Monday, March 28, 2011

Stamp Fairy Challenge - Photo Inspired

Welcome back. It has been a rather chilly weekend which proves that while it may technically be spring, winter isn't ready to go without a fight. I have just checked the forecast and the good news is that it is supposed to get warmer as the week progresses.

The other good news is that as this is Monday, it is time for the start of another StampFairy Challenge and this is one that is sure to warm you up. For our challenge this week Gerda has provided a picture to inspire you. 

Don't the colours of this gorgeous apron just scream warm and sunny?

For today's card, I chose to work with the super cute Lenny flowers which you can find in the store here. I opted to colour him in shades of grey which I think really makes the flowers pop.

This card was enough to give the perfectionist in me a royal headache. I was determined to capture the feel of that beautiful apron.  I  had this gorgeous floral paper from an old Daisy D stack that captured the feel of the fabric and I had some yellow gingham check paper that I was also determined to use. Try as I might I just could not make it come together. I ended up forgoing the gingham and settled on this yellow paper from the same Daisy D stack. I did manage to pick up the rick rack trim and I have continued the homespun feel by embellishing with just a couple of buttons.

In the end, it all came together and I love the bright and cheery feel of this card.
I hope that you will join us and give the challenge a go. I for one would love to see your interpretation of this image and I look forward to visiting your blogs to see your lovely creations. Remember that in order to be eligible for a prize, you must use a StampFairy image for your card.

Before you go, don't forget to stop by the StampFairy Challenge blog where you will see the rest of  the gorgeous cards that the DT have created to inspire you.

This card will be entered into the following challenges:

9 comments: said...

Colored so lovely!! Lenny is adorable in grey! I love your buttons and rickrack - the yellow gingham paper was not meant to be :)

Deanne :)

Gram's Treasures said...

Sweet card! Nice to know someone else also spends too much time on paper selection. lol

Unknown said...

Awwww how cute is Lenny, he looks wonderful in grey I agree, beautiful card! Jo xxx

Anonymous said...

fabby card Carissa I love the image and the way you have shaded this flowers is PERFECT! great card hunny, hugs Samantha :0)

Annette said...

I love your Lenny, he's beautifully coloured. Really fab card. Thanks for having me on the team this month. Will miss it! Annette xx

Sue said...

Hi ya
aww gorgeous card, super cute image, fab colouring, pretty papers & design,thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Renate´s Stempelwelt said...

WOW!!! what a wonderful spring card. I like it sooo much. beautiful!!

Thanks for joining HANNA&FRIENDS.
LG Renate

Kiki said...

Wow, this is fantastic! Such a cute image and so fresh colours - great!

Thanks so much for joining us at Hanna & Friends this week.

Hugs, Kiki

Emma H said...

The flowers definitely pop - your colouring is great!