Thursday, July 7, 2011

For Your Inspiration #9


Isn't that a stunning photo?  This is the inspiration photo for challenge number 9 at For Your Inspiration.  I really hope you play along with us.  You have until July 20th to submit a project inspired by the picture above.  I would love to see what you come up with.

Here's my take:

I was so drawn to those windows with all the colored lights.  I knew right away I wanted to incorporate that into my card.  Shapes by Design by Papertrey Ink was the perfect stamp set for my purposes.  It was one of the first PTI sets I ever bought.  I still love the clean lines and geometric shapes in the set.

I stamped the block image twice across the card and colored it in with Copics.  The colorful circle image is from the same set and colored with the same Copics.  I cut a piece of Spring Rain Twill Tape in half to border the design.  The flower is cut out of Spring Rain cardstock using a blossoms two nestie die.

Please visit the rest of the FYI design team to see their gorgeous creations.

I'm also including this in the Stampin' Sisters in Christ CAS challenge.  Peggysue has a written a great reflection for this week.  Let's all take time to Be Still and listen for that gentle whisper.




17 comments:

Sue Ann said...

WOW Sara that is a beautifully colored card with the exact amount of white space. The scoring lines are a perfect touch. Just beautiful!!!

Suzanne said...

This is absolutely stunning, Sara! I love everything about it, especially the medallion focal point!

Amy said...

Sara.....you do an awesome job with these inspiration photos! This is perfection! I love the medallion in those colors...so close to the inspiration photo. And those score lines were the perfect addition!

Nadine said...

Great interpretation of the photo Sara! I always have a hard time designing a card around a photo but you really have a knack for it. Also love how you clean and uncluttered your cards are!

Lorraine said...

Hi Sara! Love your card - so creative and inspiring! I didn't even know PTI had a stamp set like this, lol.

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Sara - what an adorable card! I love the colours and the crisp lines! Gorgeous - Love your take on this weeks challenge! Thank you for playing along with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge this week - we always love to come and see your wonderful creations! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

Kristin said...

beautiful inspiration and I love the card you created... stunning! perfect colors and I just love it!

Becky said...

This is just stunning Sara! Wonderful job on this challenge. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Valerie said...

This is really great Sara - I love how you used color on this one. You really captured the essence in a cool graphic way!

Valerie said...

...and thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog :)

Debby said...

Oh I so love how you kept white space but lots of colour popped right in there too! Fab take on the photo Sara.

Keva said...

This is SO cool. I love the designs and the colors look great. I am not sure I have ever paid attention to that set!!

Karen B. said...

Such a classic and truly beautiful design!

Lee Anne said...

I love how you used the windows as your inspiration. Such a little detail that may go unnoticed. Just beautiful!

Peggysuez said...

This is impressive, love your take on the inspiration photo! Thanks for joining us this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ.

StephC said...

Another gorgeous card Sara!

Laurie said...

Sara this is so pretty! I love your design! Great take on the inspiration pic!