Thursday, December 15, 2011

Fern Gully



"Like the fern, we grow and flourish if we unfurl toward light or truth.
The more we unfurl, the more the tendrils of our true nature begin to show as we loosen,
surrender and soften, releasing and opening as we let go..."
~Exert from Fern Life Center


CAS-ual Fridays brings you a Signed, Sealed and Delivered Challenge for this week-create a clean and simple card with a coordinating envelope! The sponsor, and guest, is the talented Sherri Thompson with Ippity Stamps.


It was just overall fun to play when making something for the challenge... inhibitions melted away the further and further I experimented with distress ink and water. The envelope utilizes the stamping off technique for the fern image. Won't you try to find time to play too? Check out the blog for challenge details, rules, prize information and to see fabulous inspiration from the Girl Fridays!

41 comments:

  1. Such a lovely card! Gorgeous watercolor effect, and it fits the mood of the sentiment perfectly.

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  2. Oh, love the water colour look you created with this Karen - gorgeous!

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  3. Isn't it fun when the experimenting turns out this beautiful?! Nicely done, Karen - love it! :)

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  4. love the water color effect... and the twine is the perfect addition to your pretty panel.

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  5. Very pretty, love the water color effect it has!

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  6. Just wanted to come here to say how beautiful I think this is - lovely work!

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  7. This is just gorgeous! Lovelovelove the effect!:)

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  8. Gorgeous card Karen. Love the watercolor effect.

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  9. Soft and subtle and gorgeous Karen. Perfect for a sympathy card.

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  10. stunning...gorgeous...ethereal

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  11. looks like watercoloring! Beautiful!

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  12. Love the soft feel to this one, and never complete without some May Arts string :) Hope you don't have to send this card too soon.

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  13. Karen, this is just so very pretty!

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  14. WTG, you make me miss and long for spring already, those tender and soft greens... but hey, it's not horribly wintery right now, eh? :) lovely card Karen!

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  15. WTG, you make me miss and long for spring already, those tender and soft greens... but hey, it's not horribly wintery right now, eh? :) lovely card Karen!

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  16. What a lovely quote, Karen, and your card is beautiful! Love the watercolor effect you got!

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  17. Wow! This is absolutely stunning! The techniques you use are amazing!

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  18. Beautiful! I love love the colors and matching envy!! The sentiment is perfect! Well-thought out design, Karen!

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  19. This card demonstrates seriously exceptional results from your experimenting, Karen! I'm in awe of the depth you've created with your stamping - fabulous!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  20. Your blog is always full of such wonderful inspiration, I just love to visit here and see what you've been up to... I am never disappointed! This is a beautiful card Karen, what a fab look you have achieved with the distress inks!

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  21. Beautiful stamping. love the different shades of green and light purple on the background. Purple envlope is perfect color for the card.

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  22. I LOVE the soft, dreamy, watercolor effect you've achieved, so PRETTY!!

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  23. just stunning. love the watercolor effect.

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  24. Karen, your stamping on this card is stunning! Such a beautiful sympathy card.

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  25. wow this is so awesome...you did an amazing job with the distress ink and water. I am going to have to try this. Love the look...

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  26. Wow, what an amazing card! Love the watercolor effect!

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  27. wow...the card is amazing...fab work...great set.

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  28. such a soft, sweet card, karen:) really love this!

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  29. This card is gorgeous Karen!!!! And the matching envelope is fabulous. :-)

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  30. What a beautiful card; I love the little work of art you have created which works beautifully for a serious, sympathetic card.

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  31. Beautiful card!! Love the watercoloring! Very pretty envelope too!

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  32. OHHH! What a gorgeous card--I need to make a sympathy card--and this is the perfect inspiration! LOVE!

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  33. Beautiful card Karen... And I love the water colored work in it... its awesome... hugs..xoxo

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  34. What a beautiful design and such beauty and the twine is the perfect touch!

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  35. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Love the colors & softly stamped panel.

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  36. beautiful layered watercolor stamping. such a pretty card, Karen!

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  37. Fab watercolour effect Karen, love the earthy feel :)
    Jenny x

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  38. Lush and lovely...watercolor effect is my favorite method of coloring...This card is beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.

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  39. Glad to see your gorgeous card featured in Hero Arts Twitter! Happy New Year, Karen! All the best in 2012 :)

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