Thursday, 4 July 2013

Pastel Stripes


When I saw the current Tuesday Trigger inspiration, I just knew I had to join in. Even though the colours are not ones I would generally put together, I really love how they turned out! I was particularly inspired by the striped fabric in the photo, hence my striped background (stamped and embossed with stripes).
I used Uniko Studio Label Love: Thank You, Mama Elephant Basic Borders, and Hero Arts Zig Zag background stamp. Colours are Hero Arts Soft Cantaloupe, SU! Gumball Green and Daffodil Delight. Sequins are Avery Elle Lemonade.

I really love how the background stamping of my stripes has ended up a bit distressed/rustic looking. I feel that it added just the texture I was looking for. I used the zig zag background on my banner to reflect the rick rack and the pinked edges of the fabric in the photo.

This is the inspiration - Tuesday Trigger: Scene in Tangerine.
Today I took my girls into Brisbane City to visit City Hall. City Hall has recently been refurbished and I was hoping to take a tour and to go up the clock tower, but when we got there at midday, all available places on both the tour and the clock tower entry were full for the rest of the day. :-(  We'll have to try again another day. The best part of our visit was the main auditorium with its central light called the Oculus. Here are a few photos to show the massive ceiling and its ever-changing colours.
 This next photo puts it into perspective. The pipe organ is massive. The Oculus is 31 metres across.
The floors inside City Hall are beautiful. The main foyer is mosaic stone, with beautiful patterns in black and white. Those of you following me on Instagram (@amusingmichelle)would have seen one of the mosaic's already today. Upstairs (up a grand marble staircase) at the first floor entry to the auditorium they have the same pattern as the mosaic downstairs, but created in inlaid stone. The artistry and precision is amazing. The photo is not great. I was dodging a massive tour group who were walking over the floor, LOL!

And a last photo of the frieze at the front of City Hall. It was sculpted by Daphne Mayo, and it is spectacular. This photo is a stitch of three photos.

Thanks for coming by to visit me!



Janet's Joy said...

Awesome card using the Trigger!

Emily Leiphart said...

Beautiful card, Michelle! Love those stripes!

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous card!! Those pics are awesome!! :)

Joyce said...

Your card is so gorgeous. I love those distressed stripes. And, what a cool city hall you have!

Jacquie Southas said...

Love your take on the Trigger Michelle - perfect stripes! Love the photos of the City Hall!

Unknown said...

This card looks amazing Michelle! I love those colours, not something I would normally use either but they do look stunning together! Gorgeous work honey! Xx

Jen W. said...

The first thing that jumped out at me was the distressed look of the stripes. I love it! It's such a cheery card!

And your City Hall photos are stunning! What a gorgeous building!

Kim Heggins said...

Michelle, fabulous photos! Your card is just as fabulous those stripes and the colors are too cute, wonderful take on the photo.

Unknown said...

another beauty! your card i mean ;)

great photos too! what an impressive space!

Carol McCready said...

Great card. Those stripes do match that fabric perfectly.

Your photos are lovely, looks like wonderful building to visit.

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Michelle! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)