" I am a dreamer. I am , indeed, a practical dreamer. My dreams are not airy nothings. I want to convert my dreams into realities, as far as possible. "

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Nature's Sketchbook Stamps

A Seaside palette

A Mediterranean palette
   I am almost finished with the Nature's Sketchbook stamps. Love these stamps and had not used them since I got them. One more stamp, the bird one, and I can check this set off my goal of using all my stamps at least once. I was trying to think of a design and color theme when I happened to pick up the latest Better Homes and Garden magazine. It had some colors put together by interior designers that I thought was quite lovely.
   I used the Seaside palette with the butterfly stamp. Colored pencils, distress inks from Tim Holtz, and Cuttlebug's embossing folder helped to give the card some texture. I made the bow using a simple method I saw on a Youtube tutorial. I will find that and add it to my blog for those of you who are interested.
  I used the Mediterranean palette on the strawberry card.  I love Spellbinder's lacy circle and the spikey circle, so I put them together. This time I used Copic markers to color the strawberries and leaves.
Cuttlebug's dotted Swiss folder gave the card texture. I used the Bow Easy to make this silk bow. I added a Prisma flower with other leaves punched from Martha Stewart's collection and McGill's collection.  The black dots are from Enamel Accents.

Here are more pictures of the cards to give you a better view.

Only one more card to go using this set. I hope to get it done before we leave for Disney. Thanks for looking.....


  1. I love how you showed where you got your inspiration! You just never know when something will inspire you! You used very cool color schemes!!

  2. Beautiful! I just love that seaside paletee card. TFS.

  3. Love the cards!! Once you are finished using all your unused stamps you can start on mine!!!

  4. Lovely cards! I always find it amazing where people get their inspiration. TFS