Saturday, April 5, 2008

Light of the World



It's Saturday already, which means it's SFYTT time! Head over to i{heart}2stamp to see the sketch, Jen's sample, and a sample by Jen's new guest designer, Sarah Green. Sarah has been blowing me away with her talent for months, so I'm really happy to see her as Jen's GD, and can't wait to see what she has in store for the rest of this month's sketches! For more creative inspiration, take a gander at what Carole, Shannan, and Susan came up with. When you're ready to play, link your card up to Jen's blog, and if you upload to SCS, use keyword SFYTT so we can all see!

I won't lie to you -- this one took a L O N G time to make! I first stamped the lighthouse image from Light of the World (by Our Daily Bread Designs) in Palette Noir on watercolor paper and colored it with reinkers and an aqua painter. Everything is distressed (all over, not just the edges). I went back over the lighthouse image with a light sponging of Creamy Caramel to pick up the creases and add some age. The image panel with the magic mesh behind it is raised up on dimensionals. Another batch of dimensionals raises up the whole thing from the card base.

Once I got the lighthouse finished and attached to the card base, I was disappointed that there wasn't room on the front for one of the accompanying Bible verses in this set. That's when I decided to try running the sentiment around the outside of the layered image panel. The stamps are red rubber, so I assure you I was getting cozy with my Stamp-a-ma-jig to make sure everything lined up. Even so, it was one of those times when I was holding my breath desperately hoping for no boo-boos!

Stamps: Light of the World (Our Daily Bread Designs), Cheesecloth (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Blue Bayou, Confetti Tan (retired), Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy, watercolor paper
Ink: River Rock, So Saffon, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Bordering Blue, Not Quite Navy, Always Artichoke
Accessories: edge distressing tool, antique brass jumbo eyelets, twill, natural hemp, sponge daubers, magic mesh, aqua painter

21 comments:

pescbrico said...

your card is stunning! Well done!

Michelle said...

Stunning, gorgeous, absolutely beautiful. Love the big eyelets with hemp thru it, your coloring is unbelievable. Great job!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Oh my!

Regina Cornelius said...

breathtaking!!!! simply gorgeous!

regina

jen del muro said...

STUNNING!! I love this!

Denise... said...

Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow! Amazing.

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my goodness Amy! This is gorgeous!! I love all the distressing!

Shannan Teubner said...

Amy this is just STUNNING!

Mary Davidson said...

Oh my gosh! I LOVE this card! The coloring, the distressing, the words around the focal point, everything!!!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Fabulous, as always, Amy! You are da bomb-diggity, what with your awesome cards, glamorous new photo, and here-a-DT-there-a-DT! Don't forget us little people as you take over the stamping world, okay?! : ) {{{Pickler}}} <--- hope you don't mind if I call you that in honor of the wise and remarkable Kellie Pickler.

Louly said...

Wow! I've just looked through pages and pages of your blog and may I say, what an inspiration! you are one truly talented lady. I'm putting you on my favourites.

Flossie's Follies said...

What a beautiful card, love the lighthouse and how you did the sentiment.

Kelley H. said...

Amy, this is freaking awesome!! Holy smokes, you go girl!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful! Love the colors, the twill, the hardware... TFS!

leenda said...

Gorgeous, awesome, stunning, beautiful, fantastic, and I like it too!

Silke said...

Amy - your card is gorgeous!!! I bought this fab set too and I love it!!! I enjoy your creativity with this set....~TFS~

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Amy!! I love the torn, ink distressed edges, and those awesome large eyelets on there!! WOW!!

mochamama said...

I ordered this set and I can't wait for it to get here! Very beautiful card

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is absolutely amazing, and in my opinion, well worth the effort!! You amaze me with your creativeness, no wonder design teams are scooping you up left and right!!

Julee T. (Shadowcatcher) said...

Beautiful card. Your cards with this set are just stunning. Totally worth the extra time you took with it.

Angel W said...

PURE genius to add the scripture along the outside of the image. I love it!!!!

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