Friday, July 13, 2012

Lighthouse Sympathy

Another super hot day in the U.P of Michigan. 95° on Wednesday, 91° yesterday, 89° today! Maybe we're cooling down? Too hot and humid to work outside for this gal. So I am inside working on challenges and postings.This card is made with the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #43. I'd also planned to enter it in the Crazy 4 Challenges 144, to use colors of our country flag (red, white, blue), but, alas, (always wanted to use that word!), I forgot to enter it when I came home from craft group last night, and the challenge ended last night. I hate it when i do that. I will enter it in ODBD Shining the Light Challenge ODBDSLC115, to have distressing or tearing on card.

  Here is the sketch from FMS. And here is my card:

I was in need of a sympathy card this week. And although I have plenty of them in my stash, I always find myself making one specifically for the family when I am in need of one. 
I flipped the image on it's side for my card. I stamped the image on white CS with SU Night of Navy. Then I stamped it again to make a mask. With the mask in place I sponged on chalks in yellow, orange, and pink for the sky, blue on the water, and soft tan for the land around the lighthouse. I distressed the edges of the DP , and I cut some of the loops off of the label. Overall, I like how it turned out. 

Stamps: Our Daily Bread "Light of the World'; JustRite 'With Sympathy'
Ink: SU Night of Navy
DP: Kaiser Craft 'On the Dot-Sphere; Basic Gray 'Boxer'
CS:  Bazzil, Beckett Expressions Linen, Recollections white
Accessories: Pebbles Chalks-Pastels; Spellbinders Fancy Tags (slightly altered), Deckled Rectangles Sm; Fluer de Lis Rectangles, Mark Richards Metal Nailheads, Cuttlebug border embossing folder


  1. What a lovely card Jackie. The lighthouse is so serene. Love that frame! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. Hi Jackie! Great card! I love that patterned paper! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. What a great card Jackie ...your background prints are lovely and your bordered edges and pretty label are gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  4. Very pretty, I love the choice of papers and dies with that stamp!

  5. What a beautiful card Jackie!! I just love that lighthouse image and your dp!! The distressing is the perfect touch!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!

  6. This is such a lovely sympathy card. I love your choice of images and papers. Thanks for playing with Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  7. Great card....the lighthouse works great for a sympathy card....I will have to try that in the future. Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!