Thursday, June 5, 2008

Embrace Life

I love the simplicity of this card! Mercy (Lord Have Mercy blog) came up with another great sketch that Mary, Lisa and I challenged each other to follow. We were then restricted by using this picture for inspiration on colors. I knew immediately that I wanted to use the leaf from Embrace Life. I stamped in Chocolate Chip and used a blender pen and Old Olive to fill in the leaves. The background on the leaf piece is Sanded background stamped in River Rock. The base is also River Rock with Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Handsome Hunter layered in small pieces behind the focal point. I used the Piercing mat and template to create a zig zig of faux stitching and used my Chocolate Chip marker for the "thread". I added Antique Brass brads in each corner. I think this would be another great card for Father's Day with its muted colors!

I'm back from out of town and exhausted, but wanted to get this up before the end of the night. My classes seemed to be a big hit! I had 12 in the morning and 10 in the evening...just about capacity!

Tomorrow is Blogger's Challenge Day! I'm going to try to sleep in and rest up...but I know I'll be anxious to get up and stamp! lol!


Anonymous said...

Wonderful card Connie! Love the faux stitching in chocolate! :)

Mary said...

GREAT card Connie! I liked the way yours turned out MUCH better then mine!

Allison said...

This is super Connie...clean and simple! Plus the stitching is superb!