January 8, 2011

Curtain Call Act 63 & Tiffany Doodles Sketch Challenge


Hello!  I'm finally back from vacation and starting to get settled in to the old routine.  I had hoped to have my card posted for the most recent Curtain Call Color Challenge before it ended last night, but it just didn't happen.  Still, I thought I'd share it with you today before the next challenge goes live tomorrow.  I needed a no-frills masculine birthday card for my FIL, so I loosely based my design on this simple sketch at Tiffany Doodles.

The lighthouse is from WPlus9's Guiding Light set.  After stamping, I added some additional coloring and shadows with my Prisma pencils.  I decided to mimic the look of water by debossing Bashful Blue cardstock with PTI's Woodgrain impression plate.  I tried very hard to add a sailboat to this panel, but it just wasn't working out, so I decided to leave it as is, and I like the simplicity.

The sentiment is from PTI's Mat Stack 1 Collection, and the Always Artichoke panel has a bit of texture from the Linen & Canvas impression plate.

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! (Always Artichoke, Bashful Blue), Papertrey Ink (white)
Stamps:  WPlus9 (Guiding Light), Papertrey Ink (Mat Stack 1 Collection)
Ink:  Clearsnap (Terracotta, Cape Cod), Papertrey Ink (Dark Chocolate)
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (Linen & Canvas, Woodgrain impression plates)
Coloring medium:  Prismacolor Premier pencils, OMS


A flat, masculine card, perfect for mailing.  I hope you had a chance to play with these colors this week. Don't forget to stop by tomorrow morning for the newest Curtain Call Color Challenge!  Have a great day!

11 comments:

Laurel said...

Such a great card!

Marisa said...

Fabulous masculine card, Christina! Love how you used the CC colours. I plan on playing along more often this year. PS: Check my blog tomorrow for a little pressie for you :)

Tiffany said...

Wow! What a clean and beautiful card! Love it! Thanks for playing with us at Tiffany Doodles!

Karen B. said...

So striking and calming. Great take on the sketch too!

Cristina said...

Your coloring is divine! A great CAS card.

xiumaiyuki said...

Welcome back!!! And girlie, this card is PERFECT for any gender! I love the simple yet so effective look that light house image projects. And your take on the color combo is wonderful showcased here....soft and bold at the same time.

Lindsay said...

This is perfect Christina! I am in love with that lighthouse! So awesome!

Sue McRae said...

Great clean look to this card and love the texture from the embossing.

Nance said...

Perfect use of the colors and this sketch, Christina! I love the simple elegance and your coloring is always fabulous!

Amy said...

Christina, I love how you used the Woodgrain as a background for the sky! How creative! Way to go....it can totally be used for a guy card!!

donna mikasa said...

Congratulations on your Tiffany Doodles win! Love your CAS card!

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