Sunday, September 27, 2015

The Challenge #43

It's a wonderful day when the weather is good and all my kids and their spouses plus a few grands can get together to enjoy a great American pastime - football.  Two graduated from Michigan State and 4 from Central Michigan and they played each other yesterday in East Lansing.  We had a tailgate party in the parking lot before the noon game (way too much food) and then went to a local pizzeria after (WAY too much pizza).   MSU won as predicted but it was a good game and we all had a fun time.  

Now to the matter at hand - the photo inspiration at The Challenge.


I was inspired by the brick wall, the trees and the box of greens.


Embossing paste was used on a MFT brick stencil on Soft Stone cs, leaving the surface a little rough. The rest of the card is make up of Topiaries from PTI with the addition of a burlap stamp on the base and Altenew's wood pallet stamp on a scrap of kraft for the sentiment from Casual Fridays.

Thanks for stopping by.  In case you didn't notice, I adjusted the settings on my camera (after reading some intructions) and the photos are coming out much better/lighter.



11 comments:

  1. Wow, Bobbie! I love how you were inspired. This is so pretty and serene, Thank you for joining us at The Challenge!

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  2. Bobby this is stunning, your brick wall is absolutely fantastic--so much texture! Those topiaries just seal the deal! Sounds like a fun family day!

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  3. What a fun family thing to do! I noticed right away how much brighter your photo was, Bobby... good for you! and just in time for this gorgeous card! LOve it! and thanks for playing cards with us at The Challenge!
    =] Michele

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  4. Oh, I love that background! It looks like a miniature brick wall. Splendid card, Bobby!

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  5. Football, tailgate party, pizza and family: what a fantastic combination! Speaking of fantastic combinations: your card! Love the brick wall and little trees/shrub. Perfect for a sympathy card! Your photos look great...wish I had a place to take photos in our place! Oh well...some day!
    Hugs~c

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  6. Love those topiaries and they are so pretty against that rough, brick wall!

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  7. The texture on your brick wall is amazing & I love the topiaries, Bobby! Perfect take on the photo inspiration.

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  8. Oh my goodness Bobby....this is so beautiful! Your brick background is so amazing, just love it! Thanks for joining us at The Challenge!

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  9. LOVE your design Bobby! The added texture on the brick background is perfect. And those topiaries are beautiful. xx

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  10. Sounds like a fun day, Bobby ... and yummy! Gorgeous card ... that texture-y brick background's so touchable ... lovely with the topiary! Hugs, Anita :)

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  11. The football game sounds like so much fun!!! Your card is over the top fabulous and I must say I LOVE the new blog look!!!!!! You go girl! I think your photos do look great too!

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