Saturday, September 25, 2010

Inspired by Nature

Susan has been talking about different sources of inspiration on her Simplicity blog this past week.  Her OLW challenge this week was to be inspired by nature.

I love the outdoors, and I am most inspired by colors.  I especially like the colors of sunsets.  Living in Colorado, we have spectacular sunsets over the mountains.  I would never be able to recreate the beauty of our sunsets on a card, but at least you can tell that is what it is.


The button was not planned, but I needed something to cover up a smudge from not masking adequately when I sponged the background.  That also changed my placement of the sentiment.  It still turned out ok, though, the image is just how I visualized it.

Supplies used:
Stamps - Teeny Tiny Wishes, Stampabilities waving wheat
Paper - GKD PL white
Ink - versamark, Memento black, artichoke, so saffron, pumpkin pie
Accessories - 1 1/4" circle punch, post-it note, nestabillities label die, clear EP, heat gun, sponges, button, linen thread, SAMJ

By the way, my mom and I got beat 2 games to 0 in euchre tonight.  Just wait 'til tomorrow (tonight, since it is 2 AM now).  We're gonna take them down!

K

11 comments:

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Just lovely! So tranquil

Sue W said...

Beautiful!

Susan said...

I love how you've done the impression with the spellbinder die. Your sponging looks flawless...and kudos to you for saving the card by addding the button!!

jimlynn said...

Beautiful card - and I'm glad you had that smudge because I really the looks of the button!
Lynn

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

Love the color wash,,,so clean and simply beautiful.

Paula said...

beautiful!

Carol said...

Oh! This is definitely the best of the bunch so far this week! Stunning! And, I know what you mean about those Colorado sunsets...I miss them soooo much! Your sponging of color, the embossed shape, the image placement, everything is perfect about this card!

Kalyber said...

beautiful.

Cassandra said...

I have left you alittle something over on my blog. I really like your style and look forward to seeing alot more of it.

(Nerdette) Stephanie said...

I am a new face to your Blog and I am very impressed. You have given me so much inspiration, I don't know where to begin, but I will have fun trying. Thanks so much.

Charlene said...

Beautiful!!