Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Mix It Up Challenge, NBUS - Thanks so much


I'm playing along with the current Ellen Hutson Mix it up Challenge, with Impression Obsession. I love these types of challenges - it's so fun to use products from different companies to come up with something the designers could never have envisioned!

These wheat dies were purchased ages ago. But never used (and that reminds me, I'm linking up to Darnell's current NBUS challenge as well).  I feel like if you just know that you love something, you should buy it, even if you don't exactly know how you'll use it - eventually (like today!) the time will come around.



I sponged a slightly larger panel with Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Warm Honey, Fired Brick, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain and let it peek through the negative space of the die cuts. I finished with a sentiment from Fancy Thanks, stamped in Soft Suede.

ETA: Also linking up with Susan's Thanksgiving Crusade Challenge.

30 comments:

Joan B said...

beautiful!

Jenni's Jems said...

The background just makes those diecuts pop beautifully Ardyth!x

Cathy said...

Beautiful card, the background colours are gorgeous, Cathy x

Lynn said...

Stunning. the detail on the die is amazing and I love the inked background.

Mac Mable said...

The crispness of the white card against the gorgeous background makes the die stand out beautifully. Love the whole effect.

Diana Nguyen said...

Just lovely!

Karen D. said...

hi Ardyth....Susan is running a Gratitude challenge at her blog. She reminds us all that it is so important to thank those in our lives that inspire. I want to thank you for doing that for so many with your wonderfully done cards. I love seeing them, especially because they are so creative yet keeping to your CAS style. I feel so fortunate to be a part of the OLS with such talent.
Hugs mf.
Karen

Cindy H. said...

Beautiful card!

I Card Everyone said...

Now that you have it out, I think it should be used about a hundred more times, Ardyth! Absolutely stunning...
=]

OH Babs said...

A beautiful card and terrific use of the negative space. I like your thoughts on buying something you really like. Years ago my sil said, "want has nothing to do with need." You betcha. Thanks for inspiring.

Lisa said...

Glad this die finally saw the light of day, this is pretty!!

Shelly said...

Beautiful!!

Geri said...

Stunning card! Another PERFECT match with the flow of the leaves and the script of the sentiment! Beautifully inked too!

Marlena M. said...

You bring a whole new look to wheat...who knew it could be so gorgeous?! I love this

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful and elegant, Ardyth! I have an IO stamp that looks to be the same image and size! I don't think that I have ever used it, but you have truly inspired for some Fall themed cards!

Julia Aston said...

until I read your desctiption - I thought you had colored the die cut! beautiful mix of colors showing through - and so much easier than trying to ink those tiny pieces - love the wheat!!

Deepti said...

Jaw dropping!

Karren said...

Gorgeous and dramatic!

Janeen said...

Oh this is so lovely it just popped right out at me from NBUS challenge .

Janeen said...

Oh this is so lovely it just popped right out at me from NBUS challenge .

Bobby said...

That wheat die is so stately and the colors really make it more so.

Anita in France said...

Swoon ... sigh ... simply beautiful, Ardyth! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the inked background peeking perfectly through the negative space!

Dana & Glen said...

Gorgeous card Ardyth! I love how clean it is and the sponging is amazing!

crashyourstash said...

Great card. Very CAS. Would make a good sympathy card too.

JD/ Jill said...

Elegant card! So very nicely done!

Aileen (mum) said...

Love this die cut, the card looks beautiful. Wonderful colour.

Sharon Underwood said...

This is so pretty! LOVE the colors you used for the piece that's peeking through. Gorgeous! Saw you on Darnell's NBUS Challenge and just HAD to comment!

Jen Mitchell said...

This is beautiful. The sponging gives this such dimension!

Susan Raihala said...

Ardyth, this is simply gorgeous! The colorful background and crisp use of white and negative space is fabulous!!! Way to rock an old purchase!