Saturday, July 11, 2009

Traveller's Inspiration Challenge {two}:-

This weeks Traveller's Inspiration Challenge is a GORGEOUS photo that comes from Anthonette of Chavez Designs. What a beautiful photo... Thankyou Anthonette!!!!

Here is the card I came up with:-

Here is Anthonette's GORGEOUS photo:-

I drew my inspiration this week AGAIN from the colours in the photo and used Kraft, Cool Caribbean (retired) - I for some reason couldn't find my Tempting Turquoise!!! and Whisper White.

I started with a base of Kraft and then added a layer of Cool Caribbean then another strip of Kraft. I used my Pocket Silhouettes stamp... you are probably wondering WHY?... well... ok... see when I was looking at the photo I kept seeing the trees behind the building, sooooo I thought this stamp from Pocket Silhouettes kind of resembeld them!!!!... Is that too much of a strech on the creative license that Tina gives us?? hahaha. So, I stamped the image in Whisper White then added some paper piercing along the top which is from the holes in the top of the building, and then some Kraft ribbon with a piece of Square hodgepodge. The sentiment is from my Basic Phrases and is stamped in Whisper White, mounted onto some more Cool Caribbean and a little bit of Kraft Ribbon, which some more piercing underneath.

I hope you like, and if you haven't already, then pop on over to Tina's and have a play along.

Thanks for stopping by.


Here's what I used:-

Stamps:- Pocket Silhouettes, Basic Phrases
Kraft, Cool Caribbean (retired)

Ink:- Whisper White
Paper Piercer and Mat, Hodgepodge (retired), Kraft Tafetta Ribbon, Dimensionals.


Emily Leiphart said...

What a classically gorgeous card! I love how simple it is and the colours go fabulous together.

LeAnne said...

Very pretty--calm and serene! Love it!

Ann said...

Lovely card!

Sam said...

I certainly do like! You've done a beautiful job Sarah. I love the pocket silhouettes too...not too big of a stretch at all :-).

Best wishes,

KatieTurtle said...

I love the color combo that you selected. I think it reflects the photo perfectly. And I think that this challenge is one where you can make your own rules, so I think you did a fabulous job!

Karen said...

Hey SJ - this is just so pretty! I realllly love it!


DottyJo said...

Lovely card, really classy and such beautiful stamping, Jo x

Randee E said...

I love white on kraft and you did an awesome job with that. My other favorite part . . . the kraft colored ribbon on the kraft cardstock. Subtle, yet beautiful!

Tethered2Home said...

This is such a pretty Blue, especially when it is paired with that neutral. Beauty job.

Anonymous said...

Excellent take on the photo Sarah. Love the color combo! But the paper piercing is the perfect touch... awesome job!

Joanne Jensen said...

What a beautiful card! So simple and elegant. You are very talented :)

Kristy Young said...

This is beautiful! Perfectly suited to inspiration pic.

travelingmama said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful! I hope you all are doing well this week- no more ickies! I'm getting ready to stick your goodies in the mail. Hopefully they will arrive without any trouble!

clouds shadler said...

so pretty! love the stamp!

Clouds :D

Anthonette said...

You did a fabulous job, Sarah! That card looks very "Taos". I love the added touch of the square hodgepodge.

Anna Fourie said...

ooh, gooooorgeous card! i'm another one who loves white on kraft - actually, i just love kraft, the end. i also love pocket silhouettes - it's one of the {many. *sigh*} things on my next-to-get list.

Winter said...

Very pretty! I love the clean design and the colors look grest together!

Tanya Kitto said...

Hi Sarah Jane, what a gorgeous card & totally in tune to the photo inspiration :) Greatjob & thanks for sharing

Savitri said...

Wow, gorgeous!!! Love this! Funny tho, I did something similar. I actually wanted this stamp set but I don't have it so I used something else. Love yours!!!

Lisa said...

So serene and pretty!

Brooke S said...

I love this card.... It's so PERFECTLY simple.. i Love the way you used the colors...

Just perfect.