God's Work of Art

It's so much fun to spend some time each day in my craft room.  :)  Here is today's creation.   

When I saw today's Colour Q challenge I thought it would be perfect for this stamp set.  The colors combine to look like the end of summer to me.  I don't have Soft Sky, it must be a retired color, so I substituted with Pool Party.  I had to add a bit of green (Pear Pizzaz) for the grass and leaves, but I used some So Saffron to the plant leaves to keep it close to the original challenge.

Here is a close up so you can see some of the details.   The coloring was done mostly with a blender pen, but I used an aqua painter for the sky and ground. 

The hardest part of this card was figuring out how to add the sentiment.  I ended up stamping the sentiment twice.  First in Pool Party, and then in Chocolate Chip.  I punched that out with the Large Oval punch, then used dimensionals to adhere it to the Pool Party Blossom Punch out.  The blossom leaves were curled using a bone folder. 

What will you create using these colors?  Will you make an outdoor card to celebrate the end of summer?

Creative Blessings,

Stamps: Summer Afternoon (hostess), Trust God
Paper: Sweet Shop DSP (retired),
Misc.: Designer Brushed Bronze Button, Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon, Calypso Coral Bakers Twine, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder


Sylvia said...

Lovely card, Heather, beautiful verse! so happy you shared your card with us this week at the colourQ.

Dorothy S said...

I like this a lot, with the fresh look and offset image - especially the leafy bg for the sentiment.

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous image and so nicely colors with the challenge colors! Thanks for playing with the CQC this week and sharing your creation!

Lynn McAuley said...

I love the colors, and I wish this swing was on my back porch!! Great card, Heather!

Paige said...

Truly beautiful and love the sentiment! This should be framed!

Andrea said...

This card looks so peaceful! Love how you used the oval punch inside the flower.

Tracey McNeely said...

All your details are lovely. What a great image. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the colourQ!

Brandie Schmiesing said...

Beautiful card! I love how you stamped the sentiment. I just ordered this set..now I can't wait to play with it! :-)

Patrice said...

Fabulous card - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup again this week!


Kara said...

Very pretty! Love the bench swing! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the colourQ!

Desire Fourie said...

This is so beautifully designed. Loving your creative style. Wishing you a fab Thursday.
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