Saturday, April 6, 2013

Spring textures

I love the challenges at Just Add Ink. They always inspire me when I get in creative slump. This week is a photo inspiration challenge.

I kept looking at it, and thinking, wow this is just so fall and wintery feeling. I know it has been a cold spring, but come on, where is the sunshine, budding trees and flowers? As read further I realized my friends at Just Add Ink are Aussies and yeah, it is coming on fall for them.

Well, taking the inspiration and putting on a northern hemisphere spin, I created a card using tulips from Papertrey Ink but I used the colors and textures from the photo.

And ya know what- I created a great card with a masculine spin. I don't think a guy would be offended by the flowers, do you?

I hope my card reminds my down under friends that there is always a little bit of spring even in fall.


Nikki Spencer said...

Loving all the texture Sue, it really adds so much to a neutral card...very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

Christine Blain said...

Sue, this is AWESOME!! Love, love, love all the texture that the embossing provides, and I love the different shades of neutrals you've used. Yep, we in Australia and NZ are heading into cooler weather (quite welcome after a very long, hot summer!). Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

Anonymous said...

Very lovely card Sue - I love the textures too - but I also love the rounded / square corners, it's a great effect. Chantell JAI

Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

I love your spin on the challenge using the colours and textures to create a spring feeling card!

A fab entry at Just Add Ink this week.

JAI Design Team

Sharnee Torrents said...

AMazing card lovely Sue!! yOU did a super job with your spring feel on our Autumn season!!
Congrat's to you lovely for a top pick!
Smiles SHarnee :)

Kim Butterworth said...

Love the use of the embossing folders to add texture to your card. Well done!