Thursday, November 30, 2017

Stick framed

Oh boy I am really having a hard time coming up with good post titles :)

I have used these frames once before and they were a bit hard to manage with how delicate they are, but this time I layered two die cuts and that they gave it more stability and I like how it turned out.  This dark brown cardstock I use comes out looking more black but it is indeed brown :)

The flowers were cut from a large sheet I made of colorburst, shaped them and layered and top it off with a gem. I really like the layers of colors it gives to the flower.  I think I need to make up more of these big sheets with different color combo's that I can just grab and use.

I stamped the sentiment on a small piece that I inlaid into the smaller frame of the set.  Little shading around the edges with my ink and sponge dauber.

Graphic 45 - Once upon a spring time paper
Poppystamps -- Grand Stick Frame and Stitched blooms dies
Our Daily Bread Designs -- Mini tag sentiment stamp set
Me & my big Ideas -- Gems

I will be sharing more pictures today of our trip to Kentucky, after we hiked back down the mountain, hubby found us a lovely location to have our picnic that I packed before leaving that morning, it was beside a pretty creek, surrounded by a mountain and tall trees, I am so bummed I didn't get pictures, but it was nice and relaxing after the hike, we decided after lunch to just take a drive that we saw on the map that goes through the Daniel Boone National forest and doing so we came across some more trails and pull offs, this trail was mostly flat and only 1/2 mile down so we figures we had another mile in us to walk :)

This is the view at the end of the trail, since it was mid day sun the other pictures I took were into the sun and they were washed out.

As you can see we had a bit of color along the trail and pretty blue skies, can't ask for anything more. I hope you all are not sick of the fall pictures, I just hate to see fall end.

I did manage to get my Christmas tree in the living room and the small one I have in my kitchen up, today I will be working on the rest.

Thanks ever so much for taking the time to stop by and letting me know you did!!



Louca por porcelana said...

Beautiful landscapes and a pretty card!

Lowcarb team member said...

It' so lovely to see the colour along the trail and those blue skies too, I never tire of this Autumn season.

Well done with your Christmas trees.

All the best Jan

Debbie said...

when you have a picnic, you must take pictures of the location and of the food, it's a rule. this looks like a beautiful trail and your images are exemplary!!!

and that's a beautiful card...i can see how the frames would be hard to handle. my titles are always boring, but i like it that way so when i search for something specific, i can always find it - if you can follow that!!!

Anonymous said...

Connie, hooray for getting your trees up already! Good work!

Pretty trails!

What a pretty card. The dies almost look like stitching! Love the different colors in the flower.

Janice said...

Beautiful card, I love the dies you have used! Another collection of fabulous photos, thank you for sharing them :-)

Donna Phelan said...

lol you're funny, post titles :) This works! I don't think I remember seeing these stick frames, they're pretty cool! Your flower is gorgeous! Fab pictures too!

Donna Ellis said...

I love your post titles! They are always catchy LOL Don't you just fall in love with the Colors found in Nature - and how each day they change a little bit more? The mauvy-pinky-burgundy colors contrast beautifully with the golden leaves and the lingering greenery in your photos.

As for your stick frames, how fabulous! I didn't realize that one was "layered" in so many sizes. Really great card, and I can see that you were inspired by your photos! hugs, de

Darlene said...

What a great card Connie and I always love your outdoor photos! We host an annual Neighborhood Get Together (on the 10th this year) so my house is 'very festive' this year with a tree in each room (good heavens, it will take me until Easter to get this all down & put away after the 12 Days of Christmas!) lol Have a GREAT DAY!!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, gosh, I love the stick frames. They're a wish list item, but I know the skinny die cuts can be a pain to work with. The dimension of layering is always a nice effect. I like how you used the smaller frame for the sentiment. Absolutely wonderful watercolor-y flower! I always say I'm going to make up a bunch of watercolor backgrounds and then I never get around to it. Maybe after Christmas? But I've already started a list of after-Christmas goals, sigh. Thank you for sharing these beautiful nature photos, too! An irresistibly inviting path with some lovely fall colors. Oh, how I love a picnic!

Beth Norman said...

Love your stick frame. I've never seen anything like it before. It showcases your flower very nice.

Looks like a nice trail you took. I especially like the photo of the branch with the two leaves on it. Very professionally done.

April said...

Wonderful card and beautiful pictures! TFS

baili said...

Oh this is quite a delicate hardwork you have done here so brilliantly dear Connie and consequences are just BEAUTIFUL!!!

Thank you for sharing pics from your hiking ,lovely trails and so nicely captured !