Sunday, September 16, 2012

Keep Climbing!

Hello friends!  I hope you have had a wonderful weekend!  It's raining here and I'm loving it!  There's a touch of fall in the air and it's my favorite season of the year!  I can't wait for the leaves to start turning!

I wanted to share a card I made for this week's sketch challenge on SCS.  I used two of this month's release sets from Our Daily Bread designs, as well as one older set. The new sets are Keep Climbing and Mountain The older set is Bird Border and Corners. I wanted to go monochromatic so I stamped with Memento London Fog ink on Flourishes White, and did some sponging of clouds and edges. My base is Mark's Finest Papers - Mossy Sage. The Spellbinders I used are Mega Ovals and Scalloped Mega Ovals. I used a SU! corner rounder punch, and three Carl punches for my little floral embellie. I had fun with this one as I love layers, yet I kept it simple and quick in design. Although I love to color.... it's nice to just stamp too!

Don't you love this sentiment?  I can attest to it's truth!  

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Craft a Scene -  must include a Scene -  Trees, Trees, Trees, Crafty-Emblies -Picture Perfect (I think this is the perfect photo I'd love to take), No Matter Which Challenges - Die Cuts and/or Punches, Di's Digis Designs Use more than one die cut or punch,Word Art Wednesday - use the free digi Scripture or any encouraging sentiment/Scripture.


Well, that's it for me today!  I hope you find yourself on the highest mountain this week!

Blessings,

36 comments:

Silke Ledlow said...

Absolutely amazing card Grace! I love you designed this card! PS..I'm ready for Fall :) at least the humidity has gone down and Summer does't feel as hot anymore...enjoy! Hugs ~S~

Conniecrafter said...

Wow that is one Gorgeous card, love the monochromatic colors, terrific design and stamping!

Tenia Nelson said...

This is sooooooo gorgeous!!!

MaxineD said...

This is stunning Grace - absolutely beautiful.
Blessings
Maxine

Karen Letchworth said...

Having to make sympathy cards is never "fun", but.....I really feel that this is so beautiful and trust that it will be a blessing, comfort and encouragement to its recipient. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing this with us at Word Art Wednesday this week, Grace. Your beautiful art is a blessing to me, and I appreciate your participation SO much.
God's blessings to you,
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

brenda said...

You've made a beautiful job of what are always difficult cards Grace.

Thank you so much for joining us at Craft a Scene challenge this month.

B x

kathi17 said...

What a beautiful card Grace. That sentiment is wonderful, and I love the monochromatic colors. I also love the layers, and the way you used one of my favorite stamps, the Bird Borders and Corners. That set works so beautifully with the mountain!

Sandie said...

This is absolutely stunning,just perfect for our theme over at Crafty-Emblies. All the wonderful frames with gorgeous images and that amazing sentiment...its beautiful.
The colour choice is fabulous...I adore it.

Sandie x

Carla S. said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Grace! I love the soft monochrome colors and the wonderful message! Hugs!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

You are so creative Grace!! You know how much I love this card since I already told you but it is definitely worth telling you again. LOVE what you did with the sketch. The monochromatic colors and your use of different stamps. GORGEOUS!!

hugs,
Chris

NancyD said...

Oh Grace, I love it when you join our challenges. This is such a lovely card with wonderful scene and sentiment. Thank you for joining us this month at Craft a Scene. NancyD

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Grace.

Hugs Riet.xx

marion said...

Lovely card Grace, so stylish, hugs, Marion

Lori said...

Grace, Your card is just Awesome! It took me a while looking at it to see what you did with this sketch. I am going to have to go on SCS to see what this sketch is. The way it is layered gives a totally dimensional look to it. I love it. Thanks for sharing! Hugs Lori R.
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seamom said...

I have no words; only awe.........

Anonymous said...

WOW Grace: What a stunning card!! So beautiful. ALL your cards and projects are so lovely. I look forward to seeing what you create next. Thank you for sharing your talent.

Margie F.

Anonymous said...

beautiful cards...

Merilee Lane said...

Grace, this card is so different than anything I've ever seen, yet so absolutely gorgeous!

Thank you for always providing me with wonderful inspiration.

Merilee

Stephanie said...

What an absolutely stunning card!! Wow! I love the monochromatic look.

scrappingnana said...

Just gorgeous. Love the scene and the soft color. TFS

Cheryl said...

oh wow this is simply stunning,the detail is just amazing bless you for playing at crafty emblies,this month hugs Cherylxxxxxxx

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Thank you for entering our second theme 'picture perfect' over on the Crafty-Emblies blog/page.

This card is absolutely stunning! I love the fact you have kept to one colour but gotten so much detail with that colour! The masking is gorgeous and shows off the stamping perfectly. Love the layers you have used and that gorgeous scene is shown off so well. Absolutely LOVE it.

I hope you will visit us again and partake in our future challenges on Crafty-Emblies.

Hugs Lisa xxxxxx DT

Mary R. said...

Oh my goodness this is a beautiful card oh my it took my breath away.

MaryRedford

SuzanneK said...

OMG this is STUNNING, so elegant, absolutely beautiful stamping. Thanks for playing along with us this month at NMW Challenges, good luck. Hope to see you again for our next challenge. Hugz Suzanne

Clare Curcio said...

Beautiful work as always, Grace! The color is awesome, and I really like the layering of panels. Hugs!

Beccalite said...

Beautiful, simply stunning. I love the colour tones and the sentiment is so so true. The flower embellishments are so delicate and add to the overall effect so beautifully. Fantastic card.

Thank you for joining in with us on our second challenge over at Crafty-Emblies.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx

SuzeJo Murphy said...

Very very elegant ! just beautiful ... Thank You for joining us in the Picture Perfect Challenge over at Crafty-Emblies x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous card and lovely sentiment. I love the monochromatic look to this.

Sue x

Angela said...

Beautifully worked card here. Love the subtle shades and how you've built up the layers with the frames. And the sentiment is truly inspirational.
Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Emblies.

Ax

adablog14 said...

Ciao Grace...
This card is super beautiful as all the others. You are fantastic and you are an artist. Excuse me but I don't speack english well.
soon Ada from Italy

Lorraine said...

A stunning card. Beautiful colours and stamping.
Thanks for joining Di's Digi Challenge this fortnight and good luck.
Lorraine x

Lenoria said...

This is such a gorgeous card, so awe inspiring and peaceful!

Divinity said...

WOW!!!!!!! your card is soo amazing!!! love the softness of it -- yet there's so much detail! beautiful stamping :)

Pattie J. said...

awesome and stunning. what gorgeous colors and so well done...beautiful...thanks for sharing.

Anne said...

WOW!

Kelly Schelske said...

Wow!! This is gorgeous! Thank you for playing along with us at Di's Digis!