Friday, January 21, 2022

May Peace Fill Your Soul


 It's time for a new challenge at Festive Friday where every challenge is an inspiration list based on a selected holiday/festivity from the traditional to the unusual. Challenge projects must include at least three items from the festivity inspiration list. Your project does not have to go with the challenge theme. You can just use 3 or more items from the inspo list for your creation.


Today's festivities are inspired by World Wetland Day, which takes place on February 2nd. The challenge runs from January 21st to January 31st.

I like to create a card for our challenge that goes with the theme. I must say that in terms of what's in my stash, this one had me stumped at first. I found one stamp set that could work, but I wasn't thrilled with it. So I Googled, of course. First I looked at wetlands images. I noticed lots of herons standing in marshes. Then I saw blue herons. Then I Googled "blue heron digital stamps". And I found this: Digital Stamp Design : Heron Bird Standing In Lake. Not only was it absolutely perfect, but it was a FREE download! (It's the little things). What luck! I downloaded it, printed it, and colored it with Copics. I then die cut it with Spellbinders Hemstitch Rectangle dies and popped it up with foam on white linen cardstock. I added a sentiment that I love from a PTI set called Peaceful Garden, mounted the white panel on a black card base and my card was complete. I used birds, grasses, green. water, blue from the inspo list.

Come play with us! Remember that your project does not have to go with the challenge theme. You can just use 3 or more items from the inspo list for your creation!

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the  Festive Friday Challenge Design team.

Ann Schach

Beth McCullough

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Melva Peters

Jaydee

Diane Evans

Joanne James

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19 comments:

I Card Everyone said...

OH, my word, Stephanie!! This guy is just fabulous - made even more so with your gorgeous Copic coloring! What a find!
I'd bookmark that site, if I were you!
That Hemstitch die set sure does get a workout, doesn't it? Always the perfect touch!
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Karen said...

This is an beautiful image and your coloring is quite impressive. Great card!

Diane Evans said...

Wow this is just amazing and I love Herons. You colours are just amazing. You are such an inspiration

Jeanne H said...

A truly beautiful bird colored by you. Wonderful crafting.

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely stunning, Stephanie! This gorgeous image is colored to perfection, and is perfect for the challenge. LOVE it!

Lisa Elton said...

What an incredible image and beautifully colored! This is so wonderfully serene. We have a great blue heron nesting site near us. My hubby's hobby is photography, he has some great shots!

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert said...

Love your card. The heron is simply stunning. Your coloring skills are so good.

Linda Callahan said...

wow what a beautiful scene! lovely card! Glad you joined us at FMS!

Sherrie Rosnick said...

I just love our Florida birds and this card is beautiful! I found the image and hope to do something just as nice as your card!

Judy Rozema said...

Stephanie, this is so gorgeous! I love your coloring! Thank you for playing along this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen Timko said...

This is just incredible. What lovely coloring. So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Dawn T said...

Your colouring is just beautiful on this gorgeous image. thanks for sharing with us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

Jen Brum said...

Gorgeous card! Just love that heron! Your colouring is absolutely fabulous! Love that sentiment as well! So beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Melanie Hungerford said...

You found the perfect image, and I love the way you colored it, gives a look of water coloring to me. I'm also going to have to look for that Spellbinders hemstitch die set, it really frames the image beautifully!

Vicky Hayes said...

Hi Stephanie, I've been admiring lots of your gorgeous creations in Blogland and have been wanting to come and say hello and wish you a happy new year, and I'm finally here :) This beautiful card is a work of art. I love the colours and the loose painterly style along with that wonderful hemstitch frame die and the heartfelt sentiment. Vicky x

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Stephanie your heron proved to be a real find and your colouring makes this a stunning card and so perfect for our wetlands theme. Just beautiful!

Jaydee said...

Stephanie, I cannot believe you downloaded this image for free - it is gorgeous and you showcased it beautifully. I also love the frame that you used, it reminds me I haven't used it for a while. Gorgeous card
hugs
jaydee

Helen Jennings said...

Just wow. I love this

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