Thursday, September 22, 2011

Happy Pursuits {CCMC168}

Hiya friends! Happy Thursday...the weekend is almost here! Thursday also means another challenge week begins over at Create with Connie & Mary!  This week Connie & Mary have a sketch for us and's a least I thought so, lol!  Here's the sketch:

and here is my flipped version of the sketch:

What do you think?  You can still see the sketch, right?  Mr. Brown just brought a pack of Well Worn designer paper and this sketch seemed like a good way to feature the colors and patterns from this paper.  I've used Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, River Rock and Not Quite Navy

I pulled out my two favorite fall leaf sets: French Foliage (water spots) and Autumn Splendor (oak & maple leaves) combined with Pursuit of Happiness to make the main sentiment panel.

The leaf was stamped in Soft Suede on Natural Ivory and fussy-cut.  I also sponged on some River Rock and added a few French Foliage water spots for a weathered look.

I repeated part of the sketch on the inside just to feature more of this wonderful designer paper!  My BIL & SIL will celebrate their 20th anniversary in a couple weeks--wow!  They were married outdoors in a nature preserve among the beautiful colors of a midwestern autumn.  The Pursuit of Happiness sentiment and the autumn theme of this card seemed like the perfect match for their anniversary.  (Noah, if you're reading this, don't tell!)  I hope they like it!

And I hope you do too!  Thanks for stopping by and be sure to pop on over to Create with Connie & Mary to check out the rest of the design team's inspiration--I'm sure it's gorgeous!  If you would like to tackle our sketch this week, please link up your creation to Create with Connie & Mary by Wednesday, September 28th at 12 noon (EST).  We can't wait to see what you create!


stamps: autumn splendor, french foliage, pursuit of happiness, a word for you
ink: not quite navy, river rock, soft suede, cajun craze
paper: early espresso, cajun craze, river rock, naturals ivory, very vanilla CS; well worn DSP
xtras: square lattice embossing folder; linen thread; designer buttons (neutrals); corner rounder punch


Marisa said...

Love how you flipped the sketch and the leaf with the button is fabulous!

Linda Callahan said...

Love the rich tones of the background colors - sets your leaf off beautifully! Very classy!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful card, Nance! I love those watermarks!

Christina said...

What a great use of the sketch to showcase some of those fantastic papers. I love the rustic look, the textured background, and the water spots!

Connie Babbert said... the use of the Well Work DSP with the fall leaves! Great anniversary card, too! Love it!

Deb said...

Just beautiful! I love these colors! And the water spots are so perfect! Great job!

Debbie Henderson said...

I always love it when Mr. Brown stops in! Very pretty card and the water spots on your leaves rock!!

Carrie Gaskin said...

Absolutely fabulous! I love the colours you chose and that you flipped the sketch. I really like that cut out leaf too.

Diane - said...

Nance Wow... great FALL card! LOVE these colors and I really like how you used 3 patterns of DSP. The watermark is one of my favorites too, but I'm happy to see the 'close up' of big leaf with watermarks too, almost missed that! The inside is stunning. Love it. hugs

veronica said...

what great layout! love that huge leaf!

Margaret said...

Love what you did with the sketch! This is a wonderful card and perfect for your in laws' special day!