Saturday, 3 August 2013

Camping at Sunset


Hi, I've spent most of today playing with distress inks. 

I've also been using my Stampin Up Lovely as a Tree stamp that I've had for ages and haven't used! I had a few goes at a silhouette scene and decided to link this one up to a few challenges.
I was inspired by Loll at (Stamping With Loll) by this card, which is just gorgeous.

At CASology, the cue card is Camp.
We bought part of our block in the country way back in 1987. We used to come down and camp in a shack on the property. No electricity, no water, rough dirt access road...we loved it. We'd sit out in the evenings and  watch the sunset and enjoy the wide empty sky! We still do except it's a lot more comfy in the house!

At Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge,  the theme is an Ode to Sunshine. I hope an ode to the sunset is OK.
At Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, the theme is Anything Goes. It's also Anything goes at Addicted to Stamps & More  and Inkspirational.

At Just Add Ink, the theme is to Just add Blokes! (I'm planning to give this card to my hubby as our anniversary card, so the sentiment will be on the inside LOL! He loves trees in silhouette.)

Materials used: Stampin Up Lovely as a Tree stamp; Versafine ink and clear ep; distress inks;
watercolor paper.

Thanks for visiting :)



31 comments:

Sue said...

This is gorgeous, Cathy. Fabulous inking and stamping and I LOVE your colours. Thank you for joining us at ATSM.

Maudieroff Roffey said...

MMM - thats nice... LOL - love the distressing colours - Mxx

rachel said...

this is wonderful Cathy - fabulous card and lovely memories x

Gillian R said...

This is so striking, love the colours you have used, thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Beautiful sunset! Love the bold twilight colours! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

WOW that's a very bold card . . . love the sunset and the trees in silhouetts. Great male card. xxx

MichelleZ said...

Your "Ode to a sunset" is wonderful! Thank you for playing along at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. I love your interpretation of the "Ode to Sunshine theme. Very nicely done!

Judy1223 said...

Cathy, that sounds lovely...and your card depicts watching the sun set so perfectly! Just gorgeous inking, wow! Thanks for playing along at CASology this week!

Sue - said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

justbea said...

This is really nice and you have inspired me to try my hand at it. I camped all the time when I was young but married a man who's just not the outdoor type. Oh well, your description took me back to an evening just as you described.

Deepti said...

Simply beautiful :)

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful Cathy! Love the pretty scene that you have created! Thanks for joining along with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Christine Blain said...

You've created a lovely scene on this card, Cathy (and I love the back story!). Lovely As A Tree is a fabulous go-to stamp set for male cards. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week!

sandie said...

Cathy, I LOVE this. The blending of your DI are gorgeous and I love how the top blue blends into the card base. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational and ATSM

MaryH said...

Cathy, I know you had some wonderful inspiration by Loll. Your card is so lovely, glad you got your tree set out to use. Great job with your DI on this sponged sunset, and the tree stamp was perfect to use on this one. Bet this card brings back lots of memories of your early camping. TFS & Happy Sunday

Danielle Vincent said...

Your colors are beautiful. Nice job! Thanks for joining us this week at ATS&M.

Sue said...

Cathy the colouring is amazing what a great job you have done huggles Sue x

Rosemary said...

lovely card... the inked background is fabulous! thanks for playing along with CASology!

Karen said...

just beautiful...

Anonymous said...

Hi Cathy. Love your card. Your colours are fab, plus you used my favourite stamp! Thanks for joining the fun at ATSM. Good Luck! Monika

KimB said...

Beautiful card Cathy - the colours just glow. Your hubby is sure to love it. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

Meighan Wheller said...

Beautiful background for this classic stamp set Cathy. Lovely work. Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational. Meighan DT

Skye said...

A stunning card. Love the inking and great colours

Mynnette said...

Beautiful! LOVE the colors and the CAS feel--this is amazing! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational! :)

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful design, love the vibrant colours and the scene you've created. Cheers, Shirleyx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous, beautiful scene.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

luv
Debby

Paula said...

Beautiful sponging! This set is always great for a guy card. Thanks for playing at JAI

Darnell J Knauss said...

First of all, you've used one of my fave all-time stamps and you've created a lush scene with it, Cathy! Secondly, well done on ALL the challenges; I'm impressed!! Lastly, sigh, your place in the country sounds divine, both back when it was rustic and now!!

Yvette said...

Beautiful card! Love the scene you've created.

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Congrats on being a chosen one at Inkspirational again... hugs Mxx

Bonnie said...

This is gorgeous, Cathy!