Monday, December 9, 2013

Calm and Wisdom - Mark's Finest Paper, A Heinrich Company Blog Hop


Dec. Blog Hop! 
 
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
 Featured Dec. 10
Calm and Wisdom

Featured Dec. 11
Bow Hunting

 Featured Dec. 12 
Family
 
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I don't know what is about Asian proverbs or sayings.  They seem to be so grounded and peaceful.  I wanted to use a sketch that would bring that same feeling of order and balance.  I went with various sized rectangles and a couple of patterns.  There are limited colors and little flecks of gold for elegance.
 
As I type, I am thinking that a quiet snowfall also brings about the same feeling for me.  The weather forecast has just a touch of snow in our future and it is supposed to start in about half an hour.  We'll see...meteorologists has such a cushy job! 
 
Thanks for stopping by!  You will want to head off to Janine's blog now. 
 
Details - Stamps: Calm and Wisdom (MFP); Paper: Neenah Solar Crest White, JoAnn's dp; Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: stampin' dimensionals.

27 comments:

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful card- and you are so right! Funny too- when you go to China everyone is always in such a big hurry....even to get in and out of an elevator or the subway...loving your pretty layout!

wannabcre8tive said...

Very pretty, I love the paper and the colors.

Pam said...

Really gorgeous! Love that you showcased the sentiment.

Janine said...

Very nice and elegant card. Our weather forecasters get a lot of grief when they get it wrong!

loulou said...

Lovely elegant card. Great focus on the sentiment.

Lois said...

Great layout to feature that sentiment!

kReN said...

I love this sentiment and it looks great in this layout. Great colors as well.


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stamping sue said...

Very nice card. like the way you captured the saying in the middle of the rectangle with the gold flecks that give the feel of stars in the distance.
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Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the tile look.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Gail said...

This is a wonderful layout!

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a lovely card.

gr karin

Jane said...

Very pretty and creative!

Stampsnob said...

Nicely done Love the background paper........Lis

MariLynn said...

Beautiful layout for your card.

Renee Collier said...

Nicely done...love the background paper....it looks like embossed gold metal.

Kathy Bradley said...

Toni,
Very lovely and elegant - and you're right about the sentiments - they do have a calming effect.

terrie said...

This card and sentiment is really nice...well done

Pat said...

Love the layout.

Winnie and Patty said...

Toni--what a fabulous CAS card! Just wonderful! TFS

Karenladd said...

Great sentiment and something to always remember!

SHartl said...

A great saying and wonderful color blocked card.

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

I think you have made this proverb look right at home with the CAS approach.

Anne said...

So chic and elegant!

Michelle N. said...

This a a great card-love that sentiment and the colors, papers you chose!

Carmen M. said...

Wonderful card... Love it.

Jean Bullock said...

Lovely card. I like how you pieced and arranged the rectangular shapes. This would look great framed and hung on the wall. Great sentiment.

Jo4Him said...

Love your CAS card; thanks for sharing