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!

10 comments:

jimlynn said...

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

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) A•Muse Consultant #1065 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!