Saturday, March 3, 2012

Magical Things Happen - For Your Inspiration

Hello and happy Saturday!!  I recently found this incredible challenge blog called For Your Inspiration.  They have some of the most beautiful inspiration photos I've seen!  Can you say WOW!!  This week's photo (below) is just awe inspiring.  I love the blue/white combination and would just love to be in this picture somewhere just sitting somewhere with a cuppa and taking it all in.

Isn't that photo just awesome!!!  I decided to combine it with a couple of other challenges I was working on, including the Moxie Fab Cure For The Winter Blues (although I used bright blue instead of navy - I'm a rebel) and this is what I came up with.

After stamping my Winter Crocus flowers from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company in memento tuxedo black on Snow Storm Smooth and colored with prismacolor markers, I pulled out my stipple brush and lightly stippled Adirondack Sailboat Blue and Caramel inks around the edges of the image before layering on Snow Storm Smooth and Bang Up Blue Linen premium papers before adding some Making Memories baby brads.  I then added my saying making sure it matched the main image.

I then pulled out my swirl cuttlebug embossing folder and ran it through the big shot with Snow Storm Smooth before stippling some more Sailboat Blue ink over the raised edges.  A clean and fairly simple card done in about 20 minutes.  Not bad while dealing with another migraine.  I'm really pleased with this one.

Challenges this card was made for:

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: MFP Winter Crocus
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Adirondak Caramel, Sailboat Blue
Card Stock: MFP Snow Storm Smooth, Bang Up Blue Linen
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Stipple Brush, Making Memories Brads, Swirls Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Big Shot


  1. Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love your take on the inspiration photo, and all of the details. So glad you joined us at FYI! I hope you'll play along again soon! :)


  2. Fabulous inspired card! thanks for joining in at FYI~

  3. I love how your blue crocos petals seem to mirror the blue roofs! Beautiful too. Thanks for joining us at FYI.

  4. Beautiful card - love the images too! Thanks for playing at FYI!

  5. So very pretty - wonderful coloring. Thanks for playing with us at FYI!

  6. stunning card- love the beautiful rich blues! awesome coloring!

  7. Hey Bonnie! Thanks for linking this up to the Cure for the Winter Blues Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

  8. What a rich card! Thanks for playing along with us at FYI!

  9. Wow, this card is luscious! Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at FYI!