Monday, September 13, 2010

Fresh Living

The Shabby Tea Room challenge #27, "Fresh Living", wants us to be inspired by this photo:
I just had my Le Jardin Botanique set out the other day and decided that pretty much fit in the nature category.  Used the label/sign stamp again, but combined it with the foliage stamp from that set this time.  Creative Belli challenge #99 wants us to use our old stamps.  Well, this one is not my oldest set, but certainly not my newest either.  It falls somewhere between.




I'm sorry for the color of the photo; I am still trying to work out my best photographing situation.  The card is much brighter in real life, and even with my photo-enhancing software, I just couldn't get it to look right.

Another angle:
And a close-up of that distressed label:

I'm leaving the inside of this card blank; I imagine it could be used for many different occasions.

And, as usual, I have made two of this card:  one for the give-away box, and one for me.  (at some point, the "one for me" box will be too full and the spill-over will go into the give away pile)

Thanks for joining me today. 






Until next time,
Colleen

Stamps:  Le Jardin Botanique, French Script
Paper:  Whisper White, River Rock
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Antique Linen Distress Ink
Punches:  large oval
Other:  Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, pearls, sponge, Copic markers, dimensionals

14 comments:

Marisa said...

Love that insp. picture. The more green the better I say and those fire and ice hosta leaves are fabulous. You've done a great job with your card!! I've left you a little pressie on my blog today - check it out :)

Lisa said...

What a beautiful card! I just love that stamp with the vines and the label with French writing is oh so chic! Actually your card looks lovely even though it's hard to photograph, I have the same problem getting the card color to look natural on the computer. I know what you mean about the card box spilling over, my collection is getting out of hand! Thanks for playing along in the Tea Room with your beautiful creation!

Susan Allan said...

A lovely, clean and fresh creation. You are right, it would be a very suitable card for many different occasions!!
Sue xx

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

This is gorgeous! I can certainly see your inspiration piece and it's so beautifully executed in design and detail!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely card colleen, it has that fresh nature look, great take for the challenge!
Thanks for the link, I did take a look at your scallop card, pretty colors, so sweet!

Deb said...

Gorgeous card!!! The colours are just perfect,love the embossing and those stamps are beautiful.

Audrey Pettit said...

This is beautiful! I love the layers of soft cream and the embossing and script stamp. And the label you've created is just gorgeous. So elegant and so perfect for our nature inspired challenge at TSTR. Thanks for playing along with us.

Nicole said...

Beautiful card! Love the monocramatic effect! Great job with the challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Andrea Ewen said...

Wonderfully elegant card Col! So many super elements to draw the eye! Love the embossing on the background, it adds such dimension and the soft sponging aroud the sentiment panel is perfect! Awesome job with the inspiration piece. All around lovely!

Emily Keaton said...

This is fresh living, indeed, Colleen!! You were clearly inspired :) That label stamp from Le Jardin Botanique is fantastic. A perfect match for the French Script background!! This has such a clean {and fresh} feel to it, and your sponging is remarkable. Lovely work, my friend!

Betty Wright said...

Colleen, I saw the thumbnail of this at TSTR and just had to hop over. It IS GORGEOUS! Beautifully elegant and just a refreshing take on this stamp set. I think I used to own it myself. It is a retired SU, no? Beautiuful!

Bonnie said...

Wow! This is beautiful! I love the serenity of it. So classy!

Debbie said...

This is beautiful, Colleen!!! I know what you mean, photo editing is so challenging! TFS in the Tea Room :)

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

OH My!!! I can see what you got an honourable mention --- this is sooooooo beautiful!!! Love the soft, creamy colours and the sheer elegance of this beautiful card!!!

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