Friday, January 13, 2017

Warmest Wishes

I wanted to make a card for a friend celebrating a birthday,
and having back surgery.

For inspiration I'm playing along with Fusion,
celebrating their 3rd Anniversary.

Really wanted to fuse the sketch with the photo,
but the photo won. Loved the warmth of the red coffee pot and cups.
Stamped with my Misti, so I could sponge Ink 2 colors. (Seem to 
be doing a lot of that technique lately :))

Wanted to show you how we're doing with all 
this rain. 
This is a picture of Ryan, my son and Eli, my grandson,
enjoying our extra full lake.

Today is a dry day, but we've had rain to make up for 
5 years of drought. Although I'm grateful, our ponding basin came to the top,
and over. We lost a few tree limbs during the week's storm, some of 
which you can see floating.

The ducks don't seem to mind the flood!
More rain on Wednesday!

PTI: Cup Of Cheer, You've Been Framed: Oval,
Background: Richard Gary Embossing Folder.
Tray: Tim Holtz Wood Grain rubber stamp
Inks: Ranger Archival Carnation Red, Shaded Lilac Distress,
PTI: Spring Rain, Aqua Mist, Smokey Shadow, Scarlett Jewel.
Play along for a few more days here:


  1. WINNER!! This is perfect in every way Nancy. I love the bit of shading on the coffee pot and mugs. The inking on the embossed base is pretty too. And then there are the pretty little swags. Love this to bits! I'm so happy you're getting the much needed rain!! We've been rainy for a few days too, odd for us in January. I can't imagine how much snow it would amount to!!

  2. How clever of you to use that cover plate with the oval as a tray for the coffee pot and mugs. So sweet! Love the blended color too! A perfect take on the inspiration photo. So glad you're faring well with the rain.

  3. Love your embossed background...I'm new to RG folders, but totally in love with them! And your blending on the coffee pot and mugs is perfect...lovely, lovely card Nancy! And I'm glad the drought is over for you but can see where it is making a bit of a mess! Hopefully no more flooding! :0)

  4. This is beautiful!! I LOVE how you sponged more then one color on the coffee pot/cups. Never thought of doing this but really brings lovely dimension to the images!! I also LOVE your background. Stunning design!

  5. A very beautiful card, Nancy! Good news on the rain to break the drought. Thanks for joining us in celebrating Fusion's 3rd anniversary!

  6. Wow this is beautiful! I love it! Total winner - the embossed inky background.. clean stamped coffee.. and that little wood tray! Amazing! Great pics of the guys too - looks like a perfect day!

  7. Beautiful in every way! A fan-tastic addition to the Fusion gallery!!

  8. Beautiful, Nancy! Love your coloring and the cozy look the embossing gives! I'm sure you're happy to at last have rain. Wonderful picture of your son and grandson!


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