Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Bold Blooms For Your Inspiration - FYI #36

Hello everyone !   I hope you are having a fabulous week.   We are enjoying wonderful late summer weather, lots of sunshine !   

I was inspired to create a card for the FYI #36 Challenge at For Your Inspiration when I saw their gorgeous inspiration photo (see bottom of post).   They are taking a break until January, so this is the last challenge for a while. 

I'm also entering my card into Simon Says Stamp and Show as their current challenge is "No Rules", so anything goes !    

This is my interpretation of the photo.  I had a lot of fun trying to re-create the texture & colours.   It also gave me the chance to use my new Chocolate Baroque, Textured Fragments Set (which my sweet Sis kindly gave me) along with their Bold & Fresh Blooms Sets:


To create the background I started with Tombow markers, then sprayed with water & salt.   After it was dry I sprayed with Dylusions Inks, used a bit of white acrylic paint along with a couple of Crafters Market templates (TWC 278S & 239S).   I also used a couple of the great images from the Textured Fragment set and stamped using Chipped Sapphire Distress Marker.    

I embossed the flower & leaves with Eggplant EP (deep purple), then coloured with Tombow markers & water.   I added holograph glitter (hard to see in photo) in the little circles.  I thought about adding a sentiment to the top RH corner, but I didn't want to cover up anymore of the background.

And below is the gorgeous inspirational photo...love it !


Thanks for your visit & have a great day !
Shirley

28 comments:

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow Shirley - what an amazing take on the inspiration photo - the colours, the shapes and the texture reflect the image perfectly.

Thank you for joining us again at FYI ~ Sylvia xx

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

This is so awesome again Shirley. Soo beautiful the colors are amazing. Beautiful background and marvelous flower.
Lovely greet and big bug
Marja

Nora MacPhail said...

Wow, you've really created a fascinating piece from such a wonderful photo. Have a great artsy week.

Tracey said...

Oh my Goodness Shirley!!! This is over the moon GORGEOUS!!! LOVE it to bits...those textures and colours are so beautiful :)

Creations by Shirl said...

Wowzer it's getting better and better Shirley~ You are simply amazing all the time with your wonderful creations.... This is just as pretty as that inspiration photo.... Lovely my friend!

Sophie said...

Wow! Shirley, das sieht so toll aus, du hast so herrliche Farben ausgesucht.
Eine prächtige "Baroque" Karte mit einem sehr schönen Hintergrund

Liebe Grüße

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

WOW, stunning Shirley, you've caught the colours from the photo so well. You've managed to get so much texture into the background too, I love it.

Sue x

Miranda said...

Hi Shirley, your interpretation of this so beautiful photo is great Shirley, the textures are a perfect match for it and together with the bold blooms they are my favorites! Great work lady!Hope I can join also.....let's see, warm greet Mirandaxx

Karin said...

wow what a beautiful combination of colors, love it!!
have a nice day!

Alie said...

What a great color combination Shirley...a great card in total!

greetings, Alie :-)

Loli. eltallerdelosrecuerdos@gmail.com said...

Hola Shirley, thank you for yours comments last weeks, is nice to see you every week in my blog:D
Oooh Shirley, what fantastic creation, the background is amazing, fantastic colouring!!! perfect with your photo inspiration, the flower is so beautiful!! your others cards are STUNNING!! too, a great work as always Shirley.
A hug from Palma the supermelted island 36oC.

maria's knutselplezier said...

Shirley, what a beautifull card, what a beautifull colours, is it really so beautifull in Canada when the sun goes down,or is the sun coming up, what a beautifull foto too, I'm in love of both!!!

Greetings
Maria

Sandra said...

You've captured the colors beautifully from the inspiration photo! And the background is absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

Shannon White said...

Oh My! 8-) Wow Shirley! You have definitely captured the Beautiful colors and feel of the inspiration pic! Your Card is just BEAUTIFUL! 8-) Love the Wonderful BG you created and your flower is amazing! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Colleen Dietrich said...

GREAT interpretation of the inspiration pic, Shirley! I mean, really and truly. It looks like a winner to me. :)

Deanna said...

WOW! This so gorgeous with the colors and textures~spot on with the inspiration photo:)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Whoa and Wow! What an amazing take on the inspiration photo, Shirley!!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Congrats, for the lovely lotus award for this one, it's the one that I would have pick if given the choice.

Sue x

Jools said...

Gorgeous card Shirley, loads of techniques. Great take on the inspiration photo. Enjoy your late summer, I'm just back from a few days in my camper. Been lovely. Jools. xx

Miranda said...

Congrats with your winning the lovely Lotus award! Well deserved with your beautiful card, hope I can join this last time, we will miss the beautiful photo's mm? warm greet Mirandax

dstandard said...

Awesome card! Congrats on the lovely Lotus award! Thanks for playing at FYI!

cparsons said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! The background, the image and the colors oh my:)

Gay Peplow said...

Hi Shirley, WOW your card is spot on with the colour inspiration photograph, I love your interpretation, just stunning, Gay xxx

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley, LOVE the layering in your background! There's a lot of texture and interest going on with the markers, sprays, acrylic paint and stamped image. This is different for you. Think you did a great job and would love to see more :)

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
Wow this is a very stunning card! Truly excellent! Also so well done with the interpretation photo! I just love the fun background (great CB set :) and imagining all the great techniques you used there, very pretty! That flower is just a beauty too, great colours, and so suitable!
Well done!!
Warm greetings, Marlene :)

Eileen said...

Cor ... I love this... what a stunner! Super,super, colours and background textures. Brilliant
Eileen xxx

Sara Mac said...

Gorgeous card! Love your take on the photo inspiration. So glad you joined us at FYI.

Jenny Gropp said...

Fabulous take on the inspiration photo!