“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. 

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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!

8 comments:

  1. Oh, your card is absolutely gorgeous!

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

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

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  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!!!

    Hugs,
    Linda L3

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

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  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

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  7. This is beautiful!
    Blessings!
    ~H

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

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