Saturday, January 21, 2012

Nature Walk and Two Challenges

Greetings, fellow Stampers! Today's project is a two-in-one challenge card. I used one of my favorite stamp sets of all time, Nature Walk, and combined it with the En Francais Background Stamp. I think the two work so well together.

The first challenge is the Create with Connie and Mary color challenge. You know how much I love color challenges! I really liked this bright color combination but wanted to soften it up a little, so I sponged some of the areas with Crumb Cake Ink.

The second was the Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge. After seeing the sketch I immediately envisioned flowers in the oval. I've been craving flowers in my projects lately. I think I'm ready for spring!

The flowers and leaves on the stamp were colored with markers and stamped on Very Vanilla Card Stock. I stamped a second time without re-inking for a lighter image. A couple of spritzes with the Color Spritzer Tool and a Crumb Cake Marker result in a speckled background.

En Francais was stamped on another piece of Vanilla Card Stock with Crumb Cake Ink, and the bee image stamped right over it, also in Crumb Cake Ink. The tiny blossoms were punched with an Itty Bitty punch. The blossoms were then crumpled and sponged to give them an aged look.

Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Nature Walk, En Francais Background Stamp, Loving Thoughts
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Calypso Coral
Designer Series Paper: Everyday Enchantment
Ink Pads: Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral
Markers: Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Crumb Cake
Tools: Big Shot, Ovals Die, Color Spritzer Tool, Sponge Dauber, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
Accessories: Pearls

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Linda Callahan said...

So pretty! These colors worked great here!

Dawn Tidd said...

Love it, Sandy! Nature Walk is one of my favorites too! I love how you used that piece of Everyday Enchantment! TFS!

Debbie Henderson said...

Very pretty layers and so cute with the trio of itty bitty flowers! Thanks for playing at Create with Connie & Mary!

Nance Leedy said...

Just beautiful! Love that sweet little bee on the en Francais stamp. Perfect use of the colors and the sketch too! Thank you for playing along with us at CCMC!

Deb said...

Stunning! I love the three little flowers! Such a perfect touch! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Lisa Martz said...

Beautiful, Sandy! So soft and pretty and perfect for a sympathy card. Love all your special touches. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

Mary Brown said...

Such a pretty sympathy card. I love the additional element of the three small flowers to your sketch. Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Margaret said...

Very pretty and a great design for a sympathy card. Love the bee stamped on the background too!