Thursday, 2 August 2012


Good morning peeps - hope you are well and enjoying the Olympics?
The amazing photo Steph has chosen for us at this fortnight's  For Your Inspiration Challenge,  is a night-time view of  Cologne Cathedral  -love the turquoise  and gold!

and here is my take on the photo - a very clean and simple design, inspired by the architecture and the colours.

Cream cardstock.
My Minds Eye, Stella Rose spotty papers.
A paper Crimper was used on the ovals to replicate the lines on the bridge.
 It's the first time I've used this crafting tool for years!  What ancient craft tool have YOU got hidden away, unloved and unused? I would love to know!
I used  two sizes of Nestie Ovals, and the Lacy Squares die.
Corner rounder punch.
The banner was cut by hand, sentiment an old favourite from Hero Arts.
Tim Holtz brads and Distress Inks to finish.
 Have a great weekend - 
Love and Hugs  ~


Michelle said...

I wish I had a crimper sometimes! I love how your card mirrors the photo! :-)

Christine L said...

Morning Sylvia..

This is a perfect representation of that photo..... and yes, you've caught the colour and texture of the bridge perfectly in your crimping. And yes.... I have a crimper hidden away!!! I also have lots of other 'have to haves' which at the time seemed so needed, but remain at the back of the cupboard...... LOL!

Christine x

Beryl said...

You've really got the spirit and design of the photo in your card. It's a lovely interpretation. Yes - I have a crimper - inherited from my sister and keep forgetting about it. Perhaps I should put it on my desk instead of at the back of a drawer. I may then get to use it sometime.
Beryl xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the

Christine said...

Oh Sylvia how clever stunning creation &&& YES I have a much neglected crimper..think I need to find it now..

smiles Christine x

Sasha said...

Hi Sylvia,
I love your interpretation of the photo...your LO looks brilliant! A fabulous card!
Yes, I've had a crimper for years. I think they were the only way to get some texture on your card before they brought out the wonderful embossing folders x

Denise and Louise said...

Stunning interpretation of the inspirational photo Sylvia - LOVE your card.
I have a crimper (somewhere) and also a crop-a-dile and quick kutz squeeze that haven't seen the light of day for years!!!
Denise xx

Gini said...

I love the clever way you have combined all the elements of that photo very very clever Sylvia! i love it.
I have a crimper and love the effects you can get with it, I just forget to use it, like I forget to use ribbon and embossing etc LOL
By crimping the spotted paper the effect is of a much more complicated embossing effect, at least in your photo it looks that way.

Kara Lynne said...

The reflection of the shapes from the photo are fantastic! I love the papers and textures. Amazing job!

Stamps and Paper said...

Sylvia just love your take on the photograph...and yes I still have a crimper tucked away as Sasha says its all we had years ago to create texture on our cards.. Your card is very creative.


Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow Sylvia ! Stunning interpretation of the beautiful photo, love it ! I've never heard of a crimper, it was very effective on this creation. I hope you are having a great day, Shirley x ps.

Lisa Jane said...

Love your interpretation of the pic... gorgeous colours and love that crimped effect
Lisa x
ps have you seen this new challenge

Sarah said...

Absolute Stunner Sylvia your design is amazing love your take on the picture just perfect!!! and love this sentiment,
I have one of these crimpers too.. I must use it more, I dug out my Fiskars mini shapeboss embossing tool back in April it's on my blog, I used it on my daughters B/Day card and had fun playing with it again,
I hope you are well chum, I do love all off your creations you give lots of inspiration with your blog...
Lots Hugs Sarah x

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Your creeation is really beautiful. Sylvia. Nice layout and colors.
lovely greet

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh fabulous layout! Great inspired card~

StephC said...

Fabulous take on the inspiration photo! Love how you incorporated the peaks, and curves along with the colors. Well done!

Deanna said...

Wonderful Creation. Love the crimping with the polka dot paper really eye popping. Wished now I didn't give my crimper a great weekend:)

Viv said...

Such a clever idea Sylvia, great idea to crimp...I have one and don't use it often enough !another super card :) Viv xx

Valerie said...

Stunning take on the photo Sylvia, love the banner sentiment:)
Val x

Donna Mosley said...

A gorgeous card Sylvia, love the crimped card and fab design.

Donna x

Home sweet home said...

Beautiful card,fab design.:):)

Wish you a lovely evening:)Hugs Merethe

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card and yes I have a crimper (Paper Ribbler)! I visited your other blog but was not sure if you were using it or Hmmm! Ok well I am here not anyway haha xx

CraftinGranny said...

No Crimper here but I'm thinking I'd like to have one....What a gorgeous picture for inspiration. Your card is stunning Sylvia and I love that color combination. "Hugs"

Marlies said...

A beautiful card! Lovely clean and simple design! hugs, Marlies

Suze Bain said...

Stunning card Sylvia, it reflects the photo perfectly. Love the texture with the crimper - yes, I have one too, couldn't tell you the last time I used it but I do know where it is! Lol! xx

Marlena M. said...

I love my crimper too! Such a great card. ;)

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Beautiful card Sylvia, you really have captured the essence of the photograph and I love your interpretation. Lots of subtle colouring and textures, well done my friend, hugs Gay xxx
p.s My unused tool is a circle cutter bought before I had my Spellbinder circles :0)

Julia S-W said...

I love the way you've made this card - very clever! I've never had a crimper but I do wish I did sometimes! I've still got all my old parchment craft tools which are very useful for all sorts of jobs, except parchment craft which I would now avoid like the plague!
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your lovely comment.

RefRacBe said...

I like how you have used the crimper capture the bridge on your card , what a great idea. See you soon. Rachel.

Elaine said...

How fabulous Sylvia wow what a stunning card, I had a crimped years ago but could never find much to do with it but crimp paper but you are so clever wow , wish I had kept mine now Hugs Elaine