Thursday, June 14, 2012

Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge #13 -

Hello!  This is my very first time playing in an 'Inspired by Stamping' challenge as a design team member, and I'm so thrilled!

Here is the inspiration photo for this week's challenge:


How serene that photo is!  For my card, I used lots of blue, representing the sky and the sea.  I also added a sandy color, and a hint of green because I see a couple of plants in this photo.


As you can see in the background, I've decorated a corner of my envelope, too.  ;)

On the card, I created my own background using the tree image from Cherish.  To me, it kind of looks like coral, or seaweed.


The frame and sentiment are from Small Fancy Label 4, and the flowers and leaves are from Little Flowers.

This is for my aunt, who recently moved.  I can't wait to go see her new home, and will be taking this card with me.

So...are you inspired by that lovely beach photo?  Come join us!  There's a new challenge every Thursday.  Visit HERE for all the details.  :-)  Hope to see you there!



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Cherish, Small Fancy Label 4, Little Flowers -Inspired by Stamping
Paper: white - PTI; Baja Breeze - SU
Ink: Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz - SU
Fibers: white seam binding - Zipper Stop; twine - Creative Impressions
Other: pearls - Queen & Co.; doily - Wilton; Big Shot; Labels Four die - Spellbinders

19 comments:

Deb Hickman said...

Very pretty, love how you've layered the flowers onto the frame. Deb xxx

Joanna M. said...

Gorgeous Colleen! Love your background! Hugs, J

~amy~ said...

wow...really pretty!!!

Martha H. said...

Another gorgeous card! I love the colour combo, and how you created your own background.

Hugs,
Martha H.

Lin said...

Colleen, I adore your card from top to bottom - and the envelope too! Love that inspiration photo and you rose to the challenge big time! LOVE that you made your own background paper, and love those sweet blue flowers! Big congrats on your DT position - looking forward to more!

Jinny Newlin said...

This color palette is divine! LOVE your lacy doily backing and your pearl-topped flowers are ever so sweet!

Marisa said...

Fabulous take on the insp. picture! Love the blue you used and the lovely layering of the sentiment panel.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Nice take from the GORGEOUS inspiration! Man I so miss the beach~ :) Off to check out this challenge.....

Sherrie K. said...

Oh wow, this is outstanding and so GORGEOUS!!! TFS and for the inspiration!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

Love it! Gorgeous colors =)

Stella said...

Can I sign up for a workshop at your house? :)

This is priceless; a gem!
XXX

Linda Callahan said...

Serene and beautiful!

Ann Schach said...

Very pretty, Colleen! You did a great job interpreting the inspiration photo!

Emily Keaton said...

You captured that pretty inspiration photo beautifully, Colleen! I love those colors--and you are right about how that tree looks like coral!! Your aunt will love this gorgeous creation. :)

Benzi said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous! I love your inspiration photo and the card is outstanding. Awesome colors.

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous, Colleen! I love the background you made and the way you interpreted the photo!

Julia S-W said...

Beautiful colours and as always, elegant composition!
Juliaxx

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I can't even begin to tell you how beautiful this card is! I LOOOOOOOVE the papers and the colors and the design--you have taken my breath away! LOVE:)

Sue Lelli said...

This is so PRETTY! LOVE how you stamped the corner of the envie, too! LOVE the doily and that FAB sentiment, Colleen!

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