Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Look Mom, no dp!! And nature...

I love Wendy Vecchi's work, and literally all the images by Studio 490. So when I got this Be Inspired set from Stamper's Dream, I couldn't wait to start playing with it. I love dark, rich colors, but was in a softer mood today, so this is what I came up with.

This fantastic cling set has a wonderful 5"x5" plaid bg image so I immediately decided to make my own dp. I started with Ivory Simply Smooth cs, and took my Ranger Distress Ink pads and rubbed them directly on the cs: Bundled Sage, Old Paper, Milled Lavender and Spun Sugar (Plaid piece), the blue piece has all the afore colors with Stormy Sky and Pumice stone added. The plaid bg was stamped with Sage Versamagic, and the sentiment was stamped with Midnight Black (Versamagic).

The flower was stamped onto the same dp with Smokey Gray Versafine twice, cut out, and curled with the end of a paint brush. All the edges were ink distressed with Pumice Stone and Bundled Sage, the flourishes are SU! diecuts, and the Pearls are from Zva Creative.

I added a touch of sparkle to the flourishes and key words in the sentiment with a Quickie Glue Pen and Ultrafine Glitter (Judikins).

That about sums this card up. I just got back from 3 1/2 glorious days of camping. I'm in awe of God's beautiful work with flowers and animals. I've included a few photos below of what we had the pleasure of experiencing.

Stamps: Be Inspired (Studio 490)
Paper: Simply Smooth Ivory cs
Ink: Bundled Sage, Milled Lavender, Spun Sugar, Old Paper, Pumice Stone, Stormy Sky
Accessories: Flourish diecuts (SU!), Leaf Punch (Punch Bunch), Border Punch (EK Success), Pearls (Zva Creative), Button (Making Memories), Glitter, Quickie Glue Pen, Sewing Machine, Dimensional Tape (Scotch)

Poppies and Mustard

Purple Lupine and Lake Lopez

Deer ~ a regular visitor to our campsite

Woodpecker ~ our " rooster wannabe"....woke us up at 6:30 am each morning...on the dot.

Buzzard drying off his feathers after a snack.

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you're having a wonderful week, and that you had a blessed Easter!!

Happy Stamping!


Gabriela said...

I'm crazy about your card and its soft feminine tones. Your photos are spectacular Tosh. Ansel Adams move over!

Cook22 said...

What a lovely delicate, light airy feel to that gorgeous cards.
And the photos - fabulous scenery, like nothing we get here. We don't even have woodpeckers. TFS them.

Wanda Cullen said...

Wow, don't know which I love more...that gorgeous shabby chic card or your wonderful photographs!

Linda Beeson said...

Wow! I love the little punched border on your card, cute! And, those photos!!! I want to know where the poppies were, I want to get some pics of them.

Joanne (jojot) said...

Mother Nature is such a fickle woman....she shows us the beauty of nature shown in your pics of flora and fauna......but then, as she did here in CT last week, she can show us her immense power causing danger/damage.....Beautiful pics, my glad you had a wonderful time in nature's own cathdral of beauty....

AND...a beauty of a card as well, soft and still warm...


Silke Ledlow said...

The card is GORGEOUS!!! WOW not stampin' for me..LOL!!!

Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos..they are awesome!!! Mother nature is pretty amazing!!! Hugs ~S~

Davi said...

Love that mono color theme and the flower is a stunning focal!! Your pics from your trick are beautiful...creation holds some spectacular eye candy doesnt it!!

dpkennedy said...

Your card is just beautiful! I am just catching up!! Your photo's are stunning!! Thanks for sharing these beauties!

Anke said...

Your card is so wonderful and the photos are so beautiful.


Conniecrafter said...

Wow it is hard to beleive that plaid isn't paper, awesome job, love your flower and row of pearls!
Your pics are just gorgeous, like living in paradise!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my gosh, your photos are incredible and your card so soft and lovely! Hard to believe you created this with no designer paper. That's some great stamp set!

Lenoria said...

I love your pictures and the lake looks gorgeous! Hope you had a wonderful time even if you did get sick afterwards.

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