Thursday 19 April 2012

JI Challenges - A Stroll in the Meadow

Well, it is that time again!  We have another challenge over at Just Inspirational which is being sponsored by DTsArt and My Creative Classroom.

 Here is a lovely picture chosen for you to use as inspiration for your project.

I was inspired by the colors and the emotion of this photo.  I can imagine walking through a field and coming upon a lonely tree and seeing such a beautiful sky and just feeling a bit of peace.  I found all that difficult to translate onto a card, but this is what I came up with.

The coloring of the image is done with pro markers.  It took me ages to decide how to put her onto a card.  At first I was going to go with primarily green, but I found this lovely backing paper in a Papermania pack that I have had for yonks, and thought it would be quite pretty to pull out the blue to match the blue flowers on the girl's dress and in the basket.

The layers behind the image are cut from Nestabilities dies.  The blue layer is embossed with an Impressability and distressed with stormy sky to accentuate the embossing a little.

I picked a matching vintage ribbon and the blue gems.... but I thought it needed a little something more.  I broke out yet another Spellbinder - a flower die.  I had never used it before (and actually got a plastic packaging cut on my hand getting it  Anyway, I was pleasantly surprised with the resulting flower.  I was a bit impatient and took the picture before the glue in the flower was completely dry - so please forgive me.

Well, like it or not, this is my contribution...but of course I hope you like it. :)

Pop over to the Just Inspirational Challenge blog to look at the other design team creations and to link up your own.  Just Inspirational Challenges have also recently launched a facebook group, so if you like entering our challenges, or just looking at the creations from the DT and other entrants, do join the group.  You can enter our challenges there as well if you prefer that sort of thing or don't have a blog to link up.

Take care and come back soon!

xx Denise


Jan said...

Adorable card xx Jan

Linda Simpson said...

This is a beautiful interpretation of the photo inspiration! I love the adorable image.

Linda xxxx

Bernardine Cuttino said...

Love your card. Awesome coloring and image. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the love. I am now following you. Hugs

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