Thursday, April 7, 2011

Encouragement


After a month away visiting family in Ottawa, I'm settling in at home again. The sun is shining, the weather is warming up, and life is GOOD!


Today the Impression Obsession designers are creating encouragement cards. I used one of the newly released clear sets (CL302 Listen), stamped simply with Versafine Black...LOVE this set! I paired it with an old favourite go-to background stamp designed by Leigh Hannan (F2051 Swirl), stamped and embossed with Top Boss Gold Embossing Powder. I added the little pearl dots with a Viva Pearl Pen.

Please take some time to see the beautiful things created by the other designers! Their links are on my sidebar. We'd love to have you join us...and you have a chance to win twenty five stamping dollars to spend at the Impression Obsession shop! Check right here for details.


The Wee Memories challenge this week is about colour...black with gold is one of my favourite combinations. Over at One Stop Crafts, the challenge is to use spots or dots. This is the bag I used as inspiration from the increasingly popular Etsy Inspired Challenge. The bag is from the XS Baggage shop...FABULOUS girlie things...go see! The Just for Fun challenge is circles...hmmm...wonder if my wee dots qualify. Over at Three Muses, they're looking for Victorian elegance. The Creative Cottage gals want to see some blank space. This is their very last challenge! SOB! City Crafter's theme this week is Cheer Up!


Thanks so much for stopping by today.

22 comments:

Julie Koerber said...

What a unique design! It's been forever since I've gold embossed but this is perfect!

Crafty_Fairie said...

Really stunning and the sentiment is beautiful thanks for sharing it with us at OSCC this week.

Kerry x

Jenny Gropp said...

I love the Viva Pearls -- I'm addicted to those pens!

Lori Saul said...

Lovely words and art- has a Victorian feel!

Shirley said...

Absolutley gorgeous and stunning too! I love the embossed look and what you did with the Viva too! I love that stuff.

Liz Martin said...

As usual, another beautiful card, Deborah. We've missed you and look forward to seeing more of your work.

Von said...

It's a beautiful card :) not quiet what we had in mind but thanks for joining us at JFF
Von

Laura said...

Great card. I have been wanting to try the pearls, but haven't had a chance yet.

Katarina said...

Simple, classy and elegant, very pretty!

Jaqi said...

Elegant card and what a lovely quote, its great

Zoechaos said...

Very elegant card but dots are really circles waiting to grow up and we were rather hoping for the fully matured shape LOL Do hope you will join us again at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

Sue said...

Hi ya
a beautiful card, luv all the pearls, pretty design,thank you for joining us at The Creative Cottage this week, sue,x

sam21ski said...

Of course your wee dots qualify, after all, they are round!!!!

Thanks for sharing and playing along with JFF this week - Sam xxxx

Dolly Daydreams said...

Lovely piece of art.

Marie

Jackie said...

This is a great card! Thanks for joining us at Etsy this week!!!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

I absolutely love that sentiment Deborah! You always have one that I can embrace and "live by". Welcome home, too.

Sue said...

This is so pretty and elegant, it reminds me of a Victorian embroidered sampler x

Conniecrafter said...

welcome back home, Love the embossing and your pearl dots, I just bought some of this product on friday, looks great with your embossing!

Shirley said...

I am posting to the albums and just realized how very very creative and inspirational your use of CL302 was! Wow!

Suzie McFloozy said...

Beautiful card x
Thanks for joining in with our last creative cottage challenge x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Kristi said...

one of my favs from IO!!!

Chriss Blagrave said...

How very elegant! Love this quote!