Thursday, 19 July 2012

For Your Inspiration #34


It's time for another For Your Inspiration challenge. Challenge #34 this time. :-)

This is the inspiration.
It's quite a busy picture. Lots of inspiration there! I took the natural feel and made a flowery card. I also used the colours, because I love these autumny colours. :-)

This is what I came up with.
I used PTI Pretty Peonies. I used the PTI canvas/linen impression plate to add texture to the bottom panel for interest. Unusually for me, I used the canvas side of the plate. Colours are SU! More Mustard, Really Rust, and Old Olive. The ribbon is PTI Fine Linen.

Why don't you go and visit the rest of the FYI DT, they've done some awesome work again. ;-)

This week I travelled to Cairns in far north Queensland for work. Cairns is a 2.5 hour flight from Brisbane. Further away than Melbourne! While in the southern regions of Australia it is in the depth of cold winter, and in Brisbane it is cool, Cairns is delightfully fresh and almost warm. I certainly only needed a light pullover when I went walking in the evening. People were swimming in the town pool, so it was definitely mild. I thought I'd share a couple of photos.

I stayed at the Mantra Trilogy, which was comfy! I had a lovely room with a wonderful view. This is the evening view from my balcony.
And this is the morning view.
In the evening I went walking along The Esplanade. I love that walk. In the middle of town on The Esplanade, there is a big pool (which they call The Lagoon). It is free for use and is open with no fences. It's really beautiful. This is just a portion of that pool.
And here is a view looking back along the Esplanade.
When I've had a chance to edit some more of my photos, I'll add them over at my Photo Blog.

Thanks for dropping by. I hope I see your entry at For Your Inspiration soon.



StephC said...

Gorgeous card Michelle! I love your interpretation of the photo. Great photos of your trip as well!

Rochelle Sodipo said...

I just love your style Michelle! The card is so beautiful! Wonderful vacay pics too!

Sara Mac said...

What a great take on the photo Michelle. I really like how you simplified the busyness of the picture by creating a clean, fresh card.
Your photos are beautiful too. Australia has been on my "someday" list for most of my life. It all started with the gorgeous surfers who would come to Hawaii from Australia:) Every time I see your photos it makes me want to visit even more.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love you take!

WOW. I am on vaca and while my view is nice it sure doesn't compare to yours!

kingstonmama said...

Gorgeous card. I love your stamping and that pretty bow. Pretty pictures, too! Ann Y.

Darnell said...

Mmmm, stunning photos, Michelle! Thank you for taking us with you!!


Your card is a perfect take on the photo Michelle. The floral stamp is fab. - love the photographs too - you are one lucky lady!
Sylvia x

Jen W. said...

Love your gorgeous card especially the textured strip of yellow on the bottom. :)

Your photos are fabulous and Cairns looks like such a gorgeous city!

Jenny said...

Your card is so pretty, love those tumbling blooms in the earthtones..great take on the insp photo :0)
Amazing pictures, what a wonderful place and view to wake up to!!
Jenny x