Friday, June 3, 2011

Your New Roost

So this must be the week for sketches cos I've got another one for you!
This week at Phindy's Place we're challenging you to use the following sketch:

At first I was thinking it rather difficult but that's cos my eyes kinda crossed when I was looking at it and I envisioned another stripe in there. lol Hey ,hang on just a cotton pickin minute.... maybe there is another stripe in there! Good grief I think I did it wrong. Oh ! No I didn't. *phew*. I'm using my punched borders as the top and bottom stripe. Sometimes its like looking at one of those Escher pictures that can be two pictures in one, you know the type? Is it a vase or two silhouettes....if you cross your eyes just right you can see both , just don't let the east wind catch you!

OK, so onto the card!
I made this for one of our friends who lost their home in last month's tornado. Their house remains have now been bulldozed and they'll be rebuilding in the next few months, so I thought this was perfect. Lets hope they do!
Paper: DCWV
Punch: Martha Stewart
Metal Corners: Wild Orchid Crafts (thanks, Iulia!)
Image: Phindy
Colors: Prismacolors on Kraft Cardstock

And the inside! Aren't I doing well finishing my cards? 
*clap clap clap*

And yes, you are welcome to snag the sentiment as always. Just click, right click and save or go to the Free Sentiments box in my sidebar and download the size you want.

A few challenges:
Digistamps 4 Joy - wings (do bird houses count?)
Freshly Brewed -  masculine
My Mum's Craft shop - Wings (do bird houses count?)
Scrapbook Sisters -  A Man's World
Scrapalicious - for a man

Thanks for stopping by!


Julie said...

This is a winner Dorcas,teamed with a perfect inside and brilliant verse! How sad for your friends,I can only imagine how devastated they feel.catch you later,Julie x

dj1952 said...

Dorcas, I'm sure that they will appreciate the card and the love behind it. Great card. I love the sketch. Hugs, dj

Saskia said...

Wow, great card! :)

Michele said...

Such a wonderful card!!!. Hugs Michele x

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card

KarinsArtScrap said...

a great and beautiful card dorcas.

greetings karin

jules said...

wonderful card Dorcas! and love the sentiment thank you!

Debbie said...

This is just amazing...Love how you used the kraft paper for your images.

Sorry about your friends loss but I am sure this card will cheer her up.


Anne said...

What a clever sentiment and yes, I'm impressed by the inside:)
Gorgeous colouring as ever

Boxofcolours said...

Dorcas, this is simply beautiful. You know I am a big fan of your work on Kraft card - it just makes the colours "pop" TFS ~ Jane

Tine said...

Hi Dorcas. How clever to think of it as a new home card. Gorgeous creation as ever and I am sure the recipients will just love it!
Tine :)

dolcreations said...

It is so sad that your friends lost their home...but this card will definetly put a smile on there faces. This card is done beautifully!

Jackie Thomas said...

Ooh I love the effect on Kraft cardstock. You've coloured it perfectly. I'm so looking forward to getting to know you and working along side you in the Cuddly Buddly team.
Hugs xo Jackie

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Oh this is gorgeous …… Love everything about it. I'm really looking forward to working alongside you on the Cuddly Buddly team.
Have a great weekend


Nannieflash said...

Wow Dorcas that is just fabulous and Im sure your friend will love it. Sorry to hear that she was unlucky to loose her house in the tornado, it must have been so upsetting, I do hope when they rebuild that they make it less to easy to blow down. hugs Shirleyxx

Anonymous said...

Amazing, love the border punches, stamps, colors and the stitching, well.... I love it all!!

Hugs, Lori m

Dana said...

I love this! It reminds me so much of my Father in law. I know the family will love this and treasure it.

Kathy said...

Great idea for a new home card, think they will love it. I'm really loving your coloring on kraft, need to give it a try. Fab as always!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! I love this image and you colored it so perfectly.

Bunny said...

Lovely card...Love th colouring..Thank you for joining us at Digistamps4joy, and good luck.

Bunny x GD DS4J

Charlene said...

lol...I have no idea if birdhouses count...but this card is fabulous. I'm sure your friends will be very touched at your thoughtfulness right now. I wish them all the best. Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy ~ Charlene GD DS4J

Alice Wertz said...

fabulous coloring on kraft! super card, Dorcas! hope you have a lovely weekend!

Scrappin Crafter said...

OMG I just LOVE LOVE LOVE This image! It reminds me of one of my favorite people- my Grandpa!! It's great! AND I couldn't believe it when I saw your name, I have a cousin in law named Dorcas, it is such a unique name, It is just rare to see another person with it!
Thank you for sharing this awesome card on Scrapalicious USA!
Best of luck!

Anniebee said...

This is so cute, Dorcas! I love the sentiment... works perfectly with the image or maybe they were intended to go together! LOL! You were cracking me up with the bit about the stripes! LOL!

Anita said...

Beautiful card Dorcas. Love all those colorful birdhouses. I'm sure your friends will love it!

Shelley said...

what a wonderful card. Love it! Thank you for joining us at Scrapalicious! ~Shelley

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Wow your card is fabulous!
Love your gorgeous colors and such pretty papers and detail!


Sharri said...

Fabulous card! I love your coloring with the prismas!
I found your blog through The Outlawz follow me forum. I love your work and am now a follower!

Linda w said...

Another perfect sentiment (thanks) for another perfect card....and yes lovely work inside too lol. Hugs lin

Linda Carson said...

Oh this is great! Your friends will be encouraged when they receive this beauty!

papertrails leaver said...

What a fab card Dorcas! Love the sentiment you made!

Raven B said...

Love this and that sentiment is too cute!!! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Scrapalicious USA.

Anonymous said...

Perfect card, and a well-made sentiment. This is my first time on your blog...and what a treat! Your cards are beautiful. I've adopted a few of your free sentiments, thank you.

Heather said...

Gorgeous card and stunning image

Thanks for playing along at the Freshly Brewed Challenges Month Long Prize Challenge.

Heather D.
Fresh Brewed Designs

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

This will be a perfect card for them. The image reminds me of your Dad a bit! Must be the stache! Great coloring! Love the corner thingys! And yes I am impressed with the finished insides!

cebelica said...

Such a fun card! Thanks for joining us at MMCS challenges this week! Hugs!

Laura said...

This really is a hard sketch to crack! I would have never taken up the challenge :))) You did a fantastic job with it! I'm sorry for your friends' houses :(. Tornadoes must be spooky! I never saw one. In the worst case here it rains heavily and we have ice and thunders and's scary but doesn't damage much :P

Jessie/knightrone said...

I love that cute, and the inside looks fabulous!!

Iulia said...

How thoughtful of you to make this card for your friends. Losing their home is really tough but I guess the most important thing is that they are alive. Love your kraft coloring- looks fantastic and the image is just perfect. I bet this card lifted a bit his spirits. Lovely corners too:)

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