Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #150 - Photo Inspiration


Hi everyone ~ This is my 2nd post today...if you're looking for my Guest Designer post for CASology, please go HERE.


It's time for a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps, and we have this fabulous photo to inspire you! Our sponsor for this week's challenge is Sweet Shop Stamps, and they are offering 4 digi's to the winner! Here is my card:



I knew I wanted to create a card using the pretty shade of green in the photo, but my water coloring skills are not that great...so, I used Cracked Pistachio distress ink, making it lighter as I went along to create an ombre effect. My card design was inspired by Anita's Post HERE, while she was "Leading Lady" for the Winnie & Walter Blog. In the Act 2 section of her post, she created 3 cards white on white with a touch of color...Divine!!! So, I used the PTI Hugs dies and a few gems for a little color.

I hope you'll check out the ATSM Challenge Blog this week and play along with us! Have a great week, and thanks so much for stopping by,
 


31 comments:

Laura Norris said...

What an fun design Barb! The color really pops with all the white! Love it!

Lisa Lara said...

Now that is beautiful Barb. I love the embossed look of the die cuts and love the one colored with the added stamped sentiment.

*Vicki* said...

Oh I just LOVE your die cut sentiment background here Barb!! Really awesome design and wonderful take on the photo too!! :)

cm said...

Your translation of the photo, using this technique, is spot-on marvelous! The shades of green are so luscious and nestled in all that whiteness..oh my! Gorgeous!
Hugs~c

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Great card - has such a fresh feel to it - just the right thing in that humidity here...

sandie said...

I really like your CAS take on the photo, so different and refreshing x

lostinpaper said...

Terrific idea Barb, love how you have coloured just one word!

Lee-Anne said...

Beautiful take on the photo, Barb! This has such a great feel to it!

Bonnie said...

What a fun way to send hugs and kisses! Hugs back to ya! Bonnie

Rosemary said...

love your take on the inspiration photo, barb! your card is lovely!

Joan B said...

this is awesome!!

Sarah Gray said...

So fresh and lovely, Barb - that touch of colour just pops right off the card!

KayM said...

Wow! I think your cards are getting prettier and prettier each time I visit your blog! This is so gorgeous! I love this technique of having all the die cuts white except the one! I love Cracked Pistachio too! It's my new fave! Really gorgeous work! ((Hugs)) Oh and Happy Birthday!! :)

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!

Greta said...

Fun, modern card, Barb!

Cat Craig said...

What a delightful graphic card. That green is fab, and I love the looks of the faux embossing.

Tanja said...

love the white die-cuts

Karen Mead said...

Love this gorgeous card Barb and all those die-cuts look awesome:) xx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

A stunning, crisp and classy take on the photo inspiration Barb. Love it!
Hope you had a brilliant birthday. Sarah x

Anita in France said...

Oh Barb, how gorgeous ... I'm so honoured you chose this card to CASE ... thank you! Your version is just fabulous ... brilliant ombré sponging and the colour really pops amid all that glorious white! The pearly gems are a wonderful finishing touch! Hope your birthday was fantastic and that your year ahead will be full of all good things! Anita :)

Wei Wei Wang said...

Love this clean design! The fresh green really pops against the white! Stunning!

Julie B said...

Love this technique Barb, looks so effective. :)

Deepti said...

Love this design! the pop of color and dimension is awesome :)

Shona Chambers said...

Love this so much!!! You know I love me some white on white, and this looks so crisp and fresh with the green. Its awesome and makes me want to finally order that Pistachio ink.

Dana said...

Great take on the photo!!Love the CAS design!!

Laura B. said...

Love the tone on tone repetition!!! You are rockin' it, Barb!!!

Cindy C. said...

Personally I would have a tough time with these shades of green, but you made it worked Barb! And it stands out so beautifully!!

Btw thanks for the lovely comments you left on my blog, I just want to clarify that the tree on the Owl grad card was not stamped, it's a designer paper from Studio Calico/Hero Arts Collection dated a few years. :)

alexandra s.m. said...

Fabulous take on the challenge Barb!
I love the repetition!!

Neets B said...

This is gorgeous, Barb. Love the white on white with the ombre hugs, there's something so calming about white and green. Thanks for the link to Anita's post too, I missed that one! xx

Lynne in NI said...

Gorgeous card! I love how you used your die and the pop of green is fab!

Kamila R. said...

Such a fun and elegant at the same time card! Beautiful presentation Barb!