Tuesday, May 20, 2008

BIC14 Best Kind of Friends


Good Morning everyone!!!

Can you believe it's Tuesday??? This week is already flying by for me....My girls will be on Summer Break this coming Friday and I'm not ready for them to be home at all - LOL!!!
I vote for all year school - he,he,he!!!

Anyway - here is Beate's Inspiration piece - a wonderful table setting. Isn't it fun??? I love all the different colors, but I have to admit I had the hardest time pulling it all together....

This is how I translated them into the SU colors - So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Pretty in Pink, Ruby Red, Creamy Caramel, Not Quite Navy, Certainly Celery, one more blueish color that I couldn't categorize and Whisper White.

As you can already tell I was inspired by the colors.....Here is what I have done with my card. I have started out with So Saffron as my base card. Then I have layered it with Whisper White and Not Quite Navy CS. I have placed a strip of Certainly Celery across the center and added a Pumpkin Pie 5/8" Ribbon (Michael's).

I just received my long scalloped rectangle Nesties (Ellen Hudson) a couple of days ago and I had to use it with this card - btw it is Beate's fault that I have bought them - LOL!!! I have used Pumpkin Pie for the frame and the Stamp Set is called "Best Kind of Friends" (SU page 85) - isn't it sweet???

The flowers were colored with Ruby Red and Certainly Celery Markers. The Vase image was
stamped with Versamark and embossed with White EP - then I have cut around the edges. I have added Stampin Dimensionals to raise the vase up. I have have also added a Karen Foster "Brown Scrapper's Floss" around the vase and attached a *Thank you* Note from the retired "Fancy Flexible Phrases" Set. To balance the card out a bit I have added 3 Micro Silver Brads.

I hope you like the card??? I can't wait to see what everyone else from the Designer Team came up with - make sure to check them out!!!

Have a great day and ~TFL~

18 comments:

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

THis is just beautiful, Silke! LOVE it! What a wonderful take on the challenge!

Theresa Forseth said...

I love Beate's inspiration photo this week, but I REALLY love your card! It's so awesome! Way to go and thanks for sharing your great talent with us!!!

Julia Aston said...

You pulled this together beautifully Silke! love the black bg - the vase is gorgeous and love the flowers - what a fun inspiration piece!

Jennifer Buck said...

Beautiful, Silke! ...I vote for all year school as well! We still have a couple of weeks to go but I'm not sure how we are going to fill the summer days! ...probably lots of time at the pool!;)

beate said...

Gorgeous card, Silke! Aren't those long Nesties fun??? I used them on my card as well!
I love the colors and set you picked. Beautiful as always!
Have a great day!
Hugs and smiles

Dawn Easton said...

Oh this is gorgeous!!! Love the colours you picked to use...so pretty!
We still have another 6 weeks of school here ;) lol
I'm going to need those long nesties now too!!

peanutbee said...

hehe, I vote for all year school too!!

You did a fantastic job with Beate's inspiration piece. Love your colors and your *clean* style. Way to go, girl! For someone who had a hard time working with the piece, you sure made it look easy. :)

Joan said...

Very nice job on Beate's inspiration challenge!!! I love how the words stand out so well on your vase. Joan

nancy morgan said...

Beautiful job on that challenge : )! Your cards are always amazing! that's one of the reasons I have you an award over at my blog today...check it out: www.papersmiles.blogspot.com

Nancy Riley said...

Silke, I love your take on Beate's inspiration! The colors are fantastic!

I'm with you on year-round school. Don't get me wrong ... I love having my kids home, BUT living in Arizona where it's like 110 degrees ... about the only thing there is to do outside is swim. Even the pools get warm by mid-July ... like swimming in bath water and not refreshing anymore! I could go on and on ... but am totally dreading summer starting for us on Friday too. BORING !!!

Lynn said...

Wow, this is so great! I love the bold bright colors you used for this inspiration card, its awesome!

Shannon Erskine said...

very pretty Silke! Love the colors! Love the vase!

Jackie Pedro said...

Silke, this is beautiful!! I think you did a great job!!

JAR said...

What a fantastic job you did!! Awesome colors!

Mercy said...

silke...this is so fresh and lovely! awesome job, sweetie!

Anonymous said...

I love, love, your card. Two of my favorite colors for card making are orange and lime green. I check your blog out almost everyday. Thanks for the great ideas for me. I think that I will have to do some of these vase with flowers cards too. Your cards are beautiful. Joan

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh goodness!! This is perfectly gorgeous... as in really really beautiful. Love this.

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is just stunning, great job with the inspiration piece!!