Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Just saying ... Hello!

Hello my friends!
Sorry I've not posted anything for a few days ... wow time sure flies by!
But today I created a fun card for a 'new to me' challenge called
and check out this beautiful photo they are sharing for inspiration.
 My good friend Diane (Nellie's Nest) told me about this challenge
and she joined in the fun too ... be sure to check out her creation!

Here's what I came up with . . .
It drives me crazy that my camera turns some of my colors to something
other than what they really are ... like this card is such a pretty soft pink and
it looks more like coral or peach in the photos ...Grrr!  And, I tried a variety
of settings but evidently I need to READ the book that came with
my camera ... when I get time!  LOL 
But in the meantime, please know I did go with the PINK color used in the challenge photo.

I was inspired by the embossed background first & foremost, so after going
through my embossing folder bin, I settled on this pretty ProvoCraft Cuttlebug folder.
The beautiful Lily of the Valley die I used is from Tutti Designs
as is the Hello sentiment.  The bird is a Martha Stewart punch.

I die cut my Lily of the Valley from white card stock first ...
then again from a scrap of soft pink card stock.
I fussy cut the oval and flower portion so that the leaves were still
on the white card stock, of which I colored using my Spectrum Noir alcohol marker LG2.
 Then glued the pink panel on top of the white die cut panel.

Challenges to share in:

Thanks for stopping by today!
As always . . .


mamawcindy said...

Such a pretty card. I hate when my camera changes the color of my cards to. Drives me crazy. I'm always trying different lighting to get it the right color. Glad I stopped by. Happy Day to you!

Leslie Miller said...

Pretty card, darn camera! However, it looks lovely in this blush shade, too. Those cookies look too yummy to eat, don't they? Your Lily of the Valley die is perfect for the challenge, and I sure love that little bird punch.

scrAPpamondo said...

Adorable!! Love so much the fab embossing that makes the lily of the valley pop so well! Great design!

Verna Angerhofer said...

So very pretty with those dies and that color combination. You took great inspiration from the photo too.

Judy Woodland said...

This is simply beautiful. I have had my eye on that die, and now I must have it!!! Oh, and I am so envious of anyone who can make beautiful cookies like those in the photo. Great inspiration here, my friend!!!

Leigh Penner said...

This is so pretty! Wonderful take on the inspiration photo!

Jacqueline said...

That's such a pretty card!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, I do know what you mean, my colors don't always come out right either, you will have to let me know what you learn :) Love the embossed background with that lovely die!

Sherrie K. said...

Gorgeous card!! I love the embossed background, pretty dies and wonderful colors!
Thanks so much for joining us in the challenge at Scrapy Land!
Sherrie K
Scrapy Land DT Member

Darnell said...

I'm so glad you two Ds found the Inspired challenge, Darlene! Your pink and white and green card is such a beautiful make on the inspiration photo! You really captured the texture and, of course, those little lilies are spot on!! Thank you so much for joining us at Inspired By All the Little Things!! Hugs, Darnell

Linda said...

So soft and pretty. Thanks for joining us at Inspired by all the little things.

LauraJane:) said...

So soft and lovely! Great texture:)) So glad you joined us at Inspired By All the Little Things.

PLISSA said...

Thanks for sharing with us in RETARTE, enjoy. Paula,dt.

Sheri Gilson said...

Very pretty take on the inspiration! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Inspired By All The Little Things!