Thursday, October 11, 2012

Naturally it’s the noon time challenge!

Ooh, I just loved integrating a natural element into my challenge card today.   So here's the deal…Go Natural!

Go Natural Noon Challenge Graphic
Be inspired by nature with this noon time challenge - choose colors from a nature photo, use an earthy twine, faux snow, what about a leaf skeleton on your card? Just go natural and you'll be in the running for this one-of-a-kind challenge!

Soooo, I pulled out this great sentiment from the Naturally Merry set.  It’s stamped on Flourishes Classic Ivory card stock with Memento Rich Cocoa ink. I cut it out with a Labels Twenty Six die from Spellbinders and sponged with the die in place using a VersaMagic Dew Drop in Wheat. 

I decided to turn the sentiment panel into a sign by punching holes in the top and using kraft jute to tie it to a cinnamon stick.  It smells so good!    I used dies from the Fall Foliage set and added pine boughs and pine cones to add to the natural elements.  The patterned paper is from MME Christmas. 
There’s more challenge inspiration to be found with the ladies below!

Christine Okken
Amanda Havon
Silke Ledlow
Cindy Lawrence

Please visit the Flourishes blog and join in the challenge fun for your chance to win this gorgeous set!


TLady said...

VERY PRETTY!!!!!! Look at that paper! WONDERFULLY MATCHED! AND I LOVE the touch of Cinnamon at the top tied on with twine! :) AND the little pine-cones & pine boughs! LOVELY!!!!!!!!!! :)

Amanda said...

Danielle, you are so creative!! I would Never in a million years think of using a stick of cinnamon on my card, but it's Genius! What a perfect card for this challenge :)

~ Amanda :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Warm and sweet is what I came to conclude with this. And I bet that cinnamon stick smells and completes the project. I like this Danielle, might case your stick idea. hee hee

Ravengirl said...

Oh my! I wish I could smell it. I'll bet it's delightful!

Allison Cope Israels said...

What gorgeous card details Danielle - love the pine cone die cuts! Lovin' the touch of wood too!

Silke Ledlow said...

Totally awesome card Danielle! The pine cone dies are a great addition! Hugs ~S~

HappyCrafter said...

Treat design, I like how the sentiment seems to hang like a sign

Kim said...

I love the rich brown and natural colors. It's such an elegant Christmas card.

Riet said...

What a wonderful card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Heather Jensen said...

So soft and pretty! That cinnamon stick idea is genius! Love those pine cone dies too. :)