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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Corner Garden Sketch {PP201}

Hello friends!  I have another new stamp to show you today using my sketch over at The Paper Players where I am the hostess this week.   Here's my sketch:
I received the large stamp called Corner Garden along with my new catalog goodies and I wanted to try and show a different way to use it.  This stamp is actually pictured in the catalog with the background stamps but can be used in lots of ways:
Coloring on Crumb Cake cardstock gives a much different feel to this stamp than if it were stamped on white or vanilla.  It has a rustic and natural look doesn't it?  I stamped the image on Crumb Cake with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I tried the image on a horizontal panel but I liked it better vertically.  To accommodate the image, I took creative license and flipped my sketch.
After heat embossing, I went to town coloring with my new Blendabilities markers using Old Olive, Coastal Cabana, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Rich Razzleberry.  The Crumb Cake "canvas" turns these otherwise bright colors into a more subtle, deeper shade.  I used a Chalk Marker to add some swirling dots to my leaves.
This stamp is such a pretty line image that I had to stamp it on the inside too--coloring the sentiment in all the other colors used for the flowers.  This is my first card using the Blendabilities markers and while I still need quite a bit of practice, they are fun to work with--especially on Crumb Cake cardstock!  

Be sure to pop over to the rest of the Design Team to see what they have made with my sketch.  I hope you will join us before the challenge ends on Friday, June 27th at Noon (PST).   I realize that in last week's post I forgot to share more pictures from our Italy trip. Take a peek below if you're interested...


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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.


There are endless views like this in Venice.  Every side street, every bridge leads to an amazing vignette.


In no particular order just sharing images I like....We drove along the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento and while it wasn't the brightest day, sights like this one still took our breath away:

 
Just before sunset on the last night of our tour, the view from our hilltop restaurant in Sorrento.  The restaurant was host to a wedding reception while we were there and do you know what?  They dance to the Y.M.C.A at weddings in Italy too!!
We departed from the tour and took a side trip to Sora, about 2 hours from Rome.  It is the birthplace of family members we were traveling with so it held special significance.  A beautiful town and one of my favorite stops was the Basilica San Domenico.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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23 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! Love the stamping on the crumb cake! And you pictures are lovely.....wonderful vacation!

Nancy said...

All I can say is "WOW" the card is beautiful, great coloring job. The inside stamping shows off the stamp as well and how much coloring you really did. The way you captured Italy is unbelievable and I was there, your photographs are fabulous!
Luv,
Mom

Jill Norwood said...

Such a beautiful card!!! Love the flowers on the cc card. And your pictures reminded me of my johnnies through Italy and Greece - wonderful memories! Thanks for sharing!!

Susan Lankford said...

Absolutely beautiful! Yum!

Claire Creates Cards said...

Oh Nance!!!! This card is absolutely stunning! I LOVE everything about it! I went online and ordered this stamp after I saw your card! It takes my breath away.

The pictures from Italy are spectacular!!!!!! I would love to return their one day. I went about five years ago. It is such a beautiful country! XX

Sharon said...

Very beautiful card. Love that you stamped and colored on the crumb cake. It does give such a different feel to it.

Dawn Tidd said...

Oooo, I love this! I hadn't even noticed that stamp but it's gorgeous the way you have it colored! Beautiful job, Nance. I love your photos this week too, thanks for sharing!

LeAnne said...

Wow, I totally bypassed this beautiful set in the catalog....I obviously will have to take a gander at it again, it's BEAUTIFUL, especially stamped and colored the way you have done it! Fabulous! And so are the pictures! What a wonderful time you must have had!

Marisa said...

Fabulous flowers on the kraft and a great card. Loved Italy when I was there years ago, but only did the northern part (did hit Venice). Maybe next time we can go to the south as I'd love to go to Rome. Sounds like you had a fabulous trip and LOL at the YMCA dance at the wedding :)

Ann Schach said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning, Nance!

77940eaa-770c-11e3-9936-000bcdcb471e said...

What a great card! But I'm also interested in what tour company you used for Italy?

stampwithsandy said...

This card is so, so pretty Nance! Love that you white embossed the image onto the crumb cake card stock, and that single popped up flower is awesome! Thanks for sharing more of your travel pics, too. You must have had a wonderful time!

Andrea W said...

Lovely card Nance! Using the kraft cardstock for your background really gives the card a different feel. Very pretty!

Your vacation photos are wonderful and looks like a lot of fun!

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Nance this is FAB-U-LOUS! LOVE the white stamping on crumbcake and coloring is soooo pretty. I didn't get any blendabilities .... yet but now you are making cave! hugs.

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Oh I really love seeing the Italy scenery too! thanks so much for sharing.

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

Nance- thank you for bringing that stamp to my attention! WOW- what a lovely, lovely card. So awesome stamped and colored on Crumb Cake. TFS!

H2 :) said...

Wow, this is stunning Nance! The crumbcake background makes your beautiful blooms so rich in colour! :)

loyaz said...

This is a beautiful card - thank you so much for sharing this inspiration

Jaydee said...

Nance, I love the way you used crumb cake as your base. I never think to do that, but it really makes your colors pop. I also love the popped up flower in the corner. GOrgeous card.

Now... your card is gorgeous... but the photos even more so. Thank you for taking me on my own trip down memory lane.
Hugs
Jaydee

Anne Marie Hile said...

Nance, I absolutely love how the colors pop with the kraft background. Wow! You have made me look at this stamp in a whole new light. I already liked it a lot but now...sigh...you have enabled me once again, my friend.

Amazing photos from Italy! I fell in love when I traveled there. We went to Rome, Florence and Assisi. There are so many more places I want to see there. Looks like you had a wonderful trip. :)

Margaret said...

Oh, the colors are so very pretty on the crumb cake cardstock! Your card looks amazing and I loved the photos of your trip! Good to know that YMCA is universal!! :)

Gary Castellucci said...

I see you traveled to Sora Italy. I believe my grandfather Luigi (Lodovico) Castellucci (born 1870-1875) and his brother Antone (Antonio) Castellucci were born there. I am trying to do some ancestry research and wonder if you can help me with advice/referral/etc. regarding acquiring information from Sora or persons that have ancestors/family in Sora. I appreciate anything you can provide. Thank you !

Nance Leedy said...

Hi Gary--I hope you check back for a comment as there was no email address listed for you. :-) I don't have much information on Sora as it was all arranged by friends with whom we were traveling. If you send your email address to me at , I can pass it on to the friend who set up our tour of Sora. She may have some information for you.