I don't usually play this challenge, but when I happened to notice that this week's Queen was Nancy, I had to pay her the honor. I am admirer of Nancy's wonderful style, and I love the way she uses both the old and the new, mixing handwork with digital enhancement.
I chose THIS card to be inspired by. I don't know how Nancy juggled so many layers plus several kinds of sewing here and ended up with something that looks so resolved and clean and crisp, but I guess that's Nancy for you! I didn't try to duplicate it. I just tried to capture its charming rustic beauty. Thanks for all your inspiration, Nancy!
Date: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 GMT Views: 451
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 76490
Wed, Jun 11, 2014 @ 10:22 AM
What, you didn't take this as an opportunity to venture into stitching ;-) - joking. The amazing fibre banana paper has all the texture you could want and I don't think I'd try stitching on that! I totally love the little ladyburd on the sunflower, a tiny detail that adds so much. I know it's in the stamp - makes me wish my big sunflower came with a little ladybird, though, it's so sweet.
Registered: January 20, 2010 Location: Brampton, Ontario Posts: 15497
Wed, Jun 11, 2014 @ 10:24 AM
I think you have captured the essence of Nancy's card and style very well! Love that image of sunflower and bug. It looks great on the embossed panel. Wonderful rustic 'handmade paper' looking background. All round lovely card!
Registered: March 31, 2008 Location: Eastlake, OH Posts: 22185
Thu, Jun 12, 2014 @ 8:10 AM
WOW Robin! I love that background and that fabulous sunflower! I've always admired your work and I am so honored that you cased my card! Love that banana paper, something I have and never think to use it. I LOVE the way that looks! Thank you SO much!