Saturday, 2 July 2016

C4C 343 - Lighthouse Card

Good morning friends

It's the first Saturday of a new month so that means a new Hostess and challenge at the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog.  Our hostess for July is Joanne Grzelak and the Guest Designer is Alexis Crossland-Smith Scrappin’ Sistah

Here is Joanne's challenge this week:  "I have just returned from my annual trip to Maine. One of my favourite places on Earth is Nubble Light, a beautiful lighthouse in York, Maine. I could sit there for hours looking at and listening to the ocean. This week, let’s honour lighthouses on our cards. If for some reason you do not have a lighthouse image, then create an ocean scene."

I'm loving Els' Fitted Frames series and used the Curvy Ovals in black here for some POP and also the Fitted Ovals. The corners were punched from black card stock and I used one of the negative punched shapes to trace a corner in each corner of the envelope, then added pencil shading. I was happy with the effect.

While my water coloured background did NOT turn out as I had planned, I decided liked it enough to continue on with my card. I had a negative lighthouse Peel-Off image that worked perfectly with the background.

Inside the card I added the Buoy Peel-Off and more punched corners. The Buoy has some orange (Copic markers) and more pencil shading. I didn't add a greeting or sentiment to the inside, but will when I go to mail the card. 

Check out the C4C blog to see how the Crazies have been inspired by the challenge. We'd sure love to see your take on it, so be sure to stop by the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and link up your creations. If you are uploading to an online gallery, please use the keyword C4C343.

White card and envelope - Michaels
90# Water Color Paper
Water colours - Koi
Fitted Frames - Ovals, Elizabeth Craft Designs
Fitted Frames - Curvy Ovals, Elizabeth Craft Designs
Black card stock
Fine Point Tweezers, Elizabeth Craft Designs
2574 Lighthouse Peel-Off's, Elizabeth Craft Designs
Transfer Sheet, Elizabeth Craft Designs
Patterned paper - K & Co
Fun foam
Corner punch - Stampin' Up
Copic markers

Card size - 5 x 6-1/2"

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