Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Addicted To Stamps & More Challenge #175 - Photo Inspiration


I'm excited to be joining the fun Design Team over at Addicted To Stamps & More! I'm having so much fun with my blog so far this year and I'm looking forward to the months to come. :)

This challenge is to create a project based on the photo inspiration.

I LOVED staring at this springy, happy photo. The gray skies of winter are wearing me down already! Not a good sign, since we are just a few days into January and Middle TN has had seriously mild winter weather. I can deal with the cold fairly well, but I struggle with a lack of sunshine. Yuck.

I used the Simon Says Stamp Hi Lovely stamp and die set for my card.

I die cut the blooms before stamping and layered them over a background lightly stenciled with MFT's Large Circle Burst and PTI Hibiscus Burst ink. The sentiment is from MFT's Feel Better stamp set and stamped on a paper strip cut using Blueprints 25. I added a few scrap strips of My Mind's Eye wood grain patterned paper.
I'm also playing along with As You Like It Challenge - Anything Goes and Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes.
As You Like It Challenge
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit! Please come again soon - and please remember to stop by Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge blog to join in the fun!
God Bless,
Judges 21:25   NKJV  (New King James Version)
    "In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes."
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  1. This is a very lovely card, Mandy, and a great take on the inspiration photo! Welcome to the team and hugs from your team-mate stempelfrida

  2. Love how you combined the weathered wood and the bright colourful flowers in this design. Welcome to the team. :)

  3. Beautifully stamped and designed, Mandy. I love your take on the photo. So pretty. Welcome to the ATSM team. :) Melissa

  4. What a lovely and happy card! Perfect spring vibe!

  5. Fabulous card!
    Olesya ( your ATSM teamie :))

  6. Mandy, a warm welcome to ATSM (along with a huge THANK YOU for the beautiful card you sent me! LOVE it! I'm too late to send you a Christmas card in return, but...you never know what I might have up my sleeve *grin*). Your debut card is stunning! The pretty blooms, surrounded with the delicate stenciling and nestled in the woodgrain 'frame' is a wonderfully inspired translation of the photo! Fabulous!

  7. Hi Mandy ~ Welcome to the ATSM Design Team! I really love your take on the inspiration photo! Your flowers are just beautiful, and the angled woodgrain background really makes them pop! Love your swirly sentiment, too! So happy to have you on the team :)

  8. Welcome to ATSM! Love your card! So pretty!
    Lilian DT teamie
    The Leaf Studio

  9. Congrats, Mandy! Love the woodgrain paper with the gorgeous flowers!


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