Friday, July 15, 2011

It's very p-interesting!

Happy Friday everyone! That means that there is a new dare over at the Daring Cardmakers and this week is Nat's turn to dare. As the title suggests we're looking to Pinterest for some inspiration!

If you don't know what Pinterest is, check out the blurb here for more info. We want to spread some Pinterest love this week - because the joy of Pinterest is discovering new sources of inspiration!

So the dare this week is to create a card using a "pin" for inspiration. We want to see what inspired your creation so make sure you include the original "pin" (ideally using the handy Embed feature that appears to the right of the image on Pinterest) alongside your card project in your blog post. If you're not a member of Pinterest you can still play along - you can either browse/search Pinterest for inspiration and still embed the "pin" in your blog post or simply share whatever pic you have used as inspiration for your card. Either way please remember to give credit where credit's due.

Here is the pin I chose as inspiration:

Source: via Keilly on Pinterest

and this is what I created:

I was inspired by the colours in this photo. It depicts underwater life as it would have been a few thousand years ago. The 'flowers' pictured are actually sculpted representations of Crinoids aka Sea Lilies, beautiful marine invertebrates (spineless animals) related to starfish and sea urchins.

I didn't have any flowers the same colour as the photo so I used a 40mm white rose and a 25mm Hybrid Tea Rose and spritzed with Crushed Shells then Peach Delight Glimmer Mist. After water spraying my seam binding, I lightly covered with the Crushed Shells, scrunched and let it air dry before tying it into a double bow.

Remember to check out the Design Team's blogs so you can see what pics inspired their cards!

Supplies used:
Cardstock - Prima Botanical,
AWIP Village Fair Digi Papers
Stamps - WMS Say It Loud, WMS Holiday Labels 14,
Ribbons - Ivory Crochet Lace, Iced Lime Seam Binding from
the ribbon reel
Flowers - 40mm White Rose and 25mm White Hybrid tea rose from the ribbon reel
Other - Nesties, Black Staz On, Glimmer Mist Crushed Shells and Peach Delight, Green Leaf Pins from here



Lynda said...

Love the Pinterest photo you chose and your card is fabulous!

Love Lynda xxx

Lythan said...

That's an amazing photo Keilly and you have turned it into a fantastic card! I love the way you have coloured the roses.

Rein said...

Realy pretty, love the colour of the flowers.

Jo said...

Gorgeous photo and card and congrats on your top 3 at TSTR :D

jo xx

Kathy said...

So beautiful,I love the soft colours, and the photo you chose for your inspiration is fabulous

Dolly Mixtures said...

Love the inspiration and the way you have picked out the colours so beautifully in your card. I love the peach and jade colour combination.

Bernice said...

I love the card. Isn't Pinterest wonderful. I spend many happy hours there!!!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card Keilly - and using one of the first photos I ever pinned too! :D It's such a gorgeous and ethereal shot isn't it, I love the combination of that peach with the lush seafom colours. Gorgeous interpretation and I love the lace/seam binding combo. Fab!

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Gorgeous card Keilly, I love the flowers, such a perfect colour match.

purple_pea_fran said...

Ultra pretty Keilly. Just love the colours. Fran x

Pauline said...

This is gorgeous Keilly, a real beauty.

~Tammy~ said...

Keilly, this is an amazing card and a wonderful take on the photo. I love those beautiful roses and seam binding!

Zuzana Obert said...

Very pretty. I love the soft colours and the pin is just brilliant. Beautiful card Keilly.

Zuz. x x