Friday, 22 July 2011

For your inspiration .....

.... the challenge at For Your Inspiration for the next two weeks is this wonderful autumnal photo.  Stunning!!


This one was about as easy as it gets.  I have a super stamp which feature falling leaves - and the picture above just brought it to mind.  So I had a rummage and inked it up with a lush red ink and stamped it out.  I used my square nesties to cut the image out and to make a suitable mat - dark green to echo the other trees in the image.  I felt this would make a perfect sympathy card, so I added a lovely sentiment from Irish Blessings.  Finally, I punched out a few leaves and added them to the card.


Stamps:  Penny Black - Japanese Maple; Waltzingmouse - Irish Blessings
Inks:  Distress - Barn Door, Fired Brick, Rusty Hinge; Memento - Tuxedo Black
Spellbinders: Classic Squares Lg (S4-126) die #7
Accessories:  Martha Stewart punch; Card from stash

Last night's performance by Kathryn and her friends at Bugsy Malone was absolutely brilliant.  The show was really good fun - all the kids performed so well.  I don't think that any of them had any nerves at all.  The costumes looked super, the dancing was excllent and the singing was superb!  Can't wait to see it again on Saturday.  That's all for now - I'm going to try and pop up one more card today before I go to collect Ben - he's here for a two week holiday!!!

21 comments:

Jackie said...

Autumn is my favourite time of the year and I love this beautiful card and I think I need that stamp :o)
Jackie xx

Maureen said...

Gorgeous card, well done.
Maureen.....x

Pauline said...

This is simply beautiful Deb, a perfect sympathy card. I've not heard of this challenge site before is it new?

Folly said...

Deb, this is beautiful!
Michelle.

Lynne said...

Your card is gorgeous Deborah. I love autumnal colours and that stamp is fabulous. Just made for this challenge.
Lynne xxx

StephC said...

Gorgeous card! So glad you joined us at FYI!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Deborah, Great inspiration photo and I love your take on it, fabulous card:0) Glad the performance went well and you all had a good time:0) How exciting having Ben back for a fortnight, hope you have lots of fun, Gay xxx

Stella said...

The photo inpsiration is gorgeous but your card took my breath away. You do red so well and this card; wow. Love it!
Have a wonderful weekend
Hugs!

Vicky Hayes said...

Your card really is breathtaking Deborah. The branch is beautiful and I like the way you've shadow stamped it. So pleased Kathryn's show went well and now you have your son's visit to look forward to - enjoy!

Jenny said...

What an amazing photo and I love you take on it. The red leaves are so vibrant and I love the tumbling leaves you've added too :)
Jenny x

Paula said...

superb interpretation of the photo - especially those leaves falling off the main panel. Glad the show went well.
Paula (PEP)

dstandard said...

WOw this is just gorgeous - thanks for playing at For Your Inspiration

Keva said...

Ooh..this is gorgeous. Love the image. Thanks for playing along with us at FYI.

GinaA said...

Fabulous stamped image, love the red.

Faith A said...

Deb this is gorgeous, I love the stamp and the extra leaves in the corner, it's beautiful

Debby said...

That stamp was just made for this challenge! And you've executed the card perfectly too. Thanks for joining us at FYI.

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE the falling leaves image you used...just perfect for this inspiration photo! Beautiful creation!

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful card...I love that image! The extra leaves are a nice touch. ;)

Sara Mac said...

Deb you did a wonderful job on this challenge! I love that stamp image. Thanks for joining us at FYI.

Valerie said...

Wow - what an incredible take on the challenge photo!! Thanks so much for playing along at FYI!

Marisa said...

I just LOVE vine maple trees (and regular maple trees too) and being Canadian that is a good thing LOL! You have done a fabulous job on this card. Well deserving of the win :)

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