Monday, 8 April 2013

FMS#80 & PPA Color Challenge - Faith in Nature


I knew I had a lot to do today but it is amazing how you can fit a little bit of stamping between chores when it is a sketch as sweet as this one at Freshly Made Sketches and these lovely restful colours from PPA Color Challenge.

I decided to go with a 'Blast From the Past' this week, using a retired stamp set Faith in Nature, maybe you still have it in your stash too? I love a stamp with a subtle script and the three main images all fit the bill here. I chose the pear, and stamped it with Pear Pizzaz, one of the colours about to return to the Stampin Up! family of colour. To give some added interest, I rock 'n' rolled the edge into Marina Mist.

I'm sure I'm not the first person to discover this but I had a happy moment when I was punching some Bitty Butterflies out and I wanted to use the patterned chevron stamp from Oh Hello, stamped so delicately with Bashful Blue. I discovered how perfectly the punch fits in each segment of the chevron, so the wings are both different, and the body is an exact fit in the white space between the patterns!

I think they're gorgeous, but I am a sucker for anything miniature too!  I finished them off with a row of 3 little pearls, then wound some Lucky Limeade Baker's twine several times around the card, once it was mounted on Pear Pizzaz card, and stamped the greeting from Faith In Nature stamp set. 
I like the way those 3 shades of green are similar enough to mix and match them.

Cheers for now


  1. What a soft and pretty card! I love the different colors on the stamped image. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  2. Love the subtle colors - sweet butterflies!

  3. Gorgeous card! I love the butterfly and pear combination, they look great together! We're glad you joined us at the Pals Paper Arts this week!

  4. Lovely use of the colors and that little pear was a favorite of mine! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  5. Wow, this is such a pretty card. I love the pear using the rock-n-roll technique! I miss that stamp set, too. Lovely details and embellishments. Thanks for sharing with us at Pals Paper Arts this week!

  6. Very pretty, Rachel! This was always one of my favorite images. The butterflies set it off perfectly. Thanks for playing with the Pals at Pals Paper Arts!


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