Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Lighthouse Challenge

We are into August already and that makes me kind of sad
as  our summer will be dwindling down and it feels like we just
got rid of winter, sigh!

It also brings us to a new challenge theme at
Double D Challenges and our theme is 


I find lighthouses so interesting and being near the Great Lakes in Michigan
we surely have plenty of them!!

I had light house dies and stamps to choose from but went with an old (probably 8 years or older)
Inkadinkadoo stamp that has never seen ink before.  I have 2 other
lighthouse stamps in the same predicament but chose this one for today!
I added just a tiny bit of color here and there and a seagull that was 'resting' on my
desk leftover and rejected from another project, poor thing!
The sentiment is from a Woodware Beside The Seaside stamp set.
The background paper is from Best Creation Ocean Breeze set, it was hard to use
as the backside was gorgeous and I had a hard time covering it up, but this side of the paper
seemed to work perfect for my scene!

I hope you will visit our Double D blog and see such a pretty array of lighthouses
from the design teams, those girls always~always outdo themselves!

Entering the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday .... ATG
Retro Rubber .... Stamp older then a year old
The Dream Factory .... Old (my old stamp)


ionabunny said...

Love the depth and dimension the seagull adds. Fab card. Hugz

Birgit said...

What a majestic card this is Diane! I'm so glad this stamp has finally met with ink. Your simple coloring is all it needed. Well.... and the rejected seagull, of course! Glad it found a home as well. Enjoy what's left of the summer. It sure is flying by fast, isn't it!

Vicki said...

Lovely! This reminds me of an artist's sketch while sitting on the beach with a pencil and pad. The touch of color is perfect. Happy that seagull gets to fly today. A lighthouse stamp eludes me, but sounds like you had lots of options.

Darlene said...

LOVE this and that b/w background is just perfect! Beautifully designed & colored!

Donna Phelan said...

What a beautiful seaside lighthouse image! Reminds me of a Vintage Postcard! And I absolutely adore that sentiment! Just lovely!

Doni High said...

Love this pretty seaside scene and the perfect sentiment that goes with it!

Barbara said...

I see that you used an older stamp that was never inked up before too. I love the look of the stamp that you just added some color to. It is handsome and looks like you sketched it. Thanks for encouraging me to use my older stamp too.

Judy Woodland said...

This is FABULOUS!! That touch of color and the striped background just make everything come together perfectly. I LOVE it!!!

Leslie Miller said...

I'm seeing some awesome lighthouse cards today and here's another one. Plus it's NBUS and a sketchy Inkadinkado art stamp. I just love it! The stripes are perfect. I always associate stripes with beach or nautical and it only just this moment hit me how many lighthouses have stripes. Funny how I only have one lighthouse stamp. My friend collects them and has a bazillion. I really love the sentiment, too. I'm so glad to be back with Double D!

Anita van Deur said...

What a fab.card love your stamping!

papierelle said...

Every creative person knows that. You have so many things that it quickly happens that you have never used some things. Nice that you now had the opportunity to do so. Your card has a wonderful mood. Thanks for showing at the dream factory. Gundi

Heather said...

Wow, what a perfect lighthouse scene! A keeper for sure! Love your coloring for it - so nautical, lol. Thanks so much for playing at Retro Rubber!

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous colours and brilliant design. Loving this... ♥

Rosmarie said...

I love lighthouses too, there is something picturesque about them. Great that you inaugurated one of your old stamps and entered our Dream Factory challenge! Thanks a lot! Rosi x
...A little tip, if I may. When I have a paper printed on both sides that I really like, I photocopy it. That way I don't have to cut the original ;)

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Beautiful card Diane. Although old, the stamp is amazing. I love the added seagull too.

LeAnne said...

What a lovely image and the coloring is divine. The addition of the seagull really adds to the seaside feel! Thanks for sharing it with us at Retro Rubber this week!