Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sisters & Friends~~~Nature is the art of God

This one is for Verve's release week challenge # 2. You can find all the festivities in the Verve forum over on SCS. This is my only Verve set, Abundant Blessings. I will definitely buy more, this is a really beautiful and versatile set. The copper tiles were made using SU!'s old Mostly Flowers. All the paper is HOTP, and the sentiment is from one of those K&Co tins, I can never remember what they're called. Of course we have Classy Copper ep and Copper Stickles on this one. I'm pretty liberal with my copper usage!! I also highlighted some of my layers with a Stardust pen-these pens are indispensable!!

I spent a ridiculous amount of time on this card. It's very hard for me to make very symmetrical sketches, especially those with several identically sized elements. When I say very hard, I mean VERY hard. WAY harder than trying to understand Paradise Lost-now that's hard!! I'm so right brained that it's close to being a handicap. Luckily, I'm an English/Drama/Speech teacher, a job I can do with my tongue in my mouth and limited brow furrowing and tantrums.

This is for this week's Crafty Secrets challenge over on SCS, Inspired by Nature. Marcy challenged us to use nature in our cards. That is a simple thing to do with SO many of CS's sets. Here I used Fairyland, my newest set. Also, the paper the nest is stamped on is from my Birds & Botanical Notes. My pics don't show it, but I stamped the bird in Chocolate Brilliance and embossed with Holographic. I also added a few sprays of Chestnut Brown Glimmer Mist. The other paper is Basic Gray LilyKate, as is the ribbon. The sentiment is K&Co. I added one of my flowers, and lots of Crystal Stickles. This card sparkles!

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Lauren said...

These are so pretty! Great cards Carla.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Awesome Carla.... Love both cards. I had to chuckle when I read your post..... My problem is I can never get things straight!

Marie with a :-) said...

Wonderful, wonderful cards. I especially love the nature one.

Heather the Mooselover said...

Stunning card, Carla. I love the simple color scheme and that flower rocks!

thefrugalcrafter said...

Beautiful! My sis would love that top card and the one with the bird is so pretty too!