August 28, 2010

Colour Cue #7 & CPS 181



I'm back! Please scroll down if you missed my other two posts today, and if you're back for the 3rd time today, thanks so much for stopping by! I have one more card to share for Dawn's Color Cue challenge. I just LOVE this color combo and have been dying to try it out with my latest purchase from WPlus9, the gorgeous Guiding Light stamp set. I paired it up with the sketch at CPS, #181.


First let me say how stunning this lighthouse image is in person, as are all of the images in this set. Dawn is an incredible illustrator, and I was beyond excited to see this set, which will be perfect for making cards for the men in my family who love the ocean.

I stamped the large lighthouse image in Dark Chocolate onto Rustic Cream cardstock, then the stripes in red. Next I colored the base of the lighthouse with a brown Prismacolor pencil and OMS. For the light, I used a couple of yellow pencils and OMS to make a beam of light. I LOVE how this turned out! It is so soft, and the colors taper perfectly from bright to subtle.

I added three squares at the bottom stamped with one of the starfish from the set. The sentiment is from PTI's Signature Greetings.

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Rustic Cream, Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist)
Stamps: WPlus9 Design Studio (Guiding Light), Papertrey Ink (Signature Greetings)
Ink: Papertrey Ink (Dark Chocolate), Clearsnap (Cranberry)
Tools: Spellbinders (Labels 1 die), EK Success (corner rounder)
Accessories: thread
Coloring medium: Prismacolor Premier pencils, OMS

Goodness, I love this card! There is nothing particularly fancy about it, but it is just a combination of great colors, fabulous images, and a simple design that makes me happy. Don't you love it when that happens?

Thanks again for visiting today! I hope to see you back here soon!

13 comments:

xiumaiyuki said...

oooh...Beautiful take on these yummy colors! I've been eyeing this set since it came out. It will be mine....soon! :)

Heather Jensen said...

That is a great masculine card. You did an amazing job coloring it. Thanks so much for playing along this week at Card Patterns

Jenny said...

Great card, I love it. So pretty :) :) :) :)

Linda Beeson said...

What a neat card! LOVE those colors and that great looking lighthouse. You used the CPS sketch so wonderfully.

Lindsay said...

This is so fun Christina! I love that lighthouse too, and your card showcases it perfectly!

Aimes said...

This is fab! Love the lighthouse and shading of the light from it!!!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Nance said...

You have rocked these colors AND this sketch. The beam of light is perfection. FABulous!

Laurie said...

What a great card for this challenge! I love it Christina!

Nerina said...

I love the ray of light streaming from the lighthouse here - and the row of starfish along the bottom are so striking! This card *really* belongs on your blog - ;0)!!

Jinny Newlin said...

What a fantastic use of a Wplus9 set! This set is just perfect for this Color Cue!

Kerrianne said...

Wow-eeeee this is FANTASTIC!!! I love how you brought together this Stamp Set so wonderfully!! Great job girly!!

Elise said...

Love THIS! Such WONDERFUL coloring and I couldn't agree more about Dawn's fantastic illustrations! So glad you were inspired to ink this baby on up and make such a FANTASTIC card with these smashing colors! Yipeeee! Thanks for sharing your talent with the Color Cue! Yeeee Haw!

Dawn said...

First, thank you so much for the amazing compliment! (blushing) and second, I LOVE this card! The layout is perfect as is the balance of colors. Truly fantastic!

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