Tuesday, September 30, 2008

BIC25 Happy Birthday & MOJO55 Happy Birthday

Happy Tuesday!!! Beate has chosen this beautiful Canvas as the Inspiration Piece today!!! Isn't it pretty???


While the first card (below) was posted I started working on another idea - I need a couple of Birthday cards and I thought I'd continue with the same Set and color combo.

This time I'm using Julee Tilman's MOJO55 Sketch.

Since I'm using *Kraft* CS on both of my cards I'll submit these in Julee's VVPP06 Challenge too.....(today is the last day to enter - hurry!!!)

Next is my BIC card!!! Keep going....


I must admit I wasn't so sure about the colors on the Canvas first, but once I took a closer look I was getting excited.....Here is my interpretation of the Canvas - Baja Breeze, Groovy Guava, Close to Cocoa, Kraft, Bravo Burgundy and Whisper White.

Here is what I have done - I used the gorgeous *Eastern Blooms* SU Set and inked it up with Groovy Guava first. Then I took a *Q-Tip* and erased the Groovy Guava off the stem. Next I took a Close to Cocoa Marker and traced the stem. Then I used the fine tip from the Bravo Burgundy Marker and slightly tipped the outside of the flowers (I didn't want to blend the Groovy Guava and Bravo Burgundy to much). Plus I wanted to achieve the same kind of look as the flowers on the Canvas.

After stamping the image I used the new SU *Floral Frenzy* Brass Template and *Dry Embossed* around the flowers. Click on the picture to see the embossing :)
Anyway - after the embossing I inked the *Happy Birthday* sentiment from the *A Little Birthday Cheer* Set in Close to Cocoa and pierced right below it. Then I added the Bravo Burgundy Grosgrain Ribbon and the small Silver Pearls.

Next I have adhered the Whisper White, Baja Breeze and Bravo Burgundy CS together and placed the image in the center. I used the *Faux Stitching* technique right around the raised image using the Bravo Burgundy Marker. Once I was finished I raised this panel again onto the Kraft CS base.

Hope you like it and we have inspired you to play along???

Swing by Beate's Team to see all the other inspired cards
Charmaine Ikach, Danielle Lounds, Dawn McVey, Jennifer Buck and Susan Roberts.

28 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

It is a gorgeous inspiration piece, and I love your take on it. I have this set from SU and I haven't been able to do much (nothing wow anyway) with it...LOVE what you did with it!

the whimsical butterfly said...

I love the cards...esp that last one, I think. I think the colors are stunning together, too! You really did a beautiful job on these, Silke!

Jennifer Buck said...

Beautiful, Silke! I love this! Hope you are doing well and having a great day! :)

Beate said...

Fantastic cards, Silke. I LOVE what you did with that set!
Hugs and smiles

Kay Kalthoff said...

Oh my goodness - These cards a absolutely GORGEOUS!! Wow - I'm glad I'm sitting down! lol! Have a happy day!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

They are both gorgeous, Silke! I just LOVE your style, girl!

Shelly said...

Both are beautiful Silke, the inspiration is very apparent in your cards.

Marisa said...

Lovely cards, Silke. The colour combo is great as are all the little details you do.

Diane Gilbert said...

Both cards are gorgeous Silke! Love the color combinations!
~Diane

MakiJo said...

Gorgeous cards, Silke!!
I have to HAVE the brass embossing plate! The colors are so beautiful, too.

Sara said...

Gorgeous cards!!! I love them both. What a fantastic color combo. The faux stitching looks great.

Allison said...

These are both gorgeous and the colours are fantastic.

Jackie Pedro said...

Both are beautiful, Silke! The embossing up close is just gorgeous!!

Janette said...

they are both just beautiful! I love the colors and the clean lines.

Vera said...

These are really pretty, Silke! I love the clean lines! Thanks for the inspiration.

Bev said...

These are just lovely Silke! :) Bug hugs,
-Bev :)

Jamie Martin said...

Both cards are so, so pretty :)

Shelly Koskinen said...

Your cards are beautiful!

Julie said...

HA! Silke you totally crack me up! Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm still trying to figure these things out! I can't believe my stamping idol is already visiting my blog! TEEHEE...thanks for making my night!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

These are both so beautiful! I love those gorgeous little silver pearls. Thanks for playing! :)

Danielle Lounds said...

Gorgeous... so very gorgeous! And the detail is amazing!!! I love both of the cards! :)

Cindy Haffner said...

These are so beautiful, TFS.

Savitri said...

This is too too pretty! I love both of them. You are just too much... too much mojo!! :)

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

These are just breathtaking Silke in both colour and design!

Felicia said...

Fantastic cards you made

Mary Fish said...

Hi Silke:

This card is amazing. I knew you would "cave" and get that embossing brass stencil. I did, too! Remember discussing the cool video in the SU site? We do love all things pretty :)

Love all your details. I need a lesson on faux stitching. Mine always looks, well, faux.

Hugs,

M

Jessie/knightrone said...

These are gorgeous!! Love them!!

Makeesha Byl said...

Fantastic take on the Sketch Silke. They are both gorgeous!
Keesh x