Monday, August 6, 2012

Blue and Green

We've just returned from eleven days on the road.  We had a fabulous trip to Glacier National Park in Montana where we spent six nights in our cozy tent followed by a couple of days of fun at Silverwood Theme Park in Idaho.  We saw thirteen grizzly bears in Glacier, mostly from a distance, thank goodness, so that was definitely one of the highlights of our trip.

Last night I had to play along with my favorite challenge, Less is More, which I've been missing the last few weeks.  The challenge this week is to use blue and green.

For my first card I paper pieced a flower stamp that I picked up at Michaels a while back.  I used two shades of blue for the flowers.  The sentiment is Fiskars.  I ran the main panel through the Cuttlebug with my PTI linen impression plate for some texture.


For my second card I used a favorite image from Hero Arts delicate leaf clusters.  I inked it first in green and then rock and rolled the edges in navy blue.  I spritzed it lightly with water and then stamped.  I added the sentiment in navy.  The first one is stamped on PTI rustic white and the second is stamped on a piece of watercolor paper and then impressed with a PTI impression plate.



I'm looking forward to doing some blog hopping and getting caught up with everyone.  If you've made it this far, here are a few photos from our trip. 



22 comments:

shirley-bee said...

All three cards are beautiful, Ann! The Hero Arts delicate leaf clusters stamp goes so well on a sympathy card, I will have to buy it.

Your trip photos are stunning - that scenery is awesome.

Rhonda Miller said...

These are beautiful.

Lynn said...

Oh wow! Your pictures look like post cards! Looks like a gorgeous vacation. Love all your cards especially the crisp colors on the first one.

Chrissie said...

Ann, these cards are gorgeous and match the colours of your holiday pictures perfectly.
All super!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Kath said...

Fabulous cards - and holiday photos!
Kath x

Rosemary said...

amazing cards, ann!! love the design of the first one!

Judy1223 said...

Welcome home, Ann! Thirteen grizzly bears? Yikes! Your secenic photos are breathtaking...what an awesome trip it must have been!

I love your cards for the LIM challenge...I really like the first one, bvery quaint and cute! The second and third cards are lovely...wishing I had that HA stamp.

Thanks for sharing...and welcome home!

Karen Nutkins said...

Lovely cards, and it looks like your trip was amazing.

Sandra said...

Great cards love the effect the spritzing gives on the second one.
Sandra

onecraftymama said...

Looks like it was a wonderful trip! Seeing bears in person is something you never forget - even from a distance!
I love the cards - especially the sympathy cards. I have to make some of those today :(

Dotty Jo said...

Great cards and stunning pictures - a real festival of blue and green! Jo x

Linby said...

Great cards and beautiful pictures.
Linbyx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Ann, Beautiful cards, all three rock :0)Your LIM card is simply wonderful, must have taken quite a while to paper piece all of it! Your holiday photos are absolutely breathtaking what scenery and grizzlies too a bit scary LOL Gay xxx

lostinpaper said...

Love all those shades of blue flowers! And you just reminded me that I have the leaf clusters set and really need to get them out to meet ink again. Thanks for the inspiration!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Nice to have you back, Ann! TFS the gorgeous photos of your trip; looks like you went to heaven to me!!

I love your cards. LOVE your cards. Great idea to roll the leaf tips in navy, so thanks for that inspiration!!

Victoria said...

Both cards are fabulous blue and green combinations, but I especially love the slightly quirky style of the first one.

Grenouille Greetings said...

Very pretty cards, Ann! Hugs, Lesley

Vicky Hayes said...

Welcome back Ann! All lovely cards but I am bowled over by the top one with those Art Deco style flowers. Thanks for showing your photos - they fit in very well with the blue and green theme! Vicky x

Bonnie said...

Cute flowers and I love the sympathy cards! Those leaves always make me think I'd like to have them in my collection! Your vacation sounds wonderful. Such beautiful scenery!

Viv said...

Fabulous cards, can't choose a fav :) Viv xx

Susan said...

Sounds like you had a great vacation! Love the photos...makes me want to go there! Great cards for the LIM challenge...my personal favorite is the first one. Great looking paper piecing!

Mandi said...

Superb cards Ann
Thanks very much
mandi
"Less is More"