Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Perfect Sentiments Challenge #87 - The Great Outdoors

Sometimes when I'm sick or not feeling well I like to envisage some picturesque vista that my husband and I visited on some vacation to a National Park. My hubby is a great photographer and always knows the best places to visit. Memories of these outdoor places are so soothing and inviting. This idea goes with my blog post today for The Perfect Sentiments Challenge #87:

The Great Outdoors
 
VACATION SEASON IS ABOUT TO COME TO A CLOSE AND IM SURE MANY OF YOU SPENT A GREAT DEAL OF TIME OUTDOORS. CREATE A CARD WITH USING EITHER AN IMAGE OR SENTIMENT THAT HAS AN "OUTDOORSY" THEME. DON'T FORGET TO INCLUDE A SENTIMENT ON THE FRONT!
 
I especially love summer trips to places with lakes, rivers, and tall pine tree forests. I continually marvel at the beauty of God's creations. Scenes in such places have given me memories that I carry in my mind and heart for those moments when you need an instant mental vacation.  I always tell my grown children the idea in Philippians 4:8 " Whatever things are . . .  lovely, think on these things." I chose an image and sentiment that express that idea quite well.
 
Our sponsor this week is Beccy's Place. Beccy Muir has so many lovely outdoor images. She is providing 3 of her digis to one lucky winner.
 
 
I used one of Beccy's free images that can be found on her blog, Pine Grove. I combined it with a sentiment from her store: Green..Tree..Heart. It especially reminded me of trips we took to the forests of Mt. Ranier in Washington. The silence was sometimes broken by the unique, loud call of their local Blue Jay, the inspiration for my card.
 

 
I kept this card simple. I used Basic Grey "Origins" dp as a background for the image. I edged distressed all of the papers just a little. I used some CTMH light green sparkles and hemp baker's twine that has two colors and is softer than most hemp. The blue bird and heart were cut using Cricut's Straight From the Nest cartridge. The background of the trees was lightly colored with light aqua BG00 and yellow green YG00 copics and W1, a warm neutral.
 
I hope you have some special memories of great outdoor places and that they will inspire you to celebrate those memories with a card to share with us.
 
I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
A Little Bit Crafty - Summer
Try It on Tuesday - Create a Scene
Creative Craft Challenge #16 - Tic Tac Toe (3rd column down: twine, ivory, distress)
Fab 'n' Funky #181 - Anything that looks like summer
Heck of a Challenge - Summer Holidays
Pile It On #32 - Outdoors
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

9 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful with a wonderful sentiment.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Really beautiful card. Love the way the blue pops on the background. Wonderful quote, too.Thanks for sharing it with us at TIOT in our "make a scene" challenge.

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card, love the woodland and the super quote. Thank you for sharing it with us at TioT's this time.
Yvonne

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at A Gem of a Challenge and good luck.
Mags
x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Beautiful image and a wonderful sentiment! Thanks for joining us at A Little Bit Crafty, Susan x

Pat said...

Lovely card with a super image, thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky.

Pat xx

Margaret said...

Gorgeous creation, and I love the sentiment. Beautiful background.

Alexa said...

What a stylish card this is - really lovely. Thank you for sharing it with us as TioT! x

Chris x said...

Thanks for joining us this month at a HOAC.
Chris x