Sunday, 20 February 2011

A Photo Inspiration.....

Hi Susan here...

Today is the start of a new challenge at Sentimental Sundays. The theme is a photo inspiration, take a look below -

You can be inspired by the colors, the subject matter, the textures, the ambiance, but whatever this photo evokes in you tell us about it, translate it into a project. We are really looking forward to seeing what you create!
For full details of the challenge and see what the design team has made using the picture call across to the Sentimental Sundays Challenge Blog and join in the fun with us!!

Now onto my card....

I was inspired by the colours and the thought that Spring was fast approaching.....Those beautiful Spring days when we have gorgeous sunny days with the trees coming into bloom and the flowers just coming through, when you can sit and relax before the heat of the summer.
Going to the beach for the day and watching the waves hitting the shores enjoying those first good days of the year!!
My backing papers are from my stash, I have stitched and distressed the edges. The little buckle and ribbon remind me of a little boys trouser belt...they are both from my stash.
My image is from Lili of the valley and reminds me of my Grandson, any chance of sitting down and relaxing is fun for him hahaha!!! I coloured the image with promarkers, the flowers with button centres were made using a punch, as were the leaves.
My sentiment designed by Ann Vento is from Raindrop Echo Designs, I changed the colour to match my scheme.

challenges entering -

Thank you for taking the time to look and for all your wonderful comments
Love Susan


  1. Love this card Susan. I have this stamp and it can be used to make a perfect card for a man(or grandson)Anita x

  2. Fabulous card Susan :o)


  3. This is so sweet, love the colours and the image is just adorable

  4. Hi Susan
    A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz this week,
    Hugs Dianne xx

  5. Gorgeous work as always Susan and what a sweet little image! Thanks so much for playing at WHOOPSI DAISY free and easy:)

  6. Gorgeous card, cute image and fab colours.

  7. Beautiful card Mam. Love the simplicity of the layout which actually makes me feel relaxed just looking at it. Lovely little image and the flowers are cute xxx

  8. Oh this is sooooo sweet Susan ! I love those colours and the little buckle is so cute ! Hugs and love from Catherine

  9. fab male card hun, it just goes to show you can add flowers to a male card.Goodluck at charisma this week

  10. Gorgeous card! I love your take on the inspiration.

  11. A gorgeous card. Love this image and the papers are great. Fab flowers. Thansk for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

  12. Awh, Susan, this is adorable. Love seeing the different directions we've gone with this photo!

  13. Beautiful vibrant colors on this card! Great job on the image too. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

  14. I love the card. Your choices of colours are excellent. Using the buckle is so effective. Thanks for sharing

  15. Hey Susan! Great to see you :) Your card is so great! Love the image and this ribbon. And those flowers look beautiful.

    Thanks for joining us at WhoopsiDaisy!

    Hugs, Sande


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