Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Eagle Eye


One of the proudest moments of my young childhood (that I can remember!) is when I found a small nail in the carpet that was dropped by my grandmother. As she took it from my hand and said thank you, she also commented that I was so sharp, I had an eagle eye! Tickled, I tell you, to be recognized in such a manner by a such fine woman! The colors from this combination of a bird's eye was so captivating, I wanted to try out a similar palette. Instantly I thought of the memory too, and it brought good vibes!


Onto this week's Skipping Stones Deign Sketch Challenge with another fabulous sketch from Cristina. I stamped the tiled image from Timeless Textures and a sentiment from Heartsong onto a panel and then adhered that to a series of two die cut mats. I knotted and wrapped twine at each end of the mat and ahdered the entire piece to an embossed cardstock base. I enjoyed working with these soft colors.

There are some great samples on the blog from the team members and guest designers, Tammy, Andrea and Karen! Please go check it out and then link up your original creation for a chance to win!

Supplies:
Carstock: (Soft Stone) PTI, (Natural Ivory) SU, (White) 
Stamps: (Timeless Textures, Heartsong) Skipping Stones Design
Ink: (Certainly Celery Pigment) SU, (Vintage Photo Distress) Ranger
Fiber: (Natural Burlap String) May Arts
Tools: (Linen Impression Plate, Mat Stack Die) PTI, (Die) Wplus9, (Corner Chomper) WR Memory Keepers

27 comments:

Laurel said...

How pretty!

Lynn said...

So serene and gorgeous Karen. Love the soft color palette!

Jingle said...

This is a beautiful card, Karen!!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Beautiful, love the softness of this...

Aimes said...

Soft and beautiful in all of it's CAS goodness! :)
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Barb said...

So glad you shared the link to that beautiful inspiration photo, Karen, and lovely take! Such pretty colors!

AnitaRex said...

Soft and so pretty!!! :>

Pauline said...

Beautifully elegant, love the label shaped frame.

Beckie said...

Great card. It's so elegant. Beautiful.

Beckie

Jenny said...

The baby blue card is the perfect colour to compliment the frame and twine :) Simply gorgeous :)
Jenny x

Jay Gee said...

Lovely Karen - love the different shapes of the frame :)

BabyBokChoy said...

Such a fun memory you shared with us! Love your card, so classic looking!

Cheryl said...

Such a sweet story! TFS!

I love the elegant, clean design of your card.

Andrea M said...

What a lovely memory Karen! And a GORGEOUS card too! Absolutely beautiful!

Alice Wertz said...

love love how you layered the two different die shapes. very pretty and elegant card, Karen! love where you found the inspiration, too!

Chunyuan said...

so elegant. Love the frame and stamping. That certainly celcry pigment is so pretty. I feel like I want everything you have now.

Bonnie said...

This is so pretty. It is simple but still very elegant.

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~Tammy~ said...

What a great memory! Love the soft elegant feel!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Simple... elegant ... and beautiful!

Lindsay said...

So lovely Karen! Love that frame!

wendyp said...

Wow! Its clean and elegant and i LOVE it!!!

lynn said...

a very calm and serene card, karen:) love the grandma story:)

jen said...

what a treasured memory, and beautiful creation!

Wendy said...

Fabulous job with your re-creation!!! I hope your well Karen!!! Have a good weekend!

jo (http://joboogie.typepad.com) said...

Super pretty and I love that you totally stuck with the sketch - I can actually *see* it in your card, kwim? LOVE IT! :)

hugs,
Jo:)
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lisa arana said...

very pretty, love the cutout.

Emily Leiphart said...

Beautiful! I love both the way you've framed the sentiment as well as the way you've tied it.