Thursday, September 18, 2014

Virginia's Patterned Paper Challenge

It's no secret that I love collage cards, patterned papers and Nature themes and that is just what the next card is. I love patterned paper and I just love stamping on them and coordinating colors and patterns. So this challenge really appealed to me.

I've had these papers for a long while, great to use them! You will hardly see a card of mine without a bird nowadays.
I cut my birds and flowers from an old Nature Book. This is a white throat and the flower is from the Crab Apple tree.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Virginia's View Challenge # 7 - Patterned Paper

Just in time to post for the Patterned Paper challenge for this month which can be found here.

It is nice just to let the paper do the talking which is what I did in these first two cards. I stamped the Post Card stamp from Hero Arts twice over one sheet of Botanical Paper from Graphics 45. I stamped a Thank You sentiment, also from Hero Arts over the top and adhered to the same shape card stock.

I had one strip of paper left from the sheet of patterned paper so I punched out three tags and assembled on another piece of patterned paper from the same pad.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Summer events

Hi everyone, lovely to be back from a short holiday on the North-east coast of Spain and of course last Saturday was the Wedding of my son Michaël with Roxane. I couldn't have enjoyed this day more - it was a beautiful celebration and I was so happy to have my and René's family over from England and Holland. It would be too much to elaborate so I'll share one of the many pictures. This was taken in our back garden where we held the reception for about 80 guests.

It was such a busy, yet wonderful Summer.

Now on to a card for which I have chosen some Fall colors.

Stamped with a Fabric design on a page from a Nature Book in red. I already had the brown panel so I cut it to size and stamped a sentiment. Stamped the bird in the same colors and attached.