Friday, January 28, 2011

Nature's Inspiration

In case  you haven't noticed, I love flowers, trees, butterflies....pretty much all things nature.  What a wonderful world God has made for us to enjoy!

Jennifer Styles is hosting this week's OLW challenge and she gave us a sketch to use.  It goes without saying that the card has to be one layer with minimum or no embellishments.  Here is the sketch she gave us to work with.

I reversed the sketch.  It just seemed to work better for me backwards.  There is so much inspiration in this gallery each week.  I hope you get a chance to check it out.  Just click on the link above.

And yesterday, when I saw the Just Add Ink #53 challenge, this card just fit.  Here's the inspiration picture....

Isn't that the most beautiful, happy picture?  My flowers aren't as bright though I think they work for this challenge.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Inspired by Nature, Dreams du Jour, Happy Harmony
Ink:  StazOn Black, Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Basic Gray, SU Markers (Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, Old Olive, Soft Suede)
Paper:  Watercolor
Accessories:  Blender Pen

I used the small flower and the edge of the grass on this stamp inking the flowers with markers and "thumping" with a darker color marker before stamping.  I colored the butterflies with a blender pen and ink.



Jennifer Styles said...


This is just sooooooo pretty! Soft, fresh, just lovely!

Fantastic job on the challenge and thanks for playing along with OLW38!

GCgirl said...

This is lovely!

Emily Keaton said...

Lovely, as always, Bonnie!! You worked wonders with that fantastic OLW CAS sketch. :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Hey, Bonnie! Love your new avatar. :D Good to see you!

I have that set Happy Harmony; it's a great sentiment. I like how you've combined three different sets here for a OLC.

Bronwyn Eastley said...

There's a real art to doing a one layer card. You've certainly done an awesome job with that and incorporating those lovely yellow daisies into the mix for the JUST ADD INK challenge. Thanks for playing along.

Susie said...

Beautiful card, Bonnie. I'm putting a link to it over on Allison's new Mojo site.

Susan said...

I love it! That flower stamp is awesome. I don't think I've tried using markers to ink my stamps ... Pretty cools idea!

elaine said...

hi there, i have just found your blog and i love everything i see. i am a beginner ,2 years, and love stampin up . now i have better ideas for the stamps i own so far. i will be an every day visitor, thank you !

Debgem said...

Just lovely!! The flowers, butterflies and greeting - perfect!!

Benzi said...

What a beautiful card and so full of promise for
Spring and Summer. We were at 69 degrees and sunny this past was awesome.

Mae Collins said...

What a simply elegant card, love those butterflies and you are right God has a created a beautiful place for us to enjoy, wish others would appreciate it more. Thanks for playing at JAI.