Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Congrats to the Newlyweds - DS106 and WAW86

Hello Delightful friends and family!

Hope everyone has enjoyed their first week of summer.  We have experienced 3 days of light rain, perfect for my flowers and lawn but the humidity is 90% and we are feeling it!  The trickle of perspiration down my back is about to drive me crazy.  I finally had to take a walk around the block just to cool off!  But I did manage to make a card for a wedding that's coming up this weekend before heading out.  
I haven't entered  a sketch challenge in so long but when I saw this one from Jen Shults (Deconstructed Sketch #106) I knew it would be perfect for the card.  I've used the Penny Black  hydrangea from the "Flower Festival" set and colored it with Copic markers.  This was my third attempt at coloring this image!!  Finally I got it at least presentable!

 (Inside of the card)

I'm also entering this in Word Art Wednesday (Anything Goes) #86

The ingredients I've used for my card:
Stamps: Penny Black; Taylored Expressions (Birds of a Feather and In the Word)
Paper: Basic Grey Soleil (Fresh Air); Cosmo Cricket (Odds and Ends);
Card Stock: Bazzill and Neenah
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Copics: BV000, BV01, BV02, BV13, BV34; B60; R83; YG13, YG17.
Ribbon (Taylored Expressions Key Ingredient Kit)
Spellbinders Nestabilities Scallop Circles and A2 Matting Basics

Thanks so much for visiting!  Hope you have a blessed day.

For You O LORD, will bless the righteous; with favor You will surround him as with a shield.  Psalm 5:12



  1. Natalie I love this card and your coloring is just out of this world beautiful! I am sure the ones prior to this were also beautiful. And, love the verse on the inside. I have to remember that one.

  2. Natalie,
    The card is GORGEOUS! I love it, inside and out.
    We appreciate your participation in our weekly AG challenge. Thank you so much for showcasing this wonderful art with us at WAW.
    Psalm 23 Blessings,
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. Beautiful card, Natalie! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Deconstructed Sketch!

  4. Natalie, this is a beautiful card. I love the way you colored the flower, so beautiful and so real looking. You did a great job on this beautiful card. I love it.

  5. This is so beautiful Natalie! I love the rich colour you've given the card!
    We are experiencing a ton of heat here this week and I'm just not used to it! LOL I've been hiding inside or in the shade and treating sunburns in my kids who, by the way were slathered in sunscreen???? Praying you get some nice gentle breezes to cool you off!

  6. Oh Natalie, where do I start? I LOVE this for so many reasons. I love the image, I LOVE the scripture, I love how you followed the sketch so perfectly, and I just LOVE the purple. Such an amazing creation, and how VERY grateful I am to have you share it in our challenge. I hope you're having a VERY blessed week, and that you will join us again soon. Your art is blessing to me and I thank you SO MUCH for stopping by!
    Word Art Wednesday

  7. This is wonderful! Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers to work with in making cards - your is awesome!

  8. What a beautiful card!!! Your coloring is great! I really like the purple and it's just as beautiful inside as out. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Word Art Wednesday.

  9. We have also had rain-- however, it's like a downpour daily! It's hurricane/rainy season so we are used to it:)

    LOVE that beautiful hydrangea image-- gorgeous coloring! LOVE the ribbon too! I also love that you decorated the inside-- I'm working on doing that with my cards:) LOL!

    Congrats to the newlyweds:)

  10. this is beautiful and what awesome coloring my friend :)
    have a great weekend :)

  11. A very sweet and delightful card - thank you for sharing with us :) Have a wonderful 4th of July, Natalie.


  12. This is wonderful Natalie! Your coloring is perfection and this is such a wonderful wedding card! Have a blessed day! XO

  13. This is so sweet! A beautiful wedding card! Thanks for joining us for DS106!

  14. Beautiful card Natalie. Love the hydrangea and the coloring. The ribbon is so pretty.