It’s my turn to host the challenge this week and I’ve got a gorgeous inspiration photo for you to play with!
I first learned of Leslie’s beautiful blog, A Creative Mint , from the amazing Melissa Phillips , and I often find myself going back to soak up the beautiful colors and photos. Leslie has graciously allowed me to share her photo here.
Isn’t this just gorgeous?
I was inspired to create a vintage card using some of the colors, designs, and elements from the photo. Kellie Mize’s kit Calm and Content is perfectly suited for this challenge. I printed off some of the papers and elements to use. With a few stamped images added, a ribbon tied, some flowers from the kit cut out and popped up, and some swipes of distress ink, my card came together easily.
My second card is a very different style, clean and simple, but still reflects the mood of the photo. For this card, I cut a strip of the flower paper, adhered it to my cardstock and used a paper punch to cut out some butterflies.
So here is your challenge: use this inspiration photo to create something: hybrid, digital, altered or traditional, anything goes! You could use the colors, the flowers, or the layout of the objects to inspire you. Come back here and post a link to your creation in the comments. The challenge will run for two weeks and then I will draw a winner. The winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to Kelleigh Ratzlaff’s store! She has some amazing templates and goodies!!
I can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with!
“Thank you so very much”
Digital kit: Calm and Content by Kellie Mize (The Digichick)
Cardstock: Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Delightful Dahlia and Damask Designs(Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Chestnut Roan (Colorbox), Walnut Stain (Ranger), Versamark
Other: Lavender Moon satin ribbon(Papertrey Ink), Pearls, foam tape, White Detail Embossing powder (Filigree), heat tool
“Spread your wings”
Digital Kit: Calm and Content by Kellie Mize (The Digichick)
Cardstock: Dark Chocolate and Lavender Moon (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Birds of a Feather (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Chestnut Roan (Colorbox)
Other: Butterfly paper punch (Martha Stewart), gems
Other Articles by melissaj17:
- Card Caravan: Color Challenge - April 14th, 2013
- Card Caravan Challenge: Hearts - February 4th, 2013
- Card Caravan Challenge #32- Winter Photo-inspired - November 25th, 2012
- Card Caravan #27: Round - September 16th, 2012
- Card Caravan 22: Christmas in July - July 8th, 2012