Thursday, November 3, 2011

It's time for the next For Your Inspiration Challenge!  As always you have two weeks to play along with us.  This challenge is sponsored by Paper Pretties.  One randomly selected participant will win five (5) free digital stamps from their store.


We also have a new Design Team member to announce today.  The very talented Vicki Dutcher is joining the FYI team.  Have you seen her work?  I'm sure you have.  I love her style.  I also love the fact that she made an awesome tutorial on watermarking your photos using Gimp 2.0.  I found that at the beginning of the year and have pointed others to it ever since.  Thanks again Vicki!  Please stop by and welcome her to our team.

And now for the inspiration photo.  Take a look at this lovely shot.  I want to live there!


This photo had an Asian feel to me.  Maybe it was the clean lines or the fact that the light fixtures reminded me of chopsticks.  In any case, I chose to work with the Fan-tastic digi from the Paper Pretties store.


I definitely wanted to capture the lighting of the photo so I sponged two shades of yellow ink on my white paper after printing out the digi.  I also sponged a bit of orange around the edges.

Did you notice the reflection at the bottom?  Pretty cool huh?  I was formatting the digital image in Word and one of the options I stumbled upon printed a slight reflection under the image.  I just had to go with that and that's how this card was born.  I drew the little floating bridge under the girl and then stamped the tree reflection as well.  I sponged a little bit of blue ink in the water for a better effect.  The girl image is colored with Prismacolor pencils.

Please be sure to visit the rest of the DT to see how they were inspired by the photo.  Their links are on my sidebar.




 

Stamps:  Fan-tastic digi (Paper Pretties), Tree (Stampscapes), Signature Greetings (PTI)
Paper:  Black, white, Harvest Gold (PTI),
Ink:   Black (memento), Buttercup, Goldrush (CTMH), Dandelion (memento), Brilliance Sky Blue
Other:  sponges, Prismacolor pencils, Copic Marker gray

12 comments:

Sue Ann said...

LOVE the reflection ....... BEAUTIFUL take on the inspiration photo Sara!!!

Michelle said...

Sara, you are just TOO clever! This card is fantastic. I love the reflections. I love your colouring. I love your choice of image. I love it all. :-)

StephC said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Sara! The minute I saw it I wanted to know how you created the amazing reflection, thanks for sharing the how to. I absolutely adore this! Well done!

Joyce said...

I love your take on the challenge. And, you did such interesting and beautiful things with the image on your computer.

KellyRae (Coolidge, AZ) said...

Gorgeous card and totally rocks the inspiration photo even down to the warm yellow glow. Fabulous tip for that reflected image, TFS!

Kim H. said...

This card is incredible! Amazing job!!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun!! Love the reflection off the sidewalk too!!

ps How cool is THAT you used my tutorial for watermarking!! Thanks for the referrals too~

Debby said...

Lovely sponging and I like the Asian take on the photo. Amazing reflection.

Lorraine said...

Very cool, Sara! I love the reflection and the inking on your card! Beautiful!

Amy said...

OMG, OMG......what a FABULOUS take on this inspiration! You always do such a great job with these. I would not have had a clue what to do with this photo but you have captured the reflection perfectly!

Marlena M. said...

Sara, I love that reflection you stumbled upon. Your card is beautiful. ;)

Dr. Ivy said...

What a cool effect. Love the image, so cute.