Wednesday, May 1, 2013

OWH Midweek Throwdown Card Challenge

Happy May Day!!!  We're having a super lovely sunny one here on South Puget Sound! 

Wow, somehow I managed to sleep for nearly two days straight!  I suspect it was partly the post-oral surgery drugs, and partly catching up on all the hours of sleep I missed while finishing Castaway Cove and Christmas in Shelter Bay back to back. 

Today's Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown challenge was to create a thank you card for a deployed service man or woman to send back home.  I'm always up for an excuse to use polka dots (they just make me happy!)  and believe the image and color makes this card pretty gender neutral.  

I'm still playing with my photo lightbox, so the brads may look a brighter blue than they actually are because the light seemed to focus on them, but they're actually pretty close to the color of the paper and stamp.  

The paper is Echo Park's Dots and Stripes, the stamp ( which I picked up at Stacy's Scrap Shack in Lincoln City, Oregon while visiting our beloved coast), was inked with Memento Nautical Blue, the sentiment was from my computer, and the brads from stock.  The banner actually does have a border on the bottom, but the angle I took the photo from isn't showing it.  (I think I'm still a bit blurry from the wonders of pharmaceuticals, lol!)  

Thanks for visiting! I read and love to receive all comments.  Friday I'll have a new photo, hopefully more cards on Sunday, then Tuesday there'll be a new book excerpt teaser!  




Carol L said...

That's one great card you've designed for the challenge! I love all things nautical, and the blue colors are so calming and soothing! Sure to be a favorite among our deployed troops!

Jen said...

Lovely! I have such a hard time with monochromatic but you make it look easy. :)

Kristie said...

Love that stamp! I've never been able to get a clean image from a large detailed stamp, but yours is perfect. The sailboat is such a wonderful focal point for your card.

Donna Hanley said...

JoAnn, Fantastic card. I am loving polka dots more and more every day, so I see why you do. I love that image and the colors are very nice. Enjoy your week and I hope you are getting back to normal after your surgery.

Erika said...

I love the ship stamp you used. This could be a masculine or feminine card. Great job.

Cissy Murphy said...

Very nice, JoAnn! The stamp is lovely and the monochromatic scheme is great. I hope your recovery is speedy and peaceful!

Diane said...

The stamp is gorgeous and I love the blue color scheme! Polka dots make everything just a little more fun!!!!