Sunday, April 26, 2009

Inspired by Nature... Great weekend!

Hello everyone!! I'm back from a weekend of stampin' fun and getting settled in at home. Such a nice time... great food, great conversations and a variety of weather! (rain, snow and sun!)

This is one of the cards I made over the weekend and I will be posting more this week. I love the look of black and white with a splash of COLOR! I stamped my flowers in Going Gray and cleaned off the centers with a wet napkin. Then taking my Green Galore and Gable Green markers to fill in. Next I took a sponge to blend, huff and stamp! I added Eucalyptus Stickles at the base for more contrast and sparkle... :)

Now a couple photo's of the Wild Rose Inn where our retreat was. Such a beautiful location as you can see horses grazing and deer coming in from the LARGE craft room which is located on the backside of the barn... yes, I said BARN! This is an old barn converted into a lovely fully equipped retreat center. It has a large kitchen table with benches and chairs to accommodate 12 people. 3 levels with a large loft. Very warm feel!! Each bed has it's own hand sew quilt. This center can be used for quilters also.

The craft room! Awesome lighting and large windows. :)

Thanks for poppin' in for a visit and have a super day! We'll chat more soon... ENJOY!

Stamp and SMILE! Michelle :)

Stamps: SU! Inspired by Nature, Best Yet Paper: SU! Going Grey, Whisper White, DP (Doodlebug) Ink: SU! Going Grey, SU! Markers (Green Galore & Gable Green), SU! Craft Basic Black Other: SU! Black EP, SU! Spiral and Slot punches, Stickles (Eucalyptus), ribbon (American Crafts), Epoxy dots (Office Max), foam tape, etc.

24 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Love your colors so sharp lookin. Looks like you all had fun.

Debbie Pamment said...

Gorgeous colours - love the pop of colour!!
Looks like you've had a great weekend - fabulous venue - look at all that crafting space!!! Look forward to seeing what else you made!
xXx

Allison said...

Terrific...love the color palette!

Dawn Easton said...

Glad you had a good time Michelle!!

Your card is STUNNING...love what you did with the cone flowers...that pop of green is spectacular!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

What a stunning card!! WOW!! Looks like you had a wonderful time! :)

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Michelle.

Hugs Riet.x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful Michelle! Love what you did with the coneflowers!

Jamie Martin said...

I love this card with just a touch of green, stunning! Your retreat sounds like a blast, you lucky duck :)

Ann said...

Gorgeous card, Michelle! I love b&w cards with a pop of color--so fabulous!

I am SO jealous! Your retreat looks like so much fun. Hope you had a wonderful time! ;)

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Glad you had such a great time. That green really jumps off the page! fun!

Andrea - EnchantINK said...

How stunning is the card!!! Love the colours ... and I feel the urge to go and do one straight away! I also have the urge to organise a retreat! Perhaps I should??? LOL! I am so glad you had so much fun!

Lynn said...

Wowza your card is fabulous!!! The black and white with green galore is awesome, its so striking!
I'm so glad you had a nice time on your trip, it looks like fun!

Shelley G in Iowa said...

Boy, you didn't waste anytime posting once you got home! This card is a beauty! Until I looked at it closer and read the post I thought the flower centers were Flower Soft. Very striking! The retreat looks wonderful. Sounds like you had a very good time. I could use a good retreat now!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Hey you! I'm so glad you had a wonderful time. How could you not, staying at such a pretty place with kindred spirits doing what you love??? With rain, snow and sun thrown in for good measure, you definitely have variety!

Your card is awesome. I love Kiwi Kiss, and it looks awesome with black and gray. The green flower centers really make this card pop. Can't wait to see the rest of your weekend treasures.

So happy to hear from my smiling friend.

Lots of hugs and love,
Lisa

Spyder said...

Lucky You! ~great time, great colours, great cards, great blog!
((Lyn))

Deb Rymer said...

Beautiful, Michelle! I'm a huge fan of black and white with a color pop, too - and you have done it perfectly here! Those flower centers have so much dimension and most definitely POP!

Deb Rymer said...

One additional note, Michelle - I left you something on my blog...

Paula Barin said...

Michelle, It sounds like you had a great time on your trip.
I love this card... black and white is so classic... and that splash of colour, just beautiful.

Bogner's said...

WOW, This card is just beautiful...I really love your "splash" of color. You did a wonderful job on this card!
Thanks for sharing,
Rachel B

Gvendalen said...

Love this card! Stunning idea!
Hugs,
Elena

Alberta said...

I love black and white with splashes of color. Excellent design.

Simone said...

This black and white look is so awesome, Michelle!
Simone

Anjou Krelovich said...

Gorgeous! I love those colors!

LeAnne said...

Wow, this is fabulous! I wanna come next time!!! :D
LeAnne