May 2, 2013

FYI Challenge #45

Greetings y'all!

It seems like forever since I posted something crafty.  I guess it has been about 4 months, huh?  I haven't created anything, at all, in the past few months.  I'm still shocked that I have a card for you today. lol  Rather than rambling on about everything else, lets get to my card for today.

Here is the inspiration photo posted over on the FYI challenge blog.

Isn't it beautiful?!  I LOVE lighthouses!  I've never actually been to one, but I still think they're lovely.  And knowing why they were built in the first place is quite fantastic.  Below is the card I made, based on the photo.

I got out my distress inks again, and they worked wonders, as usual!  This is my first time using washi tape, and I'm quite happy with how it all turned out.  The colors in the photo I found to be quite masculine, so I rolled with it!  Unfortunately, my mother used up all of the sympathy cards I had in my stash, and she needed another.  Lots of people around here being called by the Lord recently.  May they rest in peace. 

I've combined the following challenges in my card as well.

The Pink Elephant #197 - Washi Tape
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #169 - Brown & Tan
Craft Your Passion #160 - Well Read (use text)
The Paper Shelter Challenge #110 - Music
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Goes

I hope that you'll head over to see what my Lovelies have created for you today.  They're more than fantastic!  This challenge is open until Wednesday, May 15th, so that gives you two weeks to join us.  We hope you'll give it a go!

On a side note, I leave you with a picture of my landscape as of yesterday afternoon.  It's May, why is there snow??!!!  *sigh*  I am seriously ready for the warm Texas weather I'm missing!

I'll be back soon with another something crafty.  I'm starting to feel that itch to create more. :-)


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh dear ... I feel for you ... I'm enjoying cutting the grass again ... I certainly don't want to see anymore snow! (OHIO) Hang in there! On a lighter note ... your creation is FABULOUS! Love your interpretation of the inspiration photo! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘Free For All (anything goes)’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the layering you did! Great take

The Gov. said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us on the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog!

Michelle said...

Well, hello there! What a great card to return to your blog with! It's beautiful! Your snowy view is beautiful, also! :-) I am sitting here in my singlet top in the evening with all the windows open, and it is supposed to be autumn here. I think our seasons have forgotten to swap over. ;-)

dstandard said...

Such a beautiful card - don't envy you the snow up there!

Sparkle Smith said...

Such a pretty card, hope you're doing we'll!

TannyP said...

What a beautiful card. Perfect for the occasion. Thanks so much for sharing your creation for our Anything Goes challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

Joey said...

Steph this is lovely, I really like the design. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter. Joey xx

Mynnette said...

It's SO fabulous to see your fabulous creations again, Steph! I LOVE the grungy feel of this card--and the patterns are amazing together! HUGS and hope you have a great weekend!

PS: If you're interested, I have a DT call going on for a new challenge called House of Cards! I'd love it if you'd consider entering! :)

Eileen said...

A sad occasion to make a card for but this does work so well. Thanks for joining in with our TPS challenge this week, and good luck.
Eileen x

Bonnie Irvine said...

This is a lovely sympathy card. The collaged papers are simple yet elegant. Love the use of the washi tape. Thanks for joining our Well Read Challenge at Craft Your Passion. I hope we see you again soon.

Karen (carefree creations) said...

Wonderful card - I love the inked background!

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful.It has a real understated elegance about it.Just right for occasions such as this.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing along with The Pink Elephant!