April 3, 2016

Inspired by All the Little Things #9

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I hope that you had a wonderful weekend!
We had a pretty quiet weekend. My hubby is heading up a project in Michigan and is going to be home on the weekends as the drive isn't too long. So that makes me happy that we don't have to cram everything we need to do into a one visit home once a month.

A new challenge started yesterday at Inspired by All the Little Things and this week we have inspiration chosen by the lovely Lesley Croghan! Check out this gorgeous piece:


I was so inspired by the colours and pulled out Essentials by Ellen, Bold Blooms stamps and dies to play.  That is the first set I purchased from Ellen Hutson and I think I love it as much now as when I first got it.   I watercoloured a panel using colours from the inspiration and then I die cut a few flowers and leaves. I watercoloured my background with a soft blue and then stamped my sentiment and adhered the flowers and leaves around it. A few sprays of Sparkle Sheer Shimmer mist, some sequins and then a bit more sparkle with Wink of Stella. The whole panel was adhered to the card base with foam tape. It's fun sometimes to spend a whole afternoon just creating and seeing where it takes you.

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I hope you can find some time to come over and play with us this week!

24 comments :

Lesley said...

Yay for more hubby time! That is great news! Love your gorgeous take on the inspiration!!! The die cut blooms are perfect!

Lynn said...

Gorgeous Tracey!

Joyce said...

Simply stunning, Tracey. Love the watery colors contrasted with the bold sentiment.

Lisa said...

This is bright and happy Tracey!! YAY for hubby working close by ;)

Lindsey said...

This is so pretty, Tracey! And so much more springlike than the weather. ;)

Lin said...

A perfect take on the inspiration, Tracey! I just love these scribbled flowers!

Sharron said...

Oh, how wonderful that you are going to have your hubby home on weekends! Love your happy card! Those watercolored blooms are so pretty.

BeverlyBL said...

Oh, so very pretty. A great interpretation.

Diane Jaquay said...

Love the bright, cheery colors on this beauty!

Maria said...

How wonderful that you'll see your husband more! Your card is bright and colorful with beautiful flowers!

CinnamonSally said...

Beautiful, so bright and cheerful.

Cat Craig said...

I love those bold colors, they are wonderful. That die set is such a fabulous one.

Happy Dance said...

What a great take on the inspiration photo! I wasn't sure if I could come up with anything, and then I see your fabulous card! Not too busy, and full of bright and happy colors. This is brilliant, Tracey, and I just love it. So glad DH will be home on weekends! How wonderful for you both!! Bev

Rose said...

Love the light wash behind the flowers. Highlights the gorgeous bright colours beautifully. Lovely card.

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful card! I love this new challenge blog...already signed up to get all the updates :) !!!

Jinny Newlin said...

Such a pretty take on the inspiration photo! Love all the bright, happy colors!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love how this gorgeous photo inspired your DT card, Tracey! Well done! And I'm so happy to hear you will be able to spend every w/e with your DH for a while!! Hugs, Darnell

TK said...

Bright and beautiful!

Leigh Penner said...

This is beautiful, Tracey! Wonderful take on the inspiration photo!

Barb Ghig said...

You sure were inspired, Tracey! I love how you played with the colors (love this die set, too)...your blooms and leaves are so pretty! Love your soft color wash on the background, too! Beautiful card!

Nora N. said...

Oh Tracey!! What a stunning card! I LOVE your take on the challenge piece. Glad your hubby is going to be able to be home with you. I hate my husband being away and I know it can be tough!!

Anita in France said...

Oh happy day indeed, Tracey ... that you get to have your DH home so much more ... and that you had such a lovely time in your craft room! Gorgeous card ... bright and vibrant and so deliciously shimmery! Hugs, Anita :)

artful-notions said...

Love your interpretation of that gorgeous watercolor. So free and cheery~ Happy for your hubby time too!

Helen Gullett said...

How beautiful! Love the watercolor on diecuts :)