“Art is not so much expressing oneself, as it is discovering oneself.” - Anawanitia

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Go Organic!

Here is another AWESOME challenge at KL Stampin' N Scrappin' 

Challenge # 25: "Organic"

This week's challenge is in honor of Earth Day. The challenge is to use something organic on our our card.  Oh baby! Did I have fun with this?!  My creative juices were flowing, and I was inspired to create this card, by a wall art piece my sister made for me a few months ago. 

(Click on the image for a larger view)

I created the background using yellow, orange and green pigment inks.  I used torn paper to create template masks for the sun and skyline,  then stamped the forefront with the grass scene.  The flowers are handmade (of course, you know me & my paper flowers! LOL!)  All of the other elements are real.  I collected small leaves from the shrubs in front of our house, as well as twigs, sprigs of juniper, and the "gravel" is poppy seeds!  I was quite happy with the results of this project.  Even Scott and my son were impressed.  Their compliments were a huge boost of confidence and inspiration for me.

My thanks to Kathy at KL Stampin' N Scrappin' for another GREAT CHALLENGE!

I have also entered this creation in
Gingersnap Creations - GC49: Chestnut Theme Challenge - "The Good Earth"
I was trully awed by the spectacular artwork at Gingersnap Creations - I highly recommend you visit the Gingersnap Creations blog. Their designs are absolutely beautiful, and very inspiring!

I am so happy you visited today! Please leave me a comment to let me know you stopped by.  Have a fantabulous day!


  1. Oh, your card is absolutely gorgeous!

  2. OMG, Annette, how much work went into this card. It is absolutely stunning.
    Hugs xx

  3. A Gorgeous card I love the background and the flowers..
    Mandy xx

  4. Annette, this is absolutely gorgeous! Every little detail is perfect! We're so glad you shared it with us at Gingersnap Creations! It's breathtaking!!!

    Linda L3

  5. Beautiful.Thanks for joining our B theme on Gingersnaps.

  6. You totally rocked this one, Annette! I thought it really looked like one of those pretty dried floral framed pictures/shadow boxes. I am amazed at how many items you were able to incorporate into the entire scene, and I LOVE the use of the poppy seeds. Way to Go, girl! :) Kel

  7. This is beautiful!

  8. Congrats, Ginger Gem! This is an amazing piece!


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