Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Happy Birthday

It's Wednesday so that means time for another What If? Wednesday challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This week we have a sketch challenge for you:
I had every intention of following this sketch literally until I had my image/background all stamped and it came time for the top element.  So, as you can see, I took some liberties with it, but the overall feel of the sketch is still there.
I started off by stamping the music sheet background (which I had selectively inked so it would be slightly imperfect) and then overlaying it with the lighthouse image.  For the sentiment, I combined "Happy" from the Happy set and "Birthday" from "Birthday".  It's a fun combination, I think because the Birthday fits perfectly, overlapping the letters from happy.
I hope you get a chance to play along with us this week.  A good sketch is always a good way to start off your card.  Head on over to The House Blog and see what the rest of the team has created.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Happy", "Birthday", "Sheet Music", "Sand Dollar", and "Bass Harbor Light (lg)"
Dies: Spellbinders "Classic Circles, large"; MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle

CAS-ual Fridays #148--Birthday boy
Fussy & Fancy #164--dies and or punches
Crafty Catz #325--anything goes
Brown Sugar #199--anything goes
Scrappers Delights #55--anything goes
{Pin}spirational Challenge #166--anything goes
Dis Digi Designs--for the boys


Laurie Unger said...

I really like your take on the sketch!

Ina G said...

Love that stamp you used Heather. Nice take on a tricky sketch.

Janette said...

Lovely card and thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz this week....x

Glittered Paws said...

Really like this and the scene is perfect stamped on the fading sheet music . Will be a perfect birthday card - especially for a man!!!

Nancy said...

What a great card, Heather! It's a wonderful combination of stamps and colours!
Thanks for joining our challenge at Scrapper's Delights! :o)

Channin P. said...

I really like your card!! I love the scene you created!! That's for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!!

joy said...

Love, love, love your combination of stamped images - along with your colors have made a fabulous card!

Cheri said...

This is such a cool card, Heather. I love the combo of stamps and the "artsy" feel you captured.

Wendy said...

Fabulous card....Thanks for sharing with us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge.
Wendy x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What a creative seaside card!

Thank you for participating in the last {PIN}Spirational Challenge. A new one has just begun... I hope you'll check it out and play along with it, too!

Deanne Saunders said...

A great card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a great crafty day!!! (SO sorry I'm late commenting but I have so much trouble with this proving I'm NOT A ROBOT foolishness!!)
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper