Friday, November 23, 2012

Playing in Paradise #94 - Inspiration Photo

Good morning, and happy Friday! Time for another Playing in Paradise challenge, and this week Merlie is our fabulous hostess. She wants us to create something using either this colour palette OR the photo as inspiration:
When working with a prompt like this, I first write down the colours of ink that I think are the closest matches. (In this case, I picked Tumbled Glass, Dried Marigold, and Spun Sugar.) Then I write down details about the photo - blue, weathered wood, keys. I find keeping it simple helps me not get stuck on what inspired me about the photo, and looking at the photo for too long can do that :)

I ended up using both of my prompts to create this week's card:
Supplies: paper from Bo Bunny;
Dried Marigold and Tumbled Glass distress inks;
Distress crackle paint - Broken China;
pink twine;
Studio G stamp;
key from stash


It turned out more subtle than I had intended, but I inked the sentiment with Dried Marigold ink and then dabbed it against the Tumbled Glass pad. I love the multi-toned look. After the crackle paint dried, I sanded it down a little bit to let more of the paper show through. 

How are you inspired by this week's challenge? Share with us by November 29 for a chance to win a fabulous prize from Scrapbooker's Paradise! Don't forget to check out what the rest of the team has to share with you:


I'll be crafting my morning away, and getting my hair done this afternoon. Feels like a drastic change is in order...colour? Style? I'm thinking colour :)
xoxo,
Jessi


19 comments:

walchowDesign said...

Love how it turned out, Jessi!

Are you posing to us with your new hairdo?

~amy~ said...

Super pretty!!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Fun that you put a key on the card! Looks great and I love the pretty butterflies!!
Hugs, Wendy

fairyrocks said...

Lovely card work. I do like the subtle soft overall look.
Keep smiling and creating

CanadianScraps43 said...
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CanadianScraps43 said...


Your card is so beautiful Jessi. I love the subtle look of the colours, actually I think that is what makes it look so amazing. Thanks for sharing. I just wanted to let you know in advance that you won the blog hop at Clearly iStamp blog hop. It isn't up over there yet, but I was told that I could announce it on my blog since the winner came from comments on my blog. So happy that it was you who won. Your one of my faithful bloggers who check in with me, encourage me, and support me. Couldn't want a better person to won. Your a real sweetheart and so happy that I know you.Big Hugs

Ellen said...

A fabulously designed card! Love those butterflies on the kraft!!

Debbie said...

Wonderful card, Jessi!!
I love the butterflies and soft ink shades!
So are you a blonde now??? :)

jimlynn said...

Fabulous!! Love the key on here too!
Lynn

Nance E Salkeld said...

I love this card! So many great elements! Great use of the crackle paint. I have a couple yet to test out.

Do we get to see a photo of the new hair color? I had that done too, by my future daughter inlaw, while they were here this week -- color and highlights.

And, I'm so thrilled about being a "life of the party". I played again this week.

Got to go catch up on your posts now.

Nance E Salkeld said...

Congrats on the win at Clearly iStamp too! Woot! Woot!

~Tammy~ said...

Ok! Love love the challenge! Those colors are right up my alley! I need to clone myself! Still out-of-town!

I love the softness of your beautiful card and your approach to the inspiration my friend! Pure gorgeousness!!! Congrats on your win! Couldn't have happened to a better person!

Jackie Rockwell said...

Love this soft vintage look! The key really adds a wonderful touch!!!

lostinpaper said...

Such an elegant design Jessi! Love the coloured sentiment!

Dawn said...

Beautiful card, Jessi! Love the techniques you have used here. The paper is gorgeous too - I have this pack, but haven't been able to bring myself to cut into it yet. It is just too pretty (and yes, I know I'm a little crazy :) )

Hugs, Dawn

Lyndal said...

Gorgeous card Jessi - many thanks for the Picasa / blogging tips too - at the moment I'm blogging for free & hoping to keep it that way LOL!

Notes by Nina said...

Very pretty card Jessi, I love the soft colours.

Ulina / Apricot Bubbles said...

Adorable card! Love the soft colors and - of course - the key! So very pretty! Puts a smile on my face :-)

Thank you very much for your lovely comment! I appreciate your comments a lot!

Have a nice day!
Hugs,
Uli

Angela said...

I love this...great take on the inspiration photo! (Actually I would love to have some textured, distressed walls like the photo.)