Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Daylight Savings Time

Does Daylight Savings Time mess you up? Boy, it takes me time to adjust! It's almost 8:00 PM and the sky is still light.

I've been up early the past two days, and busily working on a card to share. I had this card in my head for such a long time. I wanted to wait until I got a different kind of watercolor paper. When DH went to Vegas on Friday, he brought a couple of sheets home for me to test. I like it! Don't ask me what it is as I haven't a clue! A little background. Shortly after high school, young men in my church go on 18 month missions somewhere around the globe. Just before they leave for their missionary training, they have a "Farewell." It's a special time. So, I thought I'd make a Farewell Card using Edwin. Here it is:

Oh, how I wish you could see the clarity of the colors on this. They are very vivid in real life. I've elevated Edwin and his trunk on pop dots so it stands out a bit more. I colored the image with distress inks - my new love! Edwin's face is a bit darker than it is showing. I think I had the light aimed too closely to his face. The colors of the card are dark green, beige, and brown. I wanted to keep it masculine, so there are no frills.


The stamp is a Magnolia stamp. It's an interesting stamp as it has little dots around a couple of the letters. It sort of bothers me because they look like bad stamping! LOL


This page is for a special message from the sender to the recipient. I thought that shape was a nice one in size and shape.

This is the card inside:


This card is available for purchase in my Etsy Shop.

I would like to submit this card for the following challenges:

1. Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog - green
2. Dream Valley Challenges - new beginnings
3. Paper Sundaes - keep it simple
4. CES Challenge Blog - men
5. Crazy 4 Challenges - trees
6. Color Create Challenge Blog - green, cream, brown, black

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope you liked my card! I loved that you took the time to visit.



Rosie said...

This is fabulous girl! Your distress ink coloring is awesome! I keep telling myself I'm going to try it...even bought some watercolor paper. Just haven't had the time. I love seeing the masculine cards. I feel like poor Edwin gets left out! Hugs, Rosie :)

cabio's craft corner said...

Handsome Edwin card Chris!! You really colored Edwin nicely and he looks extra smart. The background is cute. Love the inside of this card :o)

Sharon Caudle said...

Chris, your card is FABULOUS!!!! I can tell that the colors are vivid, so I can only imagine how gorgeous this is IRL! Love your coloring and the colors you used, and you could not have made a more perfect card! I love it!
hugs, Sharon

Judy K. said...

Awesome card Chris! Nothing frilly about him, a definite guy card. Love your coloring and layout! Gotta try a guy card one of these days!
Judy K.

Candy said...

Hi Chris,
Now this is a card that any young man would like to receive :o)
Love the crisp colours of your painting!
Really like the scene you have created.
Perfect design paper for a man also.
Thanks very much for joining with us in our Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.
Hugs, Candy

Madge H. said...

Chris, this is such a "handsome" card. What a great card for a young man (or old man)(lol).
Great job on the coloring.
~ rubber hugs, inky wishes ~

Sandy said...

Wonderful card Chris - Edwin sure is dressed up and he is ready to go! Nice work dear heart!

Iulia said...

Fabulous cad, Chis! I also had to make a man's card and I know how difficult it is. Because we are supposed to give up all those girly embellies we love so much:))
I just love your distress inks coloring! It looks so bright and as if painted. Yes, your card looks like a painting to me:) Great background choice for Edwin and great shiny colors.
Love the inside too; great for a man's card!
Love it!
Hugs, Iulia

Mascha Zimmerman said...

Love this card, great how you've been using Edwin sitting on his bagage in front of his door. Though he makes me a little sad, LOL. Saying farewell!
Bye Mascha

cathylynn said...

Chris your card is Awesome!! Love your coloring!!! Edwin looks as handsome as ever. The inside is great too!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Unknown said...

Oh he is so cuteee!!!! You did a great job of it!!!!!!

Pat said...

Hi Chris...I love this little Edwin card! Poor little guy gets such little "air time"...I'm thrilled to see him in thie goegeous scene you've create! Your coloring is fab!! I'm so tickled that you've joined us for this month's fun color challenge at Magnolia licious Challenge Blog!! Hugs. Pat Frank

Rene said...

Oh my gosh I LOVE your paper! I'm such a sucker for patterns like that...I have about 500 sheets and yet I always make girly cards! You've just inspired me! What a great card!
Rene :D
P.S. I don't care for DST either...the girls are going to bed at 9 now instead of 8 and I only get an hour to color instead of two! :(

Liz's creative corner said...

Thanks for joining into our colour challenge at colour creatwe, with this lovely card, great for a guy, fab image and colouring, hugs Liz xx

Anonymous said...

Oh wow!! This is such a sweet creation!! I LOVE it!! I love seeing Edwin on creations!! He's just as sweet too!! :) TFS! HUGS

Anonymous said...

What a great scene Chris! Love that he's sitting on his suitcase getting ready to go somewhere! Fabulous coloring and these papers work beautifully to create this masculine type of card! Love it!! hugs, Angela

Sylvia said...

I love the scene you made for this card Chris. And Edwin on his suitcase, great. It al fits perfect together also your DP and coloring are beautiful.
Hugs Sylvia

Barb Hardeman said...

Beautiful job Chris! You've created such a delightful scene of Edwin waiting by the curb for his ride! Love the way you colored the trees, they really stand out! The corner treatments are fabulous inside and out! Great job...hugs...Barb

Christina C. said...

Chris!!!! This is super cute....love it! You created a wonderful scene for Edwin. Beautiful coloring!!!!
Absolutely perfect!

Peggie said...

Super cute. I love Edwins.

Christine said...

This is gorgeous, Chris! Your coloring is wonderful, the watercoloring really turned out great!

Cami said...

Hi Chris! This is a fabby Farewell card with Edwin! I just can't make "guy" cards and struggle, but you have done an excellent job with the papers, coloring, layout. It's nice to see more Edwin cards!
Hugs, Cami

Silke Ledlow said...

GORGEOUS!!! Oh my what a sweet, sweet card! Love the image and how you dressed up the card inside and out! Thank you so much for joining us at the C4C this week...hugs ~S~

Vicky said...

Absolutely fabulous card I love the image & scenery behind Edwin. The gingham looks fab as well.
Thank you for joining us over at CES Challenges, good luck.

Hugs Vicky xx

crafty amy said...

This was well worth the 2 days I think :D
Thank you for joining us at CES and good luck.


Amy xx

Anonymous said...

Fabulous Chris! I love scene cards like this where the images are the focal point and the coloring is gorgeous! Awesome!
Pam Going Postal

Carole of Brum said...

Oh I do like your card a lot, for one thing what a great occasion you are making it for, plus you did a marvellous job and it looks so good. I like the Farewell stamp and the dots around the letters, it has that great shabby look to the sentiment. Thanks for joining in with us at Dream Valley Challenges. CoB

Becca said...

This is so cute and any young man would love this card - Edwin is adorable! Great colouring! All that's missing is his name tag! ;) Hugs, Becca

Treacle said...

Wow Chris another fabby card. xXx

Debi said...

Love your Edwin card.