Thursday, August 20, 2015

English Garden Thanks!

Here we are at Thursday again; time for another exciting challenge from Create with Connie and Mary!  We have a really great sketch this week... I think you are going to really have fun with it; I did!

I hadn't used the tree in this sweet and versatile set and thought it would work well for the main image; it is so easy to stamp and punch!  I love these coordinating tools that make my (stamping) life easier!  On the Crumb Cake layer, a horizontal strip each of Mint Macaron and the English Garden designer paper form the backdrop for the wooden "Thanks" then three designer paper banners are tucked underneath.  A piece of Linen Thread was tied around the top layer and tied for one more little touch and dimension.

I added some subtle sprinkles with the stamp from Gorgeous Grunge and Mint Macaron ink but they are barely perceptible in the photos. The top layer was adhered to the Lost Lagoon base card with Dimensionals.  I love the way this turned out, thanks to all these lovely papers and products!

Stamps:  Sprinkles of Life (Ronald McDonald House Charity receives $3. from each set sold), Gorgeous Grunge
Inks:  Mossy Meadow, Mint Macaron, Soft Suede
Paper:  English Garden Designer Paper;  Lost Lagoon, Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake, Old Olive cardstocks
Accessories:  Expressions Natural Elements (Thanks), Linen Thread, Tree Builder Punch.

Here is the cool sketch for this coming week at Create with Connie and Mary:

Okay, how about it?!  Are you ready to take this fun sketch challenge and make it your own?  We can't wait to see what you come up with!  Just be mindful of the guidelines at Create with Connie and Mary and while there, check out the creations of the other Challenge Team members.. they're amazing!!

Thanks for visiting!  Have a stamp-happy week!



Jenny Engelke said...

Oh, I love all the natural elements on this card, Margaret! The DSP compliments everything so nicely too! Really a lovely card!

Lisa Martz said...

LOVE the wood greeting...ties in with the tree. The English Garden DSP is perfect on this card! Very earthy!

Alison Barclay said...

I love the earthy feel of this card. Beautiful natural tones. I think I must CASE it!! :)

Bridgette J said...

Lovely paper & products indeed! But I'm pretty sure the artist deserves credit for this beauty! Love how natural and earthy this card is Margaret! I'm with Alison, I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to CASE this one! :)

Lisa Young said...

What a creative take on the sketch! I especially love the addition of the wooden element and the crumb cake background.

Chris Slogar said...

Wow, Sprinkles of Life takes on a whole new look when paired with this designer paper! Love it! Beautiful card, and great use of the sketch!

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