Sunday, June 12, 2011

A Sketch for Dad & Retirement

My card is for the sketch challenge #73 found over on the Stars & Stamps blog, and also for the MFP Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge #59 to create a father's day card. Since the OWH deadline for father's day cards has already passed, I just put "my dad" on my card so it can be sent for any occasion, such as a birthday, or just a special greeting to a father. I used the MFP stamp set "Take the Time & Father's Day" and used Bo Bunny timepiece designer papers. The watch face was embossed with brown ep and cut with Spellbinders circles and scalloped circles.
I had an order yesterday to make a retirement card, and I thought this image seemed appropriate since it conveys a feeling of being laid-back and no longer in a hurry to get things done. I found this stamp at the stamp meet I attended recently, but there was no name on the stamp, so I don't know who makes it. I based this card on the Sweet Stop Sketch SSS112 found here. I had to tweak the sketch a little bit to make this larger image fit, but I'm happy with the way it turned out. I colored it with Copics and used PTI plum pudding, bitty box basics, and SU! green galore papers. The sentiment was a $1 find at Michaels by GStudio.
Ok, it's just about time for the race to begin, so that's it for me! Have a great Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Carol

29 comments:

Sue from Oregon said...

These are just so darned GREAT!!!

LeAnne said...

Both are great---I really love the clocks, makes a great collage!

Linda said...

great masculine card and great use of Sketch #73! TFS

ThePurplePlace said...

BOTH of your cards came out wonderful. I really struggled with the angles on the OWH card, but was very happy to get ONE done!! :)

Jennipher Lowery said...

These are both gorgeous! I love how you flipped the Sweet Stop Sketch. That came it really great. Thanks for playing with us at the Sweet Stop.

Janeen said...

Two great cards. Great idea to emboss the timepiece. It really does stand out. Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends. Good luck in the random drawing.

Lisa Oliver said...

Great job on both cards, Carol. The clocks really caught my eye on the Stars & Stamps blog and I just had to click on over to get a closer look. I really like your attention to detail with the beautiful layers and distressing on the "my dad" card.

Thank you for sharing your creations and inspiration.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Well the kids are all gone for the weekend, and Jim and I get a few hours to unwind before the next week starts. I know you were in your happy zone using the clock/ watch images! I just loved that fruit stamp when I saw it at the meet. It colored beautifully!

Linda said...

Both cards are great, however I think your take on the sketch turned out perfect. Lots of texture!!!

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, Both of these cards are great. I love the timepiece paper and the embossing really makes the clock stand out. Your retirement card is colored beautifully. I also like the whole layout very, very much. Enjoy your night. I didn't even get a chance to see the race. I'll have to check out NASCAR.com Talk Soon

ThePurplePlace said...

Thanks for the cutting tips!! Here is am thinking there was some magically way to cut them angles with my trimmer without and marks or measuring! LMBO!!

In the end I did measure, but it still was wrong -- but I did have fun trying!!!

Winnie and Patty said...

Carol--this is a great masculine card for any occastion!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

Ronda Archangelo said...

Love your OWH card. It is the perfect Dad or retirement card!

Janice M said...

Great cards Carol! Sorry I missed the last meet, hope to make the next one. Thanks for joining us at The Sweet Stop!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Hi Carol, I like both of your cards! The sketch card is wonderful, it really caught my eye! And then the retirement card, just beautiful!

Nancy Keller said...

Those are both fantastic! I love the clock card. I have clock stamps. . . you have totally inspired me to get them out again. :)

redwasher1 said...

Wow, Carol,both of your cards are just stunning love them both!!!
Thanks for sharing your gorgeous artwork with us at Speedy's Friends.

Velta said...

Love both cards...the first one speaks volumes on masculinity...and the second one is a fave on the design you made surrounding the image...thanks for sharing girl...another great job well done!

Julie said...

Great cards, Carol! I love those clock faces especially. Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

Cherie said...

Carol, your coloring on this image is superb! Love what you did with the lo.

Cherie said...

I was talking about the "fruity" card.

But the time piece card is really neat, too. I have some clock stamps that I want to make some general cards with. Maybe you can give me some hints.

Louise Fox said...

Carol, The timepieces are so "in" right now and looking at this card I can see why! Beautiful. I really like the still life and agree it is the perfect image for a retirement card. Great cards, Carol! Blessings.

Jen said...

That first card is totally awesome. Love it.

JD said...

Great cards, I really like what you did with the clocks! Great masculine card!

Desert Rose Stamper said...

I like both of your cards, especially the one with the clocks. I like the way made the embellishment a clock too. Thanks for the inspiration.

Marlene said...

Two very different, yet equally beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing, Carol!

Paula S. said...

Wow, That clock paper is great for masculine cards. These both came out really nice!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Carol, both your cards are wonderful. I really love your Father's day with the timepieces. It is just amazing and so beautifully crafted. Thanks so much for playing along with Speedy's Friends this week. It is a pleasure to come to view your work. Hope you can play with us again next week.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

Benzi said...

I think I am really behind or you've been very busy. That is such a great Father's Day card...love the timepieces. The image on your retirement card is awesome and you've made a gorgeous card, Carol.