Thursday 15 September 2011

For Your Inspiration #14


Welcome to my second challenge as a For Your Inspiration Design Team member.  I'm still excited! If you haven't joined us yet, please do! The inspiration photos are beautiful, and you get lots of lovely comments on your work. It is also worth taking a look over the work of the other DT members, as they offer so much inspiration.

This week's inspiration photo is this one:
I was inspired by the beautiful greeny-blue water and the heavenly look of the sun through the rain in the background.

My card is here:
I used PTI Snowflake Serenade (such beautiful snowflakes and sentiments). I stamped the sentiment first in navy, then I clear embossed my snowflakes. Because I didn't have the colour inks that were in my imagination, I had to get a little creative with making my colour. I sponged (SU!) bashful blue, certainly celery, tempting turquoise, and night of navy inks to create just the right colour feel, and then I spritzed the whole lot with champagne shimmer mist (oh, how I love shimmer mist) to create the shimmery, heavenly, light feel I was looking for. It was a bit naked at the top, so I added a night of navy ribbon to create some balance. I used Whisper White, Night of Navy, and Crumb Cake cardstock. I thought of making the card base white, but it didn't work. The  Crumb Cake reflects the rocks of the photo better, and it doesn't distract from the other elements of the card. To finish off, I added some rhinestones for that little extra sparkle.

I really like this card. What do you think?

Please do head over to take a look at my fellow Design Team members' blogs and leave them some love too.




Cassandra said...

I WANT THAT CARD FOR CHRISTMAS! please. My very favourite colours all in one card. And all those amazing techniques, will definitely CASE this one.

StephC said...

Wow, stunning Michelle. Love everything about it!

Keva said...

Wow..I LOVE this card, Michelle! The snowflakes and shimmer look perfect together. I'll have to CASE this one for sure.

Sara Mac said...

Such a gorgeous card! I love the sparkle. Your sponging looks beautiful.

T said...

Beautiful and simple! I love it :)

Jenny said...

Love how you've used the photo for inspiration Michelle, those glistening snowflakes are so pretty :)
Jenny x

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful shimmer...lovely card! ;)