Monday, June 22, 2020

Inspired By...fresh morning

Hello friends.  Hope you are all doing well and that your mojo is hanging in there too!  I have good days and some not so good days when it comes to my mojo, but the new Inspired By challenge really got me going!


The turquoise and coral colors were what stood out to me the most at first as I LOVE those two colors together!  Then of course the black & white in the rug and throw, and the mimicking stripes in the shutters spoke to me, and just the whole Summertime vibe of the photo!  With all that in mind, here's what I came up with:


Can never have enough birthday cards on hand, so I used The Greetery's Lemmon Blossoms and Birthday Blooms stamps sets, along with an older PTI embossing plate to make my card.  I stamped and fussy cut all my images from the Lemon Blossoms set and die cut the "birthday" from the Birthday Blooms set and then arranged it all on the embossed white layer using the embossing plate.  Here's a closer up so you can see the background better:


I know it's in a chevron pattern, but the chevrons are in rows which reminded me of the shutters and the stripes on the rug...especially once I matted it with a piece of black cs.  Pretty CAS but I think it makes for a great summertime birthday card.

There's LOTS of great inspiration from the DT to get your mojo going (if you need it!), so check it all out right HERE and play along.  

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


11 comments:

  1. The colors on this are gorgeous Marcia! What a great take on the mood board to stamp the lemons in coral colors. Love this so much!

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  2. Great use of the color combo, Marcia! Just love your coral lemon slices with the turquoise flowers! Fun sentiment and soft chevron background too!!

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  3. What a glorious colour combo Marcia - and a great card. x

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  4. Loving how you brought those colors together. Fabulous card.

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  5. Awesome card, the colours are so lovely <3

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  6. Marcia, your Inspired By card has all the prettiest bits of that photo - and the herringbone was a wonderful way to add interest without adding color - like the shutters did in this room!
    Thanks so very much for playing cards with us at IB!! We love it when you do!
    =]

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  7. I like your lovely slices of pink grapefruit! This is a delightful card Marcia and I'm so happy your joined us at IB!

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  8. Gorgeous card. Love the colors, the embossed background and everything. TFS

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  9. Wow! What an awesome card, Marcia! Love those colors and the white embossed background reminds me of the blinds! A wonderful summertime card!

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  10. I absolutely adore your take on that photo! What a beautiful card and it really makes me smile.

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  11. Deliciously fresh and zesty with those citrus slices, Marcia ... the background texture is positively touchable! Such a brilliant take on the inspiration! Hugs, Anita :)

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