Tuesday, July 19, 2011

OWH Sketch Challenge #78 - July 17, 2011 Surfer

Maybe you are like me and summer is a time when scrapping and cardmaking are not center stage.  It is time spent with family while the kids are out of school.  This week finds me in an unusual situation - both of my younglings are away.  My son is at Ransburg Scout Camp and my daughter is at University of Notre Dame's Vision Program.  So I had to ask myself - should I clean the house - finally no one will mess everything up 5 minutes after I clean it - OR......  have a week long paper crafting extravaganza and get caught up on all those scrapbook pages?  Hmmmm....... Clean time or Me Time.....  Well, I know which way I am leaning.  I will let my conscience be my guide.   We'll see!

Here is the sketch challenge for OWH for this week. 

I recently read some statistics about our service men and women.  Although I realized that a large percentage were young, I never gave much thought to their hobbies and other interests.  
I made this one with that in mind - knowing that I'm not the only one California Dreamin' - no matter what time of year!  I stamped the images and then used Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink and gave it a sort of tie die look.  I added a few sparkles to dress it up a little.  Hope you like it!

Supplies used:
All Stamps except accent:  Stampin Up!  Accent Stamp Waltzingmouse Holiday Labels No. 14
Inks:  Momento Paris Dusk, Ranger Distress Ink Faded Jeans & Peeled Paint 


Wendy said...

I like your interpretation of this week's sketch! And good for you choosing crafting over housework!

Julie said...

Awesome card, Jeanne! I love the variegated colores and the bit of bling. Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

Lee Mae said...

This is a great card! I like how you made the three images two the same and the different one in the middle. It lets the surfer stand out and be framed at the same time! I have a similar SU surfer and I have been checking Splitcoast Stampers gallery for ideas on how to use it. I haven't been very inspired by many of the ideas, but this concept has got my mojo going! Thanks for sharing your card.