Friday, April 8, 2011

Spring Inspiration

This week the Bloggers Challenge was to use a photo as the inspiration for our card. This was the inspiration photo we were given.
Here was what the image inspired to me: black and white with a splash of green; pastels background; and flowers and leaves of spring.

I tried to incorporate those thoughts into my card. I started with the Large Floral Background stamp from Chapel Road Artstamps. I stamped it with black archival ink on cryogen paper. I then took another piece of white cardstock and swiped pan pastels over it in pastel colors. Using a Spellbinders label die, I cut a window into the pastels panel and layered it over the flowers. The sentiment "Every leaf a miracle by Whitman" was stamped using markers. I colored the leaves with green and the words with black. I huffed to remoisten and stamped on white cardstock. The sentiment is from the stamp set Four Small Poems, also from Chapel Road Artstamps. I edged the pastel window layer and the sentiment layer with pumice stone distress ink and added a little bling. On the centers of the flowers I used rock candy distress stickles. On the corners of the card I added small rhinestone flourishes.

This card also meets the challenge at Created by Hand which is spring fever/pastels.

12 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

How pretty, love your floral image.

Barbara said...

Wonderful interpretation of our Challenge photo...I really like how you used the background color and turned it into "pastel background" into what you have made. I tend to stay "in the box," so I'm really loving your ideas!

Robyn said...

great collage. Love the flowers.
thanks for sharing with Created Byhand

MJ said...

Super, love how you brought in the background too! Lovely card!

Ida said...

Very pretty. Love your black panel of flowers.

Basement Stamper said...

the flowers in that image are very pretty-love how different they all are.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love the background floral stamp- plus the crystal flourishes and greenery. Great card!

sheryl said...

Love the floral stamp and pastel background.

Lisa Bohler said...

Love the spring take on the challenge and the splash of green is terrific!

JP Card Crazy said...

Love the way you were inspired by the photo. Very creative!

Linda Monroe said...

Very artistic.

Lori said...

Very cool! Love the window revealing the floral print. Great interpretation of the photo!