Friday, May 22, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 185-Make It Manly

Before we know it Father's Day will be here so I decided I needed another card for that occasion. And, I figured that would be a great entry for the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge for this week.


I had purchased that arched window die several months ago and just now am using it for the first time. I love it and wish I had tried it sooner. I stamped a scene with Gina K. Designs images from the Farm Life set illustrated by Theresa Momber. I placed that behind the window frame.

I colored the scene in with Bic Mark-It markers. These are a nice quality alcohol ink marker for a really reasonable price, so if you can't afford the more expensive ones I recommend trying these out. I got them in a set of 36. Only thing for the sky I used a sponge and added some light blue color.

The sentiment is an old one I purchased year's ago and I was delighted when I googled it to find it still available at Sweet Stamps,com. When I purchased the stamp at a local shop year's back it was marked as from Sweet Impressions, Inc.

I also added corner treatments to the upper part of the card near the arches. I thought it would make it look a bit more ornate and I did it in the same color of card stock to make it look like it was a wood carved embellishment by the window arch. I sure love those corner dies.

Everything was added to an ivory base size A2 card. But before I added the panel I added some brads along the Happy Father's Day to dress it up a bit more.

Oh, and the best thing for gluing die cuts is Ranger Multi Medium Matte which is a glue that dries clear and when dry is waterproof too. Any glue that gets on your artwork when dry does not show. I love that feature a lot. I read where you can even spread it on to seal artwork, but I mostly have used it to add my dies.

Cheery Lynn Dies:
FRM 142- Window Die
B162 Lace Corner Deco B

I always lose a day when I go to wound care as it is an all morning thing with travel and treatment and by the time I do get home I am just all flagged out so I have to rest awhile before I tackle the household chores for the day. Thus I lose a day of crafting too. But the good thing is that my wounds are healing, slow but sure. These things take a long, long time. My goal is to be healed in mid June, but that remains to be seen.

Thanks so much for checking in again and for all the lovely comments. I hope your weekend is a good one. Have a great Memorial Day too.

God bless,
Verna

17 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun window die with a great Spring day view! :)

Donna Phelan said...

Oh this is gorgeous! The corners look awesome, I always use that 2 Way Zig Pen, comes in very handy too! Love the scene you created, the trees are beautiful and the window die is lovely!

Penny Odell said...

Wow, Verma, Gorgeous card!!! I love the background you colored. It looks just like you are looking outside. Fabulous!

Jenny Alia said...

Love your window scene! Just lovely! Thanks for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs this week.

Judy Woodland said...

Beautiful!! Great coloring on the scene behind the window. Love how you used that die too. Really nice card!

Shari M said...

Love what you did. Makes s super masculine card.

Juliz Design Post said...

What a super card and I love your little scene through the window. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck.
Julie

Barbara said...

I love peeking through a window and imagining the scene that is behind it. I love your scene it is so relaxing and mesmerizing. Great accents on the upper corners too. A great Father's Day card.

Ina said...

Beautiful scene you created here Verna. So peaceful and a fabulous male card.

Sandy Hulsart said...

Fabulous masculine card, Verna, your scene is lovely. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

Debbie's Time Out said...

Awesome guy card. Love the scene with the window die. Thanks for joining the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge. Best of luck to you.

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful window scene. I would love to look out my window and see this. So peaceful.

Darnell J Knauss said...

You have made a wonderful scenic Father's Day card, Verna! I'm glad to hear that your wounds are continuing to heal, slowly but surely!! Hugs, Darnell

Asha said...

This really is a beautiful scene, Verna. Well made. Sorry I haven't been around much. Still trying to catch with neglected friends. Hope you're having a lovely Memorial weekend.
hugs, Asha

Lisa Babitz said...

I love your window scene! Great Father's Day card!!

Karen D. said...

beautiful card mf...I almost bought a window framed die at the last craft show I was at...seeing your scene makes me with I would have...
hugs,
K

Donna Ellis said...

A perfect card for anyone, any time! Feels so fresh and summery - I can almost feel the breeze on my face, and the scent of the fresh grass and tree leaves! Beautiful card, Miss Verna! xo