Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Sweet Life - Inspired By... 'Sweet On You' challenge

Hello there!  I'm playing in another Inspired By... challenge, and this one is titled, 'Sweet On You.'
The gorgeous inspiration photo is further down in this post.  I incorporated a lot of the elements I saw in the pic.

My Favorite Things LLD Tea Party spoon die; Stampin' Up! Hardwood background stamp, Mercury Glass Designer Acetate; Flourishes Cherries & Peaches cherry and sentiment stamps; pearls; doily


The spoon was die-cut twice:  once from white cardstock, and once from a piece of Mercury Glass Designer Acetate from Stampin' Up!  It's hard to capture it in the photo, but the top layer (the mercury glass) is a shiny silver with clear mottled specks on it, which let the white cardstock peek through a bit.

Also, see the sentiment?  It says, "Live the Sweet Life."  It's very faint - on purpose, and you'll know why when you see the inspiration picture.  This sentiment was pure serendipity.  It came in the Flourishes Cherries & Peaches stamp set, and I liked it, so I used it.  THEN it hit me that the name of this challenge is 'Sweet On You'.  💗

The inspiration pic shows horizontal wood grain in a pretty shade of aqua.  I didn't have one just like it so I got close by making it like this.  I used a pale grayish-blue piece of small herringbone patterned paper, then stamped the Hardwood background stamp on top in Going Gray ink.  Then I used Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and sponged it all over the piece.  It came close, I think.

Here is the inspiration photo:
A big thank you to the ladies at Inspired By... -- they picked my Hanging Flowers card as their winner from the last challenge!  I am grateful!

Thanks so much for your visit today.  I appreciate your visit!  God bless you!


Paperesse said...

Wow, you nailed this one, too! It couldn't be any more perfect. I'm so glad you won the last challenge, you deserved it. As to that little bit of serendipity with the sentiment...isn't it nice when that happens?!


Lisa Elton said...

This is such a pretty card Colleen! Great job coloring the cherries and I love the little spoon. Thanks so much for joining us at IB!

Samra said...

Gorgeous work as always Colleen! Love everything about this beautiful card.
Paper Talk with Samra

Chris said...

This is so pretty Colleen. I love your wood background, the doily and the detail that you into the spoon.

Leslie Miller said...

OMGoodness, your card couldn't be more perfect! I love how you were inspired. You sure had all the right stuff! I love that little bit of doily peeking over the fence. So cute!!

Danni Reid said...

Goodness gracious, gorgeous design! Thank you for sharing with us @ Inspired By this week!

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