Friday, December 14, 2018

Joy, Wonderful and 'Tis the Season....Inkspirational Challenge #176~Photo Inspiration

Hello,

I'm joining my wonderful team to launch the next Inkspirational challenge, but before I do: OHMYSTARS! Our Anything Goes Christmas challenge saw 157 awesome cards/projects in the gallery!  Thank you so much for bringing mega watt smiles to all our faces!  Festive spirit soaring!!

Okay...

Welcome to Inkspirational Challenge #176~Photo Inspiration, where we're inviting you to feast your eyes on this stunning table arrangement! From colours, to objects, to foods, to shimmer and shine..the the sparks to fuel your creativity abound!


For my cards, I focused on this section of the photo; specifically, the whisper of pink behind the wine glass, the glimpses of gold on the candle, the feather and napkin (or so I think it is, just behind the blueberries) and the dark hue of the wine (brandy?).  I also spotted an image that looks like a wee angel (right hand side).


Here's my trio of 4.5 square cards...

The background for the first two uses the new Quilted stencil from Uniko.
The third card's background is patterned paper from Kaisercraft; all three sport Kaisercraft ephemera. I rarely use pre-fab elements but sometimes...you just 'have to', specially when they're 'this' pretty!




My wonderful teammates have interpreted the prompt in beautiful ways; please visit and leave them some love, which I know will be deeply appreciated:


Looking forward to visiting you in the gallery!
Thank you for dropping by!


14 comments:

sandie said...

wow so much inspired you here and I missed most of this. Adore the pretty card and the sublte background and then the contrast between this and your dramatic second card. Super use of the gold here x

Unknown said...

You have a wonderful eye for detail, Carol. I tried to enlarge the inspiration picture, but it got smaller! Then I tried at the website and it wouldn't enlarge. LOL I wanted to get a closer peek to see what you saw. That's okay, I CAN see your gorgeous cards and that's enough to elicit at huge smile of delight. Your design choices are stellar and each card is uniquely beautiful. Love the background on the angel card. Thank you so much for sharing! hugs!

Jeanne said...

That unknown account comment was from me, Jeanne. I didn't realize I hadn't logged out of my band parent email account. Oops!!

Tristan Goldsmith said...

Carol, love that Uniko stencil piece behind your trio of trees. Great colour choice from the inspiration photo. Thanks for joining in the fun at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT

I Card Everyone said...

Hey, Sistah! I think we should use what we have more often - like these gorgeous, already perfect for the challenge ephemera!!! Just look how pretty they are!
oh boy... you may have reminded me that I, too, purchased a bit of this fabulous paper... now where in the world... xxoo
=]

Anila Dk said...

Oh wow... You have so many things inspired by the photo. I was initially stuck with the image. But you did an amazing job.

Marlena M. said...

Gorgeous work! I love your interpretation of the "whisper of pink" Carol. You're so perceptive with details! Your modern trees are perfection (esp in threes) and you placed your angelic image against an ideal backdrop~

Patti said...

Sometimes you "just have to"!! these are really stunning Carol!! It is hard to pick a favorite so I just pick YOU! : )

Pia S said...

That whisper of pink I just now realized was there. The pink suits in perfectly with your golden tree designs. Such elegant cards.

Shelly said...

I'm seeing the whisper of pink, as well...These are beautiful!

Heidi Weaver said...

Beautiful cards, Carol! I love the colours you've pulled from the challenge to create those trees. A lovely CAS design. Having the sentiment stamped in the centre tree is the perfect touch. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Dawn Turley said...

A beautiful card. Love the touch of pink in your trees. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Dawn~ DT

Shauna said...

Two nice cards! I really like your Christmas angel and the fun, festive trees!
- Shauna

Anita in France said...

A trio of super soft prettiness, Carol ... the gold and pink Christmas trees are gorgeous ... and the trumpeting angel against the 'starry' background ... a beautiful herald of The Big Day! Hugs, Anita :)