Saturday, 22 October 2011

For your inspiration ....

... I've missed the last couple of challenges from For Your Inspiration - I just seemed to run out of time.  Anyway, I decided that this time I would get my card in early - and the photo inspiration for FYI#16 is just magnificent - ladies you do pick wonderful photos.



I think the colours in this photo are just amazing - the reds, oranges and blues - so gorgeous.  I've made a Thanksgiving card for the challenge - it seemed the most appropriate.  I started off by using a set of stamps that hasn't seen ink in years!!  I selected a number of leaves and stamped them randomly on the card - overlapping to give the impression of falling leaves.  I used my favourite ornate square die to cut the mat layer and then cut a square in white card.  I added colour with distress inks and then stamped the greeting.  I stamped three of the leaves on plain card and coloured them with a wash of distress ink and then cut them out.  I added some raffia ribbon and bow to the card and finished off by attaching the leaves with an apple button. 



Stamps:  See Ds - Leaves #50052; Waltzingmouse - Say It Loud - Winter Holiday
Inks:  Distress - Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Barn Door, Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Dried Marigold; Memento - Rich Cocoa
Spellbinders:  Fleur de Lis Squares (S4-318) #4, Standard Squares Sm (S4-128)
Accessories:  Button, raffia ribbon and card from stash

I must apologise for the quality of the photo - now that we're into autumn my lovely window ledge is no good for taking pictures in the morning - still too dark!!  I've used my spotlight to illuminate the card, but the colour cast it gives does mean a bit of work in Photo Gallery.  I'll try to take a better shot later today.
We have another very busy day lined up today.  We're off to Mold so that Jonathan can get his hair cut - it's going curly because it's getting so long!  And we have to go to the dry cleaners to drop off three sets of curtains and to pick up two sets.   So you can guess what I'm going to be doing this afternoon - yes!  Rehanging the curtains!!  Hopefully, once that's done I'll be able to play in my craft room and get some more challenges done!  See you later.

13 comments:

Vicky Hayes said...

This is another stunner Deborah! I love leaf images and you really created a windswept feel with these. Good luck with the curtain hanging - you're going to get a great workout!

Pauline said...

Beautiful card Deborah, love the pop of turquoise against the autumnal colours.

Michelle said...

This is lovely, Deborah! I love your scattered leaves. A great response to the inspiration photo. I'm so glad you were able to beat the deadline and join us at FYI this time. :-)

Jackie said...

Magnificent inspirational photograph, I love what you have come up with from it :o)
Jackie xx

Craftilicious said...

It's gorgeous Deborah - this photo really spoke to me too so I want to play with it later. I wish I could find a forrest like this irl to walk through - the colours are stunning!
Tara x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Love this card Deborah, beautiful layered stamping and use of the colours. What a brilliant photograph for inspiration! Gay xx

Stamps and Paper said...

A stunning photograph and love the inspiration you have taken from it to make your card..

Anne

Teresa Kline said...

wow ,that is a stunning inspiration photo and you have captured it beautifully in your card....gorgeous, hope you have a super day!

enjoy *~*

StephC said...

Beautifully done Deb! I love everything about it. I'm so glad you were able to play along with us at FYI again! Happy to have you!
Hugs!
Steph

dstandard said...

This is just gorgeous and such a fabulous take on the inspirational photo! Thanks for playing at FYI!

Debby said...

Hey Deborah, you've really caught the colours of this photo so well - even that turquoise one. Thanks for joining us at FYI.

Shirley said...

A really gorgeous picture and your card really does it justice. How Fall lovely! The colors are wonderful!

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful, vibrant card! I love the added leaves and raffia. ;)

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