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Sunday, August 23, 2020

PP505 Martha Stewart-Inspired Sketch and Flying Through Longwood

Happy Sunday, peeps!  I am the hostess over at the Paper Players this week and I have an interesting sketch for you! 

I had several ideas in my head for this sketch, but just before I began, the mail lady brought me the latest issue of Martha Stewart Living.  WOWZA, that cover knocked my socks off and I knew I had to use it as my inspiration:


Look at those textures...and that color!  I pulled out a couple of embossing folders, some dies, a few pieces of cardstock and went to work:


I started by embossing a triangle of Coastal Cabana with the Tufted EF, then the Pool Party triangle with one of the Greenery EFs.  The Early Espresso panel was embossed with the other Greenery EF and they were all layered on a Whisper White card base.  The sentiment is from Beautiful Autumn, stamped in Soft Suede and diecut with a Nested Labels die. 


 To add a little interest, I added a couple of diecut borders, some "foliage" and a few brown pearls:


Besides the colors, I also got my inspiration from the various patterns in the pottery, which I think is very striking!  I don't have room for it in my home, so I will just enjoy it vicariously through Martha...and through cardmaking!

I hope that you will play along with us using my sketch this week....it's open to lots of interpretation and I can't wait to see what you create!  Check out what the DT did at the Paper Players blog too!



I know I have shared that I live near Longwood Gardens, which is just one of the most beautiful gardens in the world!  I haven't been to visit since the virus hit, but their recent newsletter featured a video of a drone flying through the conservatory...it is magical!  I feel like I am riding on the back of a dragonfly, getting a bird's eye view!  You can see it for yourself HERE!  Enjoy it and your day, and be blessed!


Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Beautiful Autumn
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Early Espresso, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party
 Ink Soft Suede
Accessories Brown Pearls (from my stash), Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Tufted EF (ret), Greenery EFs, Nested Label Dies, Nature's Thoughts Dies, Forever Flourishing Dies, Arts & Crafts Dies (ret)

23 comments:

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

This is indeed a great sketch LeAnne! Unsurprisingly perhaps I went with DSP, but I love your embossed textured panels - how fabulous that you got your inspiration for the front of a homeware catalogue! Genius!! I love the colour combo too - the espresso adds a real richness to your card and compliments the blue perfectly. Great card!

marry said...

Thanks so much for the link to Longwood Gardens. Spectacular!

Doris D. said...

You captured the Martha Stewart cover perfectly. Love all the textures.
Thanks so much for the video of Longwood Gardens. We have watched it several times. How beautiful. Now I see why you love to visit!

I Card Everyone said...

LeAnne, I feel like I hit the jackpot of all embossed cards today! Gorgeous inspiration, and excellent composition... I'd say it's a 'very good thing!'
A bonus garden tour, too?? Off to watch - thanks so much!
=]

Kampin' Karen said...

As I said to Mary, your sketch threw me for a loop! Your card is awesome! I'm going to try and play. Thank you for sharing the video of Longwood. I always wanted to go there. I muted it and put on praise music. I felt as though I had a taste of heaven on earth :-)

Bonnie said...

Awesome colors and textures, LeAnne! They all came together beautifully! Great sketch too! What a magical garden tour! That place is huge and such a treat for the eyes! I imagine the scent is wonderful too! Thanks for sharing that!

Linda Callahan said...

Wonderful inspiration led to your gorgeous card....totally wow!

Tracy Grauer said...

Beautiful card, LeAnne! I love the colors and textures. I loved the garden tour also. So would love a walk through to enjoy and savor the sights and sounds of the gardens. Thank you for sharing your card and the gardens today. I hope to use your sketch this week!

Mitzi said...

What a beautiful card, Leanne! And thank you so much for the link to the Longwood Gardens. What a beautiful spot on earth. Thank you for sharing that.

elaine said...

WOWZERS is right!!!! Fantastic textures and colors. Love love love it!

Carol L said...

This is such a stunning card with all the embossed panels and that unbelievable wonky stitched border running down the diagonal! Fantastic colors and textures! TFS the video too, I'm going to go watch it right now. I've only ever visited the gardens once and back then it was a sight to behold!

Lisa Elton said...

That Martha can put our creative wheels in motion, can't she! This is is fabulous!

Lorraine said...

Your car knocked my socks off! Gorgeous. Those colors are stunning and I love that you used all that texture. Funny we saw a building with those colors riding through Cape May this weekend and I thought they would make a beautiful card - you proved it!

stampwithsandy said...

Wow, LeAnne! What a stunning card! I love all that wonderful texture. Will be CASing this one, for sure. And the drone video is also a wow! Someday I'll get to Longwood...

beverly said...

LeAnne, Thanks so much for sharing the beautiful drone tour of Longwood Gardens...Tho I'm from PA and have heard of them I've never visited there. Thanks again!

Ann Schach said...

Oh my gosh, LeAnne! You nailed it with this one! I LOVE the texture and the yummy color combination! Perfect!

Linda Callahan said...

This is beautiful - the colors and textures are fabulous!

Stef Perry said...

Martha does have a way of inspiring, right? I love how you employed similar patterns with your embossed pieces and tied it all together with that sweet sentiment. Those colors are just gorgeous together!

Claire Broadwater said...

LeAnne, this is a fantastic sketch! I love turquoise and brown and this card is a hit! I also love embossing and these three folders are fabulous together! All that texture and the border die is just perfect, too! I love this card!!!!!! Just WOW!

Allisa said...

Great sketch! I so love your color choices. The mix of embossing folders is fabulous...so love the border die!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Such a gorgeous card! I absolutely love that you shared your inspiration, too. Fabulous textures!

Jaydee said...

LeAnne, I love the tiffany blue and chocolate color combo and all that texture is just gorgeous. I love that you shared your inspiration - and I can see why the front cover blew you away. Gorgeous interpretation of it!
hugs
jaydee

Shawna said...

I love all the texture on this card! It is so simple and so nice... Your choice of embossing folders is absolutely perfect with the Martha Stewart pic. Lovely! Lovely! Lovely! Thanks for the inspiration LeAnne.