Apr 1, 2012

W is For: Woodgrain, Window, Welcome

My good friend Barb (barbaralynn on Split Coast) hosts great swaps.  This time she has come up with a new one:  "What's in a Letter?"  We are to take the first letter of our first or last name and create a card using items beginning with that letter.

My last name begins with a W, and I thought that it might be more challenging than using
D from my first name.  Here's what I came up with:
CS is Sage Shadow from SU, the DP is SU's Springtime Vintage.  I used a MS border punch on the reverse side for the lacy trim, and wrapped some sheer ribbon (Michael's or AC Moore) around it.  The half pearls are a lighter yellow IRL than they appear here.

The stamp set is also from SU: Window Dressing.  Isn't she just the cutest little girl looking at the little bird outside her window?  I tried a new technique and purposely left bits of the shutters uncolored.  I thought that maybe it agreed with the whimsical feel of the drawing.

Here's a side view to show how everything is popped up to give it some dimension.  I also added a strip of the floral DP on the inside for a little trim.

The image is stamped with pigment ink from A Muse Studios, their French Roast color, then heat set with clear EP.  The image was colored with SU markers.

Oh, I almost forgot: I stamped the background CS with a wood grain stamp that I bought while on the West Coast visiting my family last October. I'm not sure who makes the stamp.

Well, that's my W card, hopefully it is worth waiting for.  (I am late with this but Barb graciously accommodates me!!)

It was good therapy, I needed to get inky this weekend to get the crabbies out of me.  Just ask my family.  Thanks for stopping by!


jimlynn said...

SOOO Sweet and lovely!! Wonderful colors together and really like the little window! Precious card.

April said...

What a Wonderful "W" card!!

I hope I am lucky enough to get one of these....then we will both be WINNERS!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Darlene, you did a great job on this card.

The woodgrain stamp was a good find. So many ways to use it. It makes for the perfect background here.

I like the embossing and no, I did not miss the little bird!

Carol W said...

Oh my goodness look at you go. If you had the crabbies...you really did work them out...this is a work of art..I love, this card. You did am amazing job and who wudda thunk..."w" windows...all I could think of was wheelbarrow for my letter card...you are so darn clever. Great job on this Darlene...you rocked this for sure...

Barb said...

What an awesome card Darlene--can't wait to see this baby in person!

paige said...

Darlene your card is adorable! love the cute window and the dimension you gave it!

MiamiKel said...

W is for WOW! This is a beauty - what a fun stamp! Loe that you propped up the window and gave it such incredible dimension - this is just bijou-tiful! x0x0

Margaret said...

This is sooooo cute. What a great idea for a challenge. You really rocked it.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WoW! What a Wonderful card With the Welcome and the WindoW. I think it fits the letter W perfectly!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Amazing card- I love the color of the BG- love the window scene. Love the pretty punched border- such a pretty touch!