Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Inkspirational #76

I am still learning, tweaking, observing when it comes to my design style... Inkspirational #76, and their inspiration photo, has given me the perfect platform to do just that... check it out:

I am totally taken by this gorgeous photo, and all things Asian-inspired, really.  My [first] card takes into consideration the branches and colors - even the peachy tones of this beauty's skin.

Where I would normally cut my cover-layer a bit smaller than the card-base, I've chosen to go straight to the edge this time.

Now you know there will positively be seconds using that die-cut, right?

Hope you stop by for a visit... life is definitely a bit walls-closing-in for me with the Winter weather we're having... =]

Paper: My Mind's Eye - Sunshine and a scrap
Die: Dynamics Fern
Stamp: PTI Botanical Blocks

16 comments:

Lisa said...

How PRETTY and what a great take on the photo!! I'm with you on this COLD winter weather. I just want to go outside and take a nice long walk!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You always have such a creative eye for design when it comes to challenge inspiration, Michele! I just love ferns so I'm positively agog over your take on the Inkspirational photo! Thank you for joining in!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

Bobby said...

It's amazing how much that DP works for this inspiration. Wait, IT'S not amazing, YOU are, Michele! You always have just the right touch.

Brenda said...

Wow, another fabulous card Michele! I love that paper you have used, so stunning and that fern die, oh my I am totally in love with that die! I too love the inspiration photo, just beautiful it is. I'm with you on the walls closing in! I've been getting some panic attacks come night, I have to do something to get my mind off of it. Can't wait to get out the house when spring comes!!! And I hope this summer will be hot and not cool like last summer was. Once I go out I have no intention of coming back in. lol Hang in there my friend, hopefully spring will come early! Hugs, Brenda

lostinpaper said...

Both versions of this card are Stunning!

Kristie Goulet said...

So beautiful!!!

~amy~ said...

wow. that's awesome.
seriously love how you were inspired.

Cat Craig said...

Pretty, the simple white die against the background really pops.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful ferns and they have an amazing Damask background!

Kim M said...

I love those fern die cuts! Beautiful card! Love the ornate background too. Thanks for playing along with us over at Inkspirational! :-)

Taunya Butler said...

Fabulous, fantastic, terrific, awesome - a few words to describe this thing of absolute beauty you have created!! Love it!!

cm said...

How many times can I say 'stunning' about your cards, Michele? Apparently, a kazillion - and it sure applies to this one! Love the full-paper background (need to add that to my 'change things up' list) and the oh-so-pretty ferns! Thank you immensely for sharing this gem in the Inkspirational gallery! You're using your 'hunkered inside where it's warm' time marvelously!
Hugs~c

Anita in France said...

Elegant and so gorgeous, Michele ... looks as though it's part of a room design in an interiors magazine! Love how you've done the negative and positive fern! Anita :)

Shawna Standish said...

Love the fern leaves and the background is wonderful!! the pink is just the perfect touch! Thank you so much for sharing...

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

GORGEOUS! Love how you have used the colours from the photo.
Thank you so much for playing with us at INK for our photo inspiration challenge. We would love for you to join us again :o)
Pia xx

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

GORGEOUS! Love how you have used the colours from the photo.
Thank you so much for playing with us at INK for our photo inspiration challenge. We would love for you to join us again :o)
Pia xx