Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday.
I hope you all enjoyed this glorious fall day. Well, it was glorious in our neck of the woods. The sun was shining for a change! It has been dull and grey and wet and windy for so long, that I honestly felt as though I had been transported back to England! However, today is bright and crisp and really beautiful!
The fabulous Sandy has a great challenge for us at the Paper Players this week and it's my turn to host on her behalf. All my regular blog readers will know that this theme is right up my alley!
It's another fabulous badge from Nance, too!
Lou and I were driving home the other night at sunset and passed one of our local lakes. I was totally caught up in the reflection of the water and how there was a bright orange band just above the lake with an almost white band of light above that and then the sky went from a paler blue to a dark blue. It was absolutely gorgeous. One of those sunsets that we only seem to get at this time of year. The colors are much colder than the right pinks and very bright oranges of summer. I didn't have my camera with me, but knew that I wanted to remember the colors and shades to use on a card.
When I saw Sandy's theme, I knew that it was exactly the right time to bring that image to life. All I needed was Wetlands, some sponges and my Pumpkin Pie, Night of Navy, Marina Mist and Island Indigo ink pads.
Here's my card
I loved the circle as it made me feel as though I was looking through a telescope. Lou, however, wanted to see more of the inked area and asked me to show it with a rectangle cut out instead of the circle. He felt that you got more of the effect of the sunset as there is a slight orange tinge to the water. I like the rectangle, but I still think I prefer the circle. What do you think? Which do you prefer? I'd love to hear your opinion.
Now, don't forget to check out the fabulous cards from the design team.
And then pop along to the Paper Players and play along with us this week. I can't wait to see what you do with this great theme!
On a personal note:
It's been a very long week this week - even though it was only a three day work week! I put in nearly 40 hours in those three days, I might add. Consequently, I got no where near my craft room and had little time to do anything else. I was so glad when Friday evening arrived!
Lou is out in the garage finally getting it sorted. He still had all of his garage "stuff" in boxes from our move. Now, let's remember we moved in May 2012! I couldn't stand the mess of the garage any longer, so we went off to Home Depot and bought some storage cupboards, a tool storage system and we are starting the get the place looking reasonable! We really had to do it now, before it got any colder!
Sally, wanted to let you know that your mousepad is on its way to you!
As always, thank you for your visit. Warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight. I'll be back tomorrow with a card!
Card recipe - all ingredients Stampin' Up! unless noted:
- Card stock: Midnight Muse, Whisper White
- Stamp: Focal image: Wetlands. Sentiment: Titled Banner Sayings (SSS)
- Inks: Island Indigo, Marina Mist, Pumpkin Pie, Night of Navy. StazOn. Versamark
- Tooks: Blending tool (Ranger). White embossing powder. Titled Banner Die (SSS)