Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thinking of You is the Most Natural Thing For Me To Do

Hi there!

**Thrilled to share that this card was featured as a Spotlight Artist at The City Crafter Challenge**

First let me just say that this on and off rain/cloudy weather we are having is not making picture taking fun! :-) We need the rain, but if it could kindly do this at night I would appreciate it! :-))))) Thank you Mother Nature! Oh well.....

I have a Thinking of You card to share today.

I started with a Dark Gray cardstock base (Stampin' UP!) I pieced my two patterned papers together both found in my very much talked about and ever growing stash pile. A length of crochet trim was added to the upper quarter where the two patterned papers met.

A large scalloped square was die-cut from Whisper White cardstock to create a base for my focal images.   The stamps I used are from The Crafts Meow Telegram.  I die-cut a heart from burlap and applied to the center of my scalloped square embellishing with some beautiful flowers and die-cut leaves from the coordinating lavender checked, gingham paper. Some shreds of curly paper were added below the leaves which I was inspired by the photo from Color Combos Galore Inspirational Picture which you will find below. These are paper shreds from past paper trimmings that I knew would could in handy one day! :-)
I was inspired by the following~
Colors and photo at Color Combos Galore: lt lavender - lt blue - dk gray - lt gray
Fussy or Fancy  - Punches or Dies
Stamptacular - Loaded with Layers
Crafty Friends Challenge - Use Two die cuts
City Crafter Challenge - A little Rough Around the Edges
Thank you for visiting me today! I hope you have a wonderful day!
~Tammy~
{Recipe}
Stamps: The Craft's Meow " Telegram
Paper: CS: Stampin' UP!, PP: Scraps 
Ink: Stampin' UP! Baja Breeze and Versa Color  - Cement
Other: Dies: PTI, Spellbinders, PTI, Flowers: Michael's, 

34 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

this is soo pretty! love the blues!

Doreen said...

This is just beautiful.xxx

Susan Flynn said...

What a pretty card Tammy love the colours together too and the burlap heart x

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!! I loveeeeeeeeee the colors and the flowers!

Annette said...

yeah we are sharing our rain...it has been weird weather here too. Your card is just amazing...i love all the amazing flowers you added on the burlap heart...

Sue Lelli said...

Tammy, LOOOOVE this card! LOVE the papers and the patterns and the flowers and the gingham leaves! Such a PRETTY card!

Joyce said...

So very feminine and pretty!

Debbie said...

So soft and pretty! Love it!

Wendy said...

This is absolutely beautiful Tammy, love all the gorgeous details.
Wendy xx

Creations by Shirl said...

love those soft colours on your card... Just soooo pretty....

Elizabeth Allan said...

I absolutely love this design Tammy! The beauty of all the textures and dimension takes my breath away!

Pauline said...

This is just so beautiful Tammy! Gorgeous card!

VanessaB said...

oh so very very gorgeous! i love it all!

Catherine said...

Beautiful card, love the flowers and lace....

Mary said...

Love your colors...Card is very pretty...have a good one ...think of sunshine...

onecraftymama said...

Clever clever! Never throw anything away, right?! Love all the frilly girly bits - and the texture is amazing!

Di said...

Oh wow - so pretty Tammy - I love this card! Loads of textures and such a fab result :) Di xxe

Sherrie K. said...

Tammy, this is just stunning! So many fun embellishments and such pretty colors. The soft colors are just beautiful together.
I was so excited to see my card made top 3 at IBSIC:)
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Tan's Hobbies said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tammy, this card is so damn fantastic!! FYI, I am drooling now seeing all those lovely and beautiful flowers!! OMG, I love the overall design sooooooooooo much!! Great design, fab burlap, I love everything about this card!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Just so lovely, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Beautiful mix of elements on here! Great job doing those challenges, too.

Beate said...

Wonderful card, Tammy! Love the mix of texture and dies.
Thanks so much for participating in the Crafty Friends challenge.
Hugs and smiles

Samantha Elliott said...

Wow Tammy. What a pretty card. Love the colours and the layering elements. Gorgeous!

Ros said...

Many congrats on your win last week ... this is another stunning creation ...I adore the layers and the colours thanks for playing along again at CCCB

Jinny Newlin said...

This is absolutely stunning, Tammy! I just cannot get over all those glorious textures! Yum! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Color Combos Galore! Hugs!

Bernie said...

What a Strikingly Beautiful card Tammy! I love the soft colors and the burlap heart. Okay you are officially the Queen of Scraps, who but you would have thought to use those tendrils of paper so beautifully. Fabulous!!! MUST remember that.
Hugs

Michelle said...

soooo beautiful, love the color palette!

Nina Brackett said...

What a lovely card and a treat for me to see your beautiful creation using my stamps from TCM! I'm glad you could join us for the Crafty Friends Challenge #2.

Winnie said...

Lovely card love the colors you used and all the flowers, thank you for joining our challenge at SSC this week

Hugs Winnie

May said...

Beautiful card, so delicate and Gorgeous flowers, Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy & Fancy, May x

Linda R said...

Oh WOW!! What a beautiful card. So many yummy layers. So glad your joined us over at CCCB!

cnelson said...

Pure LOVELINESS! ! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

Kelly said...

Gorgeous card, I love all of that dimension! Thanks for playing with us at Color Combos Galore :)

Arcy Scraps said...

I found your blog through Krafty Girls and am so glad I did. All of your projects are stunning!
Your newest follower,
♥ Cyndy
arcyscraps.blogspot.com