Tuesday, October 4, 2011

FTTC138 Inspiration......

Happy Tuesday and happy October!

The temperatures have nicely cooled off here in the South....love that it smells and feels like *Fall* is in the air!

So, what did you all do this weekend??? We went to a birthday party and relaxed the rest of the time...I actually napped a lot, I think the *fresh* air got to me...LOL!

I did get a chance to stamp for the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday ~ FTTC138. My sweet friend Heather is the hostess and she is challenging us with this beautiful *Fall* inspiration photo.


The colors are definitely my favorite....I miss the beautiful *Indian Summers* we used to have in Michigan. It always reminded me of how beautiful God made this world!

Here is my take on it....



I went with the Flourishes Sunflowers and the A Season of Thanks Set...because it complimented Iwona's awesome Sketchbook #131 layout.


The image was inked in Memento Rich Cocoa and colored with these Copic Markers ~ YR02, YR07, R27, Y15, Y21, E37 and Colorless Blender. I added some corrugated cardboard and *ink distressed* the edges with some White Ink. I embellished the rest of the card with a doily, some Ribbon, Antique Brad, Glitter and some Large Halfback Pearls.

Hope your creative juices are flowing and you get a chance to play along with us :) ?!?

Don't forget to check out the rest of the team ~ Cindy, HeatherTammy and Beate. We also have some extra helpers ~ Mona, Iwona and please help us welcome our new October Guest Designer Rosemary Dennis.

Thanks for swinging by today...have a fabulous week!


                                                                Hugs, ~Silke~

44 comments:

stampqueen said...

Great contrast between the beautifully colored sunflower and the texture and browns of the background!!!

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

This is really stunning Silke. more than beautiful both of them. Love it.
Lovely sentiment.
Lovely greet Marja

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Always a sucker for gingham ... so this ticks all the boxes for me! Such a sweet design, Silke! Hugs xxaxx

Beate said...

Beautiful take on both challenges, Silke!
Hugs and smiles

Heather Jensen said...

Love the pretty sunflower and sentiment label. You should see the beautiful trees here in IA. They are so many shades of yellow, orange, and reds. :)

Rosemary said...

wow... that sunflower is just gorgeous! beautiful card...

Karen W said...

Perfect card for this challenge, very pretty!!

Cindy Haffner said...

A true BEAUTY Silke!~

The Rubber Maid said...

Great card ..love the little doily useage. Pat

Marisa said...

Great take on the insp. picture. Love the sunflower and the white on the corrugated paper. Lovely sunflower and card!

Jacqueline Smith said...

What a really gorgeous card thanks for sharing with us.

Lea L. said...

This is so pretty! I love the glitter you've added to the flower middle, and the doily in the background is a perfect addition!!

Danni said...

Beautiful! I love how the sunflower takes center stage and stands out!

Broni said...

Ok, I thought I left a comment, but I don't see it so...
Silke, I love this gorgeous card! The rustic look with the beautiful sunflower is just perfect!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Silke, everything about this is fabulous! The corrugated cardboard, the gorgeous sunflower, the doily....all of it!

Crystal said...

WOW Silke how BEAUTIFUL, I LOVE the cardboard, the doilie, and that gorgeous flower!!! another stunner for sure GF!! Hope you are having a GREAT week!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a beautiful card Silke! Your sunflower looks amazing! Love the framed sentiment!

Velta said...

Love this Silke!!! Great colors and the sketch is fabulous...I am with you on the weather in the South...it is just gorgeous here! Temps at night are in the low 50's and during the day 70's. TFS!!

Cheryl said...

Just beautiful! I love the soft look of the painted corrugated cardboard, doily and pearls, with that vivid, gorgeous sunflower. Is that glitter or Stickles or something in the center of the flower? Love it! Looks like dew. ~Hugs, Cheryl

CARLA PREDIGER said...

At first, I will thank you for the nice comment on my blog. Was nice from you make a comment on the Brazilian language. Thanks!
I have been admiring your work for some months, since I found your blog for the first time. You are a inspiration for many crafters.

Emily Keaton said...

Look at all of that wonderful texture! I love the corrugated background, and the brown gingham ribbon is fab. :)

Kathy said...

Thank you Silke for your sweet comment! This card is beautiful! It reminds me of New England where I use to live!

Blessings!

Kathy

Anke said...

Zauberhaft liebe Silke ... eine wunderschöne Sonnenblumenkarte. Die Kombination der verschiedenen Elemente gelingt Dir immer perfekt.

Herzliche Grüße
von Anke

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how beautiful Silke!! Love your use of the sketch, the corrugated board, and your stunning sunflower with the gingham ribbon!!

Amanda said...

Silke + Stunning - Always used in the same sentence when talking about your cards!! You have this super fabulous way of making your cards so stunning yet so classic and clean. I'm always a fan of your cards :)

lizlincoln said...

Nothing says fall much better than the sunflower does it? I love your use of corrugated cardboard.

Joanne (jojot) said...

what fabulous creations...especially love that first bold and golden sunflower...wow

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous,Silke! Beautifully colored and detailed! Love the corrugated cardboard background! Hope you are doing great!

Leslie Miller said...

Just lovely, Silke! Every detail perfect. You have a real gift when it comes to cardmaking.

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

love the contrast between corrugated cardboard and the pearls & doiley; yet the similarities of the colors - so rustic yet so elegant!

Yvonne Hagane said...

Hi Silke!
This card is jaw-dropping gorgeuos!! Love the rough background and the beautiful ribbon. As always just perfect!
Hugs!

Donna Phelan said...

Absolutley GORGEOUS card! Love your layout and the texture and teh black & white gingham ribbon and bow, which looks so awesome with your fall card, who knew? Fabulous! (I also use a sunflower, love them!)

Tammy Hershberger said...

Incredibly gorgeous, Silke! LOVE the brown gingham, and the way you use that corrugated cardboard! Fabulous design!

Yogi said...

very nice. Love the corrugated cardboard. Something I don't use enough.

gg nurse said...

I just love your card! The pearls are the perfect touch!

Leslie Turner said...

As always, your card is gorgeous, Silke! Love the layout and the colors!!

NanaConnie said...

Incredible coloring! Love the card.

MmSs said...

Wow this sunflower is incredible. A adore the sentiment and the ribbon is awesome!

Heather said...

What a beautiful sunflower! Love how it pops against the neutrals and that corrugated cardboard is a great touch.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful inspired card. The sparkles in the center are a great touch. Really like your take on the sketch. Julie, MN

Theresa said...

Beautiful card...love the sunflower and the design of your card. Great ribbon!

Debbie said...

So pretty ... love the addition of the distressed cardboard!

Deanna said...

Ya i sure would love to stick around your blog! :) Beautiful card!
God Bless

Sherry said...

gorgeous as always!! love the colors you used