Thursday, July 7, 2011

Basic Double Saffron Pie {CCMC158}

Happy Thursday everyone!  Wow, it's a double challenge over at Create with Connie & Mary--CCMC158 will last for two weeks and includes a color challenge AND a sketch challenge.  Choose one, choose both--more options for your creativity! 
 Combining both the color and sketch challenges into one card, made everything come together easy-peasy!
The sketch is a square card so I made a 5x5 card featuring some textured Basic Gray cardstock and a large scalloped Pumpkin Pie circle.  My Circle Scissor Plus easily cut a nesting circle of Very Vanilla and So Saffron for the focal image.  I used post-it notes to cover up the bottom third of the circle then simply sponged Pumpkin Pie ink above the line created with the post-it notes.  The forest of pretty pines from Plant Hope was stamped twice in Basic Gray.
In place of the brads in the sketch, I wanted a few birds in the sky.  I tried hand drawing them but they just didn't look right.  So, do you know where my birds came from?  Believe it or not, they are in the background of the Sail Away stamp!  Yep, I inked just the birds with a Basic Gray marker and stamped them twice onto my circle. 
I planned to use Very Vanilla seam binding ribbon but it looked plain on it's own, so I stamped it in Basic Gray ink with the Woodgrain stamp for a little interest.  I wrapped it around the card and added an Antique Brad and some basic pearls along with a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes.
I used a little more Very Vanilla inside along with some Pumpkin Pie designer patterned paper, just a touch of First Edition designer paper and one of my favorite sentiments from Word Play.

So, will you play along with us?  Two challenges, two weeks--combine the challenges or do them separately--we just hope you'll join us!  Be sure to stop by Create with Connie & Mary to see what the rest of the design team has to inspire you!  Have a great day!

stamps: plant hope, woodgrain, teeny tiny wishes, word play, sail away
paper: basic gray textured, very vanilla, pumpkin pie, so saffron CS; first edition DSP; brights patterned DSP
ink: pumpkin pie, basic gray, so saffron
xtras: antique brads; basic pearls; circle scissor plus; scallop ribbon border punch; scallop circle die; very vanilla seam binding ribbon.


Connie Babbert said...

You and Mary were on the same wavelength this week! I LOVE your sunset background and how you finished off the inside, too! Great job with the challenges this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

LeAnne said...

Beautiful! I love how you stamped on the seam binding--what a great idea!

Christina said...

Your sponging is so incredible, Nance! I love how the large circle panel reinforces the idea of a sunset, and these colors paired together are sublime. Gorgeous job with the inside, as always!

Linda Callahan said...

Wow this is gorgeous! Love the colors and your scene is beautiful! And you stamped on the seam binding???? You are the master of detail! Oh should that be the mistress of detail....hmm that doesn't sound so good either..... :)

Carrie Gaskin said...

This is fantastic. So soft and what a great use of those birds! Great job, girl!

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Nance! This is truly a stamping masterpiece!

Nancy said...

Fabulous card, love, love, the colors, the way you stamped the trees, but the ribbon oh my how creative and it looks gorgeous!

Debbie Henderson said...

Great job combining both challenges into one. Love how you snuck that little pearl on the antique brad!

Marisa said...

Absolutely LOVE how you used the sketch, Nance!! Gorgeous card.

Always Playing with Paper said...

Oh wow Nance, this is gorgeous! Love the sponging! That is one set I have been eyeing up too! So pretty!

Deb said...

This is fantastic!! I LOVE what you did with both of these challenges!

Diane - said...

Nance this is FAB-U-LOUS! OMG. LOVE the colors and the stamping on the ribbon........... are you kidding me? YOUR creativity will never cease to amaze me! LOVE love love this! Hugs.

Margaret said...

This is lovely! I always struggle w/ sympathy cards-trying to balance subtle and pretty. Very elegant card!