Hello friends! Long time, no see! I was off on spring break vacation with most of the family and finally home and back to creating. We went to Arizona where we hiked in Sedona, took a train up to the Grand Canyon and then spent some time in Phoenix. It was lovely! I was happy to have a few moments to create with this wonderful sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. Designed by our fabulous Cécile, I had all kinds of ideas for it.
As soon as I saw the leaf elements, my mind went to these Lovely Layer: Winter Greenery dies. And now there is a new Lovely Layers: Nest to add on to the family (and some new spring birds too!). Seeing some of my FMS teammates making holiday cards inspired me to make one myself. I spritzed some watercolor paper using Lost Shadow and Pumice Stone Distress Spray and then added colors to the panels for the different elements. LOTS of inky fun and not really hard at all.
I sat the cardinal on the side of the nest and then started working in the greenery. May have gone a bit overboard but I loved the process of building this. The sentiment set that is meant for the birds is a holiday one and this one called out to me. And aren’t the details on this die to cut out the words fabulous? I attached the entire thing to a Grain and Grunge woodgrain print.
Thanks so much for stopping in today. I hope you are inspired to join us over at the challenge. I’ll be back on Saturday for a fun extra post! Until then, have a great week!
I absolutely love this. Well first, BIRDS. We get cardinals every once in awhile, but not very often. Everything about your card is beautiful. The sprays look amazing and also second, TEXTURE. Love it!
This card is gorgeous Jen! I just love all the different elements! That cardinal is beautiful! It all looks perfect against that woodgrain background! So glad you guys had a great family vacation!
Love your choices! Seems that I am “pinning” a lot of your creations, lately!!! So lovely!
This is absolutely GORGEOUS!! I LOVE the whole design. Your coloring is beautiful!!!
I’ve the feeling this beautiful card ‘s been somehow inspired by your fabulous trip in the west coast! I love its striking and glorious natural feel! I love the colors too.