Thursday, May 16, 2013

Can You See the Forest for the Trees?

My card today was inspired once again my Mynnette Kitchen.  I saw this picture on her web site and decided to check it out.  The original inspiration came from For Your Inspirational Challenge.
Then I went in search of a sketch.  I knew because the picture was busy I wanted something clean and simple...ah yes CAS(e) This Sketch.  Not much simpler than that.  
Now my take on the inspiration picture was that I could see three definite colours, green, yellow and grey.  Those were the colours that I chose for the card. 
The nice thing about making a card like this one, with no sentiment on it until you need it, it allows you to decide if you want to use it in the portrait or landscape form.
To give the focal point a little more umph I stamped and punched out then distressed the edges of the postage circle.
I really like how this card turned out.  I think I got the colours just right and the distressing of the edges goes along with how birch trees shed their bark, even if I did use an oak leaf for the stamp.

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  1. Love your take from the photo! Thanks for joining in with FYI~

  2. Beautiful card - love your inking! Thanks for playing along at For Your Inspiration!

  3. OH my goodness, Nancy, this is absolutely CAS perfection! Gorgeous use of the photo and sketch--just stunning! Thanks for joining us at FYI! :)

  4. Love this! Your take on the inspiration photo is wonderful. So glad you joined us at FYI!

  5. Very artistic. Love your take on the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us @ CAS(E) this Sketch!

  6. Those torn edges are so neat. Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) this Sketch.