Sunday, April 22, 2018

Prayers ...

Hello my friends and Happy Sunday!
Today I have a card to share that was created for a couple of challenges I spotted out in Blogland!

My color palette comes from the photo inspiration challenge over on Just Add Ink.  
Check out their fabulous mood board.

And my design comes from the wonderful sketch over at the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.
If your mojo is lacking ... simply do as I did today ... find a sketch that grabs your attention and a color challenge or photo inspiration challenge.  Your card will almost come together by itself!


The background papers I have used today are from the Paper Studio 'the Blue Barn' paper pack and VERY OLD Pixie Press 12x12 paper pack.  The sentiments are a 'Prayers stamp & die set' by Hero Arts (DC183).  I die cut the Prayers die 3 times and glued them together for additional dimension.  

Confession time once again!  LOL
I had originally stamped the 'and hugs coming your way' portion directly to the background paper but in my haste messed it up so I had no choice but to stamp it onto a scrap piece of white card stock and die cut it using the matching Tutti Designs 'Scalloped Stitched Nesting Squares'  to my Tutti Designs 'Scalloped Stitched Nesting Circles' in my design.

TUTTI-419 Scalloped Stitched Nesting Circles
TUTTI-420 Scalloped Stitched Nesting Squares
That's what I get for not taking the time to do my stamping using my Tim Holtz stamping platform.  This wouldn't have happened if I would have just taken that extra minute!  Ugh ... haste makes waste!

I hope you're having a fabulous weekend!  We are to have another sunny day so I'm hoping to mow our yard for the first time this spring!  Then need to treat it for dandelions before those pesky (but cute) little yellow flowers pop up all over the place!  LOL

Challenges to share in:
That's Crafty! Challenge - Going Round in Circles

Thanks for stopping by ...
As always ...


14 comments:

scrAPpamondo said...

A so beautiful and elegant card!

Leslie Miller said...

Once again, a boo boo turned into a great design element. I never would have thought it wasn't planned. Love that wood grain. It's a weakness of mine. I want that bedroom, sigh... This is a super great masculine card, Darlene!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love the rustic feel of this card. Great take on the inspiration photo.

Lou said...

I love how you have used our inspiration pic to make your card design Darlene. Such great texture. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Add Ink.

Conniecrafter said...

Fantastic, you did a great job with using the inspiration picture and neat design for it too! Good save on the sentiment, never would have known it wasn't meant to be that way, thought you were taking inspiration from the bedding :) We haven't cut our yard either yet and the grass is getting quite long, we are suppose to get a break from rain on Tuesday, hopefully that will be a yard work day :)

Donna Phelan said...

Oh what a great idea to help get your mojo back! I love the sketch and your take on it. Very masculine, very rustic. I adore that huge prayers die too!

Kim S said...

Such a wonderful combination of textures! I love you put the sentiment together. And I so agree - if you are stuck find a challenge - it always helps to have at least one piece of the card planned! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Jan said...

This is awesome Darlene! Your layers of colours and papers add such fabulous textures and combine to make a beautiful masculine card. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

KimB said...

You captured so much texture in this Darlene! I love your mix of woodgrain patterns and the dimension you got stacking your sentiment die cuts. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

America said...

Hi Darlene! What a fab CAS make here. Awesome take on the lovely inspirational piece. (Some of my most favorite makes have come from mistakes,)

Anonymous said...

Lovely layout. I like how you have used the white for the sentiment as it stands out well. Chantell Just Add Ink

Kathleen Adams said...

Darlene, I love this card. It's really beautiful!

Donna Maligno said...

I love the simplicity of this card.

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

What a wonderful and striking card
Thank you so much for joining us at the That’s Crafty challenge blog
Hugs
Donna xx