Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sunday Stamping...part 1

It's a beautiful day here in NE Ohio!  Believe it or not - I have the windows open this afternoon.  And as I'm typing this (sitting on the couch with the laptop on my stomach), I can hear the squirrels and the birds outside.  I love Spring!

While my wonderful husband was napping this afternoon, I spent about an hour and a half in my craft room making 3 cards.  Since I'm going to submit them in different challenges, I'll be doing 3 posts...this is post #1.

This week I got an invitation in one of the comments on this blog!  Karen (thanks for the invite!) suggested that check out Word Art Wednesday.  What you don't know Karen is that I've been lurking there for a couple weeks.  LOL!!  When I first started this blog thing several months ago my goal was to participate in challenges.  I wanted to expand out of my comfort zone.  Little did I know that there were SOOOO many challenges/blogs out there in blog-land.  At first I thought I needed to participate in tons of them...but as the months have gone by, I'm discovering that I need to scale back a bit and stick to a handful so that it doesn't get so overwhelming.  I'm amazed that people can keep up with so many, but I know my limitations.  So I've been tempted by Word Art Wednesday, but hadn't taken that step yet.  So here it is Karen, I dipping my toe in the pond!

One challenge blog that I have come to love is Inkspirational Challenges.  This week is the color challenge:
 
 
And lastly for this card I had to have a sketch to go by because I don't have a creative bone in my body - but I can copy!  LOL!!  So I picked up this sketch at Sunday Sketch & Stamp:
 
 
 
The paper I used is some I've had for a very long time....yep, trying to use what I have.  Seems to be going well with me this year - but how come I haven't even put a dent into what I have yet?  Anyway, the sentiment is one that was sent to me.  I love it - it spoke to my heart.  So with the colors, sketch, and my papers/sentiment, this is what I came up with (I can't say that I've overly happy with it - but gee, aren't we our own worst critics sometimes?):
 
 
On to post #2.....



10 comments:

Karen Letchworth said...

The shapes are very cool and creative, Zella, and I just LOVE this sentiment. You are a very creative artist, and I'm so blessed that you've stopped by to share your delightful art with us. May God continue to bless your days as you create and share your art.
Hugs,
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

sandie said...

great use of these papers Zella and the sentiment rally does speak to the heart. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational.

Ellen said...

Yes. We are usually our own worst critics. I know I am! Anyway, I love the shapes and patterns and textures. The sentiment is so special and was a good message for me this morning. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational!

Lynn McAuley said...

Wonderful layout to frame this fabulous sentiment!!

Kylie said...

Gorgeous use of our colours! Thanks so much for playing along at Inkspirational xx

Mynnette said...

I do love all the patterns and textures together! Beautiful sentiment, too! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational! :)

Meighan Wheller said...

Great take on the colours for our challenge this week Zella. Fabulous layout and lovely sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational this week. Meighan

Carole said...

Super card Zella, great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us this week @ Sunday Sketch & Stamp.
Happy Crafting
Carole xXx

Samantha - Sparkly Moo said...

Great card, lovely colours :)
Thanks for joining us at Sunday Sketch and Stamp x

Dawn Barrett said...

I like how you broke up the lines and angles of the embossing/papers/bling with the curvy sentiment panel!