Thursday, August 20, 2015

Congratulations...Your Next Stamp #20~Sketch and Colour Challenge, STAMPlorations~Anything Goes

Hello!

A quick post today, because another linky is counting down minutes to closing! My card is a first-time entry to Your Next Stamp shop, this time for Challenge #20, where we can be inspired by the sketch, the colours, or both. I have but two YNS stamp sets - sentiments (which I'm using on my card here) and flourishes - and wow x a zillion. They are ah-mazing!  Gorgeous images, stellar stamping. Of course, I want more! There's a lot of fabulous inspiration on their blog and in their shop. Go for a visit and you'll come away impressed!

Anyway, my card 'started' with plans to follow the sketch,


but I wound up going somewhat awry. I have the two panels, though..

The colour palette is drawn from the photo of this pretty kitchen:


The polka-dot chair and tea pot...oh my!

Essentially, my card is a bit of a hybrid: part of the sketch and four of the colours - in subdued shades - red, light blue, green, kraft.  AND the star of the show: the lovely YNS Congratulations sentiment.


Hopefully, I've met the challenge requirements with the colours...

I'm also sharing at STAMPlorations~Anything Goes

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day.
Hugs,



20 comments:

Geri said...

I'd say you MORE than met the challenge requirements...it's all about how YOU are inspired by the photos! And you, dear friend, were mega inspired! Stunning creation! The left aligned design is perfect for the color washed, somewhat abstract flower images...which are PERFECTLY aligned on the two panels! Love, love, love this card! Now, I'm off to check out YNS!

Pop's Cards said...

I am loving this sweetie the colours are so soft and dreamy, I love that it goes over makes the image really stand out :0)

Carole said...

I don't know how you do it..but you just do! Simply divine!.............I love how you make the inspiration your own. Is mojo on the way home?.or arrived? maybe mine was delayed in customs laden with ideas!!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Very pretty!! Thanks for joining us at Your Next Stamp!!

~amy~ said...

This is beautiful!

Asha said...

The colours are so soft and dreamy. Great job, Carol.
hugs, Asha

Julie E said...

Such a deceptively simple card - the layers add such interest. Thank you for joining in the fun at YNS and sharing your take on challenge #20!

Rose said...

So soft & pretty. Lovely card!

Anita in France said...

So lovely, Carol ... soft and beautifully muted ... the dimension with the double panels is fabulous! Deliciously dreamy! Hugs, Anita :)

Dana said...

Love the flowers and the popped up panel is fabulous, great design!!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful work, Carol. Adore the soft colors. I adore your ability to be completely inspired by a photo and make it your own! Have a happy day! :)

Marisa said...

Beautifully soft image of the flowers!! Well done! Lovely card :)

shirley-bee said...

Gorgeous stencilling!

Kim S said...

Absolutely lovely! The flowers are so soft and pretty - and you are so creative in the way they go across the panels.

Joyce said...

Such a pretty card. Your stenciled flower has such a soft and dreamy look--just lovely.

Bobby said...

Oh my, Carol. This is gorgeous! I love the stenciled flowers with the panel cut out.

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Carol! I love the dreamy effect of your stenciling and the soft, pastel color palette is perfect! You knocked it out of the park once again!!!

Greta said...

Wow, wow, wow--one of my favorites, Carol!

Shona Chambers said...

Gosh this is so soft and feminine and just love the stencil (?) you used, so gorgeous. I've looked round the YNS shop and your right, they have ALOT of amazing stamps and dies. Now my wishlist is even longer!!!!

Kylie said...

I think you met the challenge requirements too. This is a super pretty card!