Jul 8, 2010

BC159 - Tropical Inspiration

Don't forget to check out my Annabelle Challenge in the post below this one.  We had a fun color challenge with a bit of a "twist" added.


It's FRIDAY and time for the Blogger Challenge.  This weeks challenge is an Inspiration photo.  Don't you just love how refreshing this room looks.  The first thing that caught my attention were the leaf decorations on the shelves - I know pretty strange but I just found them to be a fun element in the room so I went with them and the tropical colors for the inspiration of my card.  

  I chose the current Mojo Monday sketch to use for my card. 
                                    
 For my card I chose one of the leaves in the (Paradise) stamp set from SU.  Instead of stamping it in a dark color I chose some blues/greens by using a Kaleidacolor (Caribbean Sea) ink pad.  My papers are from Cosmo Cricket (DeLovely) line.  I also found a scrap of some black stripe paper that reminded me of the black stripes in the quilt on the bed. I embossed the Bermuda Bay cs using the Victoria embossing folder.  My greeting is from the retired SU set (Autumn Leaf Prints) and was stamped on Crushed Curry cs with Basic Gray ink.  I added a ric-rac border of Hot pink and some Hot pink brads as well to complete my card.
Be sure to click on the BC icon and check out the other members blogs to see how they were inspired by the Inspiration photo.

Here is one of the pics I took of Coleen over the 4th of July weekend.  You can see what else we did by visiting my other blog here:

19 comments:

Gayle Page-Robak said...

This is wonderful, Ida. I love it!

Linda Monroe said...

Love the colors on the card and the leaf is a good image for the tropical theme. I also love Coleen's smile in the photo. Looks like you had a great holiday!

Elena said...

Beautiful card! Love the shades of the leaf! Amazing take on Mojo sketch!

Lisa Somerville said...

Stuning use of the inspiration photo! You captured the feel and look of the room perfectly!

BarbaraW said...

Love the tropical feel. Great job

Nikki Bond said...

Love your take on this! {SMILES}

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty card Ida! Love the colors. :o)

Rachel Hope said...

So Fun! I should have gone tropical too! Love the DeLovely paper!

Connie Paxman said...

Whoa Ho on the color choices...they are perfect...I want to go to the beach now...
Great job done on the color photo challenge Ida...love your other site too.
connie paxman

Basement Stamper said...

adorable card, love the leaf image and how you used the kaleidacolor. Coleen is getting so big!

Clara said...

What a great card! The shades of color are perfect and the tropical leaf goes along great with it.

Lisa Bohler said...

I noticed those leaves but didn't have a stamp to go...yours is perfect! Super job...you were definitely inspired!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is lovely Ida! What a wonderful tropical feel! That palm leaf works perfectly here! :D

Chrissy D said...

I agree with Connie - WHOA HO! WOw! Beautiful, vibrant and WONDERFUL!

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is wonderful! I love the pretty layout and the colors are fantastic! TFS

Lori said...

Great take on the inspiration challenge, Ida! Love the tropical look and feel you created.

Claudia said...

I love this card. It turned out just wonderful!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Ida, I just luv what you did and the inspiration you got from the photo!

Allison said...

This is so different for you but very, very cool! I just love the color palette...very tropical!