Thursday 1 September 2011

Some exciting news. . . For Your Inspiration!


Well, do I have news for you!  I was invited to join the For Your Inspiration Design Team. . .  and I accepted! Can you tell I'm excited? I just love the photo inspirations at this challenge. Every new photo sets my creative spirit alight.

Lucky me, I get to start with an extra exciting challenge - the first challenge in September, and the first sponsored challenge. Yes, you heard me right, this challenge is sponsored by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  What does that mean for you? Well, when you enter For Your Inspiration Challenge #13, you have the chance to win a $10 voucher from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. As if the beautiful inspiration photo wasn't enough to drive you to enter the challenge to start with...
Sigh! I wish I was in Paris. . .

My card in response to this beautiful photo uses Sweet 'n Sassy digi-stamp "Forget Me Not".
I really loved the purples and blue of the sky in the photo, so I have tried to reflect those in my card.  I also just had to throw in the Eiffel Tower while I was at it. I was very clever with the ribbon, but it turns out that when photographed, a dark purple ribbon doesn't really show up the detail, LOL.

What I used:
Stamps: Forget Me Not by Sweet 'n Sassy, Artistic Etchings by SU!, a random birthday stamp (which I forget the maker of)
Card: Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Whisper White
Ink: Perfect Plum
Assorted Inktense pencils and ribbon from my stash

This is quite a grungey card compared to my usual style. I hope you like it.

Now, why don't you take a look at what the other inspired ladies on the team have come up with?


Talk to you again soon.



StephC said...

Beautiful start my friend! I love your coloring, and the use of te Eiffel Tower stamp in the background. Well done!

Sara Mac said...

Welcome to the FYI team Michelle! Wonderful card for this challenge. I just love how you incorporated the Eiffel Tower on your card.

Tenia Nelson said...

Congrats and what a pretty card!! tfs!!

Jenny said...

Congrats on joining the DT Michelle and love your card. great photo inspiration picture...have not been to Paris for years!!
Jenny x

Karen B. said...

Congratulations to you! I love your card and the colors. Great design.

Marlena M. said...

Your card is beautiful! ;)

Debby said...

So great to have you on the team Michelle! Love how you used the inspiration colours and theme.