Thursday, September 26, 2013

A.R.T. #16 - Anything Goes Challenge

Happy Thursday dear friends!

It's time for another fun challenge at the

 Today's Theme is one of my favorite . . .
As I commented on our last challenge, I'm in desperate need of masculine cards in my 'birthday' collection for the upcoming Fall season craft shows.  So ... again, today I'm taking advantage of our theme and have created another Masculine Birthday card.  Hope you like it!

I have really kept this card EASY PEASY with simply sponging 3 colors of Tim Holtz distress ink across a white piece of cardstock then stamping my Stampscape images to create this calming scene.    I restamped the focus image on the inside of the card using SU River Rock ink and positioned my sentiment and birds over top.  
What guy (or girl for that matter) wouldn't like to spend his (or her) birthday in a quiet forest, in a cabin (fully furnished and comfy of course!) on a beautiful calm lake!?!  Aahhh, I feel more relaxed already!
ANYWAYS ... where was I??  Oh yea!  I'm looking forward to having you join in our challenge fun and by all means, if you need more inspiration, be sure to check out the amazing creations by my team mates!!  What a talented group of ladies!!!

A few additional challenges:
The Male Room Challenge #5 - Animal/Bird/Fish (must be masculine)
Paper Pretties - No Design Paper
Rhedd and Rosie Challenge - Something for the Men 
Whimsy Stamps September Challenge - Masculine
Thanks SO MUCH for all your support and for just taking the time to stop by!  I so appreciate it!!
As always and until next time . . .

Paper:  white cs, black cs
Inks:   Versafine Onyx, Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Tattered Rose, Iced Spruce, Evergreen, Tea Dye, SU River Rock (inside)
Stamps:  Stampscapes - Lakeside Cabin (147F), Cattails Lg (017D), Crooked Limb (097E), Ducks in Formation (027A), Gulls (302A - inside)
Sentiment stamps:  Endless Creations, Impression Obsession
Accessories:  Large Sponge Daubers


  1. Darlene, this is gorgeous. You could teach us that technique next week. I love it.

  2. Holy smokes, this is just so beautiful! I love the scene and you right, it has such a peaceful and calming look to it:) GORGEOUS job!
    Sherrie K

  3. Oh Dar, this is amazing! Yes please do a tutorial for us.

  4. this is just gorgeous! i would have thought you sponged AFTER you stamped. i'd never get it this perfect! i just love this one!

    hugs :)

  5. Wow! This is superb, I love this card, thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

  6. I love your your beautiful scene, you did a wonderful job. Sorry have not been around. Still in Texas my SIL is doing better today, they did not think the brain tumor was as big as it was, so going to take longer to get better and she has to go to rehub for several weeks.
    Hugs, Pat

  7. Love this card–so pretty! Truly work of ART!

  8. lovely card - the colours are beautiful it looks so peaceful! Many thanks for entering the Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxxx

  9. If you're taking bookings for that cabin count me in! What a gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing it with us at The Male Room.

  10. i love this card and i have that stamp. thanks for sharing. wish I could join you all next week.
    have fun! :)

  11. This is beautiful. It does remind me of my fave place....stayed in a cabin just like this to celebrate my 40th. LOVE IT! Thanks for joining us at Rhedd & Rosies.
    Fiona x

  12. Beautiful, beautiful card inspiring, I want to go and make one right now!!


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