Thursday, July 21, 2011

For Your Inspiration #10

It's time for the next For Your Inspiration challenge!  Steph has chosen a gorgeous and breathtaking scene.  Please join us for this great challenge.  You have until August 3rd to play.


I was immediately drawn to the steps and wanted to mimic those on my card.  I also wanted to include the fall leaves.
This is a 4 x 6 card.



I created the lines by masking off the white panel with a large post-it note and sponging lightly using Basic Gray ink.  I started at the bottom and worked my way up. 

They branches are stamped on vellum and sandwiched between the white die-cut panel and red frame.  The black line on the card base is hand drawn with a black pen and ruler.  I added some red pearls to finish it off.  I decided to create a coordinating envelope too.  I should take time to do this more often.

I'm also entering this in the Wee Memories CAS challenge.


Thanks for stopping by.  Let me know what you think.





All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted.

Stamps:  Out on a Limb & Additions
Paper:  white, pure poppy, vellum
Ink:  Dark Chocolate, Terracotta Tile, Orange Zest, Pure Poppy,  Basic Gray (SU!)
Other:  Mat Stack 5 die, black zig pen, ruler, red pearls (recollections), post-it, sponge

18 comments:

Debgem said...

This is so beautiful - I love the branch and leaves stamped on the vellum, looks so pretty. I think the steps are fab! Great to see the envelope done too!

Debby said...

Those steps are sooo clever - love the thought you put in to them and the leafy image is so serene.

I'm Renee said...

GORGEOUS!!
Those "steps" are amazing...
so creative!
Love the leafy image...
a gorgeous card!

Sue Ann said...

Beautiful Sara!!!

Kara said...

so pretty!

Christina said...

What a beautiful take on the inspiration! I love the way you used masking to create the "steps", and the leaves are gorgeous on vellum.

Lisa said...

Sara this is stunning. Your steps are perfection and that whole card has such a calm quality to it. Wonderful!

June K. said...

Wow, how gorgeous is this, Sara. You've captured the true feel of the scene.

carol (krillsister) said...

Wow! I love how you created the steps. Very clever. The card is sooo beautiful. Love the colors & the tiny leaves. Your use of vellum really adds a softness to the card.

Mad for Paper said...

this is really stunning. Nice job!
TFS
Ang

Marlena M. said...

SARA this is gorgeous! My daughter asked..."HOW DID SHE DO THAT?". I thought it was vellum...AMAZING. ;) With it as hot as it is now, do you remember it ALWAYS being this way? I think I would miss cooler days! ;)

Wanda Cullen said...

Wow, Sara, this is a fabulous interpretation of the photo! Love the illusion of steps and that delicate branch...gorgeous!!

Keva said...

Wow...I REALLY love this card. The lines are brilliant...just brilliant! The flowers look so pretty. It's just perfect, Sara!

Angy said...

STUNNING! what a wonderful inspiration photo as well. Gorgeous - love the way you spruced up the envie as well.

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Wow!! Love this! The vellum stamped branches are my favourite part, but the whole thing is just lovely.

christy compton hall said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!! You've done an amazing job with this card, Sara!

Karen B. said...

This is just so beautiful and so creative!

Jen Carter said...

Sigh...I so need this stamp set! :) I love what you have put together here! So pretty and peaceful!