Sunday, December 26, 2010

JUST because......

Hello peeps! Hope you had a beautiful Christmas celebration. This is such a happy today for me as I get to share a very special card I made for this week’s challenge over at Cupcake Inspirations. A couple of days ago, I got an e-mail from Rachel Hope   telling me that the card I entered for the challenge that week made the top five. She also told me that I have been invited to be this week guest sweetie designer. Believe me, I wasn’t expecting this!  You have no idea how much I love to create because it brings me so much happiness…and along the way, I hope to inspire someone the same way I have been inspired by others.  I am so excited to show you what I have created for them ~ so, here it is!

The inspiration piece....

I had so much fun creating this... For the focal point, I used this gorgeous peony image from Just Inklined digital stamps. I colored the peony with my favorite coloring medium ~ my prismacolor pencils. Love the designer papers, they are just scraps I had in my stash from other projects.

The little details.....

This card has all sorts of embellishements, stiching, and tons of glitter. Well… I kind of incorporated some of the elements I saw on the inspiration piece. See those gold leaves… those are part of a little set of a decorative buttons I got from Joann’s ages ago….   back then, I was not even thinking about designing cards! Anyway, hope you like this little project as much as I do.

On another note.... Here is my first blog award!!!

Another sweet surprise I got the other day is this awesome award I received from my blogging friend Jennifer Hagfeldt. She is the sweetest person ever….and she is so talented! I love her cards and scrapbook layouts. So, thank you so much my friend! Now I need to share three things I love the most and these are….

1. I love to cook and entertain.

2. I love to go to the movies… especially with my children.

3. I love jazz.

Last but not least, I am so happy to pass it on to such amazing friends and artists! 

Alright girls, I think that's all for today! Thank you so much for visiting... have a wonderful day!


Rachel Hope said...

Stunning! This is Gorgeous and Perfect for the Inspiration! Love the gold touches and the Fab coloring!!! Thanks for playing with us this week!!!

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for thinking of me!!!!! Have a blessed and fabulous Christmas and New Year.

Anita said...

Soooo beautiful! Your coloring is fabulous, and all of the little touches you added make this just perfect! :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Silvia! Your card is STUNNING! You did an AMAZING job coloring that gorgeous flower Silvia! I love all the layers and the embossed BG looks so elegant! Quite an interpretation of the inspiration photo - can you say PERFECT?!

Congrats on your win and your award! So well deserved :)

Thank you so much for sharing it with me :)

Mara said...

Oi Silvia...tudo bem?
Adorei ter encontrado o teu blog, já virei seguidora.
Teus trabalhos são lindos, eu amo cartões artesanais e os teus são uma bela inspiração.
Beijos do Brasil!



Anne said...

A beautiful, elegant card.
Anne x

Heather Jensen said...

This is amazing Silvia. I LOVE that Peony. I am on my way to check it out now. You did a wonderful job with the pretty shabby details. Congrats on your award. :)