Saturday, March 27, 2010

Stamping Around SA05 Inspiration Challenge

I just love, love, love photo inspiration challenges.  I made this card for Stamping Around's SA05 Waltzingmouse Inspiration Challenge.  To the right is the fabulously inspiring photo from Anya.  It makes me want to have a glorious spring brunch with all the fine china.  Actually, it makes me want to hit the flea markets and find lots of shabby chic, mismatched china pieces to add to my collection!  For my focal image, I used the Freesia stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms, a sentiment from Studio G, and Memento inks and coordinating markers.  I colored some Hero Arts Art Flowers with the Memento markers to get a good match.  The background papers are from Basic Grey's Wisteria and Kioshi collections - cut into strips and stitched on, then shabby-ed up and distressed with Distress Ink in milled lavender, antique linen, and dusty concord.  I added a little aqua tulle for some extra springy-ness, and to echo the blue ribbon on the package.  This challenge was loads of fun.  Hope you're having a happy weekend!

13 comments:

carole said...

Beautiful card, all elements are at the right place. Love the coloring on the flowers.

Carole

Shar said...

Stunning Spring card!

Pauline said...

Beautiful card, love the vintage feel to it. Love how you coloured the flowers to match, something i will try! Pauline x

Nancy said...

Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous. I love your pretty color palette of paper and ink, it totally captures the inspiration colors. This is a truly wonderful card!

Suzanne C said...

Stunning card! Love how you colored the flowers and that is some of my favorite paper you used on your background.

MrsETaylor said...

Jean, this is beyond beautiful. I love love love it and now am going to buy that labels die and that stamp. YUMMO

Angela Mclean said...

Gorgeous.. love the stamp and how you've colored the flowers!
Angela xxx.

Jacqueline said...

I so love inspiration pictures too! You did a beautiful job on this card - gorgeous work!

carole~ish said...

beautiful card, jean.
i love everything about it!!

2amscrapper said...

This is perfect for the challenge.

Julia said...

This is stunning!

Laurie Marmon said...

I love seeing how everyone interprets the same picture. So fun! Love the colors you chose for this card. Thanks for sharing.

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card!!! Love the flowers - and I love all the shades of purple - love me the purple....