Thursday, August 19, 2010

OLW 16 Make a Scene

After several attempts to nail this challenge, I've ended up with this:

The image is by Inkadinkadoo and the sentiment by River City Rubber. I stamped both in London Fog Memento ink. Black was too harsh and dark. This is a grey, foggy scene. I did try to add some color, but my trash can says otherwise. So, I went simple.

This second card is really one I did weeks ago for the OLW Repetition challenge, but never got it all together to get it posted to Mr. Linky for that week. It is one of my favorite cards I've made of all these challenges, and since virtually no one (except for Colleen and Pauline) got to see this one, I wouldn't showcase it for the current challenge, but include it as a sideline. It is a scene after all! Tree is from Rubber Soul and the sentiment is from Amuse.

And, finally, THIS is the scene I wanted to do for the challenge, but, I CANNOT find this stamp anywhere in my stamp room after much searching and tearing of room apart. If anyone has a clue about where I might have hidden it (so I could find it easily next time I needed it!), please let me know. I did make this card last fall for my nephew, so I KNOW I have this stamp, and it just wasn't a figment of my imagination (sometimes this does happen, along the same lines as lovin' an image soooo much I buy it a second time...but I digress...).
And, shame on me, I just noticed the image import is sideways....hmmmm.....I am not doing this post over again. It's a conspiracy, I tell ya.
Thanks for peeking!


11 comments:

Colleen said...

Three gorgeous cards!
I can't imagine where that stamp is hiding, but if you quit looking for it maybe it'll magically appear. (happens to me all the time lol)
Hugs,
Colleen

Patti said...

I love the scene you've created... awesome!

Susie said...

Wow! All 3 are fabulous.

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Carol, love all three, hope you find your stamp soon, I can't bear to lose mine either :D xx

PetraB said...

Love all three cards. They are so different but each one is absolutely lovely.

Donelda said...

yes, lighthouse stamps are perfect for scene cards :-)!!!! I love that you used the grey which makes it so soft and subtle!! And your trees are awesome too. How frustrating to have a great stamp and not be able to find it .. that would "never" happen to me (*rolling my eyes here because it has totally happened to me*)

Dwita said...

Wow, Carol, the card with lighthouse is so adorable. The color of the ink is so rare. And for the stamp that you couldn't find, perhaps you need to search it under all papers..LOL. Because that's what always happens to me... Hope you'll find it later on, because it's a gorgeous stamp I've ever seen. Thanks for stopping by in my blog post.

misstreez said...

Love the ink choise on your first, totally understand how you love the second card, and if I couldn't find that last stamp I would have been rather bad tempered I'm afraid. Hope you find it soon.

Susan said...

The lighthouse is awesome...and I probably would have tried to color it too...but it really makes more of an impact like you've done it. THe second card is great too, but I really LOVE the third card. Sure hope you find that stamp...it'd be a shame to lose such a great stamp! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

well done!!! I'm always in awe of well executed one layer cards.

Pauline H said...

Loved all of your cards. Thnks for sharing and encouraging us to go simple. I think sometimes we ruin our cards by getting too fussy. BTW if you can't find your stamp you can borrow mine ( if you still lived near me BOO HOO you moved) Yes I love that stamp too. It will turn up when you least expect it. Trust me...it happens to me all the time. Hugs