5/26/2012

DD #4 ~ Always On My Mind!

Hello and a happy Saturday to all! Today we have a monochromatic theme for week #4 at Dynamic Duos ~ Bashful Blue and Marina Mist. One colour different hues!



When I saw this colour combo I knew I wanted to use my sweet little hydrangea stamp (Inkadinkado) that I bought while visiting Cape Cod a couple of years ago. My absolute favorite part of that trip was our day on the enchanting island of Nantucket. What a dreamy place this is!!! Oh my goodness did I fall in love with it! The cozy little grey salt box cottages with white picket fences, the smell of the sea, the cobble stoned Main Street, quaint eateries and shops ~ I could go on and on. One vivid memory was that of the stunning hydrangeas that were in full bloom during our visit. My card depicts this sweet memory that I will forever hold dear to my heart.

I stamped my hydrangea along the card's edge and onto my PTI picket fence die cut. I layered 4 colors onto them with colored pencils to capture the Marina Mist colour. I foam mounted my fence to the polka dot paper cut with a PTI mat stack 4 die. This sentiment (seperated with selective inking) is from Stampin Up and the little flower gems came from Archivers.

I hope you have a chance to play along with us and visit my fellow Dynamos this week! Don't forget you have until noon on Thursday to link your card. Please be sure to read the challenge rules carefully friends and have a delightful holiday weekend! ~Lisa



19 comments:

Bronwyn Eastley said...

That hydrangea stamp is so sweet and love the border that you created with it. Such a gorgeous card.

Karen B. said...

You've painted a lovely visual picture of the island with your words, as well as with your gorgeous card!

Tracey McNeely said...

Lisa I love love love this card and those colours too. The picket fence is so resembles the architecture in Cape Cod. What a sweet little hydrangea stamp you had in your stash.

Kim S said...

I definitely want to be wherever that fence is - it's so charming and peaceful! Gorgeous card!

Cyndie said...

Oh, cool--what a lovely card made from this subtle color scheme! Those are sweet little hydrangeas and you colored them so skillfully. I love it!

Lesley said...

This is just darling Lisa! That fence is so sweet and the hydrangea stamp is perfect. Sounds like it was an amazing trip!

Anni said...

Lisa, love the border you created with the hydrangea stamp!
Anni

Kara Lynne said...

Love the idea behind your beautiful card. The border was a great idea!

Mynnette said...

So pretty, Lisa! I think I may have to grab my large hydrangea and use it because you have totally inspired me! LOVE this--can't wait to play along this week! :)

Donna Bowman said...

Very pretty card Lisa! Love that hydrangea stamp - perfect for these colors!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! I love the hydrangeas all around the edges! BEAUTIFUL card:)

Pauline said...

What a beautiful card, I love the die cut picket fence, and the flower colours. I love these colours, I must join in the fun this week!

Marybeth said...

Such a pretty card, Lisa! These are my favorite flowers and just adorable with the fence. Chatham and Martha’s Vineyard are places I have been and they have many of the same scenes. Just beautiful! Enjoy the rest of your long weekend.

Karen Aicken said...

What a creative take on the DD challenge this week. I like the way you did your fence - so sweet.
Cheers, Karen

kingstonmama said...

This is a beautiful card. Thanks for the monochromatic inspiration! :) Ann Y.

Vicky Hayes said...

You sound as if you had a lovely time on Nantucket Lisa and your visit has inspired a wonderful card! I love the white picket fence with the hydrangea print.

Marie said...

What a delightful card, Lisa. Love the scattered hydrangeas, curved sentiments and the rhinestone flowers. Using the fence as the focal point is a spectacular idea!

Michelle said...

Oh my! Lisa, this is very sweet! Love the stamped frame and the picket fence!

Jen W. said...

This is awesome! Love the flowers on the fence and it looks fantastic against the polka dot die cut!