Monday, 24 March 2014

Photo Inspiration

Good morning hope you are all refreshed for your week ahead.  We had a beautiful day yesterday with clear blue skies all day and this morning is the same although quite frosty at the moment.

We have a new challenge at Card Makin' Mamas and for this fortnight's challenge we have a photo inspiration.  Here is my card:



And here is the photo inspiration picture:


I used the colours and the vase of tulips for my inspiration.  The tulip stamp is by Hero Arts which I have had for many years and I actually coloured it with my Distress Markers!! Used some Glossy Accents on the vase.  The image was then cut out using my Dienamics Stitched Square Stax and matted on a Marianne die cut mat. Papers are Nitwits Petal Pixies and I used Memory Box Corner Bow. Here is another view:


I was quite pleased that I actually used my Distress Markers to colour the image as I have had them yonks and not really used them though I much prefer my trusty Copics.  Please head over to Card Makin' Mamas and see what the rest of the team have done.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Come and Get It - Easter/Spring
Sentimental Sunday - Flowery Spring
That Craft Place - Flowers and/or Mother's Day
Fairy Tale Challenge - One Old Stamp
Polkadoodles - Spring is in the Air

Thank you so much for looking today I really appreciate each visit! Take care xx

34 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Susan, love this colour combo. Your card is lovely and you will be pleased to hear we have had heaps of rain here, but not cold....take care.xx

susiestacey said...

Lovely card Susan love the soft colours x Susan x

aussie aNNie said...

Just read re the die....glad you could find one, they are great for a lot of cards. I am happy to get them for you here if you have issues, but they do come here from over there.xx

vicki said...

Susan this is just fab! The green colours look so pretty with your stamped flowers :) it's beautiful!
Vic x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,such a fab image and layout.xxx

julie_woolston said...

Absolutely beautiful Susan, such lovely colours ANC cheerful, love it.
Hugs Julie xxx

Anjie said...

Really lovely card. Thanks for joining us in the Spring challenge at http://www.polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/
Anjie

Lorraine said...

This is so pretty Susan. I love the flowers and gorgeous spring colours
Lorraine x

Teresa said...

Ooh it's a beauty Suzie and so perfect for the photo inspiration. xx

Sue said...

Beautiful image and card Susan,love your colours.
Sue x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Susan. I love the image, beautiful Springtime colours and fabulous layout too.
hugs Sue xx

cotnob said...

This is such a pretty card Susan, great design - I really must try colouring with my distress markers a bit more, thank you for the inspiration.
Pauline
x

Bunny said...

Hey, Suzie. This is a pretty card. I love the colors and the dies. Great job. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny- DT

cuilliesocks said...

Just beautiful Susan, love colours and the inspiration photo is gorgeous, what colours to play with.
Lovely floral image and the colouring is is so good, great design, hugs Kate x

rachel said...

great card Susan - fab from the inspiration - great colours. Its been the same here weather wise although its definitely better today! Hugs rachel xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Lovely spring like card Wendy - and for once we have a spring like day here!

Viv's Visuals said...

Sorry Susan - I was talking to my sis Wendy at the time I posted the last - I called her Susan and typed Wendy!!! Senior moments.. or maybe the sun has gone to my head!!!!

Elaine said...

Beautiful , you have used the photo inspiration so perfectly xx

Patricia said...

Beautiful card, love the colours, image a design
Hugs

Patricia xx

Carol said...

Very pretty Susan, love the colour combo. Carol x

Jacquie said...

Fabulous card Suzie, love the design and flowers. You have matched the photo well.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Chrissy said...

So pretty Susan..I find photo inspirations so hard to follow and so impressed how others can do it..gorgeous design and colouring..

luv CHRISSYxx

Deborah said...

Beautiful Susan. Lovely image and I love the colours.

Deborah A

chrissy xx said...

JUst GOrgeous! I LOve tulips Susan and are waiting for mine to grow! I LOve your colours too. I have a drawer full of Distress Inks that really should get used more often! Good on you for using yours...LOving these dies you've used too.
Chrissyxx
We've had a lovely day too!

Hazel said...

Gorgeous Susan love the colour combo. Hazel xx

Ira's Crea Corner said...

Perfect match Susan! Really spot on with the colours and pretty tulips!! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Liz Miller said...

What a lovely fresh spring card Susan and such a good interpretation from the photo. Great layout and liking that bow die. That one may be heading for the wish list.
Liz xxx

Debs said...

Beautiful card Susan - gorgeous image and one of my favourite dies :o)
Debs xx

mags said...

This is gorgeous Susan. Lovely image, colours and design.
Mags
x

Glenda Atkins said...

Fabulous design, love your die cuts and the happy flower bouquet image.
hugs
Glenda

Craftychris said...

So pretty! Love the Memory box corner bow! Your colouring is fab with the markers xx

coops said...

so gorgeous susan.stunning floral image and i love your soft colours ;D

xx coops xx

scrappymo! said...

This is so lovely. I love the yellow and the kraft combo and those tulips are beautiful!
The bow die is perfect wit h his!

Bianca said...

What a lovely card and pritty colorcombo! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca