Thursday 16 February 2012

For Your Inspiration #24 - Green!


It's For Your Inspiration Challenge 24, and the inspiration photo this week has allowed me to totally go to town with GREEN. I really like green. :-)

This is the inspiration photo:
I love weeping willows.

This photo reminds me of the Avon River in Christchurch, New Zealand. Christchurch is one of the prettiest cities I've been to, and I have been saddened by the impact the earthquakes have had on such a beautiful city, especially its people.

Here is a picture I found to show you of the Avon, Christchurch.

Here is my card. The zig zag pattern reminded me of water flowing, and I wanted to add some leaves to reflect that beautiful willow just a little. And of course, I've used about four different greens in creating this card. I've added the bling for the sparkle of the water.
I used Hero Arts Zig Zag and Say It All, PTI Turning a New Leaf, PTI buttons, Stampin' Up Ribbon (certainly celery), SU! green inks (certainly celery, old olive, green galore, gable green) and Memento Tuxedo Black. The die is PTI Fillable Frames #10.

At this point I would like to welcome our newest Design Team members - Irena, Karen, and Sylvia - three wonderfully talented ladies.  Why don't you pay them a visit along with the rest of the DT?


Thank-you so much for stopping by. I hope to see your cards over at FYI very soon!



Jenny said...

Beautiful greens Michelle, I love the buttons placed on the sentiment panel too :0)
I love weeping willows too, ours are just coming into leaf bud at the moment.......would love a garden big enough to have one in :0)
Jenny x

Paula Dobson said...

Beautiful Michelle. I loved the interpretation of the colours and patterns on your card. Very inspirational.

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE the chevron background!

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful movement, Michelle! Thank you for the photo~what a lovely place.

kingstonmama said...

I love that background you've made, Michelle, and all those lovely shades of green. I love weeping willows, too. :) ann

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous! Love the different greens on the chevrons and the fabulous touches of bling. :)

Mynn xx said...

LOVING the chevron paper--awesome! :) I also like your buttons--this is a lovely card! :)