Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Word Art Wednesday Guest Designer

Hello dear friends!
How honored am I to have been asked to Guest Design in July for the
Word Art Wednesday Challenge Blog!  Thanks so much to Karen (and the rest of the team) for this invitation!

The message they are sharing this time around is as follows:


 And, here is the card I created using this beautiful passage:


When I began paper crafting years ago, it started with scrapbooking to help my daughter in her Creative Memories business.  So of course my first purchase was 12 x 12 scrapbooking paper and the sheet I have used today for my background, came from one of those large DCWV variety 12x12 packs that we all have purchased at one time or another.  It is simply clouds in the sky and I thought it was perfect for this beautiful passage.

After printing my sentiment, I die cut it using Memory Box 'Cross Stitched Frame' die (#99124).  While my panel was still in the die, I sponged lightly around the edge using Tim Holtz broken china distress ink and a large sponge dauber.

I must confess . . .
I have this 'thing' about an empty sky!
Hubby laughs at me all the time!  He says I can't make a card that has a sky (or even the illusion of a sky), without putting a bird or butterfly in it!  LOL ... hence the birds in the upper right corner of my sentiment panel.

I've added this beautiful Memory Box Evershan Branch to the left side of my card for added dimension.  This die has beautiful embossing on the flower portion but I was having difficult with that so just gave up and left it plain.  Okay ... here's another confession . . . since I failed at having the pretty embossing on the branch panel as it should, I added a bit more dimension with a flourish of white Nuvo crystal drops across the sentiment panel.   NOW I'm happy!  LOL

I hope you'll come join in the fun at Word Art Wednesday Challenge Blog!
They same a beautiful passage with each challenge ... be sure to pop over and check it out!

Thanks for stopping by today and
As always  . . .

Papers:  White cs, medium blue cs, DCWV dp
Accessories: Dimensional tape, Jambo Lace Roll Tape, Nuvo white crystal drops, Magenta birds stamp, Versafine Onyx ink, Tim Holtz broken china distress ink, large sponge dauber


Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

Such an elegant card. Love it !

Bunny said...

A beautiful card, Darlene. I love sentiment cards and WAW always has some great sentiments to work with. Congratulations on being a guest designer.

Olga Jewell said...

Love this...

Leslie Miller said...

Congrats on your guest spot, Darlene. What a beautiful branch, with or without the embossing. I think the birds in your sky add just the right touch. Can't imagine the sky without them!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, Aren't you glad you never got rid of that paper :) I love how you can't have a sky without a bird or butterfly, I am the same way :) Love your Nuvo drops with the branch that is a great touch and such a great reassuring verse that is!

Natalie said...

The added dies with the gorgeous background are wonderful! What a beautiful card! So glad you're designing with us this month at WAW! A blessing for us!