Friday, June 17, 2016

One Layer Father's Day

Hello Readers,

For today I will be playing along with The Paper Players, CASology and Creative with Stamps. Summer is here, and their challenge is perfect! Here is my card for today, enjoy!

Sky was left white for a CAS look and to highlight
the white border around the scene.
Various colors of blue create the ocean water and it is
in keeping with the color challenge. 

Detail showing the blue of the sea and the texture of the sand.
I tried to make it monochromatic
due to the color restraints.  

Simple elegant (if you could a masculine card elegant, I don't know.) Father's Day card is perfect for the seafaring dad.  I really like how this turned out. 

Challenges Entered:
The Paper Players: PP299- Color challenge
CASology: Week 202- Masculine
Creative with Stamps: Challenge #3- Manly Cards (Masculine)


I see Father's Day honoring all the men in our lives. It can also be a hard day for men who want, but can't be father's, or maybe have suffered a loss of a child, spouse, or their father. Everyone concentrates on the woman when times are bad but men have a hard time as well. I would almost argue more so because they are the ones to be 'strong' during rough situations. They might think it is weak to express feeling of grief and sadness. So I guess this post is to remind us all to be gentle this Father's Day to the men in our lives.

I lost my father 20 years ago and I still get a pang every Father's Day, missing him. I know he is with me and for that I am happy. For those with loss I pray for a peaceful day full of calm. 

Well that should do it for me. Thank you so much for dropping by and seeing me today. Until next time, take care and happy stamping!

All the best,


Ardyth said...

Cutting off the sky like that emphasizes the lighthouse and keeps a clean feeling. Your colouring is stunning - love the richness of that oean! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

Linda Callahan said...

Your coloring is beautiful! The card is simply lovely! So glad you joined us at the Paper Players!

Katy said...

Awesome card! I love the lighthouse and the water! Great job coloring it! :) Thank you so much for joining us at Creative with Stamps! :)

Sherrie M. said...

Love the handrawn look of your beachy scene. Definitely CAS by keeping your image to the lower half of the card. Thanks for playing along with us at CASology this week.

Petra Swart said...

WOW, what a beautiful and peaceful scene, so perfectly coloured, Shawna!!! Simply beautiful and so wonderfully CAS, my friend!!!!

MaryV said...

Love one layer cards! This one is simply gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at CWS challenge this month.
Hugs, Mary (DT member)

Lilian said...

Love the coloring to make it CAS, Shawna! Gorgeous!
Thank you for joining us at Creative With Stamps!
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