Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Fields of Gold


You'll remember me when the west wind moves / Upon the fields of barley / You'll forget the sun in his jealous sky / As we walk in the fields of gold...~Sting

Most every song from Sting tugs at my heartstrings someway or the other and beleive me, Fields of Gold was stuck in my head for forever after making this card! How about we take a walk in a field of dandelion dreams today?


Another fabulous sketch from Skipping Stones Design, designed by Kim Kesti. (Check out her blog today, I hear she has a giveaway!) I used a die cut shape gifted to me by a bloggy pal to create a background for a stamped field using Dandelion Dreams from Skipping Stones Design and two colors of pigment ink. I needed the sentiment to stand out so after stamping it in black I added some Black Burlap String to tie the piece together. Only two ends of the die-cut are glued down, the image bows slightly in the midddle-an effect that I rather think I like.

Please join in on the fun over at Skipping Stones Design! Thank you for your continued visits and kind words, they are what keeps me at this! (Keep checking back here as I will soon too have an awesome giveaway that *might* just involve some stamps!)

43 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous, Karen! love how you layered and stacked the flowers in Dandelion Dreams to create the image! Stunning!!!

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  2. Omg so gorgeous love how you used that stamp set!!!!

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  3. fabulous sketch and just a LOVELY card. I love the layering.

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  4. Love what you did with the sketch Karen! I also love the colors and your stamping, divine!

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  5. Love your card and the song too. Great choice of colors.

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  6. So pretty, lovely colours and great layered stamping.

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  7. One word....GORGEOUS!! Oh wait another word....SPEECHLESS!!! And another one....AMAZING!!! Karen your cards are all so beautiful, amazing and gorgeous and they usually leave me speechless. LOL!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations. :-)

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  8. Awesome take on the sketch and I love the beautiful simplicity of the flowers. :) And I'm gonna be humming that song all day now!

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  9. oooh, just so pretty with the two colors of flowers mixed in the "field". Lovely!

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  10. wonderful take on the sketch Karen...your card is so very peaceful.

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  11. Karen, this is absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for designing with us this month!

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  12. I swear in the days still left, I'll visit your blog of gold...
    :)

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  13. Such a beautiful card, Karen! I love the way your twine and sentiment really draw your eyes to the beautiful stamping!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  14. I think Amy's right, peaceful is a great word for this card, I really should make more colored card bases... Good to see you using your stash. I need a dozen fabulous birthday cards....

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  15. You have me humming that song now! Your card perfectly evokes the imagery of the song. Love the stamped grasses and the way you highlighted the sentiment with the black twine.

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  16. I just love that background! Beautiful!

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  17. Ooooooo! (I think I always say that about your cards!). Gorgeous colors and love the stamping. Drats, now I'm going to have that song stuck in my head :o

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  18. Beautiful, beautiful card! I can feel the cool breeze of the field as I look at it. {Isn't Sting fantastic?}

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  19. Oooooo....fabulous. Love the great colors!!! Thanks so much for being our guest this month ANNND....I will see you next month!! I hope you have a fabulous week!!!

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  20. Love the stamping in this! The colors are so pleasing!!

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  21. I adore the graduated colours Karen, I can almost feel the warmth coming from your card. Just beautiful
    Jenny :)

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  22. Love your take of the sketch. Colors are so soft and calming.

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  23. So pretty Karen, gorgeous stamping :)

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  24. LOVE this Karen!! That set is a favorite of mine....it has been great having you with us Stamp Tramps this month!

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  25. beautiful stamping. love love your dandelion field, Karen! gorgeous card!

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  26. Now I have "Every little thing she does is magic..." in my head :) I adore Sting...my husband is living vicariously tonight at the U2 concert in Pittsburgh. Not the same as Sting but definitely an all time favorite too.

    Adore this gorgeous soft card Karen!

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  27. Love how you stamped the image is those warm tones. Gorgeous card!

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  28. Yes, I think Sting will be a good inspiration background this weekend...hook up the old iPod...love the dimension you achieved by attaching only the top and bottom pieces.

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  29. Fantastic card Karen!
    Love the monochromatic palette here ;-)

    TFS~

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  30. Love your layered fields, especially in gold (one of my current faves). What a fab card!!

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  31. This is absolutely beautiful Karen! You have such a classic and just lovely style and I really appreciate it so much!

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  32. Soo pretty! Love the sketch, too!

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  33. Amazing stamping and I love your version of the sketch! This is GOLDEN!

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  34. Excellent stamping technique and your color choices are lovely! That giant die cut shape is beautiful too!

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  35. WOW!! This is amazing. Love the colors and they way you stamped it. It's just beautiful.

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  36. Gorgeous stamping Karen! Just beautiful! :)

    P/s: Now I've got that song in my head...

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  37. I wish I could do birds and flowers like you, Karen! Only you could see that SU die in the sketch. I love it.

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  38. gorgeous take on the sketch, karen! sweet flowers and i love the black burlap string:)

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