Friday, May 20, 2011

Inspired

This week Blogger's Challenge is an inspiration challenge. On the left is the photo to use for the inspiration. I chose to follow the nautical theme. My boat uses sails instead of oars, but it's definitely a sailing vessel. Note the sea shells as centers of the flowers. The image is a McMahon Vintage Digital. I loved the movement of the image and the flowers which go around the image. I colored the image with my Pan Pastels. I thought I'd try something different. The dimensional flowers are painted with Creative Inspirations Paints to give that added shimmer. The centers of the bigger flowers are little seashells. The centers of the tiny flowers are pearls (actually Viva Decor pearl pen). The background paper and sentiment are from Club Scrap. The sentiment is actually very clear on the care. The little blur here is due to the bulk of the sea shells against a flat scanner.
This has been another fun challenge in the Bloggers corner.

11 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Great take on the inspiration photo, love the added embellies!

Basement Stamper said...

Love the flowers with the embellishments in the middle-very cute.

Beckie said...

this has such movement! I love the fun flowers!

Ida said...

Wonderful take on the IP photo. Love the use of the seashells as the flower centers. Beautiful!

JP Card Crazy said...

Beautiful sailing ship and the flowers are so stunning. Love that you used sea shells for the centers!! Very creative!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Gorgeous card. Beautifully created, Barbara.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- Gorgeous! And, so fun to see what you did with this beautiful digi! I love the floral embellishment with the seashells in the center!

Linda Monroe said...

I love those shells.

Lisa Bohler said...

I really like the cascade of flowers framing your image!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Beautifully done Barbara! The flowers and shells are such a lovely accent! :D

njburk said...

GREAT way to showcase your seashells!!!