March 26, 2008

BEATE'S INSPIRATION CHALLENGE

Happy Hump Day! Although I never got really excited about Wednesday when I was working, I always felt closer to my weekend on Thursday - LOL! Today I have a card to share that I did for Beate's Inspiration Challenge. I totally loved what she picked this week because it contains some of my favorite colors and reminds me of the ocean. I made a square card because the stamp I chose to use is soooo large (but I love it!!) I used the Hostess Level I set called From the Garden - isn't this a gorgeous stamp??? I have to be honest, when I first saw it, I was like "oh, not another flower!" BUT then I started to see what people were doing with this beauty and well, I had to have it!!! Maybe if I quite blogging, my checkbook would be fatter.....nah, not gonna happen!!! So, on to the details. The base of this one is Taken with Teal card stock, which I then layered with paper from the Porcelain Prints Designer Series Pack. Oh, how I love the yummy paper in this set!! There are actually two separate pieces on here, one is a full piece, and the other is a half piece cut diagonally to give it some interest. I sponged on the diagonal piece of dp with Green Galore classic ink to pull out more of the green and sponged around the edges of the whole card with Green Galore and Taken with Teal classic ink. The image is stamped on Whisper White card stock in Brown Stazon, and then colored in using my Stampin' Write Markers. The sentiment is from the SAB stamp set Lots of Thoughts (the biggest choice during SAB by all customers!) which I punched out with my Small Oval Punch and then mounted with an oval from my Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware, which I love. Nope, no stitching, no ribbon, no punching of the corners - I felt this image could stand by itself and make a statement so I kept it simple. I am happy with how it turned out and I really hope you all like it too!! Till tomorrow - see ya!

29 comments:

Manna said...

This is so beautiful. I love it!

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

Beeeeeeeeeeautiful, Alex!...your coloring is breath-taking!..absolutely YUMMY!

beate said...

Gorgeous card, Alex! You know I love it! It's a square. LOL
Hugs and grins

Lauren said...

Wow! The coloring on this is amazing. Beautiful card!

Corie said...

Oh my this is just GORGEOUS!!

Melissa said...

This flower was a big hit with my customers when the catty first came out and it's easy to see why! Excellent job on Beate's Challenge Alex!

Many Blessings,
M.

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous Alex! I LOVE what you used for the main image...it's so pretty!!!

Deborah said...

jeanhgrxjrphtmYou used the colors beautifully Alex! So pretty! Hugs, Deb

Denise~ said...

Pretty! You've done great with this challenge. Love the fun cheerful colors. :)

Latisha said...

Very nice >"< Yes he is prior enlisted, he was a nuke on subs, put in his sta-21 package, went to the Citadel, majored in civil-eng, got commissioned, went to flight school & now we are done >"< he has been in 9years, next month he puts on ltjg. Its weird because our kids are older, and most ensigns are not even married yet lol. The younger guys would see us and pers prop or psd and pick our brains. This is our 6th move & for most of them this will be their 1st, so they have no idea what is going on. So I am soooo happy I have some experience with moving and deployments etc... My inlaws who live in Redding are taking our dog while we are in SD so when I drive up I will definately have to stop by and see your amazing new stamp room >"<

mochamama said...

wow, you did real good hun!

kathleenh said...

Pretty card Alex! I love how you cut out the flower and used the hodgepodge hardware for the greeting.

Christie said...

Beautiful as always!
{yeh, "you know" right?}

NattyK said...

Gorgeous card. x

LuLu said...

This is a great card and what a fabby stamp you have chosen.

punknscrap said...

lovely card, I agree, those colours are great. We have finally got our new catty so i will be able to make some new stuff for my su blog with all the fab new stamps.
So exciting, happy humpday right back at ya!

pescbrico said...

You are right, I will feel closer to to weekend tomorrow and to the pay day too! :) LOL Like you card :)
Have a wonderful day

Deb said...

Oh that is so pretty Alex, love it

Diane said...

Wowzer this is gorgeous Alex!!!
Love the colors you used!!!

Heather P. said...

Wow, this is very striking! Great job with the challenge!

Michelle said...

cute card! love the colors

ScrapMomOf2 said...

This reminds me of a large gorgeous gallery painting! It's lovely Alex!

Katie said...

Love the blue and green, they are so vibrant! Lovely flower image too

Katie
x

scrapnnMO said...

Oooooo this card is sooo very pretty. YUMMO colors! Lovely! :)

Rose Ann said...

This is so beautiful, Alex!! You've done a fantastic job with the inspiration challenge!!

Joan and Amy said...

Oh my goodness.....this is gorgeous. Wonderful colours. Joan

Amber Porter said...

This is very pretty! It looks incredibly realistic!! Love the colors!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

GORGEOUS! Oh my goodness! what a GREAT take on the inspiration challenge!

Amy G. said...

Love the colors on here too! So pretty!