Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Cattails


I live in a town and work in a city that were both "built" on a marshes. You can go for a walk in any remotely, half country-esque area and you will find marshy things like cattails. You can walk in my balk yard and find cattails, if you don't want to travel that far. They are ever so pretty in real life...these tall simple plants waving in the wind or standing sturdy and proud.

S.I.M.P.L.E.
Stamped or Inked Image, Inked Edges, Masking, Paper Piercing, Lace, Embossing

Please join us at CAS-Tastic Wednesday Challenge by creating a S.I.M.P.L.E. card, using three of the elements listed above!  There also is a random prize of One Stop Card Crafts £10.00 Voucher to one lucky participant.

Please check out the other S.I.M.P.L.E interpretations from the CAS-Tastic Design Team:
Angie
Deb
Maylee
Agata
Barbara
Bonnie Rose
Regina

Supplies Used: Cardstock: (Naturals White) Stampin' Up! Stamps: (Cattails from Leap for Life) Unity, (Sentiment from Fillable Frames #2) PTI Ink: (Antique Linen, Vintage Photo Distress) Ranger (Mellow Moss, Bashful Blue, Really Rust Pigment) Stampin' Up! Tools: (Paper Piercing Kit) Stampin' Up!

31 comments:

  1. OH how cute! I love cattails! They are lovely aren't they?

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  2. Love this card - everything about it is just perfect!

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  3. gorgeous card...love your explanation of where you live...such a fun challenge!

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  4. such a beautiful card gf.. love the soft colors!!!!!!

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  5. So beautiful! Love it Karen!

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  6. oh how fabulous. I love the 'texture' you've given the stamped image. Looks fantastic :-)

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  7. Absolutely stunning, Karen! Love this amazing CAS beauty!

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  8. Well this is SIMPLY beautiful! Great job to incorporate the elements and still keep it one layer.

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  9. I love that there's lots going on, but it's still so simple. Well done on a one layer card.

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  10. karen, this is so soft and pretty! love the piercing:)

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  11. Beautiful card, Karen. I love the muted colours and the design. The paper piercing is a lovely touch. I'm looking forward to taking part in this week's challenge - it looks great!

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  12. Oh so Pretty!! Love this look. Have a wonderful day! :) :) :) :) :)

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  13. This is so soft & pretty. It looks like it was chalked right onto the cardstock. I love cattails and while I don't see them much anymore here in the West, I did enjoy them so much on the edge of the Eerie canal where it ran through a park just outside my neighborhood when I lived in the East as a young girl. You just sent me down memory land...thank you! :> Hope you are having a wonderful week!!

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  14. Very pretty! The colors look so soft and the inked edges are great!

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  15. It's amazing the dimension you can get with your stamps, Karen. Beautiful card - wish we had cattails here!

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  16. I LOVE cattails, too! I haven't seen any in years (except in a store) but they bring fond memories. No wonder your boys find frogs!

    I love your card, Karen! It's peaceful. It makes me sigh with contentment.

    Nice work!

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  17. You are AMAZING! Love this S.I.M.P.LE. Challenge! Your work is definitely inspiring, Karen!

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  18. Lovely piece! Your story about your town built in the marshes reminds me of a town I lived in for a few years...it was also marshlands and they had trucked in millions of tons of earth on TOP of this marshy land....well that was like in 1945 or so....anyway,,,to make a long story short....no one had basements...water level toooo high, everyone´s yards were like walking on a sponge...squeesh,squeesh noise as you walked through the yard...that is if you could even walk through them as on some days the yard was laying full of water and when it would RAIN...well you don´t even want to know about the yards that would turn into lakes and you´d have ducks and exotic birds trying to make a new home. To make this story even shorter,,,WE MOVED:)
    Like 10 hours south and now it is so dry here and hotter than you know what...oh well, that is why I paint and create things in my COOL basement studio...yes, we actually do have basements here :)

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  19. The colors are so soft and so pretty!! Great challenge!!

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  20. This is beautiful! I love the cattails!

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  21. this is gorgeous! love the muted colors!

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  22. Beautiful as always Karen! I love bullrushes (that's what we call them here!) as my mum always had some in a vase at home when I was growing up. Fond memories :)

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  23. Karen, this is stunning! Did you stamp that through lace? It has such a soft dreamy feel to it!

    Sounds like a wonderful town! I'm counting the years till the kids are out of school and we can move closer to the shore. My kids think its strange, but I love the smell of low tide when we travel to the coast. Reminds me of my childhood.

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  24. Beautiful card!
    Nice work, Karen.

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  25. Love your card! so soft and pretty! I love cattails but there aren't oo many where I live! Too cold and dry. :)

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  26. What a lovely, soft, and pretty card!

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  27. This is a card which is simple but that has to be worked at to make it right...and this is right...love it!

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  28. What to say?! This card is to die for GORGEOUS! So soft and serene! Just perfect!

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