Friday, June 21, 2013

PKC 13-25 :: Photo Inspiration

Good morning and Happy Friday to you!
It's time for another fun Peachy Keen Challenge, and I've got a card to share with you for it that is WAY outside of my comfort zone!  That's what challenges are all about, thought, right?  Makes us step outside our comfort zone once in a while?

This challenge is a photo inspiration challenge, and this is the photo from which we are to draw inspiration from.
There's a beautiful color palette that could be followed, and I did choose a couple of colors from that, but only the orange and yellow.  When I saw those colors, I immediately thought of the background paper that we made at the Copic Color and Ink Workshop I attended in Anaheim, CA in January.  The vibrant yellow and orange background was where inspiration took me.  That and the tiny bit of a red frame you see around the window in the back of the photo.  Well, here's my card so you can see for yourself.
Now, not only are these bright colors way out of my comfort zone, but so also is the fact that I didn't color anything!  GASP!  I know!  It just didn't feel right at all!  ;-)  Earlier this month Peachy Keen Stamps came out with these beautiful tropical flower stamps (PK-211 Tropical Floral), and I wanted to try the rock and roll technique using them.  The solid surface of these stamps make them perfect for that technique, and I kept with the background colors when I did my stamping, but this would have been very pretty and even more dramatic using a vibrant contrasting color, too.  The Fun in the Sun sentiment comes from the PKSC-18 June 2013 stamp set.  The red frame/blingy border was created using red line tape, glass beads, and glitter.  That stuff is REALLY sticky, so all I had to do was randomly sprinkle the beads on, then fill in the bare spots with glitter.  Overall, it was a fairly simple card, but the pop of the background and added bling gives it that extra umph and takes it right over the top.  Juuuuust the way I like 'em!  ;-)

Drop by The Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge Blog for more wonderful inspiration from my DT sisters!  They are awesome, and you'll see why when you get there!  If you get the chance, I hope you'll play along with our challenge.  I'd love to see where this photo takes you with creativity this week!

Have a fabulous weekend and happy stamping!!!!


KathyJ Peachy Keen Stamps said...

LORIE!! Is that the background that we made in class in Cali? This is a pretty COOL card!! LOVE YA!

DIANA L. said...

Beautiful wonderful colors.

Janice W. said...

Beautiful card!

Unknown said...

Love the design and colors in this card! Very summery feel.