Aug 4, 2013

"Each New Wave..." by D. Morgan

Over at the Crafters of Faith group, we host a monthly card challenge.  Our July challenge comes from Kelly:
"Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them." ~ John 7:38
Hi Faith sisters!  This month’s Crafter’s of Faith challenge theme is inspired this verse and your theme is: Water!  
 It’s summer and many of us are enjoying the splendors of the outdoors – boating, swimming, walking along the lakes and rivers.   Summer rains, as heavy and burdening as they can sometimes be, bring us new growth all around ~ trees, green grass and gorgeous flowers blooming.   Even spiritually, many people accept Jesus into their hearts and become baptized in water and have beach baptisms.  Water is a beautiful, healing, essential!  This month, I want you to use WATER as your theme on your cards:  Be as creative as you like -  think boats, oceans, the beach, tilted watering cans, bird baths, falling rain, etc!   Let water be the focus of your card and extra brownie points for using the color BLUE!!   Blessings! 
As many of you know, I am a fan of stamps with the art work by D. Morgan and am lucky enough to have quite a collection.  Lots of them involve lighthouses and ocean scenes, so I knew right away that I would use a D. Morgan stamp for this challenge.  In the end, what may be my favorite won out:

It's stamped with Marvy Matchables ink in Dark Brown onto Wausau's Stardust CS.  The Stardust has little flecks of color in it and a slightly rustic texture, both of which I really like for scenic/nature cards.  The card is colored with Prisma and Derwent pencils, blended with Gamsol.

Here are two closer views of the sentiment:

The inside includes another blank panel of the Stardust card stock, and a panel of vellum that contains pieces of pressed grasses.  The sentiment is an old SU, stamped in Old Olive ink.
The card's front panel is matted onto a rust colored vellum that compliments the color of the row boat.

The only part of this great challenge that I forgot about was including blue!  It would have been easy to change the color scheme to blues, but I just didn't remember that part in time.  Sorry Kelly!!

Songs that accompanied me while making this card included Heart's "Dreamboat Annie" and a good many Jimmy Buffet tunes, sprinkled in with some Bobby Darin.  All in all, a happy escape from the daily grind.

Wishing you all a wonderful day and thank you for stopping by!


jimlynn said...

Darlene, I can see why this would be a favorite image! SO BEAUTIFUL!!!! Love your coloring and that sentiment too.

Gael said...

Lovely card! Those punched corners add just the right amount of extra. :)

Carol W said...

Sounds like you had some wonderful music going to accompany you in making a wonderful card. This card is beautiful Darlene. Love your coloring and of course I love the image..this is so well done and perfect for this challenge..Great job my friend...♥

~Paola~ said...

Gorgeous card all the way Darlene!!The image is absolutely fabulous~♥♥♥♥♥

kiwimeskreations said...

You have got blue in there Darlene - what a wonderful card - love the scene and you have coloured it beautifully.

paige said...

I also love D. Morgan images and you did am awesome job with this one. Beautiful card - frame worthy!

Barb said...

Darlene--your card is stunning. It looks like the grass is real and popping right off of the card. You do such a wonderful job with D. Morgan stamps and I can so visualize you sitting and coloring the image.............

:: BlueInks :: said...

Such a pretty card. Your coloring is so good on this one! Love it!!!

MiamiKel said...

Oh Darlene, I'm sorry it took me so long to get here but WOW, was this worth the wait! Absolutley breath taking scene you've created - how lovely are the colors and shading! I did remember you are a big fan of D. Morgan and am still grateful for the immies you sent me awhile back - I can't wait to color them up now! :)

Liz Williams said...

Wow, Darlene, this card is amazing. I love the natural beauty in this scene. A great image.

marsha said...

Wowzer Darlene, I just love your beautiful beach scene, your coloring is fabulous!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow, Wow, and more Wow- LOVE this image and sentiment- I can see why it is one of your favorites. Beautiful!!!

April said...

This is a beauty! I apologize for being tardy!

I am not amazed you chose this! A wonderful option!