Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Home Sweet Tepee

Our challenge at Tuesday Throwdown starts today with the theme of Embossing!  We're being sponsored by Avery Elle!  Great sponsor and great challenge AND we'd love for you to come over and play along this week for a chance to win a wonderful prize from the sponsor!

For my card I used the Avery Elle set called Home Sweet Home.  It's a great set with some really cute images.  I tried something different on this card and the jury is still out on whether I like what I tried.  I used some Pan Pastels on the sky and the hillside.  I think the sky was fine - but my grassy hillside looks more like dead grass that would like to be green - maybe kind of like it usually is in Texas!  I embossed the clouds with the Swiss Dots folder and also added a couple of pine trees to the hills.  The hearts on the teepee and beside the sentiment finished it off.  Of course I forgot all about "grounding" the tepee so maybe I should have titled this The Floating Tepee instead!

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Thanks for stopping by.........
Lynn

33 comments:

Monica said...

The grass looks like wintry grass in some places where it goes kind of that colour. It looks just fine, Lynn and the tent looks grounded too. I like the pop up clouds and the big heart on the tent. The sentiment is perfect.

Love,

M

Asha said...

What an adorable project,Lynn. Love the scene and details you added.
hugs, Asha

Lori Kobular said...

Love that teepee!!

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card Lynn, love the scene you have created and the clouds are wonderful.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Lisa said...

This is so adorable! What a fun scene you've created!! The teepee is fabulous!! Beautiful card!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Donna Hanley said...

I've never heard of Pan Pastels, but you did a terrific job with them, I think. As for the teepee, just imagine it in in the tall grass and you'll be fine. I think the whole card is just darling. Have a fun day.

Tammy said...

This is adorable Lynn! I love the fabulous scene you've created!! I think the sky & grass look fantastic!
Tammy x

Anne Temple said...

This looks amazing and this is exactly what I tell people when they ask me where home is. We've moved so much in the past that I'd always say it's where we are now.

Brenda said...

This s a super cute card Lynn! I am loving your pan pastels, not sure how to use them but think you got a nice effect with them. They look so smooth! That tepee is fabulous and it doesn't look like it is floating to me, but grounded on the grass instead. Maybe all you need is a little shadow for the tepee? Love the sentiment! Hugs, Brenda

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card Lynn..I love the scene you created and the hills look greener than what we have here in NZ at the moment being in the middle of a hot dry Summer.

luv CHRISSYxx

Carol L said...

Oh my gosh Lynn, this is too cute!! I love the little scene you created, and especially those fun clouds! My jury here gives this a thumbs up :)

*Vicki* said...

This is such a cute card Lynn!! This is so unique with the tee-pee image and I love the embossed clouds!! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

Jacee said...

This is a great card Lynn, I love your scene and the sentiment....perfect!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love Pan Pastels- don't give up on them. I think the sky and hills look perfect- and really enjoy the scene you have put together! And the sentiment- so perfect for that special someone!

KT Fit Kitty said...

I love your little scene, Lynn! The embossed clouds look wonderful and you did a great job colouring the teepee! I've never tried Pan Pastels - you may not be happy with the outcome but I think it looks lovely!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Sweet little scene, Lynn. I just read your previous post and I am glad 2015 is starting to head in the right direction. I will keep you close in thoughts as you move forward.

NanaConnie said...

Woohoo on those embossed clouds, Lynn! You've inspired me to try something with clouds although the idea is still percolating. Maybe I'll get something done and enter the challenge. Love the teepee image!

Kim said...

This is such a fun card and I love the sentiment.

Deepti said...

What a sweet scene!! Love the embossed clouds and cute summery look... I so long for it !!

Tammy said...

Fabulous results with the pans Lynn and the grass doesn't look brown to me! Love the clouds too, great card all in all!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant card Lynn, I love the teepee and the scene you have created
Kevin xx

JD/ Jill said...

This is a cute scene...I really like how you did the clouds!

nwilliams6 said...

Funny comment about the floating Tepee. The card is super cute and I love that sentiment! Hugz

Maxine D said...

Hmmm - a floating tepee - too much tea and then too much....???
For all your grass looks a bit like ours at the moment, I still like your card Lynn. The hills are great and the hearts on the tepee so sweet.
Blessings
Maxine

Becky said...

This is adorable Lynn. Love the sentiment too.

Mary Marsh said...

I think this is a great card Lynn and I like the color on the hills-kind of looks like a prairie scene

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Awwe Lynn this made me smile love your clouds!! What a sweet stamp set. It make a great Valentine card as well.
Linda K.

Bonnie said...

A floating tepee could be a lot of fun! Kind of like a flying carpet. Love the coloring! And a sweet sentiment!

Barbara Derksen said...

Hullo Lynn,

You are far too hard on yourself! Everything is perfect - you put so much TLC into it. I think the sentiment is PERFECT as well.

Donna K said...

I love your "floating tepee"! It's amazing how critical we can be of our own work. All I see is CUTENESS. This is a sweet card and I love that sentiment too. Have a wonderful day today. xx Donna K

MaryH said...

It's adorable, and your gray-green grass looks just right with the colorful teepee. Remember the Indians lived in some desert areas too! I am so loving these stitched hills (on my wish list!). And the fir trees added your touch of green. Really cute card, well done. TFS & Hugs

Joan Ervin said...

Your little tepee is adorable, Lynn, and I love those fluffy white clouds...awesome coloring on the tepee, too!!!!

Jessi Fogan said...

I love that sentiment, and the whole scene is adorable!