Monday, May 13, 2013

Challenge #60- "It's Natural"

The theme for this challenge is "It's Natural".  This is a really easy challenge.  You can make anything that deals with nature  in anyway i.e. flowers, animals clouds, grass. Also, you can post emotions too-anger, love, and fear.  These emotions are natural. As you can see, you have a wide range of things you can post about.
I love working with mainly black and white.  This little image from Sticky Bear Digital Outlet looks just like my dog Hershey.  I used a base black card with a black and white mat under the image.  In the ribbon buckle is a piece of silver ribbon.  It runs up the left side and a small piece is placed under the image for balance.

This sweet scene from Stitchy Bear seemed so peaceful to me that I wanted to use my Chinese calligraphy  "peace" stamp and this nice designer paper with trees to accent the main image.  This scene makes me want to sit, relax and reflect!  I hope the nature challenge makes you feel peaceful too.  Please join us!
 I used an image from Stitchy bear, coloured with prisma colour pencils and oms then cut the image out so the flowers flowed off the edge. I used early expresso for the layer under the image, I had to try my new butterfly embossing folder for the background. What is more natural than the blue of the sky and the brown of the earth.
I chose the "Baby Bug" digi from the Stitchy Bear Outlet for this sparkling card.  Image was colored with Prisma colored pencils then rhinestones added to the spots on the wings and black stones forthe tip of her antani.  I chose to mask the image and stencil a floral background instead of trimming her out.  I took Gelatos to the front of the card and then stamped tiny flowers all over.  I mounted the image on black cs then onto the card.  Paper grunge flowers, brushed with black acrylic paint finished it off nicely.  Thank you to the Stitchy Bear Outlet for being our sponsor this week.
My choice of image, generously supplied by our sponsor  Stitchy Bear - Berry Bear is Backyard, a fabulous digital image with so many possibilities. I decided to use it as is in black and white. I layered it on mirror board and then onto a black card. 3 punched leaves were added as well as some Crystal Stickles to the image. The sentiment was handwritten in silver and overwritten with my Gelly roll. Hope to see many nature inspired creations!
I have used this cute fairy image from our sponsor to  decorate  a  gift voucher purse.

Thanks to Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet for sponsoring my challenge for the next two weeks.  Stitchy Bear is the place to go for digitals as they are an outlet for loads of digital stamps by numerous companies.  I am sure you can find that perfect image there.


  1. Hallo zusammen,
    Eure Karten gefallen mir ganz besonders gut.
    Vielen Dank für die schönen Inspirationen.
    Viele Grüße, Carmen