Sunday, June 30, 2013

Delight in Little Things




Hi everyone.  First of all, thanks to all my friends for their wonderful birthday wishes, cards and gifts - I am blessed to have so many wonderful friends!  I am excited to share my first card with you, using my new camera that I got for my birthday.  Yep, the old one was on it's last legs and I haven't been happy with the clarity for a long time, so I dropped some (strong) hints to my hubby, and voila ... a new camera. :)  Still learning how to use it, so please bear with me as I navigate the learning curve :)

Today's card is for CAS(E) this sketch! #34 challenge.  The green material (used for panel on front and strip on inside of card) ... is the packing that came with a pot of begonias that I got from my friend Liz.  It's almost like facing material ... a bit stiff, but a little transparent.  Anyways, I thought is was such a beautiful color that I couldn't throw it away, so I used some on my card - so fun!

I scored two lines on my card front to represent the horizontal strip, but they didn't show enough, so I pierced a line above the top, and below the bottom scored lines to add more definition.  The maple leaf is done with the watercolor spritz technique ... and the sentiment is a sweet one that I just received from my friend Peggy - thanks Peggy!! :)

Here's the sketch:





Stamps:  Gently Falling (SU!); Delight in little things (studio g)
Paper:  White (C.C. Designs); watercolor
Ink:  Old Olive, Gumball Green, Crumb Cake, Summer Starfruit (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), scoring tool; paper piercing template, tool & mat; water mister, Stamp-a-ma-jig, green material, glue, adhesives, and dimensionals

I cut two frames from white and glued the green material between them to hold everything in place.

The maple leaf is a 2-part stamp ... I inked the inside randomly with Crumb Cake, Summer Starfruit and Gumball Green stampin' write markers.  I misted it with water and stamped onto watercolor paper.  Once dry, I inked the matching outline stamp with Gumball Green ink, misted with water and stamped on top (using my Stamp-a-ma-jig for lining up).  I fussy cut the leaf out.





Here's a close-up:






25 comments:

  1. Happy Belated Birthday, Lolly! How is that isn't written on my perpetual calendar??? I'm sorry I missed it! Your card is a watercolor delight in every way!! Love, Dolly

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  2. stunning card Loll and belated happy birthday to you, what a lovely surprise to get a new camera :) ♥

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  3. ooh wooow I love your leave this is really gorgeous and love all green on your card, simply but adorable.....GORGEOUS CARD....


    I am joining also the challenge on CASE THIS SKETCH and my card is number 44 if you would like to see it on my blog and I would be glad if you could leave me some love..many thanks before and hugs...Monika :)

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  4. Happy, happy, happy birthday Loll. Hope you're having a wonderful day - and delighted to see that your hubby actually took the hint and got you a super camera! Another gorgeous card. Love that you've recycled (upcycled?) that gorgeous packaging -mit looks fab as a backdrop to your pretty leaf. Enjoy the rest of your special day.

    Karen x

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  5. Happy birthday Loll, love your card! Fabulous layout, love that leaf, you are the definitive queen of CAS:) Enjoy your new camera.
    Val x

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  6. So fun to look at packaging from a crafter's vision. Love that green textured framed then enhanced with the maple leaf. Gorgeous. Happy Birthday wishes late but sincere. Be well Carole

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  7. Gorgeous green with the white. LOVE your beautiful spritzed and cutout leaf. I have that set just because of you my friend. Your creations are ALWAYS sooooo inspiring. TFS

    Happy Birthday again my friend :-)

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  8. Hi Loll, Happy belated birthday, hope your day was wonderful and woohoo, a new camera! :) Gorgeous card, love the frame and the beautiful greens. Cathy xx

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  9. Happy birthday a little late, Loll! What a beautiful card! The leaf is so realistic and the green panel is gorgeous! I'm glad you didn't throw it away. And as always the white space lets the colors shine!

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  10. This is stunning and I love how you stamped the leaf.

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  11. Happy belated birthday dear Loll! Nice to hear that you had a great day. Absolutely LOVE this card - that leaf is amazing. I didn't know that CAS could also be so elegant. Hugs D

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  12. My camera hints have not worked with my husband as yet.... maybe I need some tips from you lol. Love your fabulous card, especially the fabric window, it's genius!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS(E) this Sketch this week!

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  13. Belated happy birthday wishes, Loll! Your card is beautiful and serene, and I love that you've matched the sentiment colour, it looks so classy.

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  14. Belated birthday wishes, dear Loll! I love how you've recycled in this card -the leaf is so pretty too. Congrats on the new camera, well done hubby! :)

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  15. Love that leaf Loll - and the pretty paper you recycled from your plant! Happy belated b'day!

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  16. A very Happy Birthday to you Loll - belated, but sincere. Again, you have hit the bullseye! The leaf looks shiney . . . is it the camera or did you do something with your ink? Congrats on the new camera! Great pic. Sarah

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  17. Aww man, I missed your birthday? WTH? Happy ♫♫♫ Birthday to you! ♪ ♪

    I love the card, soft and gentle looking. Special! Sending birthday hugs your way!

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  18. Oh my, do we share a birthday (6/29)? And big Belated Happy Birthday wishes! I got a new camera too (from me to me...I knew what I wanted!) Your photography was great before, but I expect it will be even better when you get used to your new camera. Absolutely love this stunning card. That leaf is so gorgeous against the green & white. What a marv idea to use your pretty packing material too. It certainly helped to make this outstanding card. Very crisp & fresh effect. TFS and big Birthday Hug to you.

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  19. What a beautiful leaf card, just gorgeous, love that color green, looks great Loll.
    hugs
    Donna

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  20. Stunning card - I love your beautiful design:) hugs xx

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  21. Do hope you had a very happy birthday, Loll, a new camera is definitely a fun way to celebrate! This is a delight ... love the lime fabric you 'upcycled' ... and the bloom is so dimensional! Anita :)

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  22. SO pretty! I love the monochromatic color scheme and that leaf is AWESOME!

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  23. Congrats on being a CTS favorite with this card. It's simply gorgeous. Have a great weekend. Bev

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  24. Congrats on being a CTS favourite. I just loved your card! The colours are so lovely and the look is so very elegant! So now I am your newest follower. Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful work.

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  25. Congratulations on your 'Favorites' spot at CTS, Loll, with this lime loveliness! Anita :)

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I love hearing from you! Loll :)