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!

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


Vicki said...

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

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, 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!