Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Be Beautiful Inside

 Good morning, dear friends.  I thought I'd change it up a bit...a horizontal card....an Autumn card (lol)...and a new stamp :)  I love the simplicity of the Card Patterns sketch this week.  I knew I wanted to use some Autumn paper and was about to go for a tree image (sans buttons, though), but the sentiment panel had to be narrow so the original plan was nixed.  I was reaching for some felt to make some more felt leaves, when I saw my piece of canvas in my felt drawer...Eureka!!  It gives the leaves a more natural look and mutes the bright ink I used (mustard and kiwi).  A little burst of berry sorbet (I was missing it!) picked up from the Cosmo Cricket paper and a little bling for good measure :)  The sentiment stamp is one I picked up at Impress in Bellevue, WA in the summer.  I love it, but the font is a little boring (sorry to the stamp company, but it is!).  Wouldn't it be a great Verve Plain Jane?  Just sayin'!!   Well, I am armed with coffee and tylenol...my school is heading out to the amazing Adam's River Sockeye Salmon Run...a miracle of nature, but also a two hour round trip on a school bus...lol.  Parents get to ride out in the comfort of their own vehicles, but us teachers have to ride the bus!! LOL  Maybe I'll make cards in my head :D  Salmon amaze me!!!  They come back to spawn centimetres from the redd (nest) where they were deposited 4 years earlier!!! And with no GPS!!! Amazing!!!  Here's a link for more info....anyways, wish me luck!!! LOL  Have a great one!!



what's in it?
stamps: Impress (unknown maker), pti leaf prints
ink: versafine onyx, su kiwi kiss, more mustard, choc chip
paper: pti kraft, cream, berry sorbet; su choc chip, cosmo cricket nutmeg dp
accessories: long nestabilities, fiskars border punch, canvas, pti leaf dies, button, twine, ribbon, gemstones, woodgrain impression plate

8 comments:

Vickie Z said...

Love those leaves stamped on canvas...great idea!! Bow is gorgeous and love the dp you chose!! Think it would be a wonderful experience to watch the salmon run!!

Agata said...

Wow! Your card is gorgeous! All is perfect and in the right spot! Thanks for playing along with CP this week!

TannyP said...

HAHA! Hope you're surviving the kids =) Those salmon are pretty darn amazing. This card is incredible and you seriously blow my mind with your little "AHA" moments!

Amber Hight said...

Gorgeous card Moe! I love the canvas leave and that verse! Beautiful colors too:)

Kathy Martin said...

Your card is gorgeous! Love those stamped leaves and the paper combination! :)

Heidi said...

so pretty Maureen!

Michelle Gotoh Bertuzzi said...

This is beautiful Maureen! I love the warm colors over the kraft base. It's always nice to see other Canadians play along with Card Patterns. So glad you did!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Yahoooo! congrats on the win! Hugs!

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