Saturday, August 13, 2022

Lighthouse Birthday

 Hey there. Hope your weekend is going well. We continue to get a little rain every day and with cloud cover it's made for a bit of a respite from the extreme heat we usually have in August. Of course the trade offs are bugs, humidity and arthritis flares. Honey's feeling better though, he's no longer dizzy, thankfully. 
The challenge at Double D is Lighthouses and a look at my stamps shows that I have 12 lighthouse images (and probably some digis, too). I have used about 6 of them over the years but that leaves several that haven't yet been inked. The Sweet n Sassy silhouette scene stamp I've used on today's card was one of those, as it finally got some Nocturne Versafine Clair on Distress Stamping card.
I chose this Splitcoaststampers sketch for my 4x6" layout design.
After stamping the lighthouse, I heat-embossed it with clear powder. To color it, I pulled Distress Crayons in various cloud and water shades (Blueprint Sketch, Cracked Pistachio, Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass). I wanted to get a rough interaction of blue shades and since I find that the crayons are really difficult to blend well (no matter what Tim says), I decided to try them here and although the look took a while to get use to, I think I like it very much! I used Penny Black's A2 Antique Frame nested rectangle dies to cut the focal layer, white mat and black base mat. I used a dark blue strip of the original crayoned card for sketch element #2 and a stash scrap of marble blue paper for element #1. I created the framed sentiment in PSE and printed out and cut it out with deco scissors. I created foam and waves crashing around the rocky shore with a blue Wink of Stella glitter pen and a white Sakura Gelly Roll pen. Finally, I dabbed the lighthouse window with a yellow gold Sakura Starlight gel pen.
Inside I used Majestic Blue Versafine ink to stamp Avery Elle and Hero Arts sentiments.
A shot of the back with the front to show continuity. Another die cut black base mat, more blue stash scrap and a stamped and punched siggie.
And final view. I really love how this turned out and now I want to stamp all the scenes in that Landscape Silhouettes set that I haven't. And even though using Distress Crayons is a big fat gamble, I love the intensity of colors and unexpected results.
Thanks for the visit and stay safe! XXO

Blue shades always my favorite and they pop paired with black or white.
Inks, crayons, paper, embossing powder
I heat-embossed my stamped lighthouse silhouette scene with clear powder


Creaine said...

So glad you’ve joined our challenge at Mixed Media Lovers! I just love what you’ve made. Hope to see you again next time.
Blogowner: Ine

Jane said...

Very moody and atmospheric with those blue tones. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

Elaine Stark said...

A delightful card. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

Alyson Mayo said...

I love everything about this - the colours, the black image, everything! Terrific masculine birthday card. Thanks for sharing with us at HSL Birthday :)

Diane said...

Fabulous lighthouse card and so happy you got to ink this one up!! Thank you for joining our challenges at Double D and Four Seasons!
Diane DD and FS Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Double D}

My name is Erika. said...

This card is a beauty and reminds me of some lighthouses not far from me. I like how the image is in black but still has some depth to it. And the blues are amazing. Glad to hear the hubby's feeling better. There are some weird bugs going around for certain. Have a super start to the new week. Hugs-Erika

Maria Valente said...

Beautiful! Thank you for playing along at Penny's Challenges. Hugs x

Darlene said...

OH WOW ... this is just BEAUTIFUL my friend! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Four Seasons Challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back again soon.


PS .. thanks for also sharing this beauty with us at Double D! Good Luck!

ahlers5 said...

This is amazing. My favorite of yours so far. I absolutely love anything with lighthouses on it. The way you did the water and sky turned out so beautiful. Were they watercolor crayons that you used. I have some and haven't used the in at least eleven years. Maybe, I should give them a try!

craftytrog said...

So beautiful! I love the blues, and the silhouetted lighthouse.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! This is fantabulous Aimeslee, Love the colours and your shading, (no matter what you say!) A great sentiment to use with the lighthouse on the front and inside. Good to hear hubby is better and it's a little cooler for you.
Faith x

Donna Walls said...

Lovely image and card sketch. I love silhouette images and I have only 1 Lighthouse stamp set in my stash. I need at least 1 more! Thanks for playing along at The Four Seasons Challenge.

Melanie Hungerford said...

Your background turned out great, I think you did a very good job with those distress crayons! Thanks for joining us at Four Seasons.

Jenny L said...

Hi Aimeslee,
what a fabulous card and I love your wonderful scene you have created with those inks.
That lovely paper goes so well with your super design also.
Love how you have decorated the back of your card to match.
Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

The Dream Pages said...

Such a calm sky.. So beautifull..
Thank you for joining AAA birthday challenges

marlies said...

Prachtig wat je gemaakt hebt! Zo blij dat je meedoet bij Mixed Media Lovers!
Marlies, DT

Stempelfrosch said...

Beautiful lighthouse birthday card. Love your clear embossing. Thank you for joining us at sweet stampers challenge,
hugs Anke

Catie Cuddles said...

Love the silhouette. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes Birthday challenge blog.
Happy crafting! Catherine x DT