Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Refuge & Strength..

Hello there! Ahh, Wednesday. It's almost the weekend again, right? Gotta love that. I just love my stamping time, don't you? Do you guys stamp everyday? I do. I have to...it's my quiet time in some ways. I mean, I have the TV on or my iPhone playing music, but it's still kinda like MY time to just be in my own little world.Ava usually comes in with me and we talk and share and watch TV or whatever. It's just a part of my day that I SO look forward to.



Today's card is for two challenges. The Curtain Call color challenge and the Moxie Fab World Challenge "Diggin' on Damask".  In the Moxie Fab challenge, we were to incorporate Damask into our project somehow. I used patterned paper to bring in my damask (am I the only person who loves saying that word?). The Curtain Call challenge was to use these colors:



Here is my card for these challenges:



I must say that I absolutely LOVE these blossom nesties. They are just so dang cute, no? I'm also finally learning to shade these things! I've had the hardest time..it's definitely a learning curve. Some folks make it look SO easy! 

Well, that's it for me today. I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday! Laters...

Oh, one more thing.... did you see that I was a favorite this week on the Color Throwdown blog? Ack! I was so excited to see my name up there. :)



Stamps: Psalm 46:1 Plain Jane (Verve); Life (papertrey)
Card Stock: Vanilla, Terracotta Tile (papertrey); More Mustard (stampin up); damask paper (The Paper Studio - Mirabella pack)
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard (stampin up)
Extras: Twine & button (papertrey); Blossom Nestabilities



23 brownkowments:

Amy Beth said...

Beautiful! The Life set is the perfect touch! I have it, but never can seem to put it to good use! Great job!

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

This is lovely, the colors are so warm and inviting. Love your story as well and sharing time with Ava.

BethieJ said...

Keva this is BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE everything about it.. and a BIG CONGRATS on being a favorite! That is soo COOL!!
Hope you have a GREAT day!

Rose said...

Way to go !!!
THis card is gorgeous, how do you get your sponging so perfect ! And love the way the button mimics the nestie shape....

Jean Martin said...

Wonderful use of colors Keva! Love your card! Thanks for playing with us at the Curtain Call!

stampinbygenny said...

Love the colors and the background paper is gorgeous. You're right I too am learning how to sponge. You did a great job. Beautiful card.

Amy said...

You did a fantastic job of using these colors! I like those Nesties.....haven't broke down yet and bought these! Lol. You need to give the Twinery a try......you will love their twine! Jen recommended them to me and am so glad she did! Congrats again on color throwdown!! Yay!

Christiana said...

What a gorgeous card! Love those Autumn colors and the background stamp and the sentiment. Great job on this one.

I don't get to stamp every day -- wish I could -- once or twice a week is about all I can squeeze in. I've taken lately to stamping an extra image or two when I do have time to break out the stamps, then I color in little snatches over the week when I have time. Coloring is the most relaxing part for me.

jen said...

Very pretty! Love how the button & blossoms are the same shape- and GREAT job with the shading!!! That's something I rarely do!

Sue Lelli said...

I, too, LOVE saying Damask!!! Your paper is so pretty and your shading is FAB. Haven't gotten that down yet! LOVE the flower button, too!

Vickie Z said...

Love this card!! Those nesties are wonderful!! You did a great job sponging"-- I still don't get it right!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Keva, this is a gorgeous interpretation of the Cutain Colors!!! The Psalm is wonderful!!! Thanks for joining us!!! Hugs ~S~

Cristina said...

Lovely! So great how you masked/daubed inside the die to get that border. You have skills, lady!

Laurie said...

Congrats Girly!!! Love this card too! That sentiment panel is gorgeous!!

Christina said...

Wow, Keva, this is a beauty! The damask paper is the perfect soft backdrop for these bold colors. Love the floral Life stamp you added to the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call!

Dana said...

GORGEOUS!
Such a stunning card! And no, I do not get stamping time every day. I'm jealous.

Jen Carter said...

This is beautiful! Not sure how I missed it before, but I saw it on the Show Stoppers list! Congrats and well deserved!

Noelle said...

I love your card, Keva! Congrats on being featured this week! :)

Cath said...

Hey Keva! Thanks for linking up to the Diggin' on Damask challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you came along for the ride! :)

 

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