Saturday, February 28, 2009

Beauty of the Earth



First of all, I have to say I *love* this sentiment. Mostly because it reminds me of one of my favorite choral songs, which shares the same name. If you aren't familiar with it, you can hear my favorite arrangement (by John Rutter) here. It really is lovely. I sing with our city choir, and we've done this piece a few times over the years.

ANYHOW! The set I used for this card is from Sweet n' Sassy Stamps, and it's called Autumn Blessings.... but I didn't want to make an autumn card. I took inspiration from my memory of all of the pretty green leaves we see in spring and summer (LOL! Spring? Summer? What's THAT?!). I stamped the leaves in Garden Green, then sponged over the entire piece with the same color and a little Close to Cocoa. Then I added a strip of vellum across the card and stamped the sentiment in Close to Cocoa as well. I topped that with white organza, and green organdy ribbon, as well as a few primas and dew drops. It's simple, but I love it. I'm particularly pleased with how my sponging turned out. I seem to be hit or miss with sponging massive areas (like, anything more than the edge of the paper).

I hope you like it!
Sarah

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19 comments:

Lorie said...

This is completely lovely Sarah! I starting singing that song when I saw your title! :o)

Danni said...

Oh so pretty!!

Korin said...

So lovely Sarah! And I love that song, too :).

Chrissy D said...

GORGEOUS!!! I love how you made this card so SPRINGY!!!! Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

Ceal said...

Very Pretty!

Sandy said...

Very, very pretty!

Deb said...

Sarah, this is so beautiful! I love this traditional hymn, so the sentiment makes me smile too, but I'd never heard this arrangement...I'm so glad you gave us the link! Gorgeous!

I love how you did the vellum and sheer ribbon. Everything about this is simply gorgeous. Your sponging looks perfect!

Christi said...

This is gorgeous!! I love how you did the background!!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Yes: earth is so beautiful!The background is beautiful, but the hole finished card is real fantastic.
I wait for spring with all the fresh colors:-)
Wish you a happy sunday,
Hugs Anja

Holly said...

How pretty! I love purple and green together. I've never heard the song so I had to go listen. It's lovely; thanks for sharing it.

Moni said...

It is gorgeous card! Love the colours you used, gorgeous flowers! Hugs Moni

Lisa Foster said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I totally LOVE it!!!

Kim said...

Sarah that is a gorgeous card! Bring on spring! :)
Hugs~ Kim

Janna said...

I love the vellum on this card and you are right the sentiment is amazing! A stunning creation!

Smiles,
janna

Dani said...

So pretty! I love the vellum with the sheer ribbon, great job!

Emily said...

This is beautiful Sarah! That is a great sentiment! I love the vellum. The background looks great! Love the flowers and the dew drops too! TFS!

Jackie (Sweetest Girls) said...

Your card looks soooo elegant! Love all the details.

Lorraine said...

lovely! the colors are soooo beautiful. tfs

Debby said...

Fabulous! What's not to like. Love love love your color choices.

 
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