Saturday, February 26, 2011

Nature Walk

With the winter we have had, spring has certainly been on my mind lately. Today we had a lot of rain, but when I look out in our back yard, it is still filled with snow! I am taking down the browning Christmas wreath from the front door and hanging up the one that has all of the eggs on it. If wishful thinking would speed things along, spring would be here tomorrow!

Anyway, on to this week's sketch in the Utah Diva's Saturday Sketch Challenge. You can find the sketch here, as well as all of the links to the participating members' blogs. Carol really gave me something to chew on this week, and I'm happy with the results. (Thanks, Carol, I love the challenge!)

I used the lovely stamp set "Nature Walk" (#121925 $25.95 W, #121997 $18.95 C) which is in the Occasions mini catalog. It is also the set that will be given to demonstrators attending Regionals this spring. I love all of the images in this set, and I sure hope it makes it into the new catalog in July.

Here is the recipe:
Stamps: Nature Walk, Sanded BG
Papers: Rich Razzleberry,Very Vanilla, So Saffron
Inks: Soft Suede, Early Espresso,
Accessories: Square lattice embossing folder, Early Espresso 1/8" taffeta ribbon, Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry markers, stampin' dimensionals

I also used the color spritzer tool with the Rich Razzleberry marker to add some texture and aging. And I inked the embossing folder with Soft suede ink before I sent it through the big Shot. What do you think?

If you are following the links on the Diva challenge, the next stop is Elizabeth's blog.  (Becky will be taking a break for a couple of months because of her hectic schedule in the spring.) I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Thanks for stopping by, and as always, if you have time, I'd love to hear your comments!



  1. I really like this. I don't have this set yet, but I'm seeing a lot of potential for it! Hope spring comes soon for you! Have a great weekend.

  2. What a wonderful card, Barbara! You really nailed the sketch! I can't wait to get that set at Regionals!


  3. Gorgeous!! I love it all!!

  4. beautiful barbara. glad you didn't chew and spit it out. xoxoxo

  5. This is soooo gorgeous! I am so in love with this set!

  6. Oh I like it :) I am so hanging out for this set as its in our upcoming Autumn/Winter Mini and I can preorder Tuesday!