Thursday, February 16, 2012

For Your Inspiration #24

My how time flies.  It's already time for the next For Your Inspiration Challenge.  The photo this week was really difficult for me.  Truth be told, it's not the photo...it's me and my lack of mojo:)

Here's the beautiful picture:

And here's my card:


I decided to keep it monochromatic.  I wanted to use my new Mat Stack 5 stamp set that hadn't seen ink yet.  I also decided to ink up Blooming Button Bits which I've had for years and only used once.  Shame, shame.

The idea to use buttons came from the JUGS challenge this week.  I've been wanting to play along with them for so long now.  Glad to finally meet a deadline:)


I hope you'll join us at FYI for this challenge.  I'd love to see what you do with this photo.  You have until Feb. 29 (leap day!) to play.  Link up your card on the FYI blog.

Please check out the rest of the DT projects.  Links are on my sidebar.


Blessings,




All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless stated.

Stamps:   Mat Stack 5 Collection, Blooming Buttons Bits
Paper:   New Leaf, White, Chartreuse 
Ink:   New Leaf, Pear Tart (memento)
Other:  Mat Stack 5 die, ripe avocado buttons,  Scor Pal, grosgrain ribbon

15 comments:

Michelle said...

I love your card, Sara! It's simple and soothing. :-)

Creations by Shirl said...

What an awesome take on the sketch...
love those pretty colours.... and your card is just so pleasing...

Joyce said...

What a fun card. Love all the green. It reminds me of spring, which should be here soon. And, how fun that you found buttons shaped like flowers.

Nadine said...

I really love how you pulled the intense green from the photo onto your card. Also your bow is beautifully tied... I struggled with a card last week and finally just ditched the whole bow thing. Wish I could have just had you tie it instead!

Hope we get a chance to see each other next week!

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a gorgeous, clean card! Beautiful take -- AND WTG on using the buttons -- Thanks for joining in at JUGS! :)

Amy (aka Aimitup) said...

Your color scheme is so pretty!

Mara Campbell said...

Oh, the green is sooo pretty!!! I so love the buttons, too!

Elise said...

WON-DER-FUL! I would have NEVER guessed you struggled with this inspiration! My GOODNESS, this is STUNNING! Your work is WONDERFUL! Thanks for sharing your talent with Just Us Girls!

Marlena M. said...

Such a serene card, Sara! Gorgeous. ;)

Kristin said...

Wow, such a gorgeous card. Love those greens! It's perfect.

~Laurie said...

Beautiful card!

Mynnette said...

I think this is GENIUS! LOVE all the green tones--and the lack of sentiment doesn't make this card lack anything! So versatile and gorgeous! :)

~Tammy~ said...

This is a beauty and amazing inspiration executed! :-)

Katie {choc0holic} said...

I love this card! I have a hard time with monochromatic cards, but you've done it so well! I especially like the scored lines...great touch!

sillyleann said...

As always, love the card. Your ability to pull colors out of the photos are nothing short of amazing. Sorry that I don't comment more. But, I come visit several times a week. -- I left you a little something on my blog. (http://sillyleanndesigns.blogspot.com/2012/03/liebster-blog-award.html)