Saturday, September 6, 2008

Weekend Sketch Challenge #56

Here's my contribution to Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #56. I opted for a 4-1/2 by 5-1/2 inch card instead of the square one. Nothing fancy . . . I inked up my leaf with Goldrush and used sponge daubers to add Autumn Terracotta and Cranberry. You'll probably be seeing plenty of the Nature's Vein set in weeks to come, because it's another of my favorites.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Goldrush, Barn Red, and Chocolate cardstock; Harvest paper packet (retired); Goldrush, Autumn Terracotta, Cranberry, Barn Red, and Chocolate ink pads; Nature's Vein, Weathered Backgrounds, and Treasure Life September SOTM stamp sets; Chocolate Grosgrain Ribbon; Piercing Tool; Stampin' Up Piercing Guide and Mat; 3M foam mounting tape.

Here's a photo of Bjorn and Mathias I took this morning. These blocks are one the best purchases I've ever made. They require no batteries, just imagination. We built towers and houses and a hanger for Bjorn's airplane. It was fun.

Now that I'm on my own again, I'm going to pick up where I left off with the laundry and domestic duties. When I get done, I'll treat myself with a stamping session. Now, that I've given into the inevitability of fall, I should see what I have for Halloween stamps. Perhaps, I'll be back with something spooky . . .


Beate said...

Gorgeous card, Kathi!
Thanks so much for playing!
Hugs and smiles

Stamp Your Art Out said...

I really like this card!


Jeanne said...

I'm so glad you are going to use Nature's Vein a lot. I own it, but have trouble figuring out the best way to use it. You will inspire me like you have with this great card!


Maricar said...

From blocks, you'll graduate to Legos. I love when the boys get new Lego sets. It's the one constant toy that we STILL have that all three (ages 6, 8, almost 12) will still spend hours creating with.

Wow - you're in the autumn mood, eh?