Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The Library Challenge #70


I haven't had a whole lot of time for extra challenges lately but I'm excited to be back to playing with Marina at her Library Craft Challenge blog.  She has selected a trio of paperback books to serve as our inspiration.

I've never read Girl, Woman, Other however I really liked Eleanor Oliphant and absolutely LOVED Where the Crawdads Sing.  It's currently my all time favorite book and I cannot recommend it enough. It will come as no surprise that I chose it's cover as my card inspiration.

I began my card by stamping out the waves in different colors of Distress Oxide inks.  I moved the stamp a bit each time to get the overlap in waves and colors. I masked off the waves and created a Distress Oxide ink blended background in shades of yellows/oranges/reds.  I stamped the reeds and the sentiment in a crisp black pigment ink.  I thought the serene image and embellishment free background was perfect for a sympathy card.  


Taylored Expressions - Build a Background Waves stamp set
Your Next Stamp - Tall Grass stamp set
Altenew - Fresh Freesia stamp set (sentiment)

If you're a reader, do check out both Marina's card challenge as well as her book selections this week.  I'm so happy I had the nudge to create a card based on my favorite read.  (I've both read and listened to Crawdads and both versions are fabulous.) 

Stay safe and healthy my friends!  

Thank you for visiting my little crevice of the crafty blogosphere.  Your time, comments and friendship are much appreciated.  

Happy Crafting!



  1. I love your blending here, Julie! Really very beautiful, and yes, quite wonderful for a sympathy card.
    I have put that book on my list! I thought sure I'd read it, but it's no longer on my Kindle - so maybe not?

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous! And very reminiscent of the book cover. Nicely done!

  3. Those waves look dimensional - very cleverly done and the whole card is absolutely stunning. Thanks for joining The Library and so glad you could find the time - I thought of you went I chose Crawdads.

  4. This has been featured as a ‘Librarian’s Choice’. Thank you for sharing it at The Library.