Wednesday, May 2, 2012

MIM #64: color inspiration

After all of that cutesy monster party stuff, it felt good to switch gears and make something completely different :)

I was inspired by this picture and color combo:

to create this card:

 I stamped the flower outlines from "pretty peonies" onto a sheet of white cardstock, and then stamped in the inspiration colors with the filler images (I think my pink is too light, but I don't have berry sorbet.... yet.)

 After the images were stamped, I went in and shaded the flowers a little with some slightly-darker copic markers.  With a light beige copic, I colored in the entire mat, around all the flowers, to match the inspiration photo.  Then, and to give the paper more of a fabric-feel, I stamped hero arts' "envelope pattern" background overtop and also ran the cardstock through my die-cutter with the PTI linen impression plate.

For a bit of interest at the top, I created some glossy accents "dew drops."

I die-cut a fillable frame and stamped the greeting into the opening (on the card base.)  And, as you can see by the ruffle on the side, I'm still using up scraps from Sofia's sewing party :)

Thanks for peeking!

31 comments:

  1. Elena, this is gorgeous! I especially love the drops of glossy accents. How clever! I will be trying this out, thanks for your inspiration! :)

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  2. The steps you took to color the flowers turned out beautifully. I love the random dew drops.

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  3. Beautiful. I love this image as a colorful background.

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  4. Lovely card. Love the glossy accents.The ruffled cloth is awesome. You are one talented lady.

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  5. Oh my goodness this is so pretty! Seriously, amazing!

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  6. This card is absolutely sweet! Your coloring is lovely!

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  7. If Nichole doesn't tweet this card, I will be shocked! This is gorgeous, so detailed and what a neat idea to use those dew drops Elena. The flowers look so pretty stamped in these colors, and I am going to copy this idea with the felt. I love it! You did a fabulous job on this MIM. Going to pin it for future reference.

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  8. This card is absolutely gorgeous. As usual, you have thought of every detail, and they are all perfect.

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  9. HOLY MOLY! This is fantastic! Look at this coloring. This is GORGEOUS!

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  10. Beautiful! I love, love the dew drops idea. What a great touch! You did a fantastic job.

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  11. Oh, this is so very pretty, Elena! You`re colouring is great, as is all the texture you added! Fabulous!

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  12. Elena this is STUNNING!! You did a WONDERFUL job with the color combo!!!
    Have a GREAT day!

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  13. BEAUTIFUL!!! I love how you stamped and flowers and the dew drops are the perfect touch. And LOVE that ruffled up ribbon with the button!

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  14. Fabulous as always! love the dew drops - a subtle way to add just a bit of something unexpected! So delicate and pretty. TFS

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  15. So soft and pretty Elena! Love the way you've colored the peonies and that touch of gathered fabric!

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  16. I really just don't even know what to say. You've gone to a whole new level of wow.

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  17. Wow this is such a pretty card! Love the shading and soft colors!

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  18. Beeeeeautiful! Love the dimension added with glossy accents :)
    Hugs!
    x

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  19. Those dew drops and the pleated fabric give this card such personality!

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  20. Very beautiful, Elena! Love all the colouring and the dew drops are a nice touch:)

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  21. So beautiful, Elena! Just what i would have expected from you on this challenge! I love the HA Envelope pattern, too-It adds just the right extra touch. Great take on the challenge!

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  22. Simply gorgeous, Elena!!! Love those dew drops. Beautiful job coloring!

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  23. Wow, wow, WOW!!!! This is just STUNNING. I love everything about it!!!

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  24. Another stunning card Elena!! WOW. Your paper is gorgeous and I love those little "dew drops" you made. :)

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  25. show stopper!! love the droplets!

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  26. What a beautiful card. I love it.

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  27. What a great take on the challenge!!

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