It isn't often that I can combine three challenges all on one card. I really like this clean and simple design and, after the day I've had, it was nice to have something go just the way I planned it. In an already full day, others decided I needed to add more to my agenda. Suffice it to say that I got it all done, survived the heat of the day and I'm taking the rest of the evening off. I'm just here long enough to share my card with you.
Stamp Sets: Background Bits - sentiment, Delicate Details, High Tide - birds, In the Meadow (all Stampin' Up!); Ink: Night of Navy; Distress Oxide Inks: Faded Jeans, Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint (Ranger - Tim Holtz); Cardstock: Watercolor Paper (Strathmore), Whisper White Thick (Stampin' Up!)
The theme of birds is from The Paper Players Challenge. The line of birds flying through the air gave just the right finishing touch to my design.
For the summer theme at the CAS Watercolour Challenge, I tried to give the illusion of the trees swaying in the breeze. So, no, it's not suppose to look blurry, just windy.
The sketch I used is from the Retro Rubber Challenge. I loved the simplicity of the sketch. The stamp I used that is older than one year is In the Meadow which was featured in the 2016 Occasions Catalog.
So glad you stopped by the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,
Wonderful CAS design, Marsha. I love your sketch, colors and Summer breeze. TFS and joining us at CAS Watercolour. Hugs...ReplyDelete
Thanks, Nancy! It's one of those cards that just seemed to come together on its own.Delete
Hi Marsha! Another lovely card from you! Beautiful images and a clever way (the scallop border) to follow the sketch! Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber! I am always excited to see you in the gallery!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Jane! I so appreciate your kind comments. Retro Rubber is such a fun challenge.Delete
love the movement in the card, Thanks for joining CAS Watercolour :)ReplyDelete
Love your creativity with the sketch! Your combining of three challenges was wonderful as well and never an easy task. Thank you for playing along with us at Retro Rubber and always love seeing you in our gallery.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Debbie! It isn't often that I even try to combine three challenges but these just seemed to be made for each other.Delete
What a lovely combination of 3 challenges, Marsha! Love the color combination. And the scallop detail sets the scene off beautifully. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with Retro Rubber's sketch challenge. You certainly set off the gallery with a lovely entry!!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Katy! It was a fun card to put together.Delete
You've created such a lovely image, Marsha. I do love the way the colours move around in the sky - lovely combination of colours. The way the birds seem to fly out of the page adds such a lot to the card. Thanks for joining us again at Retro Rubber.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Jan! I've been playing with my Distress Oxide inks so I have all of these backgrounds I've made. The birds are one of my favorite images from the High Tide stamp set.Delete
Your watercoloured sky is gorgeous, Marsha!! Beautiful summer scene. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Loll! I figure the more I play with watercolor, the more things will look the way I want. Is that wishful thinking? :-)Delete
Marsha, love your card, I love the background colors and all the elements you added to your card. Thanks for joining Retro Rubber!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Donna! I'm having so much fun with those Distress Oxide inks. They make for some wonderful backgrounds.Delete
THis is a beautiful summer scene, Marsha! I love how the birds added to this fantastic scene! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Bonnie! I spent many a summer day sitting out on the porch watching the trees sway in the breeze and the birds flying overhead. :-)Delete
Hello Marsha: What a lovely sunset card, love the sky you created for it, your birds are a fabulous detail, adds so much to this lovely scene, the scalloped detail is a beautiful way to follow the sketch.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing with us at RETRO RUBBER, hope you play again soon.
Thanks, Maria! Loved the sketch.Delete
Lovely card MarshaReplyDelete
I love the subtle sense of movement in the card, both in the image and in how you've used colour. Great card!ReplyDelete