Saturday, April 16, 2011

Nature Walk 411 Challenge

Oh my, I'm having such a great time today. It's rainy and chilly outside so I didn't want to get out there and do some cleanup in the yard. So what should I do instead? Yah, yah, the normal laundry and such, but I found time for stamping too! And since it's Saturday, I had to check in with Stamping 411 for their weekend sketch challenge. It looked to be a great basic sketch and I was just itchin' to give it a try. Since I had been drooling over the new sneak peak Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper that just came yesterday, that's what I decided to start with. Then it was just a matter of finding stamps that would work with the print I chose to use. Here we go...


Stamps: Nature Walk and On Your Birthday

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler with Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper (yummy!!)

Ink: Always Artichoke ink ,and Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke markers

Accessories: Always Artichoke Seam Binding, Scallop Trim Border Punch, 1 3/4" x 7/8" Oval Punch, Sponge Dauber, and Dimensionals








I love how the colors work together and especially love the mini print from the Paisley Petals DSP. Yes, I did change up the dimensions of the sketch somewhat. It just needed more of the Cherry Cobbler cardstock showing both above and below the focal point. And the sentiment was added onto a separate layer instead of being part of the main layer. But I guess that's what sketches are for - as a jumping off place to get you started. Sometimes that's all you need to get the creative ideas going. And the 411 Operators do such a great job coming up with these creative sketches to get us started. Go on over and check them out. And then play along with your very own ideas! You'll haave fun - I guarantee it!!


Thanks for stopping over today! Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Sharon

8 comments:

Kerin said...

I'm so glad you got your priorities straight and stamped instead of doing laundry ;) Good girl!! Your card is so beautiful, love the soft look and colors!

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Simply lovely!

Di said...

What a great card. I really like the way you stamped the image more than once. I have found this stamp set to be quite a challenge. You have inspired me. Many thanks.

Patti Chesky said...

Stamping is so much more fun than yard work. Your shadow stamping is lovely. It works perfect with this week's sketch!

Connie Babbert said...

Beautiful card! Stamping is ALWAYS #1 priority!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Simply beautiful!! Thanks for playing along!!

Selene Kempton said...

Laundry can wait for sure! :D and I'm glad you put off your chores and shared with us!

gbarron56 said...

Just beautiful, Sharon -- love the colors that you put together! Thanks for sharing and thanks for playing along this week on Stamping 411! Blessings, Gretchen