Saturday, January 28, 2012

Just Because

Happy Saturday, everyone! Even though I am retired, I still look forward to the weekends. It's just a slower pace and time to connect with family. And a Sunday afternoon nap helps recharge my batteries for the next week! :-)

Here is the sketch for the week, DIVASC173. You can check here on the DIVA blog to see everyone who participated this week. Tammy has provided us with wonderful sketches this month, hasn't she?

Looking at the sketch, I decided I would flip through my catalog and look for a long image to use in place of the flower. So much for that idea! When I stumbled across "Notably Ornate" I knew where I wanted to go with this. I flipped the sketch on to its side and added a lot of texture. I love cards that are done in neutrals, and this fits the bill.

I used a minimal amount of supplies on this card!
Ink: Soft Suede
Paper: Very Vanilla and Soft Suede
Stamps: Notably Ornate
Accessories: Pearls, Big Shot, Houndstooth and Vintage Wallpaper embossing folders, sponge daubers, Word Window and Modern Label punches, Versamark pen

All right, now it's true confessions time! This is the first time I have inked this set, and I bought it as soon as it came out. I have it in both clear mount and wood mount, since I earned the wood mount as a prize at Convention 2010 for a necklace I designed using our Simply Adorned line. Speaking of Simply Adorned, it will be discontinued at the end of May 2012, so if there is anything you want to order from the line, get it while you can!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a terrific weekend!



  1. Love all the texture, Barbara! Your card is gorgeous!

  2. So elegant and vintage-y!! I love it!

  3. love it ... love the tones, the textures, the aged feel to it :)