

nwilliams6 said...

Another totally Wow card, Julie! That scene is wonderful but then so is the way you did the sentiment! Really special. Hugz

Donna Whitten said...

Fabulous card! I'm sure your father will love it. Thanks for sharing.

Janett Ray said...

Great card! I would have never thought of stamping on gray paper and coloring with pencils,thanks for the great ideal. I love the way the water and the mat are a perfect match. Just a great card.

Gail said...

Hi Julie - this is a beautiful card! Sounds like you have had your adventure while hubby is gone - now that all of that is out of the way - you deserve some crafting time! Enjoy!

Karin said...

The inside is as gorgeous and thougtful as the outside! What a beauty...Your coloring is stunning and I love the beacon of light shooting out!

Shelia said...

Love this beautiful scene you created. Such a fantastic Father's Day card!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the nautical theme of this. Like lighthouses. Have a BEE-utiful evng!
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

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