Sunday, July 24, 2016

(Rough)ing it

Hello Readers,

For today I will be playing along with CASology. Their theme this week is about the word 'rough'. I decided to take a different spin on the idea of 'rough'. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

Minimal color highlights the jagged scene of the mountains in the
beautiful, yet unrelenting, wilderness.
This scene and sentiment are surrounded by distressed border
that was washed with water thus framing out the images as one entity
Detail of the wilderness scene and the perfect
sentiment that follows.
CASology: Week #207- Rough

This scene is beautiful, majestic, and also very harsh and unforgiving. I am imagining backcountry camping is what you would need to do to see such splendor. But as many of you know backcountry camping is not glamping (click here for explanation). In fact, it is the polar opposite. You hike into the wilderness with everything on your back to survive and then a little extra just in case. I can say with absolute certainly it is 'roughing' it!!

Backcountry camping is something I did about eighteen years ago. Dix Peak is the sixth highest peak in the Adirondacks which is located in upstate New York, USA. This is the peak that was chosen for me as an introduction to backcountry camping by my husband. I am here to say the hike is just as much a mental workout as it is a physical workout. While hiking, I imagined my prize for summiting would be a fantastic view! Unfortunately, it was raining and we were above the clouds. No view... Bummer! But not really because I had the satisfaction of summiting one of the 46er's! WaHoo me! 

Well that should do it for me. I hope you enjoyed your stay and my little story. I do appreciate your visits and thank you so much for stopping by my little corner of the internet. We will see you soon. Take care and happy crafting.


Petra Swart said...

Oh, I love that beautiful scene with the cleverly done sun rays, Shawna!!!! What a great interpretation of the cue card!!! And the sentiment is so lovely, too!!! Such a beautiful card!!!
Loved your hiking story, my friend!!! No view!!! ... :(
Have a great day!!!

Mac Mable said...

Loved your 'little' story and loving your card. Such a clever take on the theme. I'm off for a lie down now after reading about the hike! x

Jen W. said...

This is gorgeous, Shawna! A wonderful image and I love the pop of colour from the yellow. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

CSThelen said...

Enjoyed the ruggedness of your austere mountain card, especially as our daughter is in her 300th miles or so of the Appalachian trail, climbing the rocky White Mountains this week. Thanks for sharing!

Judy1223 said...

Wow, that is such a serene scene, but I can imagine trying to hike or camp in it would definitely be roughing it! Beautiful, subtle pretty! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

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