Thursday, 21 July 2011
An exciting week for me. . .
Well, this week has been very exciting in my stamping life. I had my first ever win on a Challenge! I was made Lovely Lotus over at For Your Inspiration for their Challenge #8. BUT, to add to that, I was also asked to be a Guest Designer for them this week on Challenge #10, woo hoo! Of course I said yes, and then (of course) I suffered major performance anxiety. Despite that, I still managed to create a card, LOL! And I might add that Steph has been very patient with my anxieties and my lack of blogging know-how. . . (thanks, Steph!)
If you haven't checked For Your Inspiration out yet, you should go and take a look. Their inspiration photos are simply beautiful, every time. This week's photo for FOR YOUR INSPIRATION CHALLENGE #10 is just as lovely:
As soon as I saw those steps covered in fallen leaves, I was thinking texture, in particular scoring. I used layered mattes to also create the feeling of steps. I absolutely HAD to use the beautiful deep red and green in my card, and that cascade of red across the top of the photo is irresistible.
My card is here:
I think this other angled photo might give you more of a sense of the texture of the card (due to the artificial lighting creating shadows!):
What I used (all SU):
Stamps: Botanical Blooms (I really like this set, I don't know why I don't use it more)
Cardstock & Ink: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Garden Green, Very Vanilla
So, what do you think?
Why don't you take some time and head over to For Your Inspiration and join in the fun.