Monday, January 24, 2011

PPA77 - Au Naturale

Yesterday was a tough day for Chicago Bears fans. Da Bears were shut out of the Superbowl by the Green Bay Packers within the first half of the game. I took my sorrows to my craft closet and they were quickly forgotten after immersing myself in stamping.

I turned to this weeks PPA sketch challenge for inspiration - a fabulous sketch by Margret Moody. Using the papers from Botanical Gazette, featured in the Spring mini-catalog, I created the card above. I wanted to keep the card feeling organic and natural so I kept to an earthy color palette. I colored in the flower that is featured on the paper to give it a little more life. I finished the card with a green rosette and of course the bee on the sentiment. I actually purchased the stamp set almost exclusively for this beautiful bee - >>>>>Tara Bee Ink.

On Superbowl Sunday I will, unfortunately, not be cheering on Da Bears. I think it will be the Steelers -but, there is always next year. - Go Bears!

Stamps - Nature Walk, Silhouette Sentiments
Ink - real red, old olive, marina mist, crumb cake
Paper - Botanical Gazette DSP, Play Date DSP, crumb cake, cherry cobbler, old olive card stock
Accessories- texture plate, crumb cake seam binding, dimensionals


  1. Au Tara Bee! Beautiful card - love that DSP! And we were rooting for Da Bears as well.......:(

  2. Beautiful card! Love the natural coloring and your ribbon work!

  3. Love your card and love the way you colored your flower! Perfect! Thanks so much for playing at PPA with us this week!

  4. Beautiful rosette! I love the organic feel...super job! And I hear you about Da Bears! It was sad day at the Schach shack!