Monday, 2 August 2010

Sit back and relax...

Hey there, I hope you're having a good week so far! Work deadlines and revision for upcoming exams have left little time for stamping but I did get the chance to sit down over the weekend to make a card for my dad's birthday - it's just taken me three days to get around to posting it!

I was totally uninspired when I sat down to make it, as is usually the way when I have to tackle a card for the opposite sex, so I used a few challenges for inspiration:


Stacey's Stamping Stage colour challenge:




... and the Card Positioning Systems sketch:



And this is what I came up with - one of Karen Lockhart's fabulous-to-colour images (how inviting does this chair look?!) paired with a setiment so apt for a workaholic like my dad!



Recipe:
Stamps: Adirondack Chair/Sentiment (Lockhart stamps)
Card: Kraft/Stamper's Select White(PTI)/Night of Navy(SU)/Lagoon (Memory Box)
Ink: Memento black
Other: Copic Sketch Markers/Night of Navy ribbon(SU)/Cuttlebug embossing folder/corner chomper/linen thread(SU)/Enchanted Evening button(PTI)


Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have time to sit back and relax too!

Kate x

11 comments:

Vicki said...

Wow Kate it's fab! I love the corrugated effect card and the colours, it's just perfect ;)

Hugs
Vicki x

Ann said...

Ooo love that embossing - looks just right on this card. Such a sweet image - hope your Dad is impressed Kate!

Stacey Schafer said...

love this sweet and serene design, Kate...so fantastic! thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call!

Ann said...

Ahhh, so relaxing! Such a fabby guy card!

Emma said...

This is heavenly Kate - I love all the little special touches of twine and embossing - fabulous colouring too.

Hope you can take it easy soon - you will rock the exams I just know it :D

Emma x

Sue Kohler said...

what a fantastic card for your dad!! I felt more relaxed just looking at it-lol!! thanks for sharing your talent at Curtain Call this week! :)

Marisa said...

Oooh, the perfect place to sit and relax :D Great use of this week's colours. Thanks for playing the Curtain Call.

Alex said...

Lovely male card Kate for your Dad :) Great colours used and I loved the rounded edges.

Thanks for sharing, hope you're well.

Alex x

Janet said...

Hey Kate - this is beautiful. I just love the colors and know your dad will enjoy it.

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I like how you kept this so simple in the design to let the chair be the focal point. The embossing is such a cute idea to match the wood theme of the chair.

Laura said...

this is gorgeous!!!!!!! thank you so much for playing with us at CPS!!! your work is beautiful!