Friday, May 1, 2009

Spring Fling Challenge

The Papertrey girls are celebrating spring, and a challenge has been issued! Some of their designers were to seek inspiration from a photograph and make a card or other project with it. The challenge then for us, is to use an element from one of the designer's inspiration pieces and make our own project. I used Lisa Johnson's inspiration photo as my starting point. It was such a beautiful field of flowers, and I thought, "Even the picture would have made a beautiful card!" Then I remembered that recently my friend Susan used photos as the focal point of some beautiful cards. Well, yesterday when I was walking to the bus stop to pick up my son from school, this beauitful tree was blooming, it was sunny, and gorgeous...you know I love pink!!! I took a few pictures, and that's what I decided to use as the focal point of my card. So, I'd say the elements that I used were the beauty found in nature, and the gorgeous hibiscus color that Papertrey has now! Head on over and check out the beautiful inspiration pieces and what the designers came up with, too.

Stamps: PTI Life
Ink: PTI Hibiscus Burst
Cardstock: PTI White, SU Rose Red
Accessories: PTI Hibiscus Burst Buttons (for the photo; I'd planned on using some on the card, but I liked the layout better without them)

14 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

OMGoodness!!! This card is totally rad!!! tfs!!

Michelle said...

Oh that IS a picture! I thought man, she’s got crazy Flower Soft skills = LOL But it’s a beautiful card just the same ;)

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Absolutely AWESOME photo. This is so gorgeous with just a single mat and simple sentiment. FABULOUS!

Chris said...

just gorgeous! you should win for sure!! >"<

laurie said...

Thats so beautiful!

Cathleen said...

Wow! What a beautiful picture and beautiful card!

Kleeblatt said...

Wow, your card is wunderful and the picture is very beautiful.

Best wishes
Monika

Scrapping Julie said...

so beautiful. i would love to look at that everyday. great picture

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful photo and how nice that you could incorporate it into a pretty card!

laos348 said...

That is beautiful - the picture looks perfect as the focal point of the card.

Terri E. said...

Great picture! What a fun card. Super job on the spring fling challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

shellpole said...

Photos make escellent cards don't they? Love this one....totally focuses you quickly!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! Those colors are just beautiful, and you captured those blossoms so nicely.

BTW, I used to live right at the mouth of SF Canyon, up until 9 years ago. Windy, but very beautiful. I do miss seeing mountains out every single window...

Deanna said...

So pretty!