Saturday, October 26, 2013

Just Us Girls #212 - Photo Inspiration Challenge

Happy Saturday!  Today the challenge at Just Us Girls is a photo inspiration challenge, and Marisa has chosen a photo of the most beautiful fall table scape.  I just love fall colors!

Here's a closeup of the beautiful photo.

I was pretty literal with this photo.  I used the colors and leaves as my inspiration.  While I was searching my bevy of fall stamps, I found this leaf image in an old set from Gina K designs called Autumn Leaves.  I stamped it on watercolor paper and used Distress Markers and a water brush to color it.  I was really hoping for more orange leaves, but the brown seemed to overpower the oranges and yellows I used.  I added some shimmer with a Wink of Stella pen.

I needed a sympathy card for a neighbor's father, and I just adore this sentiment.  It's from a PTI set called With Sympathy.

I used this sketch from Seize the Sketch challenge blog.

I'm also entering this in the Trigger Tuesday challenge.  Obviously inspired by the leaves!
 

You can see more inspiration on these blogs.
 
 
Thanks for stopping by! 
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Autumn Leaves (Gina K Designs), With Sympathy (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  Vintage cream, early espresso, more mustard, watercolor paper, Thankful dp (Authentique), Sugar Hill dp (Farm Fresh)
Ink:  Memento rich cocoa, Archival black, Distress Markers
Accessories:  Prima crystals, button, twine, Wink of Stella clear pen, watercolor brush, dimensionals


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11 comments:

Sharyn Polesel said...

Gorgeous card, Lisa. I have that leaf stamp, isn't it great! I love the way you colored it. The sentiment is so lovely. I'm sure your card will be appreciated.

Lynn said...

Gorgeous Lisa and I absolutely adore the sentiment.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful card - love the yellow highlighting - gives off a warm glow!

sue t. said...

I love the brown in the leaves! I think you did a awesome job with the inspiration photo!

Marisa said...

Your card is gorgeous, Lisa. Loooovew the maple leaves and the warm glow of yellow is wonderful!

Nancy said...

Love love love the leaves Lisa.... And I so agree with Marisa... Love the glow behind them!!! Really a winner!!!!

Michele (mitchygitchygoomy) said...

The orange really shows up richly in your photo, Lisa! I think you did an awesome job with this. Love the sketch, too.

Brenda L. said...

What a beautiful card! Love the stamp, and you did an amazing job coloring!

Cath said...

Hey Lisa! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Lisa, those leaves are gorgeous! This is stunning and I love the way you decorated the inside, too.

Maria Levine said...

This is wonderful! Love it! And I love that you finished the inside!

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