1blog98bic22-marthastewart.jpgIt’s always so much fun creating for Beate’s Inspiration Challenge. Here is the beautiful inspiration piece that she gave us this week.  I so love the soft blues and greens of the glass with the white and greens of flowers and foliage.

Here is the card I made that was inspired by it.  Do you see those pretty little white flowers “peeking” onto the oval?  Well tomorrow Flourishes releases three new sets!  Those sweet little flowers and the sentiment are both part of one of them.blog98bic22withwm.jpg
Just a few details about the card. Using my Nestabilities I cut and embossed an oval in Whisper White card stock. I stamped the sentiment and flowers in Garden Green and then colored the image in with Certainly Celery and Barely Banana. I then drew over the image with a VersaMarker and applied clear embossing powder. After heat setting the ep, I sponged Bashful Blue on the oval. The edges of the butterflies were sponged with Not Quite Navy.

Check out the cards made by the other Inspiration Challenge Team members.  Hope you can join in on the fun and play along!

Jennifer Buck
Charmaine Ikach
Silke Ledlow
Danielle Lounds
Dawn McVey

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Stamps: Flourishes – TO BE RELEASED TOMORROW!!
Papers: SU! Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue, Whisper White; Basic Grey “Euphoria”
Inks: SU! Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue, Garden Green, Certainly Celery, Barely Banana
Accessories: May Arts Polka Dot Ribbon; Kaiser Rhinestones; Spellbinders Oval Nestabilities; Cuttlebug; VersaMarker; Clear Embossing Powder; White Gel Pen; Butterfly Punch

33 Responses to “Beate’s IC #22 and a Flourishes Sneak Peek!”

  1. Wow, Susan! This is just beautiful!

  2. Susan, this is sooo beautiful! I love the soft look of the sponging, the gorgeous coloring and all that bling. Thanks so much for the sneak peek!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Hugs and smiles

  3. THIS IS GORGEOUS!!! I love the blue sponged edges and the stamp in the middle of it all. Everything is just perfect!!!

  4. What a beauty Susan!

  5. Gorgeous Susan! Oh I can tell already I am going to have this set. EEK… You are costing me money… LOL I love the soft colors and a great take on Beates inpsiration piece.

  6. So pretty, Susan! I love this! TFS! Have a good one! 🙂

  7. Beautiful, Susan!

  8. Lovely layout! I really like this card!

  9. This is truly beautiful, Susan!! I the colors and your sponging!! Your butterflies and bling are lovely touches as well!!

  10. Lovely card, like the bling you added… great colors and LO!

  11. Oh this is gorgeous! I love your sponging/shading! and how the sparklies move away from it… very very beautiful!

  12. This is the best. Fabulous intrepretation. Love the design and beautiful shading.

  13. WOW!!! When I first saw this challenge I thought it was a tough one but once again you nailed it!!! This card is stunning!!! I love that shade of blue! And the dew drops really pick up the glass in the challenge.

    Very COOL!!!

  14. This is just beautiful Susan. I love the shading of those delicate floral images and all the gemstones along the side.

  15. Absolutely gorgeous – Susan!!! Love it!!!

  16. Oh MY!! What a beauty!! Love your take on the inspiration piece!! Love your colors, your sketch, and the rhinestones!! This is so striking!!

  17. Absolutely stunning Susan!! Love the sketch and the colors.
    TFS your beautiful work!!!

  18. So pretty! Those rhinestones look fab on this!

  19. this is so soft & beautiful, I adore it!!

  20. Beautiful card.

  21. What a lovely creation. I think your embellishments are just so beautiful and bring everything else about the card into focus.

  22. Stunning! Your sponging around the image is so cool! I love your take…just beautiful!

  23. Love the card! Boy, did you ever capture the feel of that inspiration piece!! So beautiful!! Jeanne

  24. So delicate and lovely! Love how you positioned your floral image! Great card, Susan!

  25. Gorgeous! I love the colors you chose!

  26. I love how you were inspired! What a beautiful and dreamy card. It’s so soothing. Absolutely exquisite, Susan!

  27. Susan, this is such a pretty card…I love it!

    Pinky

  28. What a beautiful interpretation of the inspiration piece. I love the gorgeous colors.

  29. Gorgeous, gorgeous blues Susan, a beautiful card to Beate’s challenge.

  30. Beautiful card and great job with the Inspiration Challenge!

  31. Fabulous creation — just love those delicate little flowers and the pretty, fluttery butterflies!!! Great colors, shading — truly wonderful!!! Really love this!!! TFS!!

  32. Oh wow, the card is fantastic!
    xAndrea

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