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Friday, February 26, 2010

Water Lily - Carol's Sketch Fun #21

Good Morning,
It's a snowy, windy Friday here in PA. Hope you all are staying warm and dry. I thought I'd better get this posted before my power goes out. So, the picture was raken early this morning with not the greatest natural light coming in the window. It is much prettier in person. I also forgot to add some clear glitter to the Water Lillies before taking the picture.
The inspiration for my card today came from Carol's Sketch Fun #21. Ir's amazing how some days I pnder over which sketch I want to use which which stamps. But, as soon as I saw this sketch, I knew what images to use. The half circle at the bottom of the sketch I wanted to resemble pond water. The Cherry Blossom branch was a bugger to cut out but so well worth all the time. It just added that extra touch. It is then poped up with foam tape. Over at Crafty Creations, the challenge  #56 was to cut it out and pop it up.
Inky Impressions is asking to Think Spring for their challenge this week.

The Digi images for this card are from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and were designed by the Great Talents of Leah Cornelius. The water Lily and Cherry Blossom Branch are from her Asian Influence Collection.

I printed out the images and colored them with Copic Markers.
The Designer Papers are from the Unforgettable Collection from Close to my Heart. I think it goes perfect with these images.

The Hand Stitching around the card was done with matching Embroidery Floss.


Betty Wright said...

Beautiful colors and detailing, Nancy! LOVE the waterlily image and the branch with leaves detailing! Wonderful cut work detailing and coloring! Lovely card!

Crystal said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE all these beautiful images!!! What a great layout too!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Inky Impressions!

Anonymous said...

This card is so very serene, Nancy -- it just has that "breath of fresh air" feel to it. I love how you created the scene with the branch and the water lilies. It's not so dry here -- we've got a nasty wind and rain storm going on. BUT, that means I can be inside and look at your lovely creations instead of out running around. :-)

Carol said...

I'm so glad you found me Nancy, your card is beautiful!
I love the lillies and the stitching around the edge is a perfect addition...must have taken a while! and cutting out the cherry blossom!!! so pretty Thank You for joining in with my sketch challenge this time...hope to see you again soon :)
take care and have a great weekend...

Carol xxx

Stampin Lucy said...

Wow Nancy, this is Stunning!! You put so much work into your creations they are just GORGEOUS!! And the stitching, wowzers!!

Leah said...

Stunning Nancy! I just love your work:)

Anonymous said...

What a lovely card Nancy, so intricate and detailed. I love it.


itsabrt said...

This card is so beautiful for lack of a better word! Thanks for playing along with Inky Impressions have a inky dinky day! Beth

Cheryl Walker said...

Beautiful card hun!!! I love the colors,layout, and the images you used!!!! thank you for joining us at Inky Impressions this week!!

Rose said...

my goodness this is so beautiful !!! thanks for joining us on crafty creations this week :)

Wendy K. said...

Beautiful! I love that branch!