Thursday, 5 April 2012


Good morning lovely crafters - thank you so much for popping by. 
Here's wishing you all a very Happy Easter, no matter what the weather is like!
It's time for another challenge at FOR YOUR INSPIRATION and as this is our first
challenge of the month, there will be a prize for the winner. Our generous sponsor is Regina , the owner of The Cutting Cafe - she is offering 3 digi stamp sets of the winner's choice. 

The Cutting Cafe

As always, we have a picture inspiration for you to work with.
Here is this week's beautiful and atmospheric photo -  you can interpret it in any way your heart desires, so please get thinking and inking - can't wait to see what you create!

.......... and here is my interpretation .............


Backing paper - SU Beau Chateau collection.
Machine stitching.
Layers - SU Night of Navy, and Not Quite Navy.
Lighthouse digi image from Sweet 'n Sassy.
Distress Inks used - Weathered Wood, Faded Jeans, Wild Honey.
Swirl - Tim Holtz Elegant Flourishes
Sentiment - The Cutting Cafe.
I am entering my card into the following Challenges:-
Paper Pretties- Monochromatic.
Crazy4Challenges- Blue, White and one other colour.
Digi Doodles- Something New (Lighthouse image).
Lots of love to all ~


Unknown said...

Lovely atmospheric card, Mary x

Unknown said...

Syliva my hubby loves lighthouses and we have paintings of them all over the house, this is stunning work great stamping and I love this card well done Hugs Elaine

Beryl said...

This is so lovely. Just the right amount of 'glow' around the lighthouse and the swirl reflecting the waves. Love it.
Beryl xx

Michelle said...

Sylvia, this is just beautiful!

Miranda said...

Hi Sylvia, love your interpretation, so nice to see the different ones on the FIY site. Very inspirational, warm greet Miranda

Christine L said...

Oooh Sylvia, this is a perfect interpretation of the photo... I love how you've created the effect of the light shining. Perfect!

And thanks for your support yesterday... it helped a lot..

Christine x

Brenda Brown said...

Beautifully made and a fabulous interpretation of the photo Sylvia.
Enjoy the rest of the week.
hugs {brenda} xox

Sasha said...

Beautifully coloured, as always, Sylvia. I love how your flourish gives the impression of waves breaking against the rocks. Gorgeous card xx

Margaret said...

Gorgeous card, Sylvia. I was planning to do a lighthouse picture this week. How wonderful is that? Gives me a bit more motivation to actually do it

Margaret xx

lisa said...

I've been waiting to see your lighthouse, Sylvia and it was definitely worth the wait, it's gorgeous. I love the way you've put the light in. Such a gentle soothing card.
Hope you are braving the weather. At least the sunshine has returned today. I had to take F up onto the moors yesterday so that she could have her play in the snow but the wind was withering!!
Hope you have a lovely Easter and looking forward to a catch up soon.
Hugs Lisax

G Peplow said...

Beautiful and clever Sylvia, I love your inking on this one and the dark flourish fits perfectly:0) I hope you have a wonderful Easter my friend:0) hugs Gay xxx

RefRacBe said...

Lovely card as always, Sylvia. I love the turquoise and blue colour combination. They really work well together. Rachel.

Aileen said...

This is so captivating! x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome light on the lighthouse!!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Sylvia ! I love your interpretation of the photo. Your design with the lighthouse image, coloring, along with the die cut, stitching and background are all awesome ! Have a great Easter, Hugs, Shirley

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card Sylvia, love the way the flourish looks like waves, great stitching and colours.

Kath x

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is fabulous .. i love anything to do with the sea and i love the way you created the light shining
Lisa x

StephC said...

What an amazing take on the inspiration photo. I love everything about this. Well done!!

Nannieflash said...

Oh thats lovely Sylvia I love that image and your sentiment looks just perfect with it. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Sara Mac said...

Oh Sylvia this is gorgeous! That flourish just steals the show. Beautifully inked image panel too.

Sally H said...

Wow! That is fabulous, Sylvia! I love it

ALIX said...

Hello Mary! Thank you for your visit and kind words on my blog!
It's very encouraging. I''ve taken a "peek"on yours, and I want to say that I love your creations very very much!
The flower "for you"is gorgeous, and also the ënjoy"card, as well as the othes!! I will come back to look around. Have a nice day! Greetings, ALix

Monique said...

What a beautyfull cards you make!
It enspires a lot!
Greetings, Monique

Carole said...

Beautiful work Sylvia, absolutely stunning my friend! HAPPY EASTER dear one to you and your lovely family. Hugs ... Carole

Irene said...

A brilliant card Sylvia, I love the lighthouse especially the beam of light across the card. Gorgeous papers particularly the backing design paper.
Happy Easter.

Hazel said...

Hey Sylvia

This is an incredible card - such a fab take on the picture - wonderful.

I love how you have incorporated the lighthouse beam - super.

I hope you had a lovely Easter and I would like to thank you for your lovely comments on my blog.

Be back to see you soon.

Toodle Pip.

Hazel xx

cheryl said...

oh Hun,this is stunning,the detail is fantastic,really one,amazing card Hun you are so so talented,brilliant hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Gini said...

Oh wow such a beautiful card Sylvia for a really hard inspiration picture. It's a very dark moody photo but I love the balance of light and dark you've achieved in your card.

Claire Phillips said...

What a wonderful Creation Sylvia - full of so much atmosphere! Hoping you had a lovely Easter! Cheers Claire x

Julie said...

How lovely! Perfect stitching too. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Challenges

Jenz Bitz 'n' Bobs said...

Gorgeous card. I love the lighthouse and the colour you've used. Thanks for joining in this weeks Challenge at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges. Jenny DT x.

tellana said...

Really stunning card!
Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Challenges this week!
Liva ❤

Debbie said...

Wow what a lovely card the lighthouse image is perfect so simple and so very elegant the swirl is such a great touch a perfect thinking of you card

Unknown said...

Hi Sylvia, thank you for your lovely words left upon my blog. I have spent some time looking through your blog and had such a wonderful, inspiring time. Such amazing, beautiful cards, and your stamping/colouring is amazing...I am in awe. xx