Saturday, 8 February 2014

Dad's Birthday

Last time I went to see my Dad he had been having a good look through his handmade cards from the past few years. His favourites were his eightieth birthday card (post here showing each of the panels I made for it) and the second card in this post. He likes a scene, lol! So I set to work on this year's birthday card, as it is his birthday tomorrow...
I stamped the scene in Archival Black before dusting with Memento Bahama Blue, Danube Blue and Adirondack Butterscotch inks. The rocks in the foreground are coloured with distress markers(Shades of Brown and grey), the cabin too(Brushed Corduroy). All stamps are from Stampscapes except the birds, which is an Inkylicious stamp. Do those colours make it look tropical? Dad is more of a Lake District fan than warmer climes!
With all those colours beginning with B I had to enter it into Allsorts this week, as that is their theme!
Thanks for looking, and I hope you stay warm and dry with all these storms!

25 comments:

Fliss said...

This is really beautiful Sally and I also love your colourful art journal pages below too.
Fliss xx

SARN said...

Truly amazing scenic card Sally. Sure to please him tomorrow. xxx

Craftnut said...

Sure your dad will love this Sally, Tracy x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

The Lake District on a lovely warm sunny day (sorry just wishful thinking there for a minute). I'm sure he'll love it Sally, it's the sort of card my Dad would have liked, and I know that Steve's Dad loves the scene cards I make him. I love the colours you've used for the water, and the softness of the mountains in the distance.

Sue xx

Debbie said...

Hi Sally....this is a stunning card and I'm sure your dad will be thrilled. It's my dad's birthday tomorrow too. Hope your dad has a lovely day.
Hugs Debbie xx

Valerie Nolan said...

Wonderful card Sally, it warrants framing!
Val x

Tracy said...

Amazing creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I don't think it looks tropical at all. It looks so serene and peaceful. That's a great way to spend a birthday if you ask me! I really like how you made the mountains in the background. Very nicely done! A CASE worthy card!

brenda said...

Your dad clearly has impeccable taste in cards Sal and I think this is definitely Lake District.

Thanks so much for joining in at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Paula (PEP) said...

Definitely looks like the Lake District to me & I love the whitework in the foreground. The glow in the distance is very atmospheric. Hope your Dad has a lovely day.
Paula (PEP)

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW Sally absolutely stunning, your card is so beautiful.

Hugs
Anke

Tracy Harris said...

Amazing Sally - the colours and colouring are wonderful x thank for sharing x

Faith A said...

He HAS to like it, it is soooo beautiful, gorgeous work.

Dora said...

congratulations with your father birthday.
what a fantastic scene have you made for him.
beautiful colours.
I think, that this one is also be on his list. ((:

Wendy L said...

So Serene and beautiful, thanks for joining us at Allsorts. xxxx

maria's knutselplezier said...

Again such a wonderful lanshape, I love it!!!

Greetings
Maria

Cindy Groh said...

I love this card. It is such a perfect male card. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? It's a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. LMK-Let me know. My email is grohcm at gmail dot com. Send a link with an email so I can find your card again.
Thanks
Cindy

Linby said...

Just stunning - love it.
Lynn x

Eret said...

Fantastic card, Sally! Love the scene and your stunning inking. Your dad is very lucky to have you :)And you are lucky to have him. It is so sweet that he keeps all the cards you make for him.
Eret x

Carola Bartz said...

So beautiful, Sally. I'm sure your Dad loves it since he seems to like the scenes. How sweet of him that he has kept them!

Cath Wilson said...

Stunning, Sally - and no, it doesn't look tropical at all - just wonderful! Absolutely love this. Happy Birthday to your Dad!

MaryH said...

Firstly, Belated Big Happy to your Dad. Obviously, a man of good taste to appreciate these beautiful cards you've made for him. This one is equally lovely. You've used these great SScapes wonderfully on this pretty card. Got those muted water colors just perfect & reminds me that I need to get my scapes out to use them more. I'm really liking this one very much, Sally. Great job. TFS

Jo Channon said...

This is simply gorgeous! I hope you don't mind but I have put it on my Pinterest under Clever Crafters! Thankyou for joining in my Challenge this week Jo x

♥Gemma♥ said...

Wow this is stunning Sally!! Love it!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Barbara said...

What an amazing card.....love it!