Friday, August 13, 2010

Sing in the Rain

I made this card for Monday's Clean And Simple Challenge over on Split Coast - Garden Theme.

I stamped my silhouette flower image from the Floral Silhouette Set by Rubbernecker Stamps and cut it out with a circle nestability. Then I sponged it with 3 colors before removing it from the die. I used my Ranger Inkssentials Blending Tool for this applying each color ink in a circular motion from the outside edge in. I use my Ranger Non Stick Craft Sheet under my project - that helps the sponge glide smoothly onto the card stock.

I adhered the circle to the card with foam dimensionals, added a little bling and stamped the sentiment in the corner. The sentiment is actually part of a longer verse from a set called Petite Word Set # 2000 - I just inked up the words I wanted and stamped it in the corner here.

Clean and Simple!
Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps - Floral Silhouette Set #467, Petite Word Set #2000
Paper: Vintage Cream - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress/Bundled Sage, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey
Accessories: circle nestabilities, sponge & Applicator Inksentials Ranger

I promised to share a few pictures from my vacation travels a few weeks ago.

First I have some from Lake Winnepesaukee, NH where my girlfriend has a cottage right on the lake. This is the view from a side window in their lovely front den. (there are windows around the whole room looking out at the lake)

This is one of the cottages outbuildings - it has a bedroom with it's own bathroom and a little kitchenette. Kent and I used it to store our stuff and change into our bathing suits. The main cottage has 2 bedrooms plus sleep sofas in the den and one in the diningroom.

This pic was taken when we were out for a ride in their motorboat - looking back to their cottage - the light section in the middle is the front den and the building up to the right is the little outbuilding we used. (as shown above!)
And here's Rob and DH Kent chatting on the deck.

On another day - we went to Plum Island - a beach and reserve on the coast near Newburyport, MA, USA. There are several areas you can hike through. This pic below was taken at the end of the 'Dunes Walk'. Here we see the sand dunes and the Atlantic ocean as well as a little lobster boat right there in the middle of the picture (can you see it?!)

Here are some steps along the way on the "Marsh Walk".

And an outlook stop along the walk.

There is also a canal section where we saw the most wild life of the day - a white heron, a blue heron, a beaver bringing leafy branches into his beaver dam, several different sea birds and geese. Here are about 15 geese walking from one inlet - over the walkway to another inlet on the other side! They were all lined up and waiting for quite some time until no one was on the walkway. It was funny to watch!

So there's just a little taste of my 'day trip' vacation - I'll be taking another one in early September!
Fun Alert: check out the fun challenge going on at Waltzingmouse - make a project using one of the free templates Claire has at the store - check out all the deets here !!!! come join the fun! You have to post by Sunday 8/15!


Laurel said...

So pretty!

Crystal said...

Fabulous CAS Card Julia and WOW GREAT photos....:) Happy Friday

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Julia.
So gorgeous photos.

Hugs Riet.xx

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Julia! Your card is gorgeous! I love how you created that background! All you travel photos look wonderful - I enjoy seeing your pics of the great outdoors & family fun :)

Donna said...

it's so pretty there!! your card is beautiful!

maryr917 said...

this is a great cas card julia-I really like the silhouette image-thanks for sharing the vacation photos-the spot looks peaceful and serene