March 16, 2012

Playing in Paradise #58

Happy Friday everyone, it has been a very long week for me and I can't wait for my work day to be done so I can enjoy my weekend but first...

It is time for a new challenge over at Playing in Paradise. Angela is our host this week and she is challenging us to use wood as an inspiration. I used a wood texture sheet and for good measure used a wonderful digital image with a wooden cabin.

The texture sheets are quite light so I distressed it with some dark brown ink and used lots of layers. I coloured the image with a mix of water colour pencils and Tombow markers. I finished with some twine, brown candy dots and an embellishement made of punched circles.

Supplies: Natural Ivory and brown cardstock, Wood Texture sheet - Stampin'Up!, Fiskars-Birthday Party, Designed2delight, misc twine and candy dots.

Jump, skip, hop or even crawl on over to the Playing in Paradise blog to see what wonderful creations that the design team has created. Join in the fun and you may win a prize.

On another note,  what do you think of the new blog look? I needed a change, I think it was messing with my mojo if that makes sense. I am trying clean and simple this time around. I think I may still tweek it a little so I welcome comments.



  1. Nina, Love your wood on the house take for this challenge. Very nice card work, love all the layers

  2. Nice masculine card!!
    I like your new look... I'd probably add a few more flourishes, but that's just me. :)

  3. Beautiful card Nina!

    I love the new look...the text is awesome and love the background.

    Hope you have a fabulous weekend!


  4. I like your new look ..and love the card. Girl you are talented ...I need to learn how to make a new look for my blog and how to get creative again in card making. Have a great weekend.


  5. Hey Sis,

    Your blog looks terrific, ha! I love the clean and simple look and your header is perfect! I knew you was so clever. I'm glad some of the wisdom was left over after I was born *snort* Haha, you can beat me up when I get there.

    Love ya,

    PS your card is fab too!