Monday, October 17, 2011

A Gift of Nature

Happy Monday and welcome to another Stamps R Us Challenge. This week our challenge is being brought to you by Heart Song Designs and our theme is "Nature's Gifts." I'm using this pretty "Cardinal in a Tree" image for my card. I colored it with Copics, added a layered punched border, some BoBunny dp, a scrap of embossed white card stock, and a piece of ribbon with some black Kaiser pearls.
Here's another Heart Song Designs image, and this one is called "Acorn Wreath." Again, coloring was done with Copics, and I used Spellbinders circles and scalloped circles, cutting out the center portion to add the sentiment. A little embossing, a leaf brad, and a little ribbon finished this card.
I hope you'll find time to join us in this fun challenge. As always, you'll have two weeks to make your card, and there's always a generous prize for a randomly drawn winner, so good luck!
Be sure and stop by the Stamps R Us blog and see all my fellow DT members beautiful creations too!
Have a great Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Carol

9 comments:

Shannon White said...

Miss Carol These are Both Fabulous! Love the Autumn Wreath, I almost chose that one too!..lol Your Layout is just Super! And I love the layered sentiment in the middle! Love your Wonderfully colored Cardinal too! So Pretty and Festive. Your Big fluffy clouds are just Fabulous too! Fantastic Cards Lady! 8-)

Big hugs
Shannon 8-)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Gorgeous cards Carol!! I love your layouts and color choices!! I especially love the first with the fun bird, gorgeous sky and your use of black gingham with your color combo!
hugs,

jimlynn said...

BOTH are wonderful! Love the first one with the cardinal. So very pretty. The second one just reminds me so much of fall with those pretty colors - and wishing it would hurry and get here to Texas!
Great cards.
Lynn

Donna Hanley said...

Both of these cards are beautiful. You do such a wonderul job on the sky and clouds. I'll have to practice that much, much more. I don't think I can say I have a favorite of these two. they are so different and yet each has it's own personality. Another great job.

Kathy and Lucky said...

These are beautiful, love how you colored up the cardinal and the pine gorgeous. The second one has such pretty fall colors with the soft green behind it.

JD said...

Both I great cards, Carol, I really like the cardinal, so stunning!

Benzi said...

Oh, a pretty cardinal card and I love that punched border. Your 'acorn wreath' is just beautiful with all the Fall colors.

Marlene said...

Your first card literally made me gasp. WOW. GORGEOUS.

Diane Jaquay said...

These are BEAUTIFUL, Carol! The cardinal card is so eye catching!!!