Color Throwdown 341

Color Throwdown 341

I love vintage images and so every now and then I like to use some of them for cards.  At first I wasn't getting much in the way of inspiration that would go with this week's theme until I saw this vintage image of ducks and geese at The Old Design Shop blog. I think it was the green tones and the little yellow ducklings that stood out for me.

The Mister and I have sort of a favorite date night. We call it the Haagen-Dazs date, for lack of a better name. It goes something like this: We pick up a pint of our favorite ice cream, the Haagen-Dazs coffee flavor, drive down to the lakeside, throw a blanket on the ground and share the ice cream. The place we like to go usually has some ducks and geese and their little ones. I remember one evening  we were trying to think of the names of the ducklings from Make Way for Ducklings and all I could think of was Jack, Mack and Quack. By now you're thinking life here sounds too boring, right? But who isn't relaxed by a nice sunset by the lake? Back to the card...

I decided to turn to a couple of packs of We R Memory Keepers that I had purchased recently, Chalkboard and Storytime. They both had the same tones and I picked out a few things that I thought might go together and still go with this week's theme. I used "Sunset" ink and a stamp from the CTMH A Bunch of Thanks collection, to stamp my sentiment.

I decided to add a little distress ink. This isn't something I'm real good at. I've had to watch a few tutorials and maybe I'll get better with practice. I put a little dimensional tape behind the sentiment block. A way different card than I first imagined, but I think I'll save it for the Mister for Father's Day.

That's it! I hope you're having a great week and we'll see you next time.


Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty and serene. Love the prints on the designer papers. The soft sponging looks nice. Thank you for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown.

Lori said...

This is lovely! Your layout really highlights the vintage image. Thanks for joining us at The Color Throwdown!