Wednesday, February 12, 2014


Here's a little card I put together for a color challenge. The challenge was to use these colors:
Brenda Rose's photo.
I love the combination!  The colors are Kraft, Lagoon, Sweet Leaf and White Daisy... very pretty together. Close to My Heart has a new paper packet with patterns using those very colors called Skylark, so that is what I used!

Here's my card:

I cut a window card using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge from Kraft paper and then cut it again the same size in the green patterned paper and then 3/4 of an inch smaller in white. I cut the white card in half and adhered the window portion to the inside of the card to create a frame, and trimmed the green window down to cover the bottom half of the front of the card. I added shimmer trim to the sides and lined the inside of the card with Lagoon patterned paper. The flowers and banner were stamped on White Daisy using a new hostess set in the Spring/Summer Idea Book.
The flowers were stamped using the masking technique and were "colored" by reversing the lined images so that the part of the stamp that is normally affixed to the stamping block was inked (in 2nd generation) and stamped directly over the lined images... a fun and quick way to color images like this!  The flowers are floating across the open window, adheared only at the edges of the leaves. I like the effect! :)
Well, it looks like we are going to get some "epic" and "catastrophic" (according to the weathermen) ice and snow in the Atlanta area over the next few days. They are predicting downed trees and power lines and hundreds of thousands of  homes without power for many days. I pray that it is not as bad as they predict. It was just 2 weeks ago that Atlanta made national news for our last snow and ice storm.  Folks were stranded all over the city-- some for up to 19 hours in icy gridlock on the highways. I personally spent 5 hours (usually a 25 minute drive) stuck on the roads on the way home from work (never made it home--eventually stayed with a friend for 2 days) and my husband's usual 1 hour drive turned into a 10 hour trek from work.  I know, not long ago I was dreaming of snow. I guess it's true, be careful what you ask for!  Atlantans are not built for this!!
Well, at least I can play with Spring-y paper. I know... winter can't last forever...  :)


  1. Those colors are fabulous together, Kristine, and I love how you used them in your sweet window card! Reminders to "smile" are necessary as this long winter has dragged on for so many across the nation. I hope you don't get hit too badly there and that you make it home/stay in/be safe/don't lose power ... you get the idea!! Hugs, Darnell

  2. I love this fun card! You are making me want that stamp set. Hope you have power and can keep on crafting!