Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sunrise


"From her pathway of flowers that in the spring time upstart
She walketh the tenderer way in my heart
And, oh, it is always the summer-time here
With that song of "I love you," my Little-Oh-Dear!"
~Eugene Field


Skipping Stones Design has a new sketch this week for you all to play along with (there's a chance to win a free set!) plus we have a hop to feature the newest set, Heartsong 2! I'm really excited about this set because I got to help with the sentiment design. Also, I'm the first on the hop! All the details for the sketch challenge as well as the hop details can be found on the Skipping Stones Design Blog. A few details: I extended the length of the branch with some selective masking and added the beautiful leafy branch behind my main image. I used the beautiful color combination from CR8FN to help with the colors on my card today.


I created another card using this same sketch! (A bonus, because I didn't fully read the directions for the design team and had to quickly create the card above!)


This card features the Skipping Stones Design sets Timeless Textures, Garden Kiss and Blissful Botanicals. I also worked in the colors from the Play Date Cafe, such a refreshing color palette.


I hope you have a great time on the hop and gather all sorts of inspiration. Your next stop is Pamela !

62 comments:

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Omg these are gorgeous I love that stamp set so pretty!!!!

Lynn said...

Two absolutely gorgeous cards...I love the soft, serene feel of them both especially the first one. It is dreamy. Love the sentiments. Especially the gospel sentiment. So perfect Karen.

mab822 said...

Beautiful!

Lynnda Hosni said...

Oh wow... I'm so proud of you....Brava!!! {designing the sentiments!} Both cards are amazingly beautiful, Karen!!! Love the masking you did here...Divine!!! hugs...xoxo

Kelly said...

both are GORGEOUS!!

Marlena M. said...

Both cards are stunners Karen! Lovely and delicate.

Laurel said...

Both cards are stunning, wow!

Aimes said...

I love the soft warming colours on your first card, Karen! Totally the kind of feeling you want to emit with the sympathy sentiment.
So glad you shared the second beauty too; I'm swooning over those leaves :)
Hugs!
Aimes
x

Basement Stamper said...

Both of these cards are gorgeous, but that first card is one I love!

Barb said...

Oh, Karen, these are both so beautiful! Nicely done! :)

Jingle said...

You are a flipping rock star! LOL! Both of these are STUNNING!!!!

Chari Moss said...

Oh Karen I love your birdie card, is so pretty! I love the colors!

Lisa said...

Your first card looks like a painting Karen, just beautiful! You've used the Play Date Cafe colors to perfection on the second!!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

These are so BEAUTIFUL!!
Hope you had a wonderful Easter, hugs, Karin

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

wow 2 really gorgeous cards!

cassie said...

Both card are gorgeous!

Chunyuan said...

both cards are gorgeous. Love the soft tone and the stamping.

Aleksandra said...

Gorgeous card! I love the papers you've used and the bird is beautiful!

have a blessed day!
Aleksandra

Brandi said...

Wow! These cards are gorgeous!!!

Deborah Frings said...

Both your cards are just lovely. Thank you for playing along with CR84FN!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

These are two beautiful cards!! Love the softness of the top pane in the first card and that background is just awesome in the second!!!

Maria :)

Lin said...

Karen, both of your cards are wonderful! Loved the original set and already know I have to have this one, too! Thaks for the wonderful inspiration!

Christina said...

Both of these are gorgeous, Karen. The layers of color on the first one are breathtaking--I can't believe you had to create it "quickly"!

silvia said...

Pretty cards! LOVE the stamp set!!

lostinpaper said...

Both these cards are beautiful Karen! Love the subtle colours on the sympathy card with that sweet bird!

Jay Gee said...

Both cards are beautiful Karen :)

Jinny Newlin said...

You never cease to amaze me, Karen! These are absolutely breath-taking! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Lyndal said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous cards Karen :)

craftymom205 said...

Beautiful sympathy card. Love this stamp set.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Janetcraft said...

great designs...just like a bird stays on top of a branch and butterfly stays on the fence...and colors are just stunning!

Dotchie said...

Both cards are beautiful. The little bird on the branch is definitely a heart-stealer!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Both cards were a pleasure to view, Karen!

Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Wonderful cards! Love the little bird! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Stacy said...

Fabulous cards, and I simply love that butterfly. Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!

BabyBokChoy said...

Here is to you not reading directions fully so we get to enjoy two cards :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

These are both beautiful, love how you stamped onto the paper on the first card and the PDC are fabulous....

Dana Nelson said...

Karen, these are both so stunning! I love the colors in both!

yyam said...

That first card took my breath away. Just perfection.

Your second card is lovely too! Love your use of the PDC colours!

Melissa Shea said...

Both are just jaw dropping beautiful!

~Tammy~ said...

Both are gorgeous creations! Showing off those fabby SSD stamps in a beautiful way!

Disp6194 said...

I saw this card in the Play Date Gallery and new immediately it was yours :) I always love what you create! You are one talented lady Karen

PennyLine said...

Love the colors and the stamps. So pretty and calming...

snehal watwe welde said...

Two absolutely gorgeous cards and fabulous inspiration.

Jen W. said...

Glad you didn't read the directions so we got to see two stunning cards. :)

Lisa Arana said...

wow! both are such stunners (so happy to have a bonus). but that birdie is so plump and sweet. love that card.

Alicia said...

I truly love this card, your stamping is beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Emily Leiphart said...

You always amaze me with your bird cards and the butterfly one is incredible as well! I love the empty panel to the left of the greenery.

Pauline said...

Two beautiful cards Karen, thanks for joining us at CR84FN this week!

Wida said...

Really pretty cards, that bird is so sweet!

jengd said...

Gorgeous cards! I especially like the bird- the colors and patterns are beautiful.

jen said...

These are both so pretty! I'd normally be partial to the second, as I love the colors so, but the first is so ethereal!

jen said...

These are both so pretty! I'd normally be partial to the second, as I love the colors so, but the first is so lovely- perhaps ethereal!

Jocelyn Olson said...

I can't believe these are the same sketch...they look so different, but both are so fabulous! I love the colors in the first--so dreamy. The second has the most beautiful greenery. Love it!

Becky said...

Both of these are beautiful..

~amy~ said...

Both are absolutely beautiful...

Marybeth said...

Beautiful sketch and cards. Love the little bird in the first one.

Piali said...

Beautiful cards!! Looooooove the
1st one!

Kelly S. said...

Oh that birdie card is so soft and peaceful, perfect for the sentiment. I love the way you used the CR84FN colors on it. Your botanical butterfly card looks amazing with the quatrefoil pattern mixed with the leaves!

Julie E said...

Beauties!!! Just love all the white with those colors on the second, but you know how much I love aqua so it is what I am drawn too. How many years do you think my "blue" period will last? ;>)

Scrapaddict said...

Both cards are lovely, just lovely!

Alice Wertz said...

gorgeous cards, Karen! the patterned paper on the first one fits the image so beautifully and the second one is just beautiful. fabulous work as always!

Cheryl said...

Both cards are gorgeous! I love the little bird!