Friday, July 4, 2014

Simple Elegance

Happy 4th everyone!!!
Do you all have plans??
We are staying home, by ourselves and I am HAPPY about!!
here are a couple of pictures of our "beach house" where
we should be right now, if it weren't for me...sigh....
the star you see we had to take down after a bat decided to take up
residence behind it...ugh.....

I am hoping I will feel like traveling next week so we can enjoy
a bit of summer there!!!

In my early morning hours I couldn't sleep and had a few challenges
I wanted to do...and came up with this simple card for the
It seems the trends lately have been "gold" "stenciling" and water coloring!!
I incorporated the first 2 into my card....

I started by using a Memory Box Star Dust stencil.... 
stenciling with Stampabilities  Gold ink onto vellum card stock.....
I love how the background turned out.....perfect for my
Cheery Lynn Designs O' Tannenbaum Xmas-Tree....
isn't that a pretty doily tree, I think way back when it is the 2nd Cheery Lynn Designs die
I  purchased and just love it!

I might be back later with another post...we'll see!!


Joan Fricker said...

Beautiful house beautiful card. Hope you are feeling better soon!!

Ros Crawford said...

I wanna go to your beach house!! I love it! Oh I wish we had one ... sigh
I do hope you will be better soon ... what did you do?
And such a great card! I love that stencilling ... I'm going to look for some ... Happy 4th July ... hugs

Lisa said...

I seriously want to move in at your beach house!! What a view!! I would never want to leave!!

Your card is so elegant and beautiful!! The tree looks amazing!! Absolutely stunning my friend!!

I hope you are feeling much better each day!! Have a safe and happy 4th of July weekend :)

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Mulberry Mindy said...

I'm with Lisa, I would love to move in to your beach house. I would be out there on that porch most of the time, I'm sure. Such a beautiful view! I love the tree die, too! Very lacy and elegant, and what an idea to do it in gold. Brilliant!
Have a great 4th, and feel better soon.

Darlene said...

WOW! Okay! That's IT!! I'm movin' in! LOL ... I feel more relaxed just looking at the picture ... I can imagine you & sitting there just chit-chatting away while sipping on something other than lemonade! LOL
OH YEA, awesome card too! YOU GO GIRL!!

Leslie Miller said...

Goodness, your beach house looks fabulous! I would love to spend some time there, but I would have to at least take coloring supplies for when I wasn't wandering around on the beach. Such a wonderful getaway, and then you have that beautiful garden to go back to. Heavenly!

I just love that doily tree die, too! How fun and pretty for Christmas cards! Speaking of which... I should be working on some of those.

shulsart said...

Very elegant holiday card, Diane. The tree cut out of gold is stunning. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

Irina Gerschuk said...

Wow! It's really elegant and stylish!! Love the combination of colors)))
Thank you for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs!