Saturday, August 31, 2013

The Drunken Stampers go Camping

Happy Labour Day weekend! It's Saturday, I'm hoping we've already dealt with any weekend rain, and the Drunken Stampers have a new challenge for you: 

A campsite! Maybe that's where you're spending your weekend. Or if your crafting supplies don't quite stretch to campsite appropriate material, you can create anything related to woods: use a woodgrain print or wooden elements. 
I went for a classic: canoeing into a campsite at sunset:

I these images from Stampscapes! (The canoeists are a tiny separate stamp.) It is far too easy to let the large image carry the entire load of making the card, so I decided to add a little extra something with a double mat and some patterned papers. The image panel is stamped, embossed and coloured on watercolour paper. 
You really should check out the other creations of the Yellow Canaries for this week's challenge! You might be able to guess who likes camping... and who doesn't. :P (Although I suppose you'd never tell from my card that I'm not a big camping fan.) Why not come and join us around the campfire with your camping project? 
P.S. I almost forgot that I was going to add this card to a couple of other challenges! Simon Says Stamp is having one of their Anything Goes weeks; and Shopping Our Stash wants a card For the Boys. 

Supplies: blue, navy & Stampin' Up Naturals white cardstock, Kaisercraft Check In & Crate Paper Acorn Avenue patterned papers, Stampscapes Lakeside Cove & Paddlers stamps, Versafine onyx black ink, clear embossing powder, Grumbacher watercolours, pop-dot tape

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Donna said...

Ohhhh Lindsey I just adore your card!! It totally reminds me of camping at Algonquin Park with my family, going out for canoe excursions and heading back to camp at sunset. So beautiful!

Lisa Arana said...

wow, what a gorgeous scene. you added the perfect simple accents to make that image shine. gorgeous card.

Chris D. said...

This is such a gorgeous card Lindsey! What a peaceful scene and what a fabulous job coloring it!

Scrapbook Lynne said...

Great Card Lindsey! Your creation just makes want to go out and buy Stampscapes! And I would LOVE a tutorial on how you did your background (hint, hint) Smile!

Kary said...

Oh WOW, Lindsey, this is absolutely AMAZING!! Such a beautiful scene and it looks fantastic!! I absolutely LOVE it!! Happy Labor Weekend! Have fun:)

Helen in the UK said...

Lovely Stampscape image - wonderful sky colour! Love that you've added some interest to the card without overpowering the main image. Great job :)

Isha Gupta said...

This is such a pretty and soft scene Linds. Love it.

Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, absolutely gorgeous! I love this stamp!

Barbara Pitts said...

Stampscapes stamps are SO versatile in addition to being beautiful. You did a wonderful job on your card!

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

Jessi Fogan said...

Shut up, somebody doesn't like camping? Who could that be? lol
I LOVE how you coloured this detailed scene - it just glows. Completely awesome, Lindsey :)