Friday, March 11, 2011

My blogging friend Wanda started on a new design team "For Your Inspiration" and WOW... the the first inspiration pic is awesome!!! It is a twice weekly challenge and this is the first one. Now, when you see the pic, it could seem a little intimidating, hard to believe someone imagined and executed a building like this!!

Here's the inspiration....



Can you believe this exists... it is the Dubai Towers... haven't checked this out on the web to learn more but, need to, the pic is amazing!! I focused on the tall towers-- "tall flowers" came to mind and used a SU set that has been getting a little dusty but, I think fits perfectly. Inspired by Nature.. blades of grass and those gorgeous flowers.... so bold like this pic. Added some glitter to the centers for the light relfecting off the towers.

My card...



Stamped the leaves in basic gray and then, colored the flower stamp image with markers in regal rose and basic gray, leaves in going gray- stamped onto Basic Gray Basics White paper. Stamped two of the flowers again and cut out and popped on top. Added some glitter on the flower centers with ribbon and lace and an antique SU brad on the bottom. The sentiment "Live With Passion" is one of my favs and seemed like it fit the pic.... any architect that dreams of and executes buildings like that has passion { and maybe some Dubai dollars to spend}!!!

TFL!!

Ingredients
Stamps: SU Inspired by Nature
Paper: BG Bsics White, white, gray
Ink: basic gray, regal rose, going gray
Accessories: SU ribbon, lace, SU glitter, pop dots, SU antique brad

7 comments:

StephC said...

Beautifully done! I love how you used the photo as inspiration. So glad you joined us for our first challenge! :)

Marisa said...

Wonderfully done, Vickie! Love that set. I think the engineers have a ball designing and the builders shake their heads and say "You've GOT to be kidding" LOL! Have a great weekend :)

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

wow, your card is gorgeous...I adore that image....your card makes me want to go buy it...lol...stunning...have a fabulous weekend!

enjoy *~*

Wanda Cullen said...

OMGoodness, Vickie, I LOVE your interpretation of the photo! We both thought "tall flowers" - you know what they say about great minds?! Making the flowers dimensional and adding the glitter are great details! Thanks for joining us at FYI and hope to see you again when the second photo is revealed this Thursday!

dstandard said...

WOW! This is just gorgeous! What a fabulous interpretation! Thanks for playing with us this week!

Valerie said...

Beautiful take on the photo - I thought the same thing when I saw them 'how could these exist'! Thanks for sharing how you were inspired too - Love to read about the process.
Great card!

Brenda said...

How beautiful! Thanks so much for playing with us at FYI in such a lovely way!