Thursday, May 22, 2008

Dad's Cabin

First off - I wanted to let you all know that I'm probably not going to be posting for the next few days. I have a lot of things going on including going to a wedding and celebrating Memorial Day Weekend. So don't worry when you don't see any new posts from me for a few days!

Today's card is a combination of 2 challenges over at Split Coast - yesterdays sketch challenge and today's Ways to Use it Challenge - to use a masculine topic on your card.

Here is the sketch we were given.

I've been dying to use my fun little cabin from H&M's stamps - Dad's Outdoors set, that I just got recently. They are having some new sets for sale on 5/25 so be sure to check out the site. So I inked up the cabin today along with the boots, lantern and sign that are all part of the set (there's also some fishing stuff and a Happy Father's Day sentiment stamp - check it out!). I used the trees backgrounder stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms and some great stone path designer paper by Provocraft both give the feeling of outdoors to the card I think. All of the stamped items are cut out and attached with dimensionals. I colored everything with my Prismacolor markers.

My dream is to someday own a real log cabin home in the mountains somewhere - but for now this little cabin stamp set will have to do!

I want to wish everyone a Happy Safe Memorial Day weekend -I'll leave you with a few pics from last years celebration in my town.

Today's quote from Poor Richard's Almanack by Ben Franklin: "Good Sense is a Thing all need, few have, and none think they want."

Stamps: Cabin, lantern, boots, sign: H&M Stamps, Trees Backgrounder: Cornish Heritage Farms Paper: Naturals Ivory, Choc Chip: SU, green DP: DCWV THe Stack II, Rocks Pathway DP: Provo craft.
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine, Ranger Distress Inks Vintage Photo
Accessories: crimper, dimensionals, Prismacolor markers


Deb said...

Fabulous card!

LeAnne said...

Oh I love this little cabin! My dad actually does have a cabin, now it's my brother's, but I get to see it every day since it is right near my home. I love how it looks warm & inviting from the glow inside!
Have a great holiday--we'll be out on our boat!

dpkennedy said...

I love it! What a great background! Great coloring and I love the way you placed all of the elements and images!

peanutbee said...

Love that DP with the cabin. So cool!

Have an AWESOME holiday weekend!

Maren said...

This is so fabulous!! You have such an eye for detail! Great job!