FYI – Metro Doilies

It is time for another For Your Inspiration challenge. Check out the latest challenge -> FYI35.

What a beautiful night scene! The first thing that caught my eye was the curves of the bridge. If I had a roller coaster image, I would definitely have been using it. Alas, I do not. So next, I decided to use Kristina Werner’s awesome tutorial for creating a sketch from a photo.

I took another look at the photo and in addition to the “circles” of the bridge, I saw a pennant in the points on the cathedral. And so my sketch was born.

I had a sketch, now I needed colors. I went back to the photo and found my new favorite – Summer Starfruit. But then there was this bright teal and a totally different blue in the sky – eek. But, Starfruit and Pool look awesome together, so I just stuck with Gray to balance it all out. The final color palette felt very “metropolitan” to me, hence the post title.

Now I had a sketch and colors. Up next – stamp images. Since I was using StampinUp colors, I decided to check my SU stamps first and when I came to the doily set, I felt they were perfect!

Normally I make birthday cards, but these colors weren’t what I think of as birthday colors (though now that I see the final card, I don’t see why it couldn’t be a birthday card…go figure); instead I went with a get well sentiment instead.

I used pattern paper for added texture for the Pool pennant layer.

A final touch of a few pearls.

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A Little About the Challenge: The For Your Inspiration challenge is posted the first and third Thursday of every month; each challenge is open for two weeks. To play, use the photo to inspire you and create a card – very simple! Make sure you tell us in your blog post how you were inspired!

get well soon
All supplies StampinUp unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Delicate Doilies, Delightful Dozen;
Colors: Basic Grey, Summer Starfruit, Pool Party, Vanilla;
Other: Pearls, Dimensionals;

5 thoughts on “FYI – Metro Doilies

  1. What a fabulous take on the inspiration photo!! I love your explanation of your sketch, and I think you did a fabulous job with everything. Beautifully done Karen!

  2. WOW! This is just amazing. Thank you for the link to the video. That was really inspiring! Your design and colors are perfect. Love your interpretation I think now I can get the hang of Thank Again!!

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