Thursday 26 January 2012


Hi lovely bloggers - hope you are all having a happy day. My fingers are inky, so I have definitely had a happy day!!
I  recently discovered a fabulous challenge blog called FYI   - FOR YOUR INSPIRATION, where the challenges are to work with photo inspiration - here is the current challenge photo:- 


So peeps - here is my take on the above picture:-


Orange card from Stampin' Up (sorry - not sure of the name of this shade).
Backing paper from a very old 6" Basic Grey pad - "Sublime"
Image from the beautiful Chocolate Baroque "Fantasy Meadow" stamp set, inked with Coffee Archival.
Distress inks used - 
Antique Linen, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, 
Old Paper, Bundled Sage, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint. 
The flowers were coloured with Distress Inks and Ranger Cut'n Dry pen nibs.
Sentiment from Wendy Vecchi's "Nature's Art" stamp set.
Machine stitching around edges.
I would also like to enter my card into the following Challenges:-
Make My Monday - Flowers and Leaves (week 33).
One Stop Craft Challenge - Stitching, Faux or Real.
Update, 31st January - Placed in the Top 3  at Make My Monday - thank you ladies!
A warm welcome to my new Followers - Jean and Aileen.
~ Love to all ~
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lisa said...

Just one word, Sylvia... WOW!!!!!!
What a gorgeous stamp and i love those colours. Your colouring is exquisite.
I may have to check this challenge out.
Hugs Lisax

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

I love the colours and the inspiration photo is also gorgeous ! It sure inspired a stunning card created by you ! (That CB set is on my wish list...sigh, it's a long list !)

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is stunning, I love the colours you have used and the card is amazing, Love Hazelxo

G Peplow said...

Hi Sylvia, Your card is totally magical and captures the colours of the inspiration photo beautifully, I love the stamp and you coloured it beautifully, great card, hugs Gay xx

Home sweet home said...

Wow!!!Gorgeous card,love the colours so fabulous.:):)

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow Sylvia.. this is gorgeous .. you have really captured the colours from that photo.. stunning
Lisa x

Suze Bain said...

Sylvia, this is gorgeous! The flowers are stunning - you've coloured them beautifully. x

Denise said...

Simply gorgeous. What a stunning image and beautiful colours.
Denise xx

Miranda said...

Hi Sylvia, the photo is so beautiful and it looks like a place in paradise.....and your interpretation of it with your card is wonderful! Great colouring and I will sure have a look on that website, thanks! greetz Miranda

Kathleen said...

Oh Sylvia this is really gorgeous, just love those colours. Also a great image, fantastic card all round.

Kath x

Unknown said...

Hi Sylvia
This is beautiful, love all off your inking stamp is gorgeous, these colours are amazing chum, I hope you are well, and it certainly looks like you had a fun day
Sarah x

CraftinGranny said...

Oh wow Sylvia. This is absolutely gorgeous and I love the color combination. You image is colored beyond beautiful. I'm really in awe of this card. Have a wonderful weekend! "Hugs"

Brenda Brown said...

An absolutely gorgeous interpretation Sylvia - I love it.

Margaret said...

Fabulous!! Your card is exquisite, love the colours and the way you've used them
Margaret xx

Mrs.B said...

Stunning! The colours are fabulous and such a gorgeous image. Just love it Sylvia.
Have a great weekend.
Avril xx

Canonbury creations said...

Absolutely stunning Sylvia it's like looking at a beautiful botanic print, I love it!!
Val x

nnalorac said...

Such lovely inspiration you have taken from the photo Sylvia, just beautiful. Gorgeous stamp, love it. Carolxx

Sally said...

This one's a beauty Sylvia. Gorgeous colours & stamping.
Sally x

Mynn xx said...

Oh, this is amazingly gorgeous!!! LOVE the colors you've used and the papers. This is just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

Christina - Pieces of Dreams said...

Oh Wow! Just fabulous. xxx

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

Hello sylvia. This is just wonderful. So pleased you entered it into make my monday this week. X

Christine L said...

Hi Sylvia...
Beautiful card and such a perfect match for the photo... I love the aura you have managed around the image!
Hope you're keeping well..
Christine x

RefRacBe said...

Hi Sylvia.
Stunning colouring in of the stamp. Your card has a really lovely autumn feel to it. Rachel.

Carole said...

Sylvia, another absolutely stunning card. Beautiful inspiration and awesome interpretation! Carole xox

Nannieflash said...

Wow Sylvia that is one gorgeous image and so beautifully coloured to. A stunning card. hugs Shirleyxx

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

Beautiful picture with very nice colors Sylvia-Anne. Your creation is gorgeous and the colors are great.
Nice weekend and greet

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful take from the inspiration photo!! Well done! Thanks for joining in at FYI!

Michelle said...

Sylvia, this is stunning! Wow, I absolutely love it. Great use of the inspiration photo. Thanks for joining us at FYI!

Irene said...

Hello Sylvia

Your card is FABULOUS, I love the autumnal colours, and what a beauty of a stamp. Your colouring is perfect.

Jules said...

As soon as I saw your inspiration photograph I just knew this was going to be a stunner from you Sylvia .. .. and it is!!!

I love this very, very much.

What a fantastic finished result.

I wouldn't be able to give this beauty away!!!!

Have a great weekend.

Love Jules xx

Val said...

Wow - this is just stunning. Beautiful colouring, and I just love the fact that it stands on its own without further need for embellishment.
Thanks so much for joining us at Make My Monday.

Sasha said...

Beautiful work, as always Sylvia x

Cazro said...

A stunning stamp, beautiful colouring and colours. Thanks for sharing with us at MMM. DCaz

Anonymous said...

OMW this is breathtaking!! Fabulous work Sylvia!

Stamps and Paper said...

Absolutely stunning card


Suzi B said...

A fabulous card, wth stunning images that leap of the page. Thank you for joining in at MMM :)

Kerry said...

Wow what a beautiful card. Love the colours. Thanks for joining One Stop Craft.

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Sylvia-Anne

This is a wonderful card you've managed to replicate the colours of the photo with all those distress inks - I'd probably end up with a right mess!!

Thanks also for your lovely comment on my card!

Take care and catch up soon.


Aileen said...

Beautiful warm colours and gorgeously coloured image. x

Fliss said...

Hi Sylvia, this is an absolute gorgeous creation. Just love the inky background and the flower is beautiful.
Thanks for sharing this with us at MMM this week and wishing you good luck.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Claire Phillips said...

That is stunning Sylvia - I adore the stamp - simply gorgeous! Cheers Claire x p.s. thanks so much for your comments to Jacob - he is thrilled and loving blogland....

Gini said...

Oh my you have done such a wonderful job of translating that beautiful photo into art!
The colours are perfect and you've made the stamp look so elegant :-)

dstandard said...

Such a gorgeous card! Thanks for playing at FYI!

lainey said...

I love the way you get your inspiration :)FAB colours lainey x