Sunday, April 6, 2014

Three By the Tide {PP190}

Hiya friends!  Today LeAnne has a fun challenge over at The Paper Players.  LeAnne always rocks the "element of 3"on her cards and today she is challenging us to do the same!
I had an idea in mind and did a little blog surfing for some color inspiration.  I can always count on the DT at colourQ for a fabulous color combination and this week's colors were perfect for what I needed:
This week I was among the chaperons on a field trip to Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo and the Florida Aquarium with our daughter's class.  I think it was a success for the kids when after nearly 12 hours they said it was "the best field trip EVER"!  For me, the best part was watching our daughter's genuine interest in learning about animals, their habitats and appreciating the beauty of the natural world. I made this card to thank her for such a fantastic day:
Onto the River Rock cardstock, I stamped some Gorgeous Grunge splotches in the coordinating ink.  The small Whisper White rectangles are 1.75" x 1.5" and stamped randomly with images from By the Sea stamp set in all four challenge colors.  
Do you like how the center image features a mama and daughter seahorse?!  :-)

I think the inside of the card says it all.....
Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team over at The Paper Players.  I hope you'll join in the fun before the challenge closes on Friday, April 11th at Noon (PST).  Have a great day!


Supplies used on today's card; click each for more info:
Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.


Donna said...

Very nice! I love the card and your use of this stamp set. Don't usually like river rock, but it looks great with these stamps and colors!

LeAnne said...

Aw, what a lovely way to tell your daughter how much she means to you!!! It looks like it was a fun trip and I definitely love the images you used on your card! Makes me wish for summer EVEN MORE!

Marisa said...

Great card. Love seahorses! Can't wait to go to Hawaii as a family and see the coral and fish in person :)

Diane - said...

Awwww how sweet you are. What a great card too! I didn't notice the mama/daughter seahorses until. I can see now that you pointed it out, that they have the same eyes! Don't know how I missed that!

Erika Clark said...

Beautiful! I love the three stamped sea-themed squares, and the inside is gorgeous, too!

stampwithsandy said...

What fabulous inspiration you had for your gorgeous card, Nance! Love the three panels and the assorted sea life, and the bits of gold. I am sure you daughter loved that you made a card for her inspired by her trip!

Jaydee said...

Nance, I love that this was inspired by the wonderful field trip. I love this set and haven't bought it yet, but you really have made me think again that I need it!

Mac Mable said...

Just love how you've use the challenge as your inspiration for the colours but great about the inspiration on 'The Field Trip'. Well thought out card, great colours and the layout is perfect x Beverley x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

I love sea creatures , there is a super place like this near us in the NW England , looks like you all had a great day .
I loved your card first glance, modern and fab design. Thanks for your lovely comments about my Hudson poodle.#

Anne Marie Hile said...

Nance, I don't think a lovelier card has ever been made with this stamp set. Absolutely gorgeous! What a perfect card to give your daughter. Sounds like a fun time was had by all. :)