Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Stampscapes - Autumn Sunset

Good Afternoon!
What a fun day today.  I skipped from work (I'm the boss) and stayed home to do more painting on the house before the rain and wind sets in tonight.  So... while I cook dinner I thought I'd post this card that I made two days ago for one of my clients.
Jerry came up to Campbell River last Friday to attend a funeral and near the end of the funeral his sister had to rush him to the hospital because he couldn't move his left arm.  Turns out he had a stroke due to bleeding on the brain.  To make a long story short, I thought we were going to lose him but... my Korean Veteran started coming around!  He is still paralized on his left side but we are hoping that when the pressure on the brain slowly goes away he will regain use of his left appendages.  I'm thinking positive!
I put this card together because Jerry was a commercial fisherman after the war and he would go fishing today but his body is slowing down which makes it hard to launch a boat.  He just LOVES fishing!
There are two sentiments on the inside of the card.  One is 'Get Well Soon' from Stampin' Up! and the other is one from Stampscapes.  I embossed all images with clear embossing powder, doing each one as it was stamped.  The background was brayered with a 'Big and Juicy' pad and then Raspberry at the top to intensify the colour a wee bit more.  Only one print was used for background paper.  I was inspired by the colours in the maple leaves which  don't really show well.
Here is the recipe!
Stamps - Stampscapes & Stampin' Up!
302A - Gulls
266D - Tree cluster
195G - Pines and Rocks
048E - Lakeside Cove
166A - Rowboat

Archival black ink, Big and Juicy, Adirondack Raspberry Dye Ink

Paper - Glossy, Bazzil, Staples 110 lb. white, Indian Summer - Aspen - Basic Grey

Rubber brayer
White pen for highlights
Marth Stewart photo corner punch

Thanks for looking and may you have the most wonderful week!

Hugs,
Sheree

Challenges:
Cards for Men - Anything but square
Oldie But A Goodie - One For The Boys

16 comments:

Reflections from Granny said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous, I love your stampscapes.
Hugs, Lori m

Michelle VP said...

Such a beautiful card! Caught my eye right away. Love the sunset colors and photo corners for matting your scene. :)

Myrna said...

Sheree
Hi from Colorado. Hope Jerry improves real quick.
Love your card. Such a great touch (photo corners).
Will be glad to get home and get to my cards. Found a couple things here that I just couldn't live without. teehee
Missing all my blogging buddies as well. Nice to visit but nice to get home too.
Hugs,
Myrna

Gail said...

Great card Sheree!
I really must play with my stamps!
Hope Jerry is doing better!

Karen Howard said...

Oh WOW, this is gorgeous! The colors are just stunning as is your card design!

Lisa said...

love the colours!! wonderful job!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is gorgeous.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Sheree really love how you have done this card and have most of those stamps or ones I can adapt too..off to look a the one below love it too! Shaz in oz.x

Jane said...

This card is so nice, love your colours,I think your stamps capes are really great.

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining our challenge Oldie But A Goodie with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Victoria said...

Great job Sheree. Love the colors. Hope your vet gets better soon.

Debs said...

Simply stunning work - gorgeous colours.
Hope your friend makes a speedy recovery.
Thanks for playing along with my 'One For The Boys' challenge at An Oldie But Goodie this time.
Hope to see you again.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Patricia St Martin said...

Wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at Cards fot Men.
Pat

Francesca said...

A great Boys Card ,

thanks for joining us at OLDIE BUT A GOODIE Challenge

Hugs
Francesca

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

WOW - glorious colours. Super card. x

Clare Godfrey said...

I love the colors of this card! I have several Stampscapes stamps. I have been through Campbell River three times on the way to visit my sister, Jill Milton, who lives in Whaletown on Cortes Island! She has lived there since about 1973. Sadly, the last time I have been out there was 1990. Thank goodness we have Facebook to keep in touch now and just not the phone and snail mail. We usually visit when she is back east visiting our dad, who lives in Upstate New York outside of Rochester each year. I live outside of Atlanta, GA. Well happy stamping. I need to make a Birthday card today and was just looking for ideas on Pinterest and found this gorgeous card of yours.