Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Simon Says Stamp challenge a Photo inspiration

This week at Simon Says Stamp challenge we have a photo inspiration for you. As usual our wonderful Heidi has provided an a shopping spree in the fabulously stocked Simon Says Stamp store to the value of $25.

I looked at the photograph and felt  warm, summer days, blue seas and skies, so I decided Tilda and Edwin could have a beach wedding.  I stamped Tilda and Edwin and masked the image, cut a circle out with Spellbinders round nesties and placed it on the mask where I wanted the sun. I brayered the background using Adirondak inks, took away the circle place the piece of paper from which I cut the circle and used that as a mask whilst I brayered the sun and  then coloured the image with distress inks. I decided to use the umbrella/parasol element of the photograph. I now have a bin full of parasols, pearlised paper ones, vellum ones, pleated ones, lace ones, you name it - it's in my bin!! I eventually settled on this one. I inked the debossed side of the Provocraft Textile folder then ran it through the bug leaving the debossed part blue. I cut the shape out by hand, shaped it lightly and added lace to the edge. I used the remainder of the embossed paper to cut the flowers with the EK Success retro flower punches, the leaves with a Woodware punch. The DP is Magnolia and everything used so far are available at the wonderful Simon Says Stamp store, which leaves only the lace and pearls from my stash.

Here is the photograph from which I took my inspiration

I'm also entering this into Sir Stampalot's monthly challenge - Lazy Hazy Days of Summer and One Stitch at a Time's lace, ribbons and bows. 


Anonymous said...

Oh Wow !!! I'm totally speachless, what a beautiful scene, I'm so in love with the umbrella, what a big great idea !!! So gorgeous.
Mag :)

Sandie said...

Gorgeous!! I just adore that image. Wonderful colours and detailing!

Have a great day :)

Renkata said...

OMG Rica, that is some inspiration card. Great design and details.

Leigh said...

Absolutely gorgeous card. The parasol is so beautiful with the lace edging.

debby4000 said...

Love the embossed parasol and flowers and the happy couple look real cute.

Paula said...

Wow Heather,
absolutely wonderful and very romantic. Love it!
Have a nice day.
Hugs and kisses Paula

Riet said...

So beautiful card Heather,i love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Donna said...

Wow, what a fabulous creation, love how you've done the background and the parasol....really a work of love and art. WTG Heather
Donna xx

Moni said...

Hi my dear friend, I love your fab card. Image is so cute and great colouring as always. Love all your details and LO! HUgs,Moni

brenda said...

Hi Rica

What an adorable card and how clever to emboss the brolly, give your card great yexture.

Thank you for joining us at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

B x

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Beautiful! Your card goes perfectly with the inspiration photo. I luv the background you created...sooo pretty!


Tara said...

You've totally inspired me to use this image again Heather and the cool blues look stunning! What a fab idea to add the umbrella too, clever you!!
Hugs Tara xx

Lorraine A said...

WOW !! this is such a beautiful card Heather ,, I LOVE how you made the parasol ,,, so clever !! The whole scene is gorgeous ,,:-) Absolutely stunning card ! :-)

Lols x x x

Jane said...

I absolutely love this Heather!! The parasol is amazing and I love that the flowers match it too! Stunning card! hugs, Jane xxx

Marie said...

Totally stunning! Love everthing about this card. A really GREAT one!

Martinas Welt said...

Wow...I have seen your card at the Simon Says Challenge and had to look at your Blog site as I simply LOVE your card and the idea of the umbrella!! This looks soo great!! Also the sun...amazing card!!!

Padster said...

that is gorgeous love the beach and sunset you've created in the background - thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week
Deb x

coldwaters2 said...

Wow this is outstanding the colours, image, lace and flowers an awesome creation thank you so much for joining our challenge at OSAAT this week.
Lorraine x

email: said...

This is SO beautiful Heather!! I love the complete composition but the umbrella is particularly stunning to me! :)

You’ve definitely got the ‘recipe’ for great card making and were lucky to have you on our DT at Simon Says Stamp!


Georgia said...

Oh wow! This is amazing Heather, your colouring is fantastic and the image looks beautiful with the little umbrella! I love the colours you've used and pretty papers, it all looks gorgeous! :) Love, Georgia xx

Liz said...

OMG this is just a breathtaking card just love every aspect the colours and your lace detail Thank you so very much for joining in our One Stitch at a Time Challenge with this Beautiful creation

Liz xx

Sarah said...

Besides being an awesome card, the parasol is so unique - the colours fab. Sarah x

pinky said...

So so beautiful, love the papers and the gorgeous images. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

CraftyC said...

Beautiful card Rica, love the umbrella!

Cheryl said...

oh love this hun its totally gojus so love the image,and super detail too bles you for joning us over at OSAAT hope to see you again,soon love hugs cheryl xxxxx

Mina said...

perfect choice of image Heather...your colouring is gorgeous
Mina xxx

Anonymous said...

such a nice and romantic card
Hugs Elma

Sam said...

That is just so cool! What a gorgeous card Heather and thank you so much for sharing it with us here at OSAAT this week.
Sam x

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Oh this is wonderful, just perfect for a romantic beach wedding :D
Thanks so much for joinging in with our Lace/ribbon/bows challenge at OSAAT this week, and good luck in the draw! :D

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Hello Heather,
I think you card is really gorgeous. I love the background for the image and the great parasol and flowers.
Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Clare x

Julie said...

Beautiful, I love your beach scene. Perfect.

Christine said...

Wowzer Heather awesome creation gorgeous colour combo & all the the Mag couple & their beach wedding scene..gobsmacking gorgeous.

Hugs Christine xx

Jo Davies said...

soooooo sweet and cute, Beautiful Creation, so sweet!!! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Big Hugs Jo xxxx

Basslady said...

your idea of a beach wedding is so sweet!

you have such a fabulous kind of colouring...amazing!

the umbrella is so wonderful!
very lovely interpretation of the theme!

xoxo silvi (germany)

Sally H said...

Beautiful! Looks very summery too. Thanks for joining us at Sir stampalot this month and good luck!

Francesca said...

Great colours and wonderful details on this card,
thanks for joining us at Sir stampalot challenge and good luck!.

Tracy said...

I love your choice of image and the design and finishing touches, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

email: said...

Heather, this is so stunning! I love all of the lacy details you used - it looks great with that blue!

Thanks for all you do with the Simon Says Stamp Challenges!


Christine said...

I absolutely love your card. It is so sweet and I just love that stamp. Love the embossing that you used as well on the different pieces of the card. What a fab idea!!! Great work Heather!!
xoxo, Christine

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