Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Color Challenge before sleep

I made the mistake of going to see what the color challenge was for today: Kraft, So Saffron, and Night of Navy. Loving this combo, I stayed up just a smidge longer and made this card.

I have had SU! A Light Unto My Path for a while. Since this color combo made me think of Nautica, I decided it was time to use the lighthouse. The verse is one of my favorites, too, for an extra added bonus.

I started by looking at my chipboard, since I am a chipboard hoarder (say that three times fast!). When I found the set of chipboard with different tags, I knew I wanted to use one of them. A sentiment was the first thing I thought, and then it hit me that using it for a spotlight would be awesome as well. And thus, the idea took on a life of its own. I must say that Night of Navy takes very well to unfinished chipboard elements.

How to "tether" the sucker became a whole different story. Luckily, I remembered that I had some wired paper cord that worked well. I anchored it with some brads, and volia! The card took no time at all really.

I love that I stamped the lighthouse on textured paper. Purely coincidental, but it gave the image a rustic feel that really brings something to the card, I think.

Size: 4.25 x 5.5"
Paper: SU! Kraft, Night of Navy (textured), So Saffron (textured)
Ink: SU! Night of Navy
Stamps: SU! A Light unto My Path
Accessories: Paper Wire, Spare Parts brads, SU! chipboard

1 comment:

Ann said...

Cool idea to use the chipboard, and I also love the textured look.