Monday, March 5, 2018

Welcome Home

     I had so much fun with this card !  I started with a pre-colored image from Beccy's Place which best matched the optional colors from their challenge this month.  I also used a sketch which I found at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.


     I used an oval die from QuicKutz to cut the image, then inked the edges with a ProMarker.  The patterned background paper is from one of my DCWV stacks, but since it was a scrap, I have no idea which one.  I matted it with pistachio green paper.  

     The three strips were cut from textured 'leather' CS and backed with stone-washed denim.  All of those were also scraps.  I added baker's twine and a die cut flower.  I colored the flower with ProMarkers, then added glitter for a bit of sparkle.  The center is a peach colored, Liquid Pearls drop.  I printed and hand cut the sentiment.


      The weekend is over, Monday has arrived, and those of you not already retired have started your work week routine.  I envy you - not at all !  :-D  Happy Crafting.   NanaConnie


Daffodil Cards said...

Super image shown off with the great sketch and papers Connie.

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Connie, love the papers and beautiful image.
Linda xxx

cm said...

Such a sweet birdhouse; one I'm sure that, in real life, would attract a number of feathered friends! Thank you for sharing your creativity in the Addicted to Stamps and More gallery.

anne said...

This is such a sweet card and I love your Ditsy bird papers. Thank you for playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
Anne SSW2-DT

Donna said...

What a beautiful card and layout, and great coloring as always. So glad you joined us at The House That Stamps Built! Donna

Di said...

What a fabulous card Connie - really lovely image as well. I do love the elongated oval die you used, a really useful shape I would imagine.

Been having a wry smile here - I hadn't realised you'd been on so many DTs!! And there was me fretting, duh.


Di xx

Jill Tiffany said...

Pretty card! thank you for playing with us this week at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge. Hope to see you again.
Jill ~ DT

Heide said...

Such a cute card, love the darling image. Thanks for joining us at SSW2. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

Bobby said...

What a sweet card, Connie. Thanks for sharing it with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

Teresa Arsenault said...


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Connie :-) the image is so pretty and I love the papers and layout, very lovely :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x

Esther Asbury said...

Lovely card! Thanks for sharing this with us over at The House That Stamps Built!

Lisa xx said...

This is so sweet, such pretty colours......and lovely use of our sketch

Thank you for joining us at SSW2

Lori Kobular said...

Oh another beautiful birdhouse that I want in my yard! I love the sketch! Your card design is stunning!

Heather said...

Very pretty! And a great take on that sketch! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Furrbster said...

Great sketch to showcase the lovely image!

Thanks for sharing this with us at Aud Sentiments,

Hugz Tinz

Beccy said...

Isn't it great when a card just comes together NC? And especially when it turns out as nicely as yours. You've done a wonderful job coordinating all the colours and patterns, and I like the sketch you chose for inspiration. Fabulous job!