Thursday, June 23, 2011

Inspired by an Art Print

I saw this print at a doctor's office we've visited, and felt it would make a great card.  Please excuse the quality of the photo - it was taken with my cell phone:


I took out several punches and created my own version:



I mimicked the lines of the embossing with my punched black pieces. 

Simple card, simple post.

Thanks for joining me!

Colleen

Stamps:  Manuscript Background - Hero Arts
Paper:  River Rock, Very Vanilla, Basic Black - SU
Ink:  Basic Black
Punches:  Rose Leaf, Hydrangea - Martha Stewart; Extra Large Bird - SU
Other:  Big Shot, Elegant Bouquet embossing folder - SU, dimensionals, pearls - Recollections

21 comments:

Virginia L. said...

Love love this, Colleen! This just shows how creative and inspiring you are! I love the embossed white background and the contrast of the images!! BEAUTIFUL!

Now when I go somewhere, I will always remember to look at things in a different way :) PS: My DH is a family doc, I wonder if the painting in his waiting room will inspire someone... :)

Marisa said...

Wonderful take on the insp. piece, Colleen! Love the B & W with the touch of sahara.

Ann Schach said...

I need to start looking for the inspiration that surrounds me! You always do a fabulous job finding that inspiration and then transferring it to your own creations. Beautiful card, Colleen!

Shirley said...

You are something else!! I haven't taken a picture with my cell in ages! Love the picture and I really really like your card, bird and all. How elegant with the colors, the embossing and that beautiful script BG too!

Noor Nahdi said...

Ohhh...that's classic creation!!! You really get inspired from your surroundings (not me), lol
Love the writing background :)

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Colleen

Oh wow another stunner from you - love the place that you found the inspiration from for this and I just love what you've come up with.

Thanks so much for all your lovely comments on my blog too.

Big Hugs

Tina
X

Emily Keaton said...

I love how you captured that art print with your pretty, artistic card, Colleen!! So glad to see you creating recreationally again, my friend. You certainly haven't lost your touch!!!

Maria said...

Beautiful embossed background! The bird, vine and flowers in black against the white is very striking...great job...so pretty!

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Another beauty Colleen! Love your inspiration photo! The embossing is great too! I finally have my blog candy out! Come check it out when you get a chance!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Colleen your are too cute. Finding inspiration in things that other people take for granted. I bet you were the first person to ever take a picture of that picture in the Doctor's office...lol You card came out beautiful too. I just love it!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

Linda Callahan said...

Great card - your inspiration was woorked beautifully :)

Linda B said...

Ohhh, lovely!!! So chic!
Linda B

Anonymous said...

Simply wonderful! You still could play around with it some more with some stamps too with a small bird stamp or something. Fun! Love the touch of the pearl for the eye! I need something more than just inspiration lately! Great job as usual!

Chris R. from Iowa

Linda R. said...

Oh my gosh.. That is amazing.. You are so creative.. Your card is beautiful..

Hugs, Linda

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a pretty card Colleen. Love the black images... looks perfect, like silhouettes.

Bev J. said...

Striking card-love the script background with your embossing and cutouts! Great job re-creating the inspiration photo.

Bonnie said...

That is a great print and I love your take on it! Very classy!

Stella said...

Short post, stunning card; splendid take on the print. Yours is much better; in fact it's stunning!
XX

Leslie Miller said...

Love the crispness of the black and white! Awesome artistic interpretation, Colleen!

Elizabeth said...

This is really gorgeous!

Benzi said...

Beautiful black and vanilla. You know I love this card sporting a pretty birdie. It's gorgeous!

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