Saturday, June 9, 2012

Nature's Inspiration

Hi There Blogger Friends!
I hope everyone is doing great on this fine Saturday. It's pretty lonely around my house as our oldest daughter moved away to attend graduate school. The oyounger daughter was home from college for a few short weeks but she's back to school taking summer classes. So you will likely see me around a lot more in the future.

My card today is for several challenges. The Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge was a fun one where I chose this cute pendant as my inspiration.

I used the colors over on the Play Date Cafe Challenge.

I used the sketch from Retro Sketches. I wasn't too sure if this sketch would work with my idea, but I think it turned out just fine.
The last challenge was for the Simon Says Challenge where Simon said 'show us some texture". My Fleur de Lis embossing folder worked well, plus I always think distressing adds texture. 

Thanks so much for stopping!! Have a great day!

Stamps: Nature Walk, Ephemera (SU)
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Soft Suede, Pacific Poin (SU), Solar WHite (Neenah)
Ink: Soft Suede, Pacific Point (SU), Versamark (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Hardware, Brads, Spritzer tool, Big Shot (SU), Fleur de Lis (Cuttlebug-ProvoCraft)


Colleen Dietrich said...

Marilyn, FAB job combining the challenges! I love that inspiration pic from SCS, and you really nailed it, too.

Thanks for playing with us at The CAfe this week!

Dan said...

Great card - I love the subtle colouring you've used on your bird! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Jackie Rockwell said...

LOVE that bird image! Very pretty card Marilyn. So glad you played RetroSketches this week!

Linda Beeson said...

I love that bird!

Basement Stamper said...

Great job with this sketch, love the colors you have used on the bird!

Bonnie said...

You did a fantastic job of combining these challenges, Marilyn!