Thursday, August 13, 2009

What I See Each Day

I drive to work in the dark each morning, so there's not much to revel in but the worship music on the cd player. On the way home, though, I enjoy observing the roadside foliage as it flashes past my window while I speed down 400. To many, it may seem to be just weeds, but not to me. I love ornamental grasses, even wild ones, and for the past few days, I've been noticing these short grasses that have the most luscious shade of burgundy. (Yes, I stopped by the side of the road and snapped a photo so that you could enjoy their beauty!) I love that they're just there, shouting with vibrant color, and only those who are observant will have the opportunity to revel in their fantastic beauty.

If you're wondering why I'm going on about this nature observation, behold the resulting card. I started with a 3.5" x 11" base of Bravo Burgundy. I inked up the grass stamp from Inspired by Nature with So Saffron ink. When you look at the photo, you'll see that the grass is a mixture of green and burgundy, but when I see it as I'm driving down the road, it's interspersed with a wheaty yellow, so that's why I started with SS. I took my SU! Stampin' Write BB marker and streaked it randomly across the rubber. Then I stamped it on Very Vanilla card stock. I'm really happy with the result! I was so pleased that I reinked the stamp with SS and stamped it again on the SS mat. Aahhh...

The sentiments that go with the Inspired by Nature set weren't speaking to me, so I grabbed the one from A Beautiful Thing. It was the right size and expressed what I wanted to say, so there. Cut it out using my oval Coluzzle Cutter. I wish they hadn't retired this cutting system. It's so much easier to use than the Circle Scissors Plus, and, not to be obvious, but I can use it to create OVALS. The touch of linen thread creates just the look I want.

What do you enjoy seeing as you drive along your roads each day? Could you create a card or scrapbook page from your observations? I bet so. Tell me all about it.

1 comment:

Courtney said...

Beautiful card. I love the story of the inspiration behind it!