Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Red, Blue, and...

Hello Readers,

I am writing to you today on behalf of The Male Room to let you know we have another challenge for you to try. But before I reveal the challenge here is my card for today, enjoy!


To me, there is nothing prettier than lots of kayaks lumped together
by the river with its occupants taking in nature.
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The Male Room
Challenge #40

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The card was made by repetitively stamping the kayak on several sheets
of colored paper then fussy cutting around each kayak.
I shaded the kayaks just to add a bit of dimension.
This sentiment was designed by yours truly.
My inspiration came from a SU stamp set I couldn't afford,
so I made my own rendition of the image.
I had extra kayaks laying around so I decided to add
one to the inside of the card.
Some years back my boyfriend, now my husband, and I each purchased a kayak. We just graduated college and didn't have two pennies to rub together. We were both working at our first professional jobs and saved for quite awhile to buy the boats, life jackets, paddles, water shoes, tie downs for the car, etc. and the list went on and on. But this one time investment has led us through 17 years of enjoyment and adventures. I thought this would make an excellent Father's Day card for my hubby to remember our past adventures together.

Well that should do it for me! I do invite you to join our challenge at The Male Room these coming weeks. I am looking forward to seeing what you create. Also, thank you so much for stopping by my little corner of the internet. I do appreciate every visit and if you aren't already a follower, I invite to join me in my adventures at TheGrandStampede. So until next time, take care and happy crafting. 

All the best,
Shawna 

4 comments:

Mac Mable said...

What a lovely and happy story to the inspiration on this fabulous card. Great fussy cutting and fabulous idea to make your own sentiment. The colours on the Kayak's are perfect with the added detail of the shading. What a wonderful personal card today...Thank you for sharing and for the inspiration x

Petra Swart said...

Oh, I enjoyed your little story behind the inspiration for your wonderful FD card, Shawna!!! This is surely the perfect FD for hubby - the bright colours are so cheerful and I love how you've done the sentiment!!! Such a fun card!!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

Jane said...

Totally rocked this challenge Shawna. Great background story too.

maria f. said...

A gorgeous card with a fabulous story behind it. I bet he will LOVE it.

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