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Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Happy Hump Day Friends!! It has been a while since I posted on Wednesday and could say that.  I hope all is well for you all!!  Today it looks like the sun is trying to peek out and the rain has least for now.

Today I would like to share a card I made for a Splitcoast Stampers Challenge this week.  The challenge was to use markers in a way other than coloring.  I used the Misting with Markers technique on my background ( it misted or got wetter than I would have liked but it created a fun background) and water coloring with markers for my image. I wanted to make a masculine thinking of you card for a friend, recently diagnosed with Cancer of the Liver. I hope it in some way encourages him.

Card Recipe:
Paper: SU Soft Suede, Neenah White, Watercolor paper Baja Breeze
Dies: Spellbinders: Labels 17 Labels 13, Labels 22, Labels 18, 
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs Keep Climbing as well as Vine Background 

Thanks for stopping by!! I treasure all my viewers/blogging friends and their comments.

Have a blessed Day!!!

hugs and blessings,

challenges I am entering my creation in:
Divas by Design #53 Lots of LayersDude Time Doodles  SentimentLoves Rubber Stamps #18 Make your own backgroundSassy Cheryl's  #133 Die CutsEureka Stamps Autumn Colors Paper Pretties Use Ribbon Craft a Scene must include a Scene  Trees, Trees, TreesNo Matter Which Challenges Die Cuts and/or PunchesScrapper`s DelightsPaper Crafts Make your own backing papersRaise The Bar – Anything with Wings Paper Crafting Journey Use a sentiment on your card


Dawn's Craft Place said...

This is a beauty, the background turned out wonderful, I love the sky and simple sentiment.

Anonymous said...

So beautiful Chris!! Your title was a wonderful inspirational message to me!! Thanks for sharing this darling creation! HUGS

Sandra H said...

Beautiful card and layout with an amazing theme too! x

Nicki-twinklebug said...

Wow Mom!! STUNNING!! I love the rustic look and the dp is perfect with the image!!Love you!!

Frea said...

Hi Chris, I'm so sorry to hear about your friend! He will definitely love this card you made him, I sure do! Hugs Frea

Deb said...

just beautiful Chris, so love that image!

kathi17 said...

Such a beautiful card for your friend Chris.

I haven't tried the misting technique in years. Way back in the days when Marvy Markers were the big thing. Your's came out beautifully.

I said a prayer for your friend as I read your post.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Chris! Love the stunning scene!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. He is going to love this and it's a beautiful and manly card all at the same time, Love the beautiful image and scene. Thanks for playing with us this week over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

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Greta said...

Beautiful card, Chris. I'm sure it will give him a lift.

Melodie said...

Wow, your card looks soooo great with this wonderful colours.

marion said...

Wow this is stunning !!! REally love the landscape and how you coloured it. Thanks for joining us at NMWC and good luck. HUgs, Marion

brenda said...

You have achieved a really lovely rustic and autumnal feel to your card Chris.

Many thanks for joining us at Craft a Scene challenge this month.

B x

Laura Love said...

WOW! This is stunning! I love the background technique you used - it turned out really neat! The watercolored image is perfect also! I am really sorry to hear about your friend, I am sure that he will really appreciate your card. Thank you so much for playing in the Loves Rubberstamps challenge this week and sharing this beautiful card!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wonderful card Chris, I like the image and design,Thanks for joining in with us at Dudetime Doodles this week,Good Luck.
Kevin xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wonderful card Chris, I like the image and design,Thanks for joining in with us at Dudetime Doodles this week,Good Luck.
Kevin xx

Scrap Affair said...

It sure is a beauty!
Thank you for sharing it with us at Craft a Scene challenge this month.

Anne Temple said...

Wonderful card. Love the background you created too. So glad you joined us for the Greetings/Sentiment challenge at Dude Time Doodles this week.

Tammy said...

Simply beautiful and regal! Love the background and the sky is incredible! Thanks for joining this week's challenge at Dude Time Doodles!

Conniecrafter said...

pretty coloring and great background for the image!

Vicky said...

Great sentiment to go with that lovely image, fantastic card. Thank you for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey, good luck in the draw!!

hugs Vicky xxx

Wanda Cullen said...

Chris, this is gorgeous!! So sorry to hear of your friend's diagnosis, but this card is sure to brighten his day! That mountain scene is beautiful...just like the Blue Ridge! :-)

Kristie Maynard said...

Your card is just beautiful! Thanks for joining the Eureka! Stamps challenge this week.

Dawn said...

gorgeous, Chris! I love how your marker tech turned out!
thanks for playing the Sassy Cheryl's challenge!

NancyD said...

Such a beautiful card, Chris. I love the eagle flying over the mountains. It would be nice to camping out amoungst those trees. Thanks for joining this month at Craft a Scene. NancyD

SuzanneK said...

OMG such a wonderful creation. Love your attention to detail. Thanks for taking part in our challenge this month at NMW Challenges, hope to see you back next month. Hugz Suzanne

SuzanneK said...

OMG such a wonderful creation. Love your attention to detail. Thanks for taking part in our challenge this month at NMW Challenges, hope to see you back next month. Hugz Suzanne

Peggy said...

Such a beautiful scene and card! Thank you for joining us at Raise The Bar!

Jan Marie said...

So beautiful, Chris! Love that background. . .it just causes your beautifully colored image to pop! Rich and manly!

nwilliams6 said...

So sorry about your friend, and this is a very sweet and thoughtful card with an absolutely perfect sentiment! Love the misting technique and the image, but I have to say the sentiment makes this one. Thanks for joining us at Dude Time Doodles.

Olivia said...

Such a stunning card and I love the technique you did. Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Loves Rubberstamps and how to see you again soon.

mags said...

What a stunning creation. Great technique and the sentiment is just perfect. Thanks for sharing with us at Dude Time Doodles and good luck.

Traci S. said...

Hi Chris~

This is a wonderful card...and I am certain it will put a smile on the face and heart of your friend. And, I think the background came out beautifully! I love the eagle. I am curiuos about the paper...did you emboss (Sorry, my eyes can't make it out clearly...) the ferns or flourishes on the paper. How would you do that...with a stamp? Could it be done without one? Just figured you would be the one to know!

Your friend is fortunate to have someone like you in his life.

You are a perfect example of the Proverbs 17:17: "A friend loveth at all times." I know this from personal experience...and from the things you write and do in your blog.

He IS Able!
Traci Starkweather

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~*Joni said...

Chris, as always this is gorgeous. Prayers to your friend, as I know how hard that must be to go through. I am sure your card and thoughtfulness will lift his spirit! Thank you so much for joining in on our I Believe I can Fly challenge over at Raise The Bar!
~*Joni RTB DT

Cards By Jan said... never cease to amaze me with your beautiful cards....your such an inspiration, and the joy I receive working with you is awesome!!
I love this set, and you did another wonder with it!! WOW!!
Blessings & Hugs


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