Color Cue {7} & Curtain Call 44

Monday, August 23, 2010

Good, Monday morning to you all!  I hope you had a nice weekend.  On Saturday, we got out, as a family, for the first time in what seems like ages.  The boys needed haircuts, and while our hairdresser was snipping away, Adina and I did a little shopping at Old Navy.  We picked up a stack of basic t's for me...
and a few goodies for the kiddos.
After a little more shopping and some lunch, we came home to relax.  It was, even, too wet to mow the lawn; because it had, really, stormed Friday night.  So, we, really and truly, got to relax.  Then, the boys did a little fishing, while Adina and I played in the backyard.

On Sunday, Ezekiel got to start Awana.  Yippeee!  He's so excited for his last year of Sparks.  Then, he'll be in Truth and Training.  Although, he, still, insists that he's going to be in Sparks forever.  I think that he's worried about leaving his friends, but I keep telling him that they'll move up, too.  No worries!

Now, we're off to another week of work and school.  I have to tell you all that I am sooooo glad that we made the decision to go with A Beka Academy's video streaming program this year.  It has restored Ezekiel and my relationship to that of mother and son, again, and that feels so wonderful!  I'm knocking on wood, but we've got off to a super start; and he loves his video teacher, Mrs. Chappell!

Anyway, I do have something papercrafty, for you all, today.  I combined Wplus9 Design's Color Cue {7}...
with Curtain Call's Color Challenge: Act 44, since they're, basically, the same, anyway (Hee!)...
and came up with this pretty, little thing.
I started this card by stamping the cattails, in Old Olive and Chocolate Chip inks, across the bottom of a piece of white cardstock.  I, then, stamped the rock and lighthouse images, in Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, and Summer Sun inks, on white cardstock, and hand cut them out.  The rock was cut in two and adhered flat to the bottom of the stamped, white, cardstock piece; and the lighthouse was adhered, with dimensionals, over the right rock.
The "May His light guide you in your hour of need." sentiment was stamped, in Basic Black ink, just to the left of the lighthouse, before the entire piece was distressed with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks.
I, then, set it aside to machine stitch a white-threaded, straight-stitch frame around the edges of a piece of yellow, text, patterned paper, which was, in turn, adhered to the Tempting Turquoise, cardstock, card face.  The stamped piece was, then, adhered inside the stitched frame and topped with a strip of red, polka dot, patterned paper.  Finally, I wrapped a length of white string around the card face, three times, over the red, polka dot, patterned, paper strip, and tied it in a bow to the left side of the card face.
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a super week, everyone!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Guiding Light (Wplus9) Paper: Tempting Turquoise & red, polka dot patterned (SU); white (Georgia Pacific); yellow, text patterned (Jenni Bowlin) Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Summer Sun, Real Red, Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, & Old Olive (SU); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: white thread & sewing machine; white string; dimensionals

6 comments:

Kim Ryden said...

I love Old Navy T's and tanks! I seem to wear one or more every single day!!

Stacey Schafer said...

beautiful use of color, Jinny! thanks for playing the Curtain Call!

Karen B. said...

Such a fun and fresh card, full of hope. I really enjoy the way you've worked the colors to not make the card so "in your face" which is awesome for what the intention is. I also very much appreciate the details you've added, and the depth you've created.

Marisa said...

Fabulous scene you created and a great use of this week's colours. Thanks for playing the Curtain Call :)

Elise said...

SCRUMPTIOUS muffins - this IS gorgeous, Jinny! WOW, you're right - those colors are, HELLO, pretty much THE SAME! Great job, sweet pea! It's fun seeing YOU everywhere these days! Congrats on all of your DT/Guest DT and challenge accolades! You are on FIRE, sweet girl! {And well-dressed, to boot! hee hee}

Dawn said...

This is gorgeous Jinny. Love the way everything just fits together.