Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Photo Inspiration Newbie!

Happy Saturday!

Today I am linking up to another Heart 2 Heart June Challenge.  This one is all about a little photo inspiration.  Believe it or not, I have never made anything based on this type of inspiration, so I was super-excited to jump in head first.  I even rescheduled the rest of my weekly blogs to squeeze it in here today!

Here is the gorgeous photo H2H provided us with:

...and here is my take on it!

As soon as I saw the inspiration photo, I KNEW where to drawer with all the leftover Art Philosophy and Artiste Cricut cuts.  I knew there was not only a bird, branches, and flowers, but also this fantastic doily shape.  The base of the card didn't jump right out at me, so I browsed my sample papers...but not for long!  This little sheet from the retired Florentine Paper Packet was IT.

I have two weddings coming up this summer, and that is what the photo made me think of, so I decided to break out my Love Doily My Acrylix and use this beautiful sentiment on the card.

Now, for the flowers...the FLOWERS!  I just adore them.  I scattered some Color Ready Trinket Wooden Shapes and paper flower cuts on the branches, then filled the spaces with the rest of the  beautiful blooms.  The opaques in the center of each brings out the delicate feel of the photo.  These flowers I used are actually from the Just Blooms Petals Paper Flowers pack that is currently only $1.50 on CLEARANCE in limited supply on my website!  (Um, better run!  Just click on the link in the name up above and I will wait, I promise.)   *whistles  ;)

I colored the flowers while they were still all stacked up like they came in the package with my Sorbet (*cough, cough) Alcohol Ink Marker.  You might remember that Sorbet is not my favorite color in our Close to My Heart pallet.  BUT...this could be a game changer!  I LOVE these flowers with the delicate little shading differences due to the blending and spreading of the alcohol ink!  When I took the stack apart, this is what I saw...soooooo beautiful!

I kept the white on white for the bird and the doily because that is the feel I get from the picture.  I want to be IN that picture!  So tranquil and peaceful there.  Sigh....oh, ahem, sorry!  Got a little lost in thought there!  So anyhooo, I hope you are as inspired by this photo as I am!  :)


  1. Very pretty card! Perfect for a wedding theme and those little flowers are gorgeous!

  2. Very pretty. Love how your flowers turned out. Now that they're on clearance, I'm loving them too! Why do I always wait so long?

    1. LOL, tell me about it! I have used mine before at least, but now I HAVE to have them. ;)

  3. I love how your card turned out! You're's so tranquil...I want to be in the photo, too :) And what a great idea to use the alcohol markers to color the flowers!

  4. Love what you did with the flowers. It makes me wonder what other colors would look like (because I'm not truly a Sorbet fan either so I don't have that marker!!)


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