The East Coast is bracing for Hurricane Irene this weekend, and even though we are an hour from the shoreline, our area is still in a danger zone. Sheesh, an earthquake earlier this week, and now this!
Before the storm hits and we lose power, I wanted to upload this post and play in yet another challenge, this time at CR84FN. Check out their color story:
Ah, so sweet! Love those soft colors together.
I was inspired by a pillow I saw in Somerset Life Magazine, Spring 2011, page 53. Artist Alice M. Wingerden created many pillows made with burlap and other materials, such as this one:
If you love beautiful photographs of beautiful things, you'll want to visit her website, Thoughts From Alice W. It takes my breath away! I highly recommend a visit.
Back to my card. It's simple, but very much inspired by Alice's pillow --
I used Stampin' Up!'s old background stamp, Canvas, to decorate the kraft portion to look like burlap. The light yellow patterned paper is retired SU, and my daughter gave me a piece of her own stash to use. Thanks, Haley!
The flower is built from petals that had fallen to the sidewalk outside of a local craft store, where I helped "pick up the trash" for the storeowners. ;) I added a pearl brad.
More new Verve goodness. :) This is from Notes of Prayer. LOVE it.
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Stamps: Notes of Prayer - Verve; Canvas background - SU
Paper: Crumb Cake & Whisper White cardstock, patterned paper - SU
Ink: Versafine black - Tsukineko; Crumb Cake - SU
Punch: Doily Edge - Martha Stewart
Other: flower petals; pearl brad - Bride's; pom pom trim - Wright's; pearl