Sunday, January 20, 2013

Thanks a million

Happy Sunday!  I got a chance to head on into the art room--I'm having a streak of inspiration.  We had a gorgeous day, not a cloud in the sky.  With all our gloomy days (which is unusual for Colorado), this was a welcome break.  I haven't heard an update about Kathy's Schmitzy, but I know they're all really stressed taking care of him 24/7.  SO please continue keeping them all in your thoughts.

Today's card was inspired by the PanPastel UK Challenge - Nature  The background stamp (of a sillhouette of trees)  is from Impression Obsession.  Although it is hard to see, I had inked the sky peeking through in a variety of colors from blue to orange to yellow.  The Butterfly is an old old stamp from All night Media.  I had stamped it twice so that it would have more 3D.  I also loaded it with lots of stickles, Swarovski crystals and liquid pearls.  (below the main card I've attached a closeup)  The sentiment is from Stampin Up, underneath studded with Swarovski crystals in the scallops (created with SU edging).

I really enjoyed making this card...but I must say, the background of trees doesn't work well embossing.  I tried..made a mess and it didn't look right.  It came out great using the black Versamark.

Thanks so much for stopping by...I have another card to post tomorrow.  A Valentine's Day card.  Til then...Margaret


  1. Pretty work thanks for joining us at PanPastel uk this week.

    Kerry DT Leader

  2. Beautiful project thanks for joining the pan pastel challenge