Sep 1, 2013

COF August Challenge: Our Parents

Well, you can see that I'm catching up (slowly LOL)  Only 1 day late with this post!

I am fortunate enough to be a member of a group on SCS: Crafters of Faith.  Barb is our wonderful challenge hostess for August and she challenged us to make a card in honor of one or both of our parents.  Anything that brings them to mind...

Well, that's a tall order.  Could it be how my folks always fed hummingbirds, and helped me learn how to spot their nests?  Could it be the many fun memories digging clams, fishing or catching Dungeness crab?  Could it be working on cars in my Dad's auto shop?  The list goes on and on.

Then I spied a new addition to my stash from Whippersnappers.  Presto!  I knew that camping would be the theme of my card!
Isn't this a fun image?  I love the casual look to it, almost as if a child drew it.  It's colored with Derwent and Prismas, blended with gamsol.  The background sky is light grey and Stardust Stickles were used to highlight the starry night.  The flames have a coating of Crystal Effects by SU.






Here's the sentiment that I chose from Little Paper Shop.  (Sorry, but the package does not have a name for the set.)





My parents had me tent camping when I was only 6 months old.  We lived in the Pacific Northwest corner of Washington State and there's plenty of options for camping: ocean beaches, mountains, islands, even a rain forest!  There was a big gang of us that camped together, eventually forming the state's first trailer club.  It was a great way to learn about nature and have loads of fun too.

Thanks for giving us such a great challenge this month, Barb!  Many, many blessings to each of you & thanks for stopping by!

9 comments:

Barb said...

Darlene--your card is so cool. I would never guess that was a Whipper stamp. Love your coloring and the added stickles is perfect!

Great Job on the theme this month.

MaxineD said...

Great card Darlene - and what wonderful memories you must have of camping.
Blessings
Maxine

Margaret said...

I was never one much for camping, Darlene, but this is just such a lovely image. I do love the child like drawing of the image and you put it all together just perfectly.

MiamiKel said...

Beautiful nature inspired card, my friend ;) Your coloring looks like a beautiful walk through a story book, so soft and serene! I'm glad you have great memories of camping with your family!

Blessings! So glad you were able to join in the COF challenge!

maryrose said...

Beautiful card, Darlene! And beautiful memories, too! Blessings, friend!

she who must stamp said...

Darlene, your wonderful card brought back many memories of our family camping trips when I was a youngster.

Liz Williams said...

I know what you mean about there being so many special things about parents that are pleasant memories that it was hard to decide what to create. I love the camping theme and know that it gave you such happy thoughts while you were creating this.

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a wonderful story- I would not even know what a hummingbird nest looks like- and love the camping memories- I have a few of those myself! Love your fab card!!!

:: BlueInks :: said...

I love that you found the perfect stamp for your card. It depicts your memories so well. I like the sparkle too!