Tuesday, February 23, 2016

STAMPlorations inspiration #62

Welcome to some STAMPlorations inspiration. I've made two cards out of one stamped image from New Beginnings and here is the first one for you.


New Beginnings
Maybe cuz I'm a Lake Huron gal at heart, but I just love this image. I applied Distress Inks to Neenah CS and stamped the image in black Versafine. Then I decided that was just way too much goodness for one card, so I die cut a chunk out of it. (Come back for my next inspiration post to see what happened to that chunk!)

This design emerged. The image again, heat embossed in white onto black CS, also creating a black mat around the inked panel. An extra seagull and some washi, all on a kraft cardbase.

"Morning has broken", Cat Stevens, remember? I'm playing with Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge to be inspired by a song. We in MI have this saying "Red sky at night, sailor's delight, red sky in the morning, sailor take warning." Being on Lake Huron (facing the East), a sunrise like this doesn't always mean good things to come, but it sure is purty.

I hope you've enjoyed this. The DT has created some great cards this week. You can check them out here.

I'm hooking up at Kathy R.'s 30 Day Coloring Challenge.

At Penny Black and More - Anything goes with a Stamp and Die
And to the Home challenge at Addicted to CAS, cuz for me "home" is still MI and my lake ;)
At Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes.


22 comments:

  1. Wow loving the use of the bold and vibrant colours on the background. Such a fabulous idea to put the black and white 'chunk' on it ...looking forward to seeing the 'chunk' in your next inspirational piece. A real stand out card..just love it! Where you live and the lake sound idyllic x

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  2. Absolutely stunning! Love the geometric detail, it pops the entire design.

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  3. Very beautiful - love the bold colors.

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  4. WOW! Striking, fun and vibrant.
    Love your colours, blending and design.
    It all works perfectly and Thanks for sharing and playing along in our challenge at ATCAS.
    Sarah x

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  5. fabulous card! thanks for sharing with us at ATCAS!

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  6. Such a clever design, Maria! Beautiful ink blending, and I love your choice of colors! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS!

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  7. Brilliant design, Maria! Beautiful colors! And yes, I do remember that song :)

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  8. Oh wow! This is amazing! What a brilliant idea. With us the saying is 'Red sky at night, shepherd's delight, red sky in the morning, shepherd's warning' - funny to hear different versions! xx

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  9. What an awesome card, I love that you die cut a part of it, it adds loads of interest Maria! loving the use of bold colors here, a stunning creation.

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  10. Yep, did enjoy it, Maria ... it's a stunner! Such gorgeous rich colours ... love the unexpected black 'night' panel ... you always add that certain amazing something to your cards that has me wonderfully surprised! Brilliant! Hugs, Anita :)

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  11. A really super card Maria with great stamping and inking, many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

    B x

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  12. Oh my that's impressive. The design and the color choice are just stunnig!

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  13. So striking! Love the colour blending, and the geometric diecut panel works so well with the lines of the image. Clever!

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  14. Dynamic bold card. Great choice of colors and layout.

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  15. Simply stunning colours and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x

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  16. This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I just plain stared at it for awhile before reading a word! And then when I read your post, I loved it even more! Cat Stevens was a great inspiration choice and I love his music. I also had to laugh about the sailor's warning associated with a red sky at night because you're right: it may be ominous for sailing folk, but wow! I cannot get enough of this masterpiece! You did an outstanding job of blending the colors and I love the focal red in the center. Beautiful work and thank you so much for sharing this with us for our Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  17. Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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