Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Father Flanagan

In honor of 2012 being a Leap Year and the fact that it's time for our blog hop,  Dude Time Doodles is having a New Release Blog Leap!  It's a fun one, with four new images.   As this only happens once every four years, Father Flanagan is allowing himself a smoke and a toast to your well being.  He's always willing to send you cheers, but he only smokes on Feb 29  :-) .

My inspiration for the design was a bar that I frequented during college called Old Church.  It was truly an older church that, after many different variations, became a bar.  Therefore, the Cathedral Lace Frame (I just used the frame portion of the die) from Cheery Lynn Designs, was quite fitting for the surroundings.  The "bar" was cut with an EK Success border punch and embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder (wood grain) and the raised portions accented with Distress Inks (Aged Mahogany).  In order for it to resemble an actual bar, I decided an easel card would be best, as well as pop dotting the entire image away from the background.  The sentiment is from Raindrop Echo.

You should have arrived here at Anne-Made from Ruth, but don't stress if you didn't.  The Dude Time Doodles blog hop is a circular hop - no beginning or end.  Just keep going until you have visited all of the Dude and Dudettes.  Be sure to leave a comment with each one of us as one of the design team members is the Mystery Host/Hostess and the winner will be chosen from that person's comments.  Now it's time to head on over to Dawn.  Here's a quick list of all the stops.

Anne (me)

I'm also entering this in the Cheery Lynn challenge (lots of layers).

Copics used: V15, V17, V28    BV25, BV29, N9    E00, E01, E11, BV000    T0, T2    E13, E17    Y04, R14, E50, E21    G20, G24, G28, N8


Sharon said...

Love this easel card & the "description" of how you were inspired by the image!!! I think he looks a bit "sloshed" on wine already LOL!!! Fantastic Blog "Leap"!!

madaboutpooh said...

what a great card, love the father image and the story behind your card.thanks for sharing

Tammy said...

Terrific card and great job on creating a bar scene! Love the textures and colors you used!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant card Anne, I like the textures and the colours.
Kevin xx

Pat K said...

This made me chuckle....well done.

jimlynn said...

PRECIOUS! Love the way you used that "frame" for him to lean on and his puffy cheeks are too cute! Adorable card.

danemi1 said...

newbie signing in here and saying Hi - this hop is fab - the images are so funny and cute - totally love it

NanaConnie said...

Incredible job on Father Flanagan! I know him -- he runs the Bingo game on Saturday, right? lol Love his soft green eyes. Great coloring. I've decided I need to have all the images so I'm going shopping. :-D

Linda Simpson said...

Father Flanagan looks fab Anne! Love your use of colours and the card is wonderful.

Linda xxx

Mary said...

Love this card, Anne, with its seasonal humor and creative design. Among your other recent posts, my favorite is your delightful vintage-style decorated box--amazing work!

Karen C said...

Oh this is fab! I can already think of the person I'd send this image to...I have one hard core Catholic friend...How fun! So glad I hopped on over here! You Dudes and Dudettes rock! :D
Karen C

Michelle B. said...

I'm sure he's heard a few confessions while sitting at Old Church! Fab details!

Wandy said...

Great Card! I wonder how many hail mary's will Father Flannagan get for his smoke and drink...heehee!
Your newest follower, Wandy


Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful card- love the die that looks like an old backdrop from a church.....you did not drink in college, did you??? Love Fr's eyes- love the green! Awesome card

CG said...

Wow, I love the colors! He looks great. I need those dies...! Such a great card. Best, CG