Sunday 27 May 2012

Nature Walk

I used both the color challenge at Stampin' Royalty and the sketch challenge at Stamping 411 for today's card.

The colors threw me for a bit until I decided on using Nature Walk.  The plant alone used Wisteria Wonder (one of my least liked colors); Certainly Celery and Blushing Bride.  I used my favorite color of the four as my base.  

Aside from the sentiment, this whole card was stamped using markers.  For the bird after I stamped him, I went over him with markers and blender pen to "flesh" him out a bit.  After I inked up the butterfly in Baja Breeze and Early Espresso, I went over the edges of the wings in Wisteria Wonder to add a bit of interest.

Products used: (all Stampin' Up!)

Stamps:  Nature Walk, Curly Cute
Ink:  Early Espresso
Cardstock:  Baja Breeze; Very Vanilla; First Edition DSP
Accessories:  Baja Breeze; Certainly Celery; Blushing Bride; Wisteria Wonder; Early Espresso; Tangerine Tango markers; Pearls; Baja Breeze Seam Binding ribbon

Edited to add:  This card was chosen as a top pick at both Stamping 411 and Stampin' Royalty this week.  Thanks guys!



Marilyn (stampwithMJ) said...

Beautiful! I really enjoy your blog & all your fabulous cards. I'm so happy I ran across your creative place!!

Tammy said...

Beautiful! I love everything about it!

Georgeann Manning said...

Stunning... just gorgeous!! everything is beautiful, but the thing that stands out the most to me are the pretty eggs along the bottom! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Stampin' Royalty!

TrishG said...

WoW! This is beautiful! Love the colors and your use of this stamp set. Beautiful job with the embellishments and I love how you did the corner.

Selene Kempton said...

Super pretty and soft gorgeousness!! I love the colors and the way you used this week's sketch! This is a wow!! ;)

Patti Chesky said...

I'm a big fan of torn corners with a hidden treasure underneath. This is a beauty!

gbarron56 said...

Karren -- this is so soft and beautiful. Love how you just used a peek of the Newsprint DSP -- I never seem to remember to use that technique but it is so effective! Great job with this sketch this week. Thanks for playing along at Stamping 411! Blessings, Gretchen