Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Awesomeness...Addicted to Stamps and More #185~Photo Inspiration

Hello!

Hope you're adjusting well to Daylight Savings! Me? Still somewhat out of whack...but that's my condition most of the time *grin*

Today, my fabulous DT and I invite you to Addicted to Stamps and More #185~

where we're drawing inspiration from this photo, filled with ever so many launching points. Single words, groups of words, subway art, flowers, home decor, colours...unlimited possibilities!

My first card, inspired by the flowers, the pink cups, the coral flower pot, the green of the leaves, translated into reaching for my CAS-ual Fridays Mon Ami set to design this little pencils-and stenciling number:  

(Still need to practice my blending with the pencils I have...or order more! I'm leaning 
toward the latter *smile*)

My second contribution showcases zero talent from me; rather, it's a 'just because I can' opportunity to try my hand at replicating one of Deepti's cards, showcased here.  My only twists: colours and aperture opening, as beyond that, it's Deepti-esque in every way.  Do as the Masters do, say I!  The best part: a card I'm fairly pleased with and a design style that, with a few little changes, can fit a variety of occasions.  I rubbed Perfect Pearls onto the green sponged panel; wish I could capture the subtle shimmer....


In addition to the photo to spark ideas, we have even more incentive, as we're sponsored this week by Kylie's generosity of a $15 gift certificate over at

How I'd love to see YOU win!

Your turn!  See you in the gallery!

Thank you for spending time with me today; your visit brings me joy!

25 comments:

Marisa said...

Those flowers are too fun. Love the second card with the edging around the rectangle and the green and yellow combo...hmmm, hmmmm good :)

Susanne Vargas said...

I really appreciate all this inspiration you give me for this set that is also in my possession! Thank you, my friend! Both of your cards are wonderful and you are rocking those Polychromos!

Camille Short said...

These cards are fabulous! Love the colors - Wow!

Julie B said...

Two fab cards Carol, your soft colouring is gorgeous.
Our clocks go forward the weekend after next, why can't we all do it at the same time or not at all!:)

Carole said...

Is there no limit to your AWESOME cards? These are fan-tastic Carol! I really like them both but the second one gets the curtain call from me....Brilliant! Our clocks go forward at Easter!..an hour less to sleep/craft/whatever...they give us and extra day (29th Feb) and then start to take it away again!! Hugs xx

Jeanne said...

Ooooh, Carol, you're coloring looks fabulous!! You are definitely getting the hang of it. I adore the soft colors and your blending of said colors. I really like the stenciled background on the first card, too. Sets off those blooms beautifully. Your second card is gorgeous. What a great idea to have the flowers framed like that. Again, colored beautifully and then set off so nicely. I'd love to see the shimmer, too. I can imagine it's gorgeous. Lovely work! As for Daylight Saving Time...I don't think I've caught up yet, and it's Wednesday, for goodness sake! But I do like the lighter later, bit. :)

*Vicki* said...

Wow Carol, these flowers look absolutely gorgeous!! I am in love with the soft colors you've used with it too!! Very clever design idea for this challenge!! Wonderful inspiration!! P.S. I won't be around for a couple of weeks in case you wonder where I went! :) HUGS

Vicki Dutcher said...

Both cards are amazing! I just got this set - thanks for 2 more ways to use it :)

EdenLand Designs said...

Oh, this is beautiful. Both cards!! The soft colors, and simple layout just made me say ahhhhhh!
Susan ATSM teamie :)

Shelly said...

These are so soft and pretty, Carol! One of my favorite sets, too! ;) And I'm a little out of wack with you! lol...I keep hoping next week I'll be better! ;)

Pam said...

You never cease to wow me with your creativity. I love both of these cards. Loving your coloring! x

Charlene said...

Love the designs on both, amazing!!

shirley-bee said...

Beautiful cards, Carol! And zooming in shows the shimmer of the Perfect Pearls :)

Joyce said...

These are both stunning. Love the colors.

Kim Heggins said...

So pretty Carol...love your wonderful flowers, so perfect for spring time.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Awesome, awesome cards!!! Such wonderful inspiration! I have to make a card for this challenge too, but that week always slips by so quickly....!

Mimi said...

Those flowers are super-- I think your blending is great! I really also like the subtle stenciling on the 1st one.

Petra Swart said...

Both of these are simply gorgeous, Carol!!!! Love the soft colours you have worked with!!! So beautiful!!!
Hugz

Monika Reeck said...

Hi Miss C
I was not doing blog hopping cause my hubby has Nose Surgery at Tuesday
It was no time to commenting to your lovely card
I am now here
and I love the sentiment in black contrast with that soft flower color
great sponging stencil behind the flower
and the second card sooo adorable so feminin and CAS
love them both
hugs
Monika

Barb Ghig said...

You never fail to take my breath away with your gorgeous creations, Carol! I think your coloring is amazing, so you're right ~ Time to just buy some more colors :) Beautiful finishing touch by adding some shimmer to the blooms, too! You sure nailed it, my friend!

Rose said...

Love both your cards. Those gorgeous flowers in your first card are so pretty & your pencil colouring & blending is fabulous. Beautiful work Carol.

Lilian YF said...

Cool cards! Great interpretation of the photo!
Lilian DT teamie
The Leaf Studio

Anita in France said...

Simply lovely, Carol, both of them ... the pencil colouring is so soft ... and wonderfully pretty! Hugs, Anita :)

Neets B said...

Ooh just yummy, Carol. These designs are right up my alley! Just the type of cards I love with clean lines and lots of white space. Your pencil colouring looks great, I really need to have a proper go myself x

Bobby said...

Two absolute wonders, Carol. I love the soft colors on both and the sentiment stems on the second.