Sunday, March 1, 2015

Nature inspired..

Hello everyone,
Here we are again with another challenge! The colors and  sketch were right down my alley when I saw Always Playing with Paper - Challenge #25.


The colors remind me of the crisp season of autumn but that is not were where I went. Surprisingly, I went with a spring card featuring words of hope for someone who needs it.  I hope you like it... Remember to leave a comment they so just make my day. 

The color combo gives this card a sense of life
thriving, growing, and full of hope for the future. 
Card Size - A2: 4.25" x 5.5". It didn't need any
 shiny bling all it needed were some little critters! Can you see the ladybug?
I purposely left the branches and fern very loose.
I believe it makes it more dimensional without the bulk.
There is the ladybug! Just call me Mr. Scarey!
 The stickers I used were purchased about 10 years ago.. Well, no better time then the present to use them.. I love the little critters and the color works perfectly! I know the sketch is only a representation of the layout but I saw the butterfly and off I went.

First, I stamped the chevron oval for the background in a subtle tan color. The ferns were die-cut with vellum and green, distressed the green fern for texture. Then per the sketch added my banners and then die-cut the branches. Arranged those elements then started adding the ten year old stickers.  This card is very bright and crisp and shows just how beautiful nature is in the spring even though I used very autumn-y colors.

Well that is it for me. Time to turn in for the night. Keep warm if you are in the Northern climate. Take care all and goodnight!

All the best,
Shawna  

2 comments:

Nancy Salkeld said...

Such a pretty card! Love the bold colors! Thanks for playing The Challenge!

wienerhoneymooners said...

WOW WOW WOW, how amazing!!! Love this card LOTS, so glad you join us at The Challenge!!! I sure hope you are inspired to join us in the current challenge, it is Orange and Teal and a fresh sketch!!!! Yay, your creativity is amazing!!!!

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