Friday, June 10, 2011

Speedys Challenge #59

Geri challenged us to make a  Fathers Day card

We spent many days at the lake with friends when we were kids.  Very good memories.  We would go after
MFP June #59
Dad was finished putting in a long hot day at the Ford Foundry.  The lake must have been very appealing to him after those conditions all day long.  Seems there was always the long tall grass growing off the edge of the lake.  When I saw this scene from MFP I knew I wanted to recapture that relaxed, carefree time.  Look at me, Dad, Look at me, I can swim now, all five of us vying for his attention at the same time. Happy Father’s Day, Dad, I miss you a lot.
Card Stock: Black Blue and White and White Glossy
Ink:  StazOn Black, Rainbow Pastel Spectrum Pad
Tools:  Cuttlebug , Embossing Folder, Circle Dies
Accessories:  String, knotted
Stamps: MFP Beach Greetings, MFP Big Boy Toys sentiment, Small Back Ground Stamp
I stamped the boat, masked it and then brayered around it with only a couple of the colors from the Spectrum pad.  Mat it on black.  I used the debossed side of the cuttlebugged image and brayered very lightly over that.
The Happy Father’s Day stamp comes horizontal, I layered it word by word which is so easy to do when you have clear stamps from MFP. Winking smile  Thanks for looking. 
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  1. This is beautiful Janeen. Wonderful details.

  2. Janeen--love this card. The embossing folder is perfect! Great job. TFS

  3. What a beautiful combination this stamp makes with this embossing folder. I love how you shaded it as well. What an awesome card.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :O}

  4. Janeen, I LOVE this card! And congratulations on being a MFP blog team member!

  5. Janeen your card is lovely!! I love the techniques you used to create this beauty!!

  6. Janeen, this is lovey with your gorgeous sponging and welcome to the team!!!

  7. Janeen, what a nice story about your fun times at the lake when you were younger. And what a nice tribute to him that you've created. I like the way you 'painted' your embossing folder, and the way you stacked your sentiment. WHat good ideas!

  8. I just love how you added the color to this card! It's so soft and subtle and just looks dreamy!! TFS your memories, it brought back a few of my own memories of my dear dad.

  9. Look at those beautiful colors! Wow!

  10. Such a beautiful card Janeen, and I love your story. It is so neat when a stamp brings back such fond memories!!