Sunday, 22 April 2012

Just had a lovely hour playing in my half organised Stamping Room and I can’t find a flipping thing…  I think I need to go mad and label things this time, not to mention finish sorting through boxes!

So this is my entry for Artistic Times ‘'Sea of Greens’.

There’s quite a bit of heat embossing, too, so it fits FSC, Challenge 20, which is Embossing.

AT Sea of Greens 

Back to sorting out after ‘Brunch’.

Hope you’re all enjoying your weekend!

[Edited: the dragonflies are Non Sequitur and the inks are a mixture of Dylusions, Adirondacks, Distress ink and Starburst Stains. The dragonfly words stamp is one of Jo’s wonderful designs for Stampotique]

Forgot to say that one of my cards was chosen as a Spotlight winner on Penny Black and More and went live today, so thank you very much to the team for that!

Thank you for all the lovely comments you’ve been leaving – they really brighten my day!

xxx

51 very much appreciated comments:

Ann B said...

That will teach for tidying up he he.
Another beauty of a card Cath - love the green.
Ann
x

Re Japanese text - I have a translation of the text if you are interested - thanks to my Japanese visitor

Carol Q said...

scrumptious greens and gorgeous background Cath.

Sarah Anderson said...

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Particularly love the text in the background, and the colours are fab! Congrats on the half organised room - mine never seems to get any further than that lol

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Again such a beauty. marvelous work Cath. Love it also the composition and the colors. great.
Lovely greet
Marja

Sandy said...

Wow Cath your green work is brilliant.
Stunning work. I love them. xoxo

Marjie Kemper said...

How gorgeous, Cath! Love all the layered stamping... this is a beauty. I hear ya on the need for organization, but isn't stamping more fun that organizing?

Carla said...

this is stunning, love these dragonflies!

Helen said...

This is so gorgeous! Hope you find your way round your stash soon!

Karen said...

Beautiful card, well done with your win at Penny Black and More challenge hugs Karen x

Hella said...

Beautiful. Love the green colours and the whole composition.

Paula Whittaker said...

super stamping as always Cath

Von said...

Wonderful stamping and yet another stunning background Cath :)
Thank you for sharing it with us at Artful Times and well done on being show cased :)
Von x♥x

Lynne Moncrieff said...

You are quick off the mark entering to the FSC embossing challenge.
Perfect for the challenge theme. Great energy to your card Cath.
Thanks for sharing with us at FSC.
Wishes
Lynne

Deborah said...

None more green! (to paraphrase Spinal Tap LOL) It's beautiful, Cath! And congrats on your spotlight win.

Gery said...

Warned you not to clean up:-))).
This is what happens to me all the times I thought it was necesarry(?difficult word!) I am laughing while I write this comment, Bin there, done that.
Your card is a beautiful colourexplosion and I love the fragile dragonfly. What a beautiful stamp!!
Your background is really stunning.
Good luck after brunch and sometimes it helps to tear a telephoonbook first to relax again.
Much love to you, think you need it.
Gery

catherine said...

Fantastic work and love the colour - so striking. Well done on your challenge win
x catherine

Gery said...

Went to the PB site and saw your work. Congratulations to you by being a spotlight winner.
XGeryX

joanna said...

Just gorgeous, Kath!! love the greens and dragonflies are my fave!
xoxo

hazel said...

Wonderful Cath, the background is fabulous.
xxx Hazel.

Rosie said...

Wow, it's really a beautiful card, Cath

Sally H said...

A stunnign card, Cath! So pleased you have found enough stash to have a play! I have gone mad sorting and labelling things as I managed to buy something I already had and had forgotten about!

Sally H said...

Whoops! Meant to say congratulations on being spotlighted on Penny Black and More - well deserved my friend x

Hermine said...

Gorgeous artwork! Hahaha, I did the same thing just a couple of weeks ago, couldn't find anything anymore so I labeled everything togerther with my son. it makes live easier :o)

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a gorgeous greens and gold...it's a very happy card Cath.

greetings, Alie :-)

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Love the colorful work with a gorgeous background.

Chris said...

What a fabulous background you've created, Cath. Love the greens and gold. Congratulations on your award, very well deserved.

I need to label my boxes too. It takes me far too long to find anything. :o)

snailzpace said...

congratulations on being a featured artist at penny black and more! your card is gorgeous! i love the colours and technique you've used.
linda

Jackie said...

Beautiful; so many wonderful shades of green.

Francoise MELZANI said...

very beautiful ! I love

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a wonderful card, love the bright colors and all the stamping on it. Thanks for joining us on FSC this fortnight.

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Great composition Cath and teh colors are beautiful.
Love it very much.

Greetings Janny

sam21ski said...

Awww WOW Cath, this is absolutely stunning. I love, love, love it.

Thanks for playing along with us with week again on Artful Times.

Sam xxx

Claire said...

Wow Cath I love the gorgeous greens, what a stunning background! Beautiful
Thanks for joining us at FSC
Claire xx

Lynne said...

Hi Cath

I the depth of detail besides the colours used and the embossing.
it look top boss

Lynne aka Wack Wilky xx

Sue said...

What a beautiful card Cath, I love all the inky layers, and the dragonflies are fabulous. Congratulations on the Penny Black win, very well deserved. Hope you finish you sort out - don't give up now (says she lol) x

Mrs.B said...

Stunning card Cath. Love all those inky greens, and fabulous stamping. The gold embossed swirls really 'pop'.
Thanks for joining us at FSC
Avril x

Kristy C said...

Beautiful :)

Vicky Hayes said...

Yes! Organisation, labelling - all the words that make me happy! My daughter would faint if she could hear you! Your card is beautiful Cath - the background has such dimension I feel like I could dive into it! Congratulations on your win. Vicky x

Gio said...

Such a gorgeous background and colors, Cath!

Thanks for your kind words on my blog :-)

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Gorgeous greens here Cath, beautiful shades!! Well done for getting your card spotlighted :0) Gay xxx
p.s My stamps were American but which company!! I don't think I ever knew LOL Have fun, xxx

JoZart said...

Sea of Greens is gorgeous and I love the depth of it.
Wanted to let you know that Titanic Girl has been rescheduled to next Mon 8.30pm 30th Apr.
Love jo x

trisha too said...

Well, you know, you put things away, and that's what happens, Cath! Beautiful green entry, lovely colors.

And if my French is terrible, at least I can blame it on Google!

:)

Anke said...

Wonderful card Cath.

Hugs
Anke

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I just love it! fantastic green card!

Lizbethem said...

I enlarged this so I could see all the detail...not too much at all! Lovely work!

dutchstamptramp said...

Wow colours coming off my screen, stunning card!

Sharon said...

Love your images and the verse is one of my favorites. When I was in Arizona a few years back I went to a butterfly exhibit where you were let into this dome full of plants and butterflies. I just sat very still and sure enough they came and sat on me. It was such delightful experience.

Bianca Kalksma said...

WOW!! This is great. Wow, the colors, the background with the different stapms, the dragonfly's, it's ART!!!

Neet said...

Don't know how I missed this beauty Cath, Sorry. I love the colour you hae used on this - it really is a sea of green.
Hugs, Neet - thanks for joining us at Artful Times x

Ellie said...

A fantastic creation with great details!

Thanks for joining us at the Fashionable Stamping challenges !!
xxx Ellie xxx

Ephemera said...

Hi Cath what a beauty, love the depth you have created in your gorgeous green background. Thanks so much joining our challenge at FSC. XX