Friday, January 08, 2016

January Elemental Inspiration

Gosh, it's been a while since I blogged - probably something to do with Christmas happening....  
Anyway, I need to get back into a blogging habit - actually, this is a habit I don't think I've ever managed to grasp, but I do try, honestly!  
I'll do a "catch up" post in a couple of days, but today it's First Day Back for the Daring Cardmakers after the hols, and we have a wonderful Elemental Inspiration Picture challenge this week.  
Here's my card:

And here is Jo's choice of photo.  
It's not really surprising that most of us chose the gorgeous colour palette as one of our elements - click {HERE} to see them all! 
As well as the colours, I picked the star, the ribbon (I used die cut swirls), the bling and the cupcake cases to use on my card

Materials and Tools
White card, Red Bazzill 
Aqua/White dotty paper from my scrap box
Cake Case made into a coiled flower
Starry Background - Memory Box stencil with various inks and some red and Blue Diamond Sparkle Medium Glitter Paste
Large Memory Box Rosette die (cut down slightly)
Swirls cut with a Taylored Expressions die set
Red and Turquoise Dewdrop bling
3 beads wired to thread through the flower and rosette 

I really enjoyed making this one - I usually struggle to get out of the "Christmas card" mind set, but Jo's picture truly was an inspiration (Thanks Jo!)

That's it for now, thank you so much for popping by and for leaving a comment (hopefully!)



Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy this is stunning I do love the colours. Happy New Year. Hugs Jackie

Katie Lamb said...

Gorgeous card and love the fresh look. Happy New Year

Andree said...

A fabulous card Kathy. I love the bright colours and the eye catching design. Happy New Year to you xx

Angelnorth said...

Lovely take on the inspiration pic, the little pops of red are perfect with the fresh aqua and blue tones!

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

This is so beautiful and goes perfect with the inspiration. Great job on this challenge

Miri said...

Your card looks fabulous ... it reminds me of New Year's fireworks

Jo said...

Glad you were inspired :) love all the stars on your card and how beautiful was your Christams? xx