Thursday, August 2, 2012

OLW99 - We're Inspired!

This week's One Layer Wednesday challenge is hosted by Susan at Simplicity.  Like most of you, I spend an enormous amount a little time browsing around Pinterest and can find lots of inspirations.  Susan's challenge to us this week is to browse her Pinterest inspiration board and to create a card from something we're inspired by.  I'll just insert here - Susan's inspiration board is full of fabulous inspiration!  Here's my cards for this week. This photo was the inspiration for my first card.

Fall leaves dipped in wax


I used a Kraft card base, stamped some leaves on the card with Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink (masking leaves when necessary).  I colored the leaves with Prisma color pencils.  I drew a gold line and then highlighted it with a black line to make the strings to "hang" the leaves.  I also added just a little shadowing on the right side of the leaves to give it some depth.  The leaves are from Flourishes and the sentiment is from PTI.

I was inspired by so much of what Susan has pinned on this board!  This next photo was the inspiration for my second card.

framed branches


For this card, I use PTI's Through the Trees stamp.  I stamped the image using Memento cocoa brown, added a little red bird, then made a frame using a Spellbinder square die to emboss the frame.  The sentiment is also PTI and is stamped in cocoa brown.  It's difficult to see on here, but I also added a bit of stickles on the branches to resemble snow.

This photo was the inspiration for my third and last card.  

Vinyl Wall Decal Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass it's about learning to dance in the rain - Home Vinyl Wall Decal Quote. $15.00, via Etsy.





























First I masked off the small rectangles and sponged a little green and brown ink inside the rectangles.  The "plant" is a PTI stamp.  The sentiment is also PTI and the brown border is from Flourishes. (You might notice that the sentiment I used is also the words on the wall in the inspiration photo....how cool is that!)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Your comments are truly appreciated! Until next time...

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23 comments:

Mynnette said...

These are all amazing, Susan!!! I hope to make a card or two for this challenge before we leave...simply gorgeous use of those photos!!!!!

Ardyth said...

You've done such a fab job with all 3 inspirations! Good for you! I love the colour and dimension you got on those leaves on the first card.

snapdragon said...

WOW- nicely done! I thought the first one was my fave, but then I saw the second and third ones!!!
Thanks for sharing!

CarolCel said...

Susan - these are all great!! Where do you find the time? Nicely done!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Amazing work, Susan, as always!! Now your fall card has been pinned by me and the circle of inspiration just keeps turning!

GinaA said...

Another super set of cards, the drop leaf card is gorgeous and I think your interpretation of the sofa photo is FAB. Thanks for the steps for the Zentangle 'Fan' I am still doing the challenges but not posting them. Finding I am spending too much time on the PC!

Sandra H said...

Amazing creations Susan, xx

Lindsey said...

All 3 are fabulous! Your first looks almost 3d with your colouring; I love the tree stamp & scoring on the third and the coloured panels are beautiful on the third. You have been busy!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous cards, Susan! You are so creative! :-)

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

All are wonderful - but your colouring on the feathers blew me away!

Deborah Frings said...

Wow!! You really rocked this challenge - I think all the cards are just fabulous. My favourite is the first one - the leaves have so much dimension - great work!!

Violets Corner said...

Oh my, they are stunners Susan! Love the first one, it has fantastic design and colouring, the shading is just perfect.

I like the two other very much two, this was a very inspiring visit!

Love
Maarit

Carole said...

I agree with all the comments left. All three are amazing creations done with an eye for beauty:)
http://carolescreativecritters.blogspot.com

shirley-bee said...

Wow Susan!!! Triple whammy! I came here to see one card and I'm blown away by all three. Fantastic!

Aileen said...

Wow Susan! Your cards are an inspiration and it's cool to see your interpretation of the photos. x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! Really beautiful cards and so lovely to see what got your imagination going.
Fabulous interpretations.
Caroline xxx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Wonderful creations Susan, I am always inspired when I visit your very creative blog, you have a real talent my friend!! Each of these cards is truly beautiful, Gay xxx

rossi73 said...

Those cards are amazing, your colouring is excellent, You make me wish I had this talent!

Inkyfingers said...

These are just gorgeous Susan but the final one is hard to beat - I want to sit down right now and CASE it!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous cards! I loved it that I had to double take your first card since it looked LAYERED! Oh was I thrilled to see you just KNOW HOW TO COLOR! :) LOL

Zippy said...

Amazing cards! Xxx

Bonnie said...

What beautiful leaves and you've done a wonderful job of "hanging" them! I love the red bird peeking out of the snowy trees. And the sentiment with the sponged rectangles and beautiful border is amazing!

Susan Raihala said...

A. Maze. Ing. Susan, these are spectacular cards! I can't even pick a favorite. The coloring on the first, the debossing on the second, and the fabulous use of the border on the third make them all stand-outs!

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