Thursday, April 19, 2012

{our} refuge and strength

Happy Thursday to ya!

Can you stand seeing yet another card made from these now-familiar Stella Rose papers?  ;P  I'm about ready to move on, but I've just been enjoying them so much...the colors, the patterns --yum!

I think I've been in an aqua mode lately.  It's such a pretty color --and perfect for spring too, don't you think?

Anyway, here's my {last} card using Stella Rose Hazel paper...well, for a while ;):

I found the flower among my stash and thought it would go well with the pink splatters on it...well, it did once I sponged the petal edges with some pink ink and added a pearl center. ;)   My youngest daughter thought it resembled the flowers on the designer paper.  The zig-zag stitching running vertically on the pink panel got lost behind the pearl swirl, but the card just seemed a bit out of balance without the swirl, so hidden it will remain. 

Oh, and the layout is based on this week's sketch from RetroSketches.  It's a relatively new sketch challenge blog with fun, simple sketches and a talented design team.  If you haven't heard of them before and if you love sketches, you should check 'em out. 

I hope you're having a wonderful week!

Thanks so much for the visit, and I hope you'll stop by again soon.  Until then, many blessings to you!

Supplies shown some lovin':

Psalm 46:1

Cardstock:  Colonial White (Close To My Heart)
Patterned Paper:  Stella Rose Hazel 6x6 collection (My Mind's Eye)
Stamps:  Psalm 46:1 (Verve Stamps)
Ink:  Smoky Gray VersaFine (Tsukineko), Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger), Heavenly Blue, Baby Pink (Close To My Heart)
Other:  Standard Circle Small and Large dies, Lacey Circle die (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug (Provo Craft), Daisy border punch (Martha Stewart), flower (my stash), wrinkled seam binding (MemrieMare's etsy shop), flat back pearl (Joy! Crafts), Opaline pearl swirls (BasicGrey), sponge, sewing machine, thread, foam dimensionals


carol (krillsister) said...

Beautiful card. Love all the elements. The stitching, the ribbon, those pattern papers.
Your flower came out wonderfully. Love the bling too!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Christi, this is gorgeous!!! Love that verse, too! Thank you so much for playing with us at RetroSketches!

Jackie Rockwell said...

So feminine and pretty! Love the beautiful pearl details. So glad you played along with us this week at RetroSketches!

Susan (rainy) said...

Such a sweet card! I will never get tired of these gorgeous wonderful absolutely divine papers. Love all the stitching, too, hidden or otherwise. :)

Barb said...

Well hello there! Sooo glad to see you're sharing your creativity with all of have been missed! Your card is beautiful! You haven't lost your touch. :)

Jhordan Kee said...

Nice design and choice of verse.