Friday, June 25, 2010

A dose of inspiration!

Hi all and happy Friday! I have no idea where this week went! I seem to say that quite a bit lately. I think it's because we had kids in two camps on different ends of town at different times and then....swim lessons! :-) Ahhhhh, it's summer!

Today, Cindy Lawrence is the fine hostess over on the Flourishes blog for our Flourishes Focus and she ushered a challenge to the DT to find a spark for creativity in unexpected places. She emailed the DT this photo and said.. have fun!

Looking at the photo, I saw the damask print, elegant touches, silk, muted neutrals with a hint of pink. And, that's what I went for!

I know the color scheme isn't exact but after trying a bunch of different inks, I settled with this look -- it was still a muted neutral, but not with the taupe tone. I used the Fanciful Flourishes set with some Antique Linen Distress ink for my background on some ivory decorative paper. Pair that with the Spring Bouquet Set colored up with Copics - I used the Dahlia, Fields and Sweet Pea Copic Collections grouped by Flourishes. Add some pearls, some silk ribbon and voila! The sentiment is also from the Fanciful Flourishes set and was stamped, punched with an SU oval and popped up with foam tape. C'est fini!
You'll have to stop on over to say hi to the other Flourishes gals and see their take on this beautiful inspiration piece! Be sure to stop by the Flourishes Blog to see what Cindy cooked up!

13 comments:

Glenda said...

Gorgeous!

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful Julie. I love the soft way you colored your image. Great job.

ChristineCreations said...

Oh WOW, I love the off-set bouquet Julie...and the soft colors, this really captures the soft feel of the room. A beauty!

Pati said...

Wow! Very pretty! I love the colors of the bouquet and that damask background you stamped.

Sue from Oregon said...

Absolutely stunning..just the right touch of everything!

Silke Ledlow said...

So so gorgeous Julie!!!I love how you used the bouquet image...so soft and elegant!!! Hugs ~S~

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my word! I'd say this is very, very close to the colors in the inspiration photo. Wow! One gorgeous, stunning, fabulous and beautifully crafted card, Julie! Love how you used a partial image of the bouquet!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Gorgeous Julie. I am going to case this, wonderful card.

dpkennedy said...

Oh, this is breathtaking! Leslie is right! We should have an inspiration challenge more often! Every one has created the most gorgeous cards...and this is just stunning!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh my, Julie, this is so gorgeous!!! The damask BG and those wonderful amazingly real looking flowers...beautiful!!! All this card needs is a frame!!! Have a great weekend!! Hugs, Sabria

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Gorgeous Julie! Love the damask background and the sweet peas stamped in brown makes it so soft! Beautiful!

Allison Cope said...

Oooo la la!!! Gorgeous!!!

denise g. said...

LOVE this one!!