Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Inspired By Stamping Challenge #42 - Celebrate

Hi everyone!  How's your week going?  Mine's been busy, working as a sub here and there in the schools nearby and running errands.  Errands:  my favorite (roll eyes).  I've also had some things sell on eBay, and if you've ever sold stuff on there, you know all the work involved.  You really do earn your money there!  LOL

Let me share my card with you.  LOVE the fresh color combo for this week's challenge over at Inspired By Stamping:  White, Olive Green and Blue.


The inspiration photo really spoke to me, and I went with lots of white and smaller touches of the green and blue, just like in the photo.  And of course, I used flowers, too:


After stamping various backgrounds from Background Basics and Vintage Backgrounds on scrap white cardstock, I used a hydrangea punch to create some blossoms.  They kind of remind me of Delft pottery.   While I was at it, punching leaves from various green cardstocks, I just made a whole bunch and bagged them up for future projects.


The sentiment is from Just Because, a newly released set.  I'm so loving the font on that!


If you missed the announcement, we have a new team of designers at Inspired By Stamping!  You can find the announcement at Joanna's blog.  I'm excited to see the creations these talented ladies will share with us.

Thank you so much for your visit today!



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Background Basics, Vintage Backgrounds, Just Because - IBS
Paper: white - PTI; Old Olive, Garden Green - SU
Ink: Not Quite Navy - SU; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Other: Framed Tulip embossing folder - SU; Hydrangea punches - Martha Stewart; rhinestones - Queen & Co.; Rock Fern punch - EK Success

20 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lovely card with all that gorgeous white! :)

Marisa said...

Such a yummy colour combo! Darling flowers and love the embossed border.

Lisa said...

This is so fresh and crisp Colleen, love your pretty little blooms! They DO remind me of the delft pottery too!

Virginia L. said...

You have used the colors so fabulously, Colleen! I also love the intricate patterns on the flowers! Beautiful!

Joanna said...

Great idea for punching up more leaves! I will have to do that! Your card is so beautiful! Love how you matched your flowers with the inspiration photo! thank you! Hugs, Joanna

Hussena said...

What a beautiful card Colleen...i really love your interpretation of the challenge pis ...the touch of blue and green against the all white BG looks just Fabulous!!...And i do agree with you on those flowers ..they really do look like delft pottery :)

Pooja said...

The colors and card both look so fresh !I liked your clean and beautiful card !

Sindhu said...

What an elegant card you have made Colleen! You have used the colours so perfectly and your CAS style is just impeccable..

Benzi said...

Gorgeous CAS card, Colleen. I do love those colors. Great idea to bag those leaves, too. You've sold me....I ordered some nice things yesterdays from IBS. Can't wait to get them. The inspiration from your cards made me do it. :-)

Annette said...

so pretty

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is beautiful!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee the colors and those flowers!!!

Emily Keaton said...

This is gorgeous, Colleen! I love all that white space with beautiful embossed detail and just a splash of color in the corner with your pretty punches.

Carole said...

Fabulous card Colleen, very elegant!

Bonnie said...

I love your take on that beautiful inspiration photo! Love all that white space!

Leslie Miller said...

What a striking impact against the white! Beautiful, but delicate.

Liz Weber said...

Colleen your card is so elegant and classy, I just love the leaves and flowers - great idea with the stamping on those.

Stella said...

Wow; blue white and a touch of green is a classic color combo that I LOVE. This is so lovely Colleen; love the "fresh" look. It's gorgeous!
XX

Shani said...

Beautiful card! Simple, yet so elegant!

Linda R said...

This is such a pretty card. I love the paper you used for the flowers.

Hugs~

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful, love your take of the pretty photo! Clean and simple, yet so very elegant!! Great design!

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