Friday, 25 March 2011

Fresh Inspiration Friday


Its a Fresh Inspiration Friday challenge today on the Hero Arts Blog! The idea is to stamp something just for fun that’s based on the inspiration piece provided.

 My Hero Arts Hostess"sista" Anita  emailed us  a photograph of some gorgeous pictures she has hanging on her dining room wall. Here’s one of them! The challenge is to create a card using this photo as inspiration.



 This is my card , I am not really a blue person, I prefer pinks, reds and oranges but this has changed my mind about using blue.  The background is on watercolour paper and I have layered up the Classic Fabric stamp and the Envelope pattern stamp using broken china distress ink and some perfect pearls.  I have then stamped over with Chipped sapphire and the Garden Bouquet stamp and more perfect pearls for a real shimmer.
Here is a closeup, I am really pleased with the effect.  The butterfly is one that the lovely Brenda sent me, Thanks Brenda, I just distressed the edges a little for a vintage effect.



Supplies: Hero Arts Stamps. S5507 Envelope Pattern.  CG172 Garden Bouquet. CG245 Classic Fabric. Distress inks. Broken China and Chipped Sapphire. Perfect Pearls. Spekkbinders Lacey Circles.

13 comments:

AnitaRex said...

Oh Sally this is gorgeous! I am glad that my picture has made you start like blue!!! :> I love blue it's fun to work with! :>

Barb said...

What a fabulous card, Sally! Love the double scalloped, circle design! Beautiful layering too!

Dotty Jo said...

Just as lovely as it looked on Flickr! Love the layers of stamping Sally, really beautifully done, Jo x

Tiffany said...

Really gorgeous inspiration from Anita's photo! Love how you offset the scallops on the nestie!

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Sally

What a stunner love your background and it goes so well on the kraft cardstock.

Have a great weekend.

Tina

Dawn said...

Just gorgeous Sally. Love all the layering on the background. You can see the shimmer of the perals

Robin K. said...

Sally, I really love the double layers of scallops and the combination of stamps! Beautiful card!

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful take on the inspiration photo, Sally! love the layered stamping and those colors are so yummy! love this gorgeous card!! have a wonderful weekend! =)

Deirdre said...

Sally - just adore what you created - simply stunning. Wow.... total inspiration.

Thanks for starting the thread wishing me a happy birthday on Flickr this morning. Made my day! Sun shining here... just finishing up a project for Tuesday and then I'm off out to play happy in the knowledge that I am not trying to beat a deadline! Hope you have a great weekend.

patscrap91 said...

Sallyn this is gorgeous. I love the perfect background you've created. Brown and blue are beautiful together.

Brenda said...

That is such a beautiful take on the inspiration challenge Sally! I love how you did not cover the entire background with the envelope stamp, just here and there! Just so very pretty!

Suzanne C said...

Love the colors that the hosti chose and your card is fabulous!

ddsharp50 said...

This really caught my eye. I love the color combination. It is very neat how you layered up the spellbinder dies. Nice card.