Tuesday, September 25, 2012

CHF Challenge CHF10 - Twine

Hello!  Welcome to Cornish Heritage Farms' next challenge (CHF10).  The design team will be working together to spotlight a different theme every two weeks and would love it you join us for the fun.
The theme today:  Twine

It Doesn't Get Much Better

I think this Thomas Kinkade stamp is one of my all-time favorites.  There's something lovely about the water, the filtered light through the trees and the flowers.  Of course, it looks daunting to color, but it's actually easy.  All the dark portions of the stamped image are the dark shadows, so you start with the lightest colors first and layer in the dark over the dark ink spots.  I find it easiest to dot in flower colors and highlight with white gel pens.
Of course, the fun bit of this card is the twine and the fishing fly.  I shopped the sporting goods area for a real lure.  To make it safe for a card, I used a wire cutter to remove the hook.
I'd love it if you stopped by to see what the other designers are posting today:

  • Anne Harmon
  • Barb Gmitro-Best
  • Barbara Bruder
  • Cindy Haffner
  • Dawn Bennett
  • Debbie Standard
  • Deneen Treble
  • Dianne Beans
  • Frances Byrne - DT Coordinator
  • Holly Brown
  • Jacqueline Smith
  • Kris Chirhart
  • Kristine Reynolds
  • Lisa Silver <-- That's me! 
  • Michele L
  • Steph Ackerman

  • Be sure to also stop by the CHF Blog to share with us your take on the challenge!  I hear there may be prizes!

    Thanks for visiting,

    Paper:  straw, Solar White, Black and Suede Brown cardstock from DiscountCardstock.com
    Ink: Smokey Gray Versafine ink by Tsukineko
    Other: Twine by Really Reliable Ribbon, Small Fry Spinner Lure, white gel pen by Signo
    Copic markers: 0, W1, W3, T3, R27, YR16, Y11, Y32, Y35, Y38, YG67, G40, G43, BG10, BG57, B34, BV00, BV04, RV19, RV91, E00, E21, E23


    1. This is gorgeous, Lise! Love that you added a real fishing lure with twine around the top!

    2. You have created a gorgeous card. It is beautiful.

    3. How beautifully colored, and the lure is such a great additiion!

    4. Love this card. The twine works perfect with the fishing lure. Beautiful card.

    5. What a great card! Love, love, love how you added a real fishing fly...and how you made it safe:)

    6. Wow, that does look daunting to color, but it seems like it would be easy enough from your explanation! Great card!