Monday, October 12, 2009

Peace and Plenty

Happy Monday friends!

The card I would like to share with you today is a combination of a few weekend challenges and also gave me the opportunity to play some more with the new release from Waltzingmouse Stamps!

I used the sketch from Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge and the theme from Crazy 4 Challenges, which is to create a card with a thankful theme.

This set uses Peace and Plenty, which is hands down one of the most beautiful Autumn-themed sets I have seen. The images are large and have clean lines, which makes it easy to color with markers, watercolors, or to paper piece (check out Laurie's fabulous card here).

I decided to switch things up a bit and watercolor my image. I used various colors of Distress Inks and an aqua pen to color the image, which I had stamped with Timber Brown StazOn onto watercolor paper. Following Mercy's sketch, I added a circle element to the left side, stamped with the checkerboard image from Off Beat Backgrounds. The card base was stamped with the two leaf images also from Peace and Plenty. For a finishing touch, I inked everything up with some Distress Ink.

Thank you for stopping by today - you will certainly see more of this set in the future!


Stamps: Peace and Plenty, Off Beat Backgrounds - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Riding Hood Red - SU!; watercolor paper
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Riding Hood Red - SU!; Timber Brown StazOn - Tsukineko; Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Shabby Shutters, Fired Brick, Dusty Concord, Dried Marigold, Brushed Corduroy, Scattered Straw Distress Inks - Ranger
Other: Classic Circle Nestabilities - Spellbinders; Aqua pen


  1. Beautiful Anya! Love the still life scene and great coloring!

  2. This is beautiful Anya. TFS.

  3. So pretty Anya, Great coloring.

  4. Lovely colouring Anya! and a really fab colour scheme! Gorgeous!

  5. Really pretty! Love the coloring.

  6. hey got in both challenges! awesome job! great colors and such clean lines...gorgeous!

    thanks for playing along with my sketch for last are rockin' them out!


  7. Lovely coloring! Such pretty colors!

  8. The water coloring is just beautiful on this Anya! I love the red and purple cs and all the bg stamping! lovely Thanksgiving card!!

  9. Anya, the colors in this one took my breath away. So pretty.


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