Friday, January 7, 2011

Embossed and Inspired

The Crazy4Challenges goal this week was to be inspired by a photograph.


Here is the card I made......

My inspiration came from the pinks in the photograph.  I chose the embossing folder as it seemed to repeat the banister designs in the photo. Then I veered off a bit with the green.  Guess my mind went from PINK to SPRING all on its own!!!  Oh well, I did get my original idea from the colors.  It just might be the snow that is still on the ground from Christmas weekend that is making me yearn for spring!!!  (At least here in eastern Connecticut, we missed the snowstorm that hit the western and central parts of the state today.....!!!)

For this card I used a soon-to-be-released set by Mark's Finest Papers.  Aren't these pansies so very gorgeous???!!! 

The goal for the Speedy's Friends Challenge was to use embossiing.  Now, this is not a stretch for me as it is a rare card of mine that does NOT have embossing.  I am a total texture person....in so many ways!!!!
On this one I used the small hearts embossing folder for the texture.  Again I used a soon-to-be-released set by Mark's Finest Papers.  This set, called Sew What, has all sorts of sewing/button related images/sentiments.  It is 'sew' cute!!!

NOW...you really must visit the blogs of both of these very talented teams.  You will enjoy and be dazzled by their work.

Crazy4Challenges Blog
Speedy's Friends Blog

27 comments:

StampOwl said...

love them both Joanne :)

Benzi said...

Joanne, those pansies are superb! I love the pink from your inspiration. When I first saw your inspiration, I thought you were off on a wonderful trip and you were showing us the sights. LOL
Your little hearts embossing folder on the Sew What set is so/sew sweet. Such a great card with awesome colors.
I think we may get a lot of snow starting Sunday. Of course, that gets folks in this part of the country very excited. You know if we do, I 'll have photos to share. Just can't help it..a bit of a big deal here.

Becky said...

Both of these are beautiful Joanne. I am especially loving those pansies.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Those pansies are beautiful, Jo! That card is gorgeous enough to make the snow go away! (Don't I wish!)

Emily Keaton said...

Both are gorgeous, Joanne! I just love those pinkalicous pansies. :)

Cindy Haffner said...

FABULOUS Joanne!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Hello my friend, sorry I have been MIAS, I have not been feeling well and kind of neglected my blogging friends :C:C. I LOVE both of your cards and am blown away by your coloring!!! Have a blessed weekend!!! Hugs, Sabrina

Joanne Travis said...

Gorgeous cards with the new sets. I love inspiration challenges the most, I love what you saw in this lovely picture.

Barbara said...

Beautiful take on the colors, Joanne! Those pansies are indeed gorgeous!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Love your inspiration challenge card...so pretty!!

Joycelyn Turner said...

Both of these are fantastic, Joanne!!! Those pansies are STUNNING!!!

Lynda Benden said...

Both cards are awesome Joanne! I LOVE the pansies, just beautiful!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Both cards [as usual] are just fabulous! I love the paper mixture you used on your SCF card!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Such stellar coloring on your stunning pansies, JoJo! I love the pretty green embossed panel paired with the pink; makes me think of spring, too! Great layout on your sewing-themed card, and I heart those sweet little hearts!

Silke Ledlow said...

Joanne, your C4C card is AMAZING!!! Love this card!!! And your sweet heart embossed card is the bomb too!!! Love this embossing folder too :) !!! Hugs ~S~

Monique said...

Joanne...Both cards are wonderful the first one is absolutely beautiful... Awesome job coloring the flowers :)

redwasher1 said...

Both cards are absolutely gorgeous!!!

Harriet Skelly said...

Joanne both of your cards are beautiful - I love those pansies and I love the layout for the embossing challenge!!

Silli said...

OM, this is perfect, I love your coloring! HUGS

Michele L. said...

I'm so excited for this new release from MFP. I love the Sew What sneak peeks.

Lynn McAuley said...

What stunning work with these wonderful new images, Joanne!! Two beauties, indeed!!

Roxie said...

Very nice, great job with the inpsiration.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful flowers and a great card for Katie.

Virgo5 said...

These are beautiful, love the quilt look of the dp!

Traci M said...

Ahh, a beautiful fresh touch of spring on a frigid wintry day!! Love your pansy card, and your sewing card is full of homespun goodness!!

Joan Ervin said...

What gorgeous cards, Joanne...your pansies are beautiful and I love the patchwork in the background of the second one....beautiful colors and details, too!!!

Maria said...

Oooh, such a pretty spring card. . .the flowers are beautiful especially the way you colored it!! It definitely feels like spring looking at your card. Hey your second card speaks to me. . .I recently started sewing lessons so I love anything sewing right now. Beautiful job on both cards as always!

Maria