Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here
Love my new part time schedule with Wednesdays off.  Gorgeous sunny day, so while the poochers got haircuts we went to the lake.  Water was warm enough I stayed in floating on my foam noodle for 1/2 an hr--total relaxation!  Hazy sky--we're having a hot streak for us, but nothing like most of the country is suffering with.

I did make a card last night using Flourishes sketch that gives me a chance to win the August release--details HERE.  I knew I wanted to use the Botanical Bookplates set with matching images.  That way I could use one for the background panel & one for the focal point.  I colored the image with Memento & COPICS markers & added Stickles to the petals.  Spellbinders Labels 4 is debossed with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots.  The scalloped edge is a Spellbinders die.  The kraft strip at the bottom is stamped with an image from Flourishes Lace Edges set inked with Memento Desert Sand which is also used to color the frame around the flowers.  The kraft embossed piece is done with Cuttlebug Nathaniel's Penwork.  The focal image & diecut mat are mounted with foam tape.  In the past I would not have thought the square gems could be used on a card with scallops & rounded edges, but I'm getting more adventurous in my old age--LOL!  Thanks for stopping by.  Every comment is greatly appreciated!



12 comments:

sheila said...

Wow Greta...you live in a gorgeous part of the country...you photo looks so serene. Great take on the sketch! Ilove th pink and brown together.

walchowDesign said...

Love where you live, Greta! If only, I could get that tiny part of your nature, I would be soooo happy! Great take on the sketch and beautiful colouring on the flourishes! Have a lovely day!

Dawn said...

Gorgeous card Greta and what a delightful place to spend the day. The lake is fabulous.

rcwidow (Linda) said...

What a lovely card and relaxing pic!

kathi17 said...

So pretty, Greta, I really love the way you colored the flowers and gave them sparkle. They are gorgeous! I have a noodle too. I never go swimming without it!

Cindy Lawrence said...

So very soft and pretty, Greta! Love the kraft and pink together, and the shimmer on your flowers is beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with Flourishes!

Robin K. said...

My goodness Greta- wish I was there too! I feel cooler just looking at that pic AND I can't tell you how much I LOVE floating in the water on noodles:):). Your card is just lovely- the stickles add so much and I like the little square gems!

ChristineCreations said...

So pretty Greta, I love the little touches of shimmer, and the gems! Thanks for playing along with us at Flourishes!

Debbie said...

Such a lovely card and view! Thanks for sharing!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful! Very delicate and soft. Beautiful job on the sketch. Thanks for playing in Flourishes challenge.
p.s. Wish I was there too. That lake looks inviting. ;0)

Rosemary said...

perfect take on the sketch, greta! the flowers are so pretty! love that photo of the lake, too!

Barb said...

absolutely stunning! i love your take on this sketch!